Food tours in Asia

This time, let your tastebuds do the exploring...

Asian food in all its sweet and sour glory continues to influence world cuisine. Ginger, cinnamon, pepper and turmeric were the stuff of legend in the 1600s, and sticky stir-fries, fragrant curries and juicy dumplings have all made their mark on today’s global palate. But nothing beats the real thing, fresh from the wok. Come with us on a food tour through the night markets of Thailand, the luscious Vietnamese Mekong Delta, and the beautiful teahouses of Japan. One tip? Pack stretchy pants. 

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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.


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South Korea Real Food Adventure

Salima · Traveled June 2024
First trip to South Korea and couldn’t have asked for a better and well rounded itinerary. It is a food tour and food we ate. All the food was amazing and our guide Yong did an excellent job of explaining the customs and traditions of it all. Beef Ssambap and Pebble beach grilled seafood was “chef’s kiss”. I really enjoyed traveling in public transport, Hanok and Temple stay. The hotels in Busan and Seoul could have been better. HIGHLY recommend this tour.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2024

Japan Real Food Adventure

Hayley · Traveled June 2024
We loved this tour. Our guide Dai was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the areas we visited. He managed our groups preferences well and was able to make the trip enjoyable for everyone and meet all our our expectations. We ate so much good food on our tour, and even more on Dai's recommendations. This trip was a great balance of key attractions on the tourist trail and more specific food related activities. Would recommend this trip for anyone wanting to experience the key sights of Japan with a more food based focus.
Review submitted 02 Jul 2024

Georgia Real Food Adventure

Korey · Traveled June 2024
I recommend this tour to learn about Georgian history and culture but most of all to enjoy great food and meet kind people. I appreciated the mix of big city and rural experiences, learning from small businesses and families, and the beauty of the mountains. Yulia always kept the group’s safety and comfort in mind. She made sure we were aware of each day’s itinerary and our options. Her interactions with our local guides were seamless, but most of all her overall welcoming enthusiasm for Georgia and new experiences makes her an excellent guide.
Review submitted 01 Jul 2024

Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure

Jane · Traveled June 2024
Highly recommend the Sri Lanka Food tour for everyone. So many opportunities to eat amazing fresh, locally sourced foods in people’s homes while travelling the country.
Review submitted 23 Jun 2024

Sri Lanka Real Food Adventure

Glynis · Traveled June 2024
Sri Lanka is a fantastic country with so much to offer - I can’t recommend enough. Intrepid, with their excellent and passionate guides will give you a truly authentic experience and often of the beaten track and away from other foreign tourists. I highly recommend and am now inspired to visit other parts of the island, not included in this trip!
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024