Uncover a world of authentic, mouth-watering food tours 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. It might be spoiling your tastebuds with flavour-filled curries in Sri Lanka, bottling your own wine in Spain, making soba noodles in a cooking class in Japan, or tucking into Buddhist fare on an overnight monastery stay in South Korea.

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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Our Real Food Adventures

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Take a culinary journey through Mexico, tasting the flavours of Oaxaca, Puebla, Mexico...

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Taste the true heart of Sri Lanka through its food. Go deep into a complex cuisine...

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Travel the breadth of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing tranquil...

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Taste the many flavours of Taiwan, from Taipei and Tainan to Yilan and beyond. This...

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Relish the sights and flavours of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and Goa on this...

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Taste the spices, meats and stews of Iran as you travel from Tehran to Shiraz. Sample...

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Taste your way across Armenia and Georgia on an unforgettable food adventure from...

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Feast your eyes and stomach on the treasures of Morocco’s souqs and uncover the...

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Tour Tokyo and travel to Takayama, Kanazawa, Osaka, Koya-san and Kyoto in 12 days on a...

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Discover China and the tantalising sights, culture and food of Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an...

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Munch your way through Cambodia on this mouth-watering food adventure from Phnom Penh...

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Indulge in mouth-watering cuisine and witness stunning sights on Intrepid's Real Food...

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Taste your way from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela, through Logrono, San Sebastian...

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Discover the diverse dishes of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, tasting sabiach...

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Feast on Portugal and Galicia on this eight-day Real Food Adventure through Santiago de...

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Taste South America's splendour of Chile and Argentina, passing through Chile's wine...

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Slurp, crunch and spoon your way into the heart of South Korean cuisine, snacking at...

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Take an 8-day Intrepid tour to Thailand, full of adventure, fun and flavour. Explore...

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Indulge in the tastes of Eastern Europe sampling regional, seasonal delicacies as you...

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Eat your way through tantalising Turkey on a Real Food Adventure. Visit markets in...

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Explore the traditional delights of Italian cuisine while travelling through the...

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Get a taste of Jordan via Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum. See why this jewel of the Levant...

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Discover the authentic flavours of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories on...

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From spicy curries and fragrant biryanis to flaky pastries and the scent of coconuts,...

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Join Intrepid’s very first vegan-themed trip in Italy, from Venice to Rome via Bologna,...

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Taste the true flavours of Vietnam and Cambodia, feasting on local food and catching...

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Taste your way from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela, through La Rioja and San...

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Join this vegan-friendly edition of Intrepid’s Thailand Real Food Adventure and see how...

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Hit the markets in St Petersburg, forage for food in Suzdal, discover Tatar cuisine in...

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Travel to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra on this next-level vegan food trip in India’s Golden...

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Indulge your tastebuds on a tour of northern and southern Italy, from Venice to Bologna...

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Explore Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia on this Intrepid food tour,...

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Indulge your taste buds on a tour of southern Italy, visiting Rome, Bari, Matera and...

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Explore the culinary delights of Croatia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and North...

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Meet passionate cooks and producers on a food adventure in Greece, via amazing ancient...

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Food highlights

Travellers enjoying fried chicken in South Korea

Asia’s answer to Seoul food

Hit South Korea to wash down Korean Fried Chicken (aka KFC) with a glass of soju, share a traditional meal with Buddhist monks at your monastery stay, and get the inside sip on Busan’s craft beer scene at a brewery.

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Travellers enjoy tarts in Portugal

Pilgrimage through the Portuguese plate

Head to Iberia to cook up a Galician feast using Vigo’s finest seafood, sip world-class wines in the spectacular Douro Valley wine region, discover Portugal’s best kept foodie secret – the Alentejo countryside, and sip Ginjinha while snacking on petiscos.

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Traditional dinner in Kyoto, Japan

Temples to tempura, shrines to sashimi

Journey to Japan and feel like a real Iron Chef during an ‘Art of Sushi’ masterclass, experience the seasonal flavours of obanzai ryori at a cooking class, and enjoy the simple and delicious flavours of monastic cuisine in Koya-san.

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A tagine in the M'goun Valley, Morocco

Master Morocco’s medina flavours

Make your way to Morocco and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a family in Chefchaouen, share a Berber meal at a desert camp in the Sahara, watch ras el hanout being freshly ground in a Marrakech spice souk, and eat mechoui (slow-roasted lamb) cooked in an earth oven.

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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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