For those of you who are seeking adventure as a solo traveler, you already know that half the fun of traveling is sampling the delicious foreign cuisine. Food is one of the best ways to understand and experience cultures across the globe.
These days, solo travelers around the world are booking vacations entirely around culinary marvels such as ramen shops in Japan or street food in Thailand.
If you’re looking to book your next food adventure overseas, you MUST check out these best culinary vacations for singles.
Best Culinary Vacations for Singles
One of the ultimate destinations for foodies seeking some of the most delicious cuisine known to man is in Italy. Known for its unparalleled dishes, it’s truly a gem of the world and a MUST to visit. For solo travelers, this dream foodie vacation is the perfect way for you to indulge your cravings and experience true Tuscan flavors.
This is by far one of the best culinary vacations in Italy for singles because it covers all your food-venture needs and more. From Day 1-3, you get to explore the stunning city of Florence. There, you’ll explore the legendary Duomo, visit a cheese-making shepherd and take a cooking lesson in a farmhouse kitchen.
Later, you will spend days 4-7 in Cortona passing through beautiful sunflower fields. There, you’ll learn the intricacies of rolling pasta, explore Etruscan stone walls, and even visit the Montepulciano’s oldest winery and sample some of the finest olive oils.
Explore Tuscany as you’ve never seen it before on this incredible journey of a lifetime.
Classic Journeys - Tuscany | Address: 7855 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 220
La Jolla, CA 92037 | Phone: 1-833-387-1210
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Just a hop, skip, and a jump across the southern border, this beautiful Baja California destination will satisfy all of your food cravings. With a farm-to-table priority and ten beautiful cozy cottages, Flora Farms is truly a one-of-a-kind culinary destination.
Nestled in the foothills of Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Flora Farms reigns over 25 acres of organic farmlands. Here, visitors can engage in the outdoor culinary culture of the region by harvesting and cooking their own heirloom vegetables.
Cooking classes are available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday where you learn to cook traditional Baja Californian dishes such as roasted vegetable tacos, seasonal tamales, and regional salsas.
Experience the delicious flavors of Baja California like a local at Flora Farms!
Flora Farms | Address: Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30 Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico | Phone: 949.200.7342
Simondium, South Africa
Rich with 300 years of history, this culinary destination is an experience like no other. Some of the farm’s earliest structures still remain on the land and is considered to be one of the best-preserved farmlands in the Cape.
You can explore the stunning fruit and vegetable garden blooming with vast botanical diversity. Indulge in the fresh farm-to-fork rustic cuisine at their restaurant Babel, Greenhouse, Tea Ceremony, and Bakery. You can couple your meal with fresh decadent wines direct from their tasting cellar.
After your stomach starts to hit food coma stage, enjoy some luxurious rest and relaxation at their in-house spa or explore the Tea Ceremony in the Healing Garden. And to top it off, their Baylonstoren breakfast is included in your stay.
Visit this historical Cape Town farm and enjoy the beautiful farmlands of Babylonstoren.
Babylonstoren | Address: Babylonstoren, Klapmuts Simondium Road, Simondium, 7670 | Phone: +27 (0)21 863 3852
Ready to take your knowledge of Southeast Asian cuisine to the next level? Vietnam is the perfect culinary destination that will tantalize your tastebuds and make you even reconsider changing your home base.
In this culinary vacation by Access Trips, you will explore authentic Vietnamese food straight from the source. Begin your journey in Saigon where you'll explore the local market and have your first Vietnamese cooking class. Then, tour some of Saigon’s historical and cultural sites while exploring an evening of street food at night.
Later, you’ll fly to Hoi An and discover the hidden culinary delicacies by foot where you’ll later take a cooking class. You’ll also fly to Hanoi city where you’ll get to watch a puppetry show and have an unforgettable farewell dinner.
If you’re looking for the perfect culinary adventure, Access Trips Culinary Tour in Vietnam is perfect for the solo traveler.
Access Trips | Address: 600 Winslow Way E Suite 236 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 | Phone: 1-800-567-9400
France is the epitome of a food lover's dream. With freshly grown produce, delicious award-winning wines, artisan bread and cheeses, and rich historical culture, it’s a must-visit place and the perfect culinary vacation for the single traveler.
On this vacation, start your journey off in Avignon/Noves and explore the 14th century Papal Palace. Indulge your tastebuds at a Michelin-starred restaurant for dinner and take a cooking class from chef Roger Merlin. You’ll also take a lesson from another Michelin-starred chef in Noves.
On days 4-6, you’ll see bustling markets and shop like you’ve lived in France your whole life! Visit the vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape and receive another refined cooking class at a Michelin-starred restaurant in a 17th-century mansion.
If you’re ready to take your culinary skills to the next level while experiencing the beauty of France, book your adventure with Classic Journeys!
Classic Journeys - Provence | Address: 7855 Ivanhoe Avenue, Suite 220
La Jolla, CA 92037 | Phone: 1-833-387-1210
Siem Reap, Cambodia
For those of you who are a bit more adventurous, it’s time to take your culinary vacation to the next level. Explore the delicious and exotic foods of Cambodia by bike on a 4-day bike and culinary tour. Instructors Sokvuth and Borith guide you through a combination of cultural exchange and educational experience.
The first day you will arrive in Siem Reap where you can taste the local fruits and even barbecued snails. Then, explore the night market where you can test your culinary boundaries by eating an assortment of bugs and other odd delicacies coupled with liquor tasting.
Bike along with sunset laden pathways and explore the great outdoors into Siem Reap’s countryside and explore a floating village with a river cruise. You can meet friendly locals and see how families have adapted to the floating village lifestyle. Also, you will take a Cambodian village cooking class where you’ll visit the local market and learn to cook traditional dishes.
If you’re ready to explore your tastebuds in a way you’ve never done before, take the challenge and bike across Siem Reap!
There are few better ways to get your rest and relaxation on while indulging your culinary desires than a culinary yoga retreat. That’s why this unique 8-day culinary vacation and yoga holiday in Eumelia Organic Agrotourism Farm in Laconia, Greece tops the charts for solo travelers.
Enjoy massages in the comfort of your room, hand pick vegetables from the garden, and learn all about local cuisines, delicacies, and the cultural history behind the dishes. Also, you can travel in the steps of Leonidas and the last Byzantine emperor in Laconia. After a long day of exploration, enjoy sunset yoga and live dance music.
One of their most memorable cuisines at this location is the farm-to-table organic breakfast. You can also experience a traditional lunch in the cobblestone village of Kosmas. There is also an opportunity to learn to prepare and bake your very own sourdough bread made with locally sourced and milled organic flour.
For a culinary vacation with a twist (literally), try out this unique yoga and culinary retreat in Laconia, Greece.