Travelling to a new destination can be an attack on the senses; new sights, sounds, smells and of course, tastes. We reckon sampling local cuisine is one of the best ways to experience new cultures. So what better way to truly immerse yourself than learning to chop, stir and sizzle… the local way? Whether you want to indulge your sweet tooth on a chocolate-making workshop in Peru, whizz through the streets on a foodie vespa tour in Vietnam or learn the secrets of curry-making on a homestay in Sri Lanka, we offer one tasty tapas of food-related trips across the globe. Bon appétit!
Street food of Vietnam
Scoot through Saigon on a vintage Vespa, searching for hidden street food hotspots. Zipping through the backstreets after dark, sample tasty traditional snacks in the city and listen to local live music as you sip on a Vietnamese coffee.
It’s a night tour and a foodie adventure rolled into one, this is a truly unique way to see, experience, and taste Saigon.
Spices of Indonesia
Cook up a classic Balinese storm on the laid-back beaches of the east. Snorkel through coral gardens and whip up tasty traditional dishes in an open-air kitchen overlooking the sea. It’s a great way to slow the pace and get a sense of behind-the-scenes Bali, far beyond the buzz of the west.
Curries of Sri Lanka
Get a real taste of Sri Lanka on a traditional homestay in Kandy as you learn to cook with the family at home in the curry kitchen. It’s a really authentic way of experiencing daily life and discovering the secrets of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine.
Treats of Thailand
As well as vast stretches of white sand and swaying coconut palms, Thailand is also famous for its cuisine. Take a cooking class on Ko Lanta and learn the art of spicy coconut curries or crispy spring rolls; it’s easy to find something truly mouth-watering.
Delicacies of Malaysia
Penang has a mixture of Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures, and is bursting at the seams with some seriously tasty street food. Hop on a bike for a tour of historic Georgetown, sample the delicacies of little India and amaze at the vibrant foodie landscape of this city.
Cuisine of China
Whip up authentic Chinese dishes during a cooking class in bohemian Dali, a picturesque old town with a decidedly laid-back vibe and friendly locals. Home of the minority Bai tribe, it’s caught between the mountains and Erlai Lake, creating a gorgeous backdrop for a classic culinary break.
Tacos of Mexico
Mexico is a culinary heaven – from the fine dining heights of Puebla, to the street vendor sat in the car park of Palenque’s ruins with nothing but a cooler box and a camping stove, you’ll be well pushed to have a bad meal. Wake up to out-of-this-world huevos rancheros (so much more than just ranch-style eggs), try the spicy, nutty and sometimes chocolatey mole, and gorge on the soft shelled tacos served on most street corners. Don’t forget to add a bit of homemade chili sauce on top (green for mild, red for something muy picante!).
Wines of Argentina
Get a taste of the good life in laid-back Mendoza, steeped in fine wine and sunshine. Cycle between wine bodegas against a backdrop of snowy peaks and sit back with a glass of local Malbec at a sidewalk café. With balmy temperatures and endless vineyards, it’s easy to fall under Mendoza’s spell.
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