Cooking Vacations & Tours

What is a cooking vacation?

A cooking vacation is a trip based on the idea that food is one of the most important parts of a trip, and that encountering a destination through its cuisine provides an authentic experience unlike many standard sightseeing tours. Would you like to spend a week in the Trivandrum Countryside learning to cook the Traditional Kerala Cuisines way from a warm and enthusiastic South Indian family? Or pass a few days at a visiting the local produce markets and bakeries, enjoying your meals “South Indian Thali” with a glass of moru? (refreshing glass of spiced buttermilk or an Eloaborate Sadya in a banana leaf ? Or perhaps you would prefer a cooking trip to sunny beach where you can fully immerse yourself with local fisherman cuisine and way of life? These are just a few of the types of cooking vacations we offer.

Why travancore cooking vacations?

At Villa Santa Maria, we strive to provide the best possible cooking vacation for our clients, and to that end, we visit all of the programs we design: We meet the chefs, walk the paths, and sample the foods that will make up your unique, unforgettable cooking vacation. We really are experts at culinary travel – it’s all we’ve been doing for over 5 years. So whether you want a private tour or to be part of a group, whether you’re looking for a countryside retreat or a bustling metropolis, whether you want intensive cooking morning and afternoon or just a casual introduction to a particular cuisine, we have the trip for you.

Our cooking tours generally include:

  • Accommodations
  • Cooking lessons in English
  • Excursions that explore the local culture and cuisine
  • Extraordinary food and wine
  • Our cooking vacations generally last between 2 and 7 nights and can be confirmed for as few as two people.

Start Planning Today

Start planning your cooking vacation by searching or browsing through our trips. You’ll find details on each culinary vacation, including itinerary, pricing, dates, and highlights. If you still need help deciding between a luxurious hotel on Trivandrum city and a converted Villa nestled in the countryside of Arabian Sea, contact us. We’d love to talk to you about any of our cooking vacations or plan a custom trip just for you.

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