Explore how the world tastes with 17 exciting food tours by Intrepid Travel.
You can tell a lot about a culture by its cuisine. Food is influenced by the social and historical change that has taken place in a region and this is reflected in its tastes. Intrepids food tours are immense fun for anyone who has an interest in trying delicious new tastes, or learning to cook like the locals. They are aimed at all age groups; young and old and will give you the chance to meet up with like minded foodies and, through shared experiences, discover a world of flavours youve yet to try.
Aspen Travel is a close associate and booking partner of Intrepid Travel. We can help you decide on a destination based on the dates you want to travel, or help you find a destination based on the food you want to try. Lets have a look at Intrepids top international food tours.
Exploring the tastes of India and Sri Lanka with Intrepid food tours
India is part of the Asian world, but deserves its own sub section here, due to the rich diversity of the many regions and the cuisine they produce. Indian food is a favourite in Britain, but sampling butter chicken and lamb rogan josh in the country where the cuisine originated is a remarkable experience.
Youll take in a number of Indian cities, with a view to tasting your way around the street food stalls of Delhi and the Portuguese influenced foods of Goa. Youll enjoy tours of Rajasthan, Mumbai and Jaipur, as well as walk around the wonder that is the Taj Mahal.
Get ready for fiery curries and fresh seafood. Youll visit temples and have a local experience in the countrys capital, Colombo. Travelling from mountain to coast, youll take in some beautiful landscapes and meet some incredible people, wholl help you make your own version of the local cuisine.
Intrepids Central and South American food tours
Whether youre climbing a lofty peak to lay eyes on an Incan citadel or sitting in the middle of a coffee plantation, experiencing a cup of Perus finest brew, youll enjoy the combination of distinctly South American flavours and sights.
Mexican cuisine is the result of its pre hispanic culture, combined with the influences of the countrys European conquerors. In the markets of Oaxaca, youll find plentiful chillis, mezcal and grasshoppers, while in Puebla, you can peruse the street food stalls for your snacks, as well as be entertained with a freestyle wrestling match. Enjoying seafood on the beach here is very pleasurable and youll also have the chance to take part in a fishing expedition to catch your own meal.
Taste Andean cooking in the very place where it was developed. Fresh seafood and fruits straight out of the rainforest provide a wealth of flavours, while empanadas, cooked on an horno will make your mouth water for more. Youll make trips to cacao farms and coffee plantations as well as scale the heights of Macchu Picchu. Back in the capital city of Lima, youll try all manner of street foods.
The streets are permeated with salsa music and the smell of delicious street foods. Youll check out the lively bar scene and learn local cooking skills from a family in the mountains.
Food tours around Europe and Africa with Intrepid
Europe is a vast patchwork of individual attitudes and cuisine, with each country, no matter how small, a potential contender to the foodie crown. Intrepid offers a few niche European foodie tours, but for those wishing to travel further a field, youll delight in the heady spices and fragrances of North African cooking.
Walk the streets of Marrakech and Casablanca in search of tasty souq street food infused with Berber and Arabic influences. Youll enjoy bread filled with eggs, grilled sardines and slow cooked lamb, known as mechoui, high up in the Atlas Mountains, with the desert on one side of you and the ocean on the other.
This is a tour that takes in prominent cities of the Pilgrims Trail. Youll visit an Asturian cider house in Oviedo, the tapas bars of Laguardia, wine cellars in Logrono and delicious seafood in Galicia. Additional highlights include sampling the infamous Jamon of Barcelona and spotting wildlife in the Picos de Europa mountain range.
Explore the Dalmatian coast to try their slow cooked meat, as well truffle farms and fishing villages. Sheeps milk cheese and olive oil are used widely here, washed down with plum brandy.
Take in a variety of tastes in just one meal with a meze in Istanbul and an Anatolian cookery class with a traditional Goreme family. Youll visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaaar, enjoy a beach day at the seaside town of Akyaka and walk around the ruins of Ephesus. East meets west in this melting pot of cultures and cuisine.
For a truly unique experience, why not take a food tour to Jordan and spend a night under the stars, digesting your Bedouin feast at a traditional desert camp in the Wadi Rum desert. Youll try spicy meats that have been cooked on an underground barbecue, slow roasted vegetables, as well as plenty of olives and sheeps milk. A lamb dinner in the Rose City in Petra will be a meal youll remember forever
Exploring bazaars, eating incredible biryanis and cooking in an Iranian family home are all experiences you can have in this beautiful country. Expect to try fruity stews, crispy rice and dishes delicately flavoured with cinnamon, cardamom and saffron.
Please get in touch with the Aspen Travel team to find out more about all Intrepid food tours and to begin the booking process. Our experienced team of travel agents will be able to talk you through the process and remove all the hassle from it. Please give us a call, or email us today, with your food travel queries via our contact form