Our Asian culinary tours are the definition of exotic, and guests come away from each trip feeling completely immersed in both culture and cuisine. Want a taste of what you might experience with Access Trips?
Due to favorable exchange rates and other local factors, Access Trips has been able to lower the prices on our culinary tours in Thailand and Vietnam this year, passing the savings on to you. This is an exciting time to book your trip to one of these exotic destinations while prices stay hot!
Vietnam Food Tour
Join us on a Vietnam tour for an experience that will take you deep into the culture as you cook (and eat) your way from Saigon to Hanoi, with stops along the way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An and the former imperial capital of Hue. Enjoy unparalleled local access on our Vietnam food tour, such as private dinners in a colonial mansion and a royal garden house, Vietnamese cooking classes and market tours with renowned chefs, and even a street food tour as you ride on the back of a vintage Vespa!
Our Vietnamese cooking tours are ideal for anyone who wants to combine their passion for food with their passion for travel. Authentic Vietnamese food is a delectable combination of spicy, salty, bitter, sour and sweet flavors using savory spices, aromatic herbs, and fresh vegetables. In each hands-on Vietnamese cooking class with an expert chef, you’ll learn traditional Vietnamese cooking techniques and recipes as well as a more modern and eclectic approach to Vietnamese cuisine. Outside the kitchen, you will delve deep into Vietnamese culture through its cuisine with an evening street-food tour on the back of a vintage Vespa; visiting several villages to taste their unique specialties; exploring fresh food markets; and dining at historic homes and unique restaurants.
Upcoming Vietnam tour dates:
November 12-20, 2016; $2990 (was $3190)
December 20-28, 2016 $3290 (was $3490)
*Book early for holiday travel
Thailand Food Tour
Come with us to Thailand to experience an exotic gem, a country where the architecture and artistry are matched only by the friendliness of the people; where every flavor is more pleasing than the last; and where Buddhism binds the culture seamlessly. On our Thailand tour, we’ll head from bustling Bangkok to a relaxing riverside resort in Ban Thaton, near the Golden Triangle, and end up at the charming northern city of Chiang Mai. You’ll enjoy Thai cooking classes with expert chefs, explore the fascinating Thai culture, and enjoy the outdoors, including a visit to a sanctuary for rescued elephants! And at the end of each day, you will relax in sumptuous boutique hotels.
Thai food is an exceptional combination of exotic sweet, tangy and peppery spices, fresh ingredients, and stunning presentation, and most who try it are hooked for life. Traditional Thai cooking is taught at home. Every mother is a “teacher” and family recipes are passed down from one generation to the next. Meals are always shared family affairs and are an important part of Thai cultural heritage. Therefore, each Thai cooking class is set in a home-style learning environment, with open-air, Thai-style kitchens, surrounded by aromatic herb gardens, orchards, and rice paddies. Our instructors will pass down their family recipes, as they teach us about ingredient selection, combining spices into curry pastes, and preparation of full meals of Thai cuisine. And of course, at the end of every Thai cooking class, we will enjoy the incredible feast we have prepared.
Upcoming Thailand tour dates:
October 28 – November 5, 2016; $3190 (was $3590)
February 10-18, 2017; $3190 (was $3590)