These international foodie trips hit the spot
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in local culture than learning about local food traditions. After all, trying new foods is what inspires us to travel. So if you’ve ever dreamed of immersing yourself in local cuisine while traveling, it’s time to call AAA Travel and go on a foodie adventure tour.
Fall in love with foodie adventure tours
From fresh-pressed olive oil to fragrant spices, the experience of travel is as much about tasting new foods as it is about sightseeing. When you combine learning how to cook local dishes — in the place where those dishes originate — you have a recipe for foodie adventure tours. And that’s what Club Adventures by AAA Real Food Adventure tours are all about. These small group tours are where adventure travel meets local food and culture.
Not sure where to start on your global tasting adventures? Here are seven foodie adventure tours to whet your appetite. But, think of each as an appetizer. The world is (literally) your oyster when it comes to foodie adventure tours.
Italy Real Food Adventure
Amore is love in Italian, and you’ll be singing “That’s amore” like Dean Martin on this deep dive into regional Italian cuisine. This journey takes you through the food cultures of Rome (Lazio region), Tuscany (with a farm stay to learn about wine and olive production), Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy, and the Veneto with its famed capital of Venice. Your itinerary includes hands-on cooking classes led by local chefs where you can learn to roll pasta like a pro and prepare an authentic tagliatelle al ragu. With the freshest local ingredients, you’ll be cooking like a local in no time.
India Real Food Adventure
How do you even begin to explore the many cuisines of India? The term “Indian food” means many things to many people, and during this foodie adventure tour you’ll explore India’s vibrant and diverse culinary scene.
From the capital of New Delhi to the scenic coastal region of Goa on the Arabian Sea, you’ll experience everything from street food to home cooked meals. You’ll learn about some of India’s finest culinary traditions — Mughal, Rajasthani, and the Portuguese-tinged flavors of Goa – while perfecting those dishes in cooking classes. In between feasts, you can visit landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and Jaipur’s breathtaking Palace of the Wind, as well as beautiful temples. This tour also makes a stop in rural Rajasthan, where you can live it up in a 17th-century fort.
Morocco Real Food Adventure
Do you dream of mountains of cous cous, pastilla, and stuffed medfouna? Club Adventures Morocco Real Food Adventure is the tour for you. This foodie adventure takes you through the kitchens of Morocco, Berber, Arabic and European influences, creating a culinary medley. It’s an opportunity to eat like a local, including a home-cooked dinner in the Blue City, Chefchaouen. Highlights include going behind the scenes to meet local makers, including goat’s cheese producers, and exploring a women’s cooperative producing argan oil.
South Korea Real Food Adventure
Nurture your love of all things Korean — we see you K-pop and K-drama fans — on a culinary adventure through South Korea. Savor the flavors of South Korea’s slow food capital Jeonju, slurping kongnamul gukbap and soup noodles, and learning to make kimchi and hangwa (sugar cookies). Spend a day enjoying seafood dishes in the port city of Busan, South Korea’s second largest city. Between bursts of flavor and the discovery of dishes to make back home, you can explore South Korea’s rich history. Experience moments of monastic life during a temple stay in Gyeongju, as well as a plant-based dinner with chanting meditation. If you wish, you can also learn some new moves in a martial arts class.
Northern Spain Real Food Adventure
From tapa bars to farmers markets, you’ll be saying “¡Buen provecho!” on this foodie adventure across Northern Spain. Whip up some Catalan specialties, then navigate the wine caves of Laguardia and taste fresh seafood on the coast in Galicia. Then, venture to San Sebastian to enjoy the beaches and a thriving food and arts scene. This tour offers the chance to learn directly from local experts in cooking demonstrations and classes, highlighting regional specialties including Cocido Lebaniego.
Thailand Real Food Adventure
This foodie adventure is must for everyone who loves Thai food. You’ll learn how to make traditional dishes, but most importantly, you’ll see how local ingredients and spices merge to create a unique flavor palate. For example, you’ll learn how to prepare and present the traditional 11-dish Northern Thai specialty khan tok. On your adventures, you’ll see dishes whipped up before your eyes, like kaeng som, spicy fish cakes and roti sai mai at a market food stall in Ayutthaya. You’ll also learn the trick behind making palm sugar and enjoy some home-cooking with a family in Chiang Mai. All combined, these foodie experiences will deepen your passion for Thai cooking and culture, and open new doors to culinary adventures.
Mexico Real Food Adventure
Satisfy your craving for your favorite Mexican dishes, and fall in love with many more, on this journey through the culinary traditions of Mexico. This tour is one part cooking, one part culture and one part history with a generous helping of fresh, local ingredients, spices and homemade sauces. The Mexico Real Food Adventure takes you to the source of some of the nation’s most iconic foods, including churros, barbacoa, tamales, tortillas, elotes and mole. Meander through Oaxaca’s aromatic markets with a local chef, tour the streets of Puebla to sample the city’s local specialties, learn how to cook fresh seafood in the coastal town of Huatulco and tuck into tacos in Mexico City.
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For the food connoisseur, these tours are an ideal way gain new appreciation for a region’s culture and culinary history. Learning from locals, and making traditional foods in the traditional way, offers a connection to a community that you can’t find anywhere else. For foodies, it’s the ultimate recipe for an amazing travel experience.
Curious about foodie adventure tours? In addition to these seven real food adventures, Club Adventures by AAA offers Real Food Adventures in every corner of the world, including Greece, Cambodia, Portugal, Jordan, Japan and the U.S.A. Getting hungry? Chat with an agent at AAA Travel to find the perfect tour for your tastebuds.
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