Uncover a world of authentic, mouth-watering food tours & travel designed to suit any budget, appetite and time frame. By pairing the classic grassroots Intrepid travel style with a special food focus, our itineraries aim to really get you under the skin of the world's most exciting food cultures, be it chomping a trail through Thailand's food markets, whipping up Peruvian delicacies under the tutelage of passionate local cooks or touring Tuscan vineyards.
These are real-world experiences with a foodie twist: one part culture, one part adventure and three parts delicious. From bite-sized trips to gastronomic odysseys, we’ll get you munching, crunching, sipping and slurping just like the locals.
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Expect to eat the local way. We didn’t call these trips ‘food adventures’ for nothing. Forget Michelin stars and 20-course degustations – our local leaders will help you get behind the scenes of a local food culture, track down the freshest street food, discover the most authentic local restaurants and reveal the traditions and techniques that make these destinations so deliciously mouth-watering. From lining up with locals for fresh tortillas in a Mexican market to hopping between Logrono’s thriving tapas bars, they’ll show you local food from the perspective of those who eat it every day.
All of our food trips have been designed with one thing in mind – experiencing the best local food on the planet. But we all know that there’s much more to food than just eating it – so whether it’s browsing markets for fresh produce, sizzling up a storm in a cooking class or meeting a local street-food legend, we’ve stuffed your plate to the brim. And once you’ve devoured all the local food you can handle, we’ve made sure our Food Adventures are rolled up into a burrito with the lot so you won’t miss out on the iconic sights and authentic cultural experiences that are found on all our Intrepid trips.
Like all Intrepid itineraries, we’ve made sure our food trips provide free time between activities, allowing you to digest a destination either with your group or on your own. You might spend the morning exploring a buzzing local market with your guide and cooking a delicious local dish with your group before heading off on your own to wander the marbled halls of a museum or cycling through ancient alleys. We’ve also left plenty of mealtimes free of organised activities, which gives you the flexibility to ‘get your gourmet on’ at a fine dining restaurant or simply seek out your own ‘real food’ adventure. Needless to say, your leader will be there every step of the way with suggestions and recommendations.
Sometimes, the best way to eat like a local is to travel like one too. That could mean jumping on a boat to discover the flavours of the Mekong Delta, riding the Tokyo subway to a sake bar or rattling along in a rickshaw in pursuit of Agra’s finest chaats. We love to use local transport because it gives us a chance to experience everyday local life from a new perspective.
Whether you’re spending the night in an ancient fortress or in the home of a local family, most of our trips include a memorable overnight stay that is designed to make your trip extra memorable. When we do choose to use hotels, all of our accommodation options are in our Original style, which means a mix of 2-3 star establishments that are safe, clean and comfortable.
It goes without saying that by eating in local restaurants, buying things from street-side sellers and using local guides, our trips help support local economies. But that’s just the start of it. Many of our itineraries incorporate visits to community projects and we offer carbon offsetting on all of our food trips. Above all, we are committed to a style of travel that is culturally, environmentally and socially responsible.
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Our trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 276 reviews in the last year.
Real Food Adventure - Vietnam , June 2017
Reihana (Didi) Pou
Highly recommend INTREPID who were very helpful and happy to ensure we enjoyed our holiday. Our tour guide Anh Vuong was very pleasant, cheerful and was happy to share her knowledge and the history of her country. A wonderful adventure with INTREPID thank you very much, As a older person (76 years) due to the heat perhaps not to much activity in a day.eg a 9am start and back to the hotel about 2pm for a afternoon nap or time in the swimming pool. Once again many thanks for a wonderful holiday and thank you to our tour guide Anh Vuong.
Review submitted 28 Jul 2017
Real Food Adventure - Mexico, June 2017
Mexican Food Trip was very enjoyable. The group size was only ten, as two people didn't make it. This was a good size and Intrepid should consider this size.
Review submitted 22 Jul 2017
Real Food Adventure - Morocco, June 2017
The Morocco Food Tour was great. Lots of food experiences in markets, homestays and everywhere else. Also had a really enjoyable mule ride up the mountainside! Completely recommend this trip if you are considering it. Intrepid really take the hassle out of travelling by organising all travel and accommodation which allows you to enjoy all the fun parts.
Review submitted 11 Jul 2017
Real Food Adventure - Morocco, June 2017
Intrepid is a highly professional, well organised company who offer unique, friendly and inclusive travel experiences. There is no better way to experience the lands, it's people, it's culture and customs than with Intrepid. Most of all their staff are wonderful and the tours great fun. Truly memorable experiences of a lifetime.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2017