Culinary holidays in Asia
Exotic and full of flavour, Asia's cuisine is as varied as its countries. On a culinary holiday, as well as taking in the iconic sites, cook and eat your way around your destination, absorbing its culture through its kitchens. Whether on a group tour or a tailor-made excursion, our local guides delight in sharing their regional specialities.
Learn clever techniques and use of spices that have evolved originally humble peasant fare to world-renowned dishes. Cook in Shanghai's charming French Quarter, or Red Bridge in Hoi An, and try your hand at Khmer vegetable carving in Siem Reap. From a taste-tour of Beijing's ancient alleyways, to an al-fresco lunch of Elephant Ear Fish in the Mekong Delta; from Nguyen Dynasty delicacies to French infused flavours, simultaneously sate your appetite for cuisine and culture.
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12 days from £1485* pp
Just as Vietnamese cuisine is all about yin and yang, so this journey is one of balance. Experience guided tours through local markets, test your skills in cooking schools, and enjoy lavish meals at some of the country’s best restaurants. From Hanoi and Halong Bay to the historical charms of Hue and Hoi An, and on to the buzzing streets of Saigon - only a visit to Vietnam can truly reveal the diversity of the country’s cooking tradition
13 days from £2435* pp
Late getaway departures: 20/10/2014
The enticing cuisine of China comes to life when you experience first-hand the regional dishes and local specialties of some of the most famous food regions in China. Travelling from Beijing to Shanghai, take in the incredible Great Wall of China, the countless Terracotta Warriors near Xian and see enchanting giant Pandas, all interspersed with local activities and culinary delights