Culinary Tours to Exotic Destinations

Welcome to Access Culinary Trips,
the specialists in immersive, hand-crafted culinary tours and cooking vacations.

Explore culture through cuisine on one of our award-winning food tours to exotic destinations around the globe. Our knowledgeable local guides, world class chefs, and thoughtfully curated itineraries offer you unparalleled insider access to the local culture. Travel in a small group, or book a private culinary trip just for friends and family, the choice is yours.

Whether it’s enjoying the vibrant food stalls of Vietnam or a fresh farm-to-table meal at a sustainable farm in Cuba, foodies will savor the mouthwatering cuisine. Travel buffs will enjoy cultural highlights, serendipitous adventures, and meaningful connections, such as dining with locals and exploring bustling markets. And cooking enthusiasts will learn to prepare authentic, delectable meals shoulder to shoulder with local chefs. Journey off the beaten path and savor exclusive experiences not found anywhere else on the culinary vacation of a lifetime!

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Featured Culinary Vacations


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Where Can We Take You?

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Food Tours That Surprise & Delight

Traditional Peruvian woman dying wool on our culinary tours to Peru

Our small group culinary vacations give you unparalleled access to the local culture. We are committed to sharing the cultural highlights and food traditions of a region through up-close and personal travel experiences you might never find on your own. By pairing our authentic travel style with a unique food focus, our culinary tours delve deep into the world’s most exciting cultures.

Organic produce farmer on our culinary tours to Cuba

Our experienced, local tour guides are passionate and knowledgeable about their homeland, and dedicated to helping you get the most out of your culinary vacation. They bring your itinerary to life, with their personal, local connections that open doors to the very best food, markets, restaurants and cultural experiences. Guests rate our tour guides consistently at 9.7 out of 10 on post-trip surveys.

Tour group in a vintage car on one of our culinary tours

Many of our guests tell us they are not “group tour” people, which is ideal because we’re not a traditional group tour company. With Access Culinary Trips, you will travel with a small group of like-minded travelers which never exceeds 10-12 guests. This micro group size gives us access to experiences that simply cannot accommodate groups of 15-20 guests like you might find with other “small group” tour operators. Or, choose your dates and your travel companions and travel on your terms on one of our private culinary tours.

Vietnamese girl in traditional dress on one of our culinary tours.

Whether you’re exploring a Zulu tribal village in South Africa, or taking part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, there’s no better way to get to know a place than connecting with the locals. When you travel with us you have countless opportunities to chat with a winemaker, make friends with a farmer, or learn from a chef — allowing you to absorb the culture, lifestyle and attitude of the places you visit.

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We normally don’t take tours, and travel on our own, but it did not feel like a tour. It felt like traveling with family. We loved it all, but especially the salsa dancing, the mojito lesson, the walking tours, the party at our guide’s home, and the visit to the organic farm.
– Paul and Shirley
Cuba was everything promised and more!! It was like being invited to spend an afternoon of culture, tapas, and fun with guides Pototo and Azaris, but it lasted 8 days. They brought the itinerary to life that was safe, comfortable and so much fun!! Bravo to the employees of Access Culinary Trips!!!
– Claudia
Morocco really was one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever done. Great food, great people, top location. Had the time of my life! Karim is a great guy – he’s lots of fun and really did everything to make sure we were 100% happy from the moment we arrived to the moment we (sadly) had to say goodbye.
– Dan
The trip was everything I needed. I took this culinary trip to get away and experience a new culture. All my expectations were exceeded. An absolutely wonderful experience. I was so sorry to leave because I really felt like I was leaving a bunch of good friends. I want to go back!
– Constance
What a trip! I loved the insider-access, especially the visit to our guide’s home! I also loved, loved the farm and lunch in the Viñales Valley. And, our guide was great – professional, informative and had a good sense of humor.
– Jen
Our guide Azaris was incredible! She went above and beyond to make our trip special and memorable. I truly appreciate what she did for us. And I LOVED the food on this culinary tour! Every meal was amazing. Nothing could really improve the trip, it was awesome!
– Erica

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