Middle East food tours

Feast on history, culture and seriously delicious food in the Middle East.

From hearty shakshuka and fresh sabich in Israel and the Palestinian Territories to tasty tagine, couscous and pastilla in Morocco, Middle Eastern food is loaded with flavour and made with love. With a local leader by your side, discover crunchy falafels from famous street vendors and learn the secrets of age-old family hummus recipes. Enjoy the ancient ritual of sipping Turkish coffee on a Turkey trip, tuck into zarb (a traditional Bedouin barbeque) under the starry Wadi Rum skies, or enjoy a mezze-style breakfast with a Jordanian shepherd. For these trips, ‘food tour’ doesn’t quite cut it. These are foodie adventures for the culinarily curious.

Taking a cooking class in Jordan

Middle East food 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.


4.9 out of 5 based on 15 reviews submitted.
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Turkey Real Food Adventure

James · Traveled June 2024
This is great trip if you love food and a bit of culture. The tour leader and drivers were all responsible and great at keeping us safe and entertained. Would recommend!
Review submitted 11 Jun 2024

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Karen · Traveled June 2024
A great tour which covered all types of foods and also sites to see. Highly recommend it.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2024

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Lena · Traveled June 2024
This was a fantastic trip with the perfect mix of amazing food experiences and breathtaking destinations and historical sights. I’d thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone who loves to explore different cuisines.
Review submitted 11 Jun 2024

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Evan · Traveled May 2024
re Feedback form -- this is my third attempt to complete this survey. Suggest there should be an indication of progress eg 'page 1 of 4'; ability to go back in feedback pages; 'Not Applicable' should be one of the 5 (or thus 6) pull down options where necessary, eg Any camping? should allow 'Not Applicable' if that is the case; Clear message that survey feedback has been submitted. Otherwise regarding tour: ** Kirvanc was great leader **
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Turkey Real Food Adventure

Jocelyn · Traveled May 2024
Excellent tour! Loves the food and history!
Review submitted 30 May 2024