Spoil your tastebuds and soak up the local culture by sampling a few of the authentic foodie experiences pioneered by Intrepid Food Tours.
Pairing the classic Intrepid travel style with a special foodie focus has resulted in Intrepid’s range of Real Food Adventures, which helps travellers to get under the skin of the world’s most exciting food cultures.
It might be spoiling your tastebuds with flavour-filled curries in Sri Lanka, joining a chef on a market tour in Spain, making soba noodles in a cooking class in Japan, or tucking into Buddhist fare on an overnight monastery stay in South Korea. The trips aren’t just about eating – by bringing a group of foodies together to learn about local culture and cuisine, they celebrate the sociable aspect of sharing meals together.
With several Vegan Food Tours on offer, as well as Premium travel options (‘adventure with a softer landing’) and groups that welcome solo travellers, there is a trip to cater for every taste. Each group of travellers is accompanied by a local tour leader, who tailors each trip, taking food allergies or special interests into consideration. With a ready-made local network on offer, guests are able to tap into culinary experiences that are inaccessible to regular travellers.
Typically, local food scenes are very dynamic, with new eateries opening all the time and exciting new chefs bringing new skills and dishes to the table. So whilst travellers benefit from the reassurance aspect of having a local leader with them, they also ensure that they’re exploring the cutting edge of local food culture.
A foodie adventure would not be complete without a learning experience, so every tour includes a cooking lesson with the experts. On the Real Food Adventure Vietnam, the group visits a hidden tea house to learn about Vietnamese tea traditions from a true master.
As travel’s largest B Corp, Intrepid is committed to giving back to local communities. On many of the trips, travellers visit food-focused social enterprises that support and empower disadvantaged groups. Travellers also have the opportunity to donate to these causes through a non-profit organisation, The Intrepid Foundation.
For example, on the Moroccan Real Food Adventure, groups visit the Amal Centre, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the empowerment of disadvantaged women through restaurant training and job placement. All the women who benefit are under 35 and have little to no income. Whilst visiting, groups have the opportunity to meet the women there and learn how to prepare sumptuous Moroccan salads.
With groups averaging 10 travellers, the atmosphere is personal and the shared interest in food and culture unites and bonds those on the tour. Above all, every meal is an unforgettable experience.
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