Happy New Year From Access Trips

 2016 in Review

As 2016 comes to an end, we’d like to wish you and yours a happy New Year from the team at Access Trips. We hope your holiday season has been full of light and celebration, warmth and joy, and of course some delicious tidbits. This year at Access Trips has flown by and it’s hard to believe just how many new friends we’ve made while on tour. If you haven’t booked your culinary excursion for 2017 yet, won’t you join us sometime soon?

Sultry with a side of spice…MOROCCO

The reigning queen of exotic, Morocco has been luring culinary travelers with her enticing cuisines for years. French influences, African ingredients, Arabic and Berber cooking techniques, all simmer together in Morocco, a place that will capture your body and soul.  Our unique Moroccan culinary tour has been described as “the trip of a lifetime”- join us and see why! INSIDER TIP: The team at Access Trips likes to buy authentic clay Tagines for ourselves, and our friends and family while on tour, so we can replicate this iconic Moroccan dish at home.

 The next must-see, taste, and experience…PERU

Ceviche, a delight of culinary travel to PeruIn 2016 Access Trips proudly added Peru to our destination list! The birthplace of authentic fusion, Peru is an epicurean dreamscape where Spanish, West African, Chinese, Japanese and Andean influences create a cuisine as deliciously captivating and complex as the culture. Peru is 2017’s top destination and Access Trips is thrilled to be once again leading the way in culinary travel. Let your taste buds guide you on our Peru tour as you explore this South American country’s unrivaled geographic and cultural diversity, from cosmopolitan Lima to the colonial city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and finally mystical Machu Picchu.

Take your place at the table…VIETNAM

blue boats (2)Have you dreamed up an exotic escape after this year’s chaotic end? Maybe what we all need is a little more adventure in the coming months. 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 most-booked tour…CUBA

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It’s no surprise that Cuba was our most sold-out tour in 2016. This country is hot, hot, hot and our guests are glowing about their culinary adventures in the land of Hemingway, rum, seafood, cigars, and sugarcane. Looking to book your tour for later this spring? Check out the last few available spots here!

 

And while we’re at it, here are a few more shots from this year’s culinary adventures with Access Trips!

Maren joins the Access Trips team in 2016!
Maren joins the Access Trips team in 2016!
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Prepping for a pachamanca in Peru
Local woman at market in Cuba
Local woman at market in Cuba
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Access Trips guests out on the town in Havana
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A waiter in Cuba at a paladar, a private restaurant
Heather joins the team, in charge of operations!
Heather joins the team, in charge of operations!