Real Food Adventures

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Whether you have a few hours or a few weeks, our range of food trips will serve you up a delicious taste of the world. Explore a country’s cuisine, culture and sites on a Real Food Adventure, enjoy a host of regional real food experiences on a Bite-size Break or embark on an Urban Food Safari to search out a city’s best food and drink.

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If you’re hungry for adventure and crave a taste of the world’s culinary hot spots, then look no further than Intrepid Travel’s new Real Food Adventures. With a focus on street fare, local specialties, home cooking and urban food and drink culture, these authentic, affordable, and food-centric trips will satisfy any appetite.

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Six Delicious Destinations

China – 10 days – Take a culinary tour of Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, and Shanghai


Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food. Discover Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City before seeing another side of China’s gastronomy at the Donghuamen Night Market. Wander along the Great Wall of China and then travel to Xi’an to be awed by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and the city’s excellent snack-food scene. Taste the peppery treats of Sichuan cuisine in Chengdu and end the adventure in Shanghai, where fresh food markets, an excellent bar culture, and a range of amazing architecture await. Find out more >>

Mexico – 8 days – Experience Mexico’s distinctive cuisine in Oaxaca, Puebla and Mexico City


Meander through Oaxaca’s aromatic markets tasting queso and chocolate, then take to the streets of Puebla to sample the city’s local specialties and learn the secrets behind Mexico’s culinary traditions in a cooking class. Marvel at the geometric mosaics that adorn the pre-Colombian buildings at Mitla, choose to discover Mexico’s fascinating ancient history at Monte Alban’s Zapotec ruins, taste sublime traditional dishes cooked in colorful local eateries, enjoy Mexico City on a taco crawl, and experience a delightful culinary heritage that goes back thousands of years.  Find out more >>

Vietnam – 12 days – Savor the culture and cuisine from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Chop, slice, and eat your way through Vietnam, experiencing one of the freshest and most fragrant cuisines on the planet. Drink in cafes and beer halls that sprawl out over city streets, buy fruit from wicker baskets draped over a vendor’s shoulders and sit at market stalls as aromatic noodle soups are whipped up in front of you. Experience all of Vietnam’s iconic sights, spend time cooking with some of the country’s top food experts, and get a true taste of Vietnam on this delectable Real Food Adventure.  Find out more >>

Northern Spain – 8 days – Take a culinary journey through Barcelona, Logrono and San Sebastian


Get ready for a journey through northern Spain’s most alluring sights, sounds, and tastes. Immerse yourself in the amazing culture, history and cuisine of Barcelona, tasting local produce at La Boqueria market that has been trading since the 1200s, whipping up Catalan specialties in a cooking class and wandering the stunning Las Ramblas and Barri Gotic. Tapas-hop through Logrono while learning the workings of a family-run vineyard and exploring the medieval streets of La Guardia, a place where underground tunnels and wine caves weave beneath the city. Venture on to the north of Spain’s most celebrated city, San Sebastian, where beautiful beaches, historic buildings, and a thriving food and arts scene bask together under a beaming sun. Experience a traditional sagardotegia (cider house), indulge in pintxos (Basque-style tapas) and feast on San Sebastian’s celebrated Basque cuisine.  Find out more >>

India – 14 days – Take a food tour from Dehli to Goa via Rajasthan and Mumbai


Spend two fabulous weeks discovering the sights, sounds and flavors of India. From Delhi to Goa and via the ethereal beauty of Rajasthan, experience the best street food in Delhi, the beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra, the delightful taste of Rajasthan’s traditional cuisine in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur, the colors of India’s markets and bazaars, and how to cook up delicious regional Indian dishes in a number of inspiring cooking classes. Relax on Goa’s beaches, see Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, explore the vibrant food scene of Mumbai, and spend time in rural Rajasthan living it up in a 17th-century fort. This unforgettable journey into the cultural and gastronomic heart of India will satisfy every appetite and leave you breathless.  Find out more >>

Turkey – 13 days – Discover Turkey’s diverse food culture in Istanbul, Goreme and more


Begin in astonishing Istanbul, eating meze in a traditional meyhane, being awed by the Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque and exploring the well-trod passageways of the Grand Bazaar. Soak in the history and beauty of Bursa while discovering the out-of-this-world Iskender kebabs and drink in the tranquillity and traditions of the seaside village of Ayvalik, where fresh seafood and olive oil are the order of the day. Visit the impressive ruins of Ephesus near Selcuk and marvel at the astonishing underground cities of Cappadocia. Spend time with a local Goreme family and learn the secrets behind central Anatolian cuisine in a cooking class. Famous for its emerald-green pistachios, Gaziantep is the perfect place to see Turkey’s renowned south-eastern food traditions come alive.  Find out more >>

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