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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 flavor 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.

Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Stefan · Traveled September 2023
Our guide Motaz made this tour extremely special and we feel very lucky to have had him. The itinerary was good and the food was amazing
Review submitted 07 Oct 2023

Janine · Traveled September 2023
This was an excellent tri that covered some amazing highlights of Jordan. It was well planned and recieved excellent support throughout our journey
Review submitted 08 Oct 2023

Sophia · Traveled November 2022
Our Jordan trip, led by our leader Eyad, was amazing. The trip covered the highlights of Jordan and with our local guide sharing his knowledge and openness of the local culture, religion and customs, it was an eye opening trip.
Review submitted 25 Nov 2022

Veronica · Traveled November 2022
This was an excellent experience. A lot of great food in a variety of atmospheres but also lots of experiences as well. Our guide Eyad was amazing. I learned a LOT and can’t wait to take another Intrepid trip!
Review submitted 26 Nov 2022

Jacqueline · Traveled October 2022
this tour was excellent for me, I've dreamed of visiting this part of the world forever , and it was more than I'd expected , safe, interesting, captivating, & extremely well planned offering a real insight to local life, thanks to intrepid & a well chosen, confident guide. I would recommend reading the tour notes, thourally, this tour suits anyone of good level of health & fitness and who copes well with the heat, it was never uncomfortable in july ... a fantastic experience THANKYOU all.
Review submitted 22 Aug 2023