Food Tours to Asia and India

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Grab your passports, pack your bags, break out those frequent flyer miles and make your way to Thailand, Indonesia or India and join us on a fantastic journey of food, exploration and cultural history.

From fiery volcanos, desert palace hotels - and desert islands, camel fairs, historic ruins, trendy restaurants, street food and even a few miracles, our tours are limited to just 8 people who have a sense of adventure and would rather die than go on a package tour and eat hotel buffets each night.

Led by a Spirit House staff member and limited to just 8 people per tour, a Spirit House Tour is like travelling with a bunch of fun-loving friends to some of the most amazing destinations in Asia and India.

Ready to get off the beaten track, abandon the tour bus and hit the road less travelled?

"Tours are limited to 8 people."

We have put together a stunning range of experiences for you which you can download below. Each tour has been hand-crafted to give you and 6 others an adventure for all the senses. From fantastic food to the big sights such as the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, or the remote Spice Islands made famous in the book Nathaniel's Nutmeg.

We pack in history, culture, amazing sights and sounds as well as food and possibly a dragon.

The best part is you don't need to organise a thing - simply make your way to the starting point using frequent flyer miles or cheap fares and we will take care of you every step of the way after that.

Indonesia:

Dragons,Hobbits & Forgotten Islands

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Komodo Dragons, snorkelling with Manta Rays, remote forgotten villages and stunning bays. We have chartered our boat and have 5 cabins with aircon, ensuites and ice beer ready to go for our next adventure.

Exploring the stunning sites on and around the island of Flores, this tour has it all. With just 10 fun-loving people on board, it's like travelling with a group of friends.

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  • July:
  • Jul 15th - Jul 23rd 2018
  • Jul 23rd - Jul 31st 2018
  • Jul 31st - Aug 8th 2018
  • Details:
  • Cost: $6,100 per person (twin share)- 3 classes of cabins to choose from
  • Duration: 9 Days 8 nights
  • Includes:All Accom and meals on the boat and in Flores, internal flights, transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather:Tropical

Indonesia:

Spice Island Tour

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These incredibly remote islands were once the most valuable on the planet - famous for nutmeg. Dutch, Portuguese and the English built their empires from these islands - and much of their history remains, seldom explored but we're changing all that.

We are going to be visiting historic forts, staying in restored masions, visiting stunning tropical islands, peaceful spice plantations with plenty of snorkelling, beach-combing and island life.

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  • September:
  • Sep 15th - Sep 24th 2018
  • Details:
  • Cost: $3,400 per person (twin share)
  • Duration: 10 Days 8 nights
  • Includes:All Accom and meals in Ambon and Banda, internal flights, local transport, activities and entrances etc.
  • Weather:Tropical

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INDIA Oct-Nov 2018

Thailand:

Bangkok to Angkor Wat

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Indiana Jones by day, restaurant critic by night - that's the best way to describe this 10 day tour. Ancient ruins, street food, a miracle or two and an amazing cooking school are explored by day.

This tour includes dinner at two world famous restaurants - David Thompson's NAHM and another star, LE DU. You will be staying in boutique hotels with access to fantastic shopping, eating and drinking - what are you waiting for?

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  • Tours for 2018
  • Feb 12th - 21st FULL 2018
  • Feb 22nd - Mar. 3rd FULL 2018
  • Details:
  • Cost: $4,450 per person
  • Duration: 10 Days 9 nights
  • Includes:All hotels, most meals - including Nahm & Le Du, internal flights, transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather:Mild

India:

Princes to Nomads Tour

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If you've always wanted to go to India but were a bit scared then this is the tour for you. Jump in the deep end with your Spirit House host for the tour that has something for everyone: camels, the Taj Mahal, trendy food, street food, palace hotels, amazing sights and sounds.

The highlight is the Pushkar Camel Fair which happens just once a year. Words can't describe just how cool this trip really is.

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  • October - November:
  • Oct 24th - Nov 3rd FULL 2017
  • Oct 26th - Nov 5th FULL 2017
  • Details:
  • Cost: $4,675 per person (twin share)
  • Duration: 12 Days 11 nights
  • Includes:All hotels and meals while on tour, transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather: Cool/Mild

Indonesia:

Spice Island Cruise

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Fire-breathing mountains, remote deserted islands, stunning coral reefs, restless natives, isolated villages and stunning scenery are all that stand between us and our ultimate destination, the Spice Islands.

We have chartered a twin-masted ketch, complete with snorkelling gear, kayaks, sun decks, air conditioned cabins to sail us through history and the remotest islands of Indonesia to the home of Nathaniel's Nutmeg.

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  • Tours for 2017:
  • Aug 16th - Aug 28th FULL 2017
  • Aug 30th - Sep 11th FULL 2017
  • Details:
  • Cost: $6,900 per person
  • Duration: 13 Days 12 nights
  • Includes:All hotels and meals while on tour, boat, snorkelling gear, kayaks, internal flights, transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather:Mild

India:

To The Holy River

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Iconic India - this is the bucket list trip. Taj Mahal - ✔ - Pilgrims bathing, funeral pyres on the holy Ganges river - ✔ - Palace Hotels - ✔ Village Life - ✔ Great Food ✔ - so many 'ticks' we may as well call it the India Check List Tour

Travelling in a small group we will hit some funky bars and restaurants at night in Delhi and get amongst the locals with great street food too. Fully hosted by our Spirit House chef/host, it is like travelling with a group of friends.

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  • November:
  • Nov 5th - Nov 16th FULL 2017
  • Nov 18th - Nov 29th FULL 2017
  • Details:
  • Cost: $4,800 per person (twin share)
  • Duration: 12 Days 11 nights
  • Includes:All hotels and meals while on tour, internal flights, transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather:Cool

India:

South India - Coast to Coast

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Packed with history and culture this part of India was fabulously wealthy because they were the major traders in the spice trade for centuries and built stunning temples and mansions which we will visit.

The French and Portuguese created charming port towns with great architecture and food - combine all these things with picturesque spice plantation, houseboats on tranquil backwaters and cool boutique hotels and you have a fantastic food and culture trip with amazing sights along the way.

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  • October - November:
  • Jan 28th - Feb 8th FULL 2018
  • Feb 11th - Feb 22nd FULL 2018
  • Details:
  • Cost: $5,800 per person (twin share)
  • Duration: 12 Days 11 nights
  • Includes:All hotels and meals while on tour, transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather: Mild/Warm

Burma:

Myanmar Mystery Tour

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If you love temples and want to see one of the hottest destinations in S.E. Asia right now - have we got a trip for you. This is everything you've come to expect from a Spirit House Tour.

All the big sights as well as: great food experiences, off-the-beaten-path adventures, cool boutique hotels, local village life and, the most important ingredient: a Spirit House host to make sure you all have FUN. With just 8 people on all our tours, expect a lot of laughter, adventure and unique food.

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  • Feb - March:
  • Feb 1st - Feb 11th FULL 2018
  • Feb 24th - Mar 6th FULL 2018
  • Details:
  • Cost: $6,000 per person (twin share)
  • Duration: 11 Days 10 nights
  • Includes:All hotels and meals while on tour, local transport, entrances etc.
  • Weather: Mild/Warm
 

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India

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Indonesia

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