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Eat. Explore. Enjoy.


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Eat. Explore. Enjoy.


Autentika

Def: (adj) — aw ten ti kuh (from Esperanto) Something that is genuine and real; not false or copied. See also: Autentika: A U.S.-based travel company that specializes in small, precisely curated food lovers' journeys. We immerse you in the spirit of each country's vibrant culinary and cultural traditions. Our destinations will excite your senses in every way. New flavors, savory smells, delightful sights and sounds will awaken a wanderlust you never knew you had!   

For us, authentic travel enriches your mind, body and soul while inspiring you to go deeper into that culture, traveling through time, experiencing a cuisine from its humble beginnings and witnessing its evolution into something brilliantly re-invented and yet still authentic. — Heather Tomasini, Founder/Director
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Eat Together


Eat Together


Every plate brings us closer to the true understanding of the culture and its cuisine. Autentika's journeys tell a story through food and drink. Together, we'll explore the culture and landscape one taste at a time. 

If you love to laugh with new friends over a meal or share stories while cooking, then you are in the right place. Join Autentika in savoring unparalleled flavors throughout Mexico, Cuba and the Southern Hemisphere, eating meals steeped in centuries of tradition— from the tender, juicy barbacoa to the bold red wines being produced in Mexico's Valle de Guadalupe.
 
Come along as we prepare an authentic comida or luncheon, where you'll press your own tortillas—like nothing you've ever tasted—and roast chiles on a cast-iron comal. In Baja, you'll cook fish that melts in your mouth while sipping damiana cocktails. We'll visit sustainable organic farms and local producers. Ask them questions while strolling their gardens and learn their histories.

 Our 2017 Cuba tour will take you into Paladares or home restaurants where you will taste a true medianoche—what we know as the Cubano sandwich—and sip rums unavailable off the island while touring the Viñales Valley. We'll walk the musty barns where giant tobacco leaves dry from the ceilings and watch cigars being hand-rolled by local artisans and try our hand at it ourselves. When we venture to South Africa in 2018, we'll spend an entire day at a  "beach kitchen" tasting multiple fish dishes while the water tickles our toes. Another day we'll wander through award-winning wineries so lush they feels like paradise.

And don't forget the art & music! Traditional folk arts, internationally acclaimed modern arts, and music to remember.

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Booking your tour


Booking your tour


Simple, Safe And Selective. Autentika Tours Fill Quickly Due To Their Small Size*. 
Book Today For A Gastronomic Experience Of A Lifetime!

Reserving your spot on one of our tours is simple. Our secure online registration form allows you to immediately reserve your space and tell us a little about yourself. You'll receive a complete detailed itinerary with your initial trip down-payment. Feel free to view some of our sample itineraries under TOURS. These will give you a very good idea of what to expect. Please click here to read Autentika's Terms And Conditions. *Tours are limited to 12 people or less.

Would you prefer a private tour? Call us and let's see what we can create!