How is a Gourmet Safari Culinary
Vacation different from what other companies are doing?
We offer a different product and
experience – it offers more choice and it’s
more flexible than other culinary tours. We feature
ultimate cooking classes in charming villas, B&B’s,
farmhouses, inns and hotels - an outstanding portfolio
of culinary vacations. A relaxed and informal one-week
or one-day immersion into the food, local life and culture,
you’ll walk away with a knowledge of local cooking
and lifestyle and a taste for adventure…from cooking
lessons with talented local chefs, excursions to local
towns and cities, including visits to open air markets,
vineyards, artisans who specialize in food and wine
and sightseeing to local food festivals and events.
Unconventional travel – stay with the locals and
get as close to the culture as possible by experiencing
the local cuisine - it’s like being invited into
a week of local life.
Who goes on Gourmet Safari Culinary
Travellers who love great food and
wine, are culturally curious wanting to experience immersion
into local culture. Gourmet Safari will attract a variety
of people, a cross-section of all ages generally aged
35-65 years (all young at heart)…people in their
30’s and 70’s go too… What is common
a love for food, adventure and exploration!
Can I bring someone who isn't
participating in the classes?
No problem. Travel partners not participating
in the cooking classes are always welcome. Picking and
choosing from a myriad of experiences and activities,
we will fully customize your Gourmet Safari for you
and your travelling companion. Just let us know what
your travel partner’s interests are.
Where do we stay?
We hand-picked villas, farmhouses,
B&B’s, inns & hotels located in the countryside,
off the beaten track. They are generally located close
to smaller towns (although sometimes they are situated
right in the heart of a city) & all accommodations
reflect the charm and culture of the country. Our choices
are always clean, well maintained, and generally offer
a continental breakfast and a luxurious setting as the
backdrop for your rich gastronomic adventure.
Are the cooking classes
suitable for beginners?
Yes. The cooking class programs are designed for all
levels from beginner to advanced, no previous experience
required. Each class is conducted at a relaxed, informal
When should I book my Gourmet
Asap as many programs are quite small
and limited in space. Most travellers book about 5-6
months in advance for international trips.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes. Gourmet Gift Certificates can
be purchased in any denomination & can be applied
to any Gourmet Safari culinary vacation. Contact us
What types of culinary vacations
do you offer?
Do you offer customized group
Yes. If you have a group travelling
for a special occasion, or no occasion at all –
just for the sake of travel – contact us. We’d
be more than happy to cater to groups of friends or
family celebrating birthdays, wedding anniversaries,
graduations and other special occasions or long standing
friendships. It is your very own unique travel experience
tailored to the specific needs and interests of your
private group. Just tell us when, where and how you
want to travel, and we'll bake a dream trip for you.
What should I bring?
Other than your travel documents,
travel insurance, clothes & an appetite, Gourmet
Safari will supply you with everything else you need
including local information in our Safari Kit.