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.

30% OFF select 2019 trips

Explore Japan, New Zealand, Cuba and many more.

Terms & Conditions

New Real Food Adventures for 2020

11 Days From 2405

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

Our Real Food Adventures

12 Days From 1099

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

9 Days From 1017

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

12 Days From 1285

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

9 Days From 1695

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

15 Days From 1407

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

10 Days From 1630

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

10 Days From 1380

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

12 Days From 728

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

12 Days From 3395

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

12 Days From 1695

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

9 Days From 865

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

10 Days From 1695

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

10 Days From 2055

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

9 Days From 1820

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

8 Days From 1725

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

11 Days From 2405

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

8 Days From 1790

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

8 Days From 905

This trip to Thailand is full of adventure, fun and flavour. Eat in local restaurants,...

11 Days From 2165

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

10 Days From 1070

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

8 Days From 1695

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

6 Days From 985

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

14 Days From 2975

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

10 Days From 1085

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

8 Days From 1740

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

20 Days From 2375

Travel from Hanoi down and over to Siem Reap, seeing the landmark attractions,...

17 Days From 3465

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

8 Days From 910

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

10 Days From 1520

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

8 Days From 760

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

15 Days From 2980

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

22 Days From 3795

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

8 Days From 1575

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

12 Days From 1790

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

9 Days From 1715

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

24 Days From 2755

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

Browse by region

Introducing Vegan Food Adventures

FAQs

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.

Traveller reviews

Read more about Food tours