Access Trips specializes in exotic culinary tours. Our philosophy is to use food as the primary way to explore a destination. This includes authentic and gourmet meals, cooking classes with expert chefs – even celebrity chefs in some cases, visiting farms, strolling through vibrant local markets, and joining locals for meals. We explore local cuisine through its traditions, how it’s grown and manufactured, how and where it’s sold, and how it’s prepared. This form of travel is both unique and delicious!
Access Trips leads cuisine-based adventure tours ranging from 6 days to 9 days, in Cuba, Vietnam, Morocco, Thailand, and Peru. We travel in very small groups, no bigger than 12 guests, which gives us flexibility to enjoy serendipitous experiences and true insider access. Our tours attract men and women of all ages and thanks to a shared interest in food and culture, our trips tend to be social and fun.
Through the perfect mix of exploring, cooking and exquisite dining, our goal is to give our guests unparalleled insider access to authentic culinary and cultural experiences that they just cannot find on their own. The chefs we work with are among the best in the world. We select them not only for their talent and experience (many are credentialed chefs, others grew up cooking at their mother’s knee), but also for their great personalities and desire to share their passion for cooking.
Established in 2001, we are honored that Access Trips tours have been recognized as “Best Trips of the Year” by National Geographic five times. Our trips have been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Travel +Leisure, and NPR. We are honored to be one of the top five Cuba tour companies recommended by Fodor’s.
We are thrilled to be joining ATTA and we look forward to forming relationships with fellow travel companies and hungry travelers worldwide.
Cuba Culinary Tour
Havana – Viñales Valley – Trinidad
Take a step back in time and a step forward in cultural relations as you discover Cuba’s culture through its cuisine on our ground-breaking Cuba culinary tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an authentic culinary journey where you’ll meet the locals and immerse yourself in the Cuban food scene through farm and market visits, opportunities to cook with local chefs, and delicious meals at some of the island’s most renowned private restaurants, or paladares.
Peru Culinary Tour
Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
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. Let your taste buds guide you on our Peru culinary tour as you explore Peru’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.
Vietnam Culinary Tour
Saigon – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi
Join us on a Vietnam culinary 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!
Morocco Culinary Tour
Casablanca – Essaouira – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Journey to Morocco to experience a culture and cuisine that is at the crossroads of civilization, blending the most delectable Arabic, Berber, French and Spanish influences. On our Moroccan cooking tours you’ll head from vibrant Casablanca to the charming fishing town of Essaouira, relax in a tiny Berber village in the High Atlas mountains, and finally, explore extraordinary Marrakech, the most African of Morocco’s cities. Along the way you’ll experience a Moroccan cooking class in three different cities, bargain at souk (the fresh food market), tour the highlights of each area, and stay in stunning Moroccan riads.
Bangkok – Ban Thaton – Chiang Mai
Thailand is 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 culinary 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.