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.
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.