Food tours in Central & South America

Experience a smorgasbord of foodie surprises and cultural delights in Central and South America.

From tacos al pastor to chapulines (grasshoppers) in Mexico, and crispy empanadas to tangy pisco sours in Peru, it’d be hard to find a continent with more fun and flavour packed into it. On our Real Food Adventures, we’ll show you the hidden street food gems, introduce you to passionate chefs, home cooks and farmers, and help you learn about these vibrant cultures with every bite and sip. You’ll be preparing the perfect ceviche and know your tequilas from your mezcals in no time. Que bueno!

Our food trips in Central & South America

Taking a cooking class in Oaxaca, Mexico

Food tours in Central & South America highlights

Why choose us

Real, authentic experiences

We love the highlights, but for us, the real magic is found off the tourist trails. Our trips combine iconic sites with hidden gems that you’ll only discover with Intrepid. We’re talking mornings exploring the Taj Mahal, followed by a Mughlai cooking class with a passionate home cook.

Local expertise

Whether you’re perusing markets, hunting down the best street food bites or learning how to cook centuries-old family recipes at a homestay, there’s no better way to get the inside scoop on a destination – and its culinary traditions – than with an expert local leader by your side.

Small groups

Big coaches and flag-toting tour guides don’t cut it for us. With a maximum group size of 12, our groups blend in with the locals and have plenty of opportunities to interact with chefs, street food vendors and group leaders. It also means you can really connect with your fellow foodies.


4.6 out of 5 based on 59 reviews submitted.
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Mexico Real Food Adventure

Michael · Traveled March 2024
This has been a great introduction into a large and exiciting country. Of course you won't see everything but I do recommend to spend extra time in Mexico City and maybe extend few days at the beach as well. Our tour lead Karla has been excellent and made sure we were constantly fed delicious Mexican food. :)
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

Mexico Real Food Adventure

carole · Traveled March 2024
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip especially the included excursions & the cookery classes. However the final destination & its hotel were very disappointing. The journey to the destination was the least enjoyable of the wholde trip, the destination not Mexican & the hotel was disorganised & dirty. However, the final cookery class was superb and a highlight of the whole holiday.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024

Mexico Real Food Adventure

Sandra · Traveled February 2024
Mexico Food Adventure was well organized and fun. I liked the small group format.
Review submitted 03 Mar 2024

Mexico Real Food Adventure

Christina · Traveled February 2024
Kei Komori was an excellent guide her knowledge of Mexican culture along with her excellent people skills made the trip very enjoyable for all of us. She provided us with endless information on our "free" moments, and was highly organized to make our trip flawless!
Review submitted 09 Mar 2024

Mexico Real Food Adventure

Tobias · Traveled February 2024
This was an excellent trip introducing us to the amazing food culture of Mexico and in addition a number of historical sights. Our guide was excellent and a wonderful person. The included dinners could have been budgeted a bit higher to include 3 courses and a glass of wine/beer.
Review submitted 18 Feb 2024