Kingdom of Bhutan
ACTIVE journeys, AUTHENTIC experiences,
FABULOUS food & wine and a touch of LUXURY
Since 2004, when EPIcURIOUS travel operated its first walking tour on the Larapinta trail, we have gradually evolved from offering luxury walking holidays in Australia and Italy to today, when we create experiential tours in Spain, Italy, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bhutan, India, Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia. The essence of our tours is still a focus on culinary, cultural and active travel and we only craft itineraries in the destinations we know well and have experienced.
We offer a number of small group journeys with a maximum of 12 guests as well as crafting unique journeys for private travel.
Our defining characteristic as a small boutique touring company is to create a travel experience that is enriching, memorable and designed to reveal the true spirit of a destination. Our distinctive journeys explore local cuisine, culture and landscapes, providing travel experiences that are immersive, inspiring and deeply rewarding.
Jennifer Wilkinson ~ Owner/Director
Gardens, art and architecturein Japan
JapanThis small group journey we will explore the galleries, architectural masterpieces, stunning gardens and unique temples that make Japan such a distinctive and loved destination.
Activity Level: Easy
2-3 kilometres per day
Chile in StylePatagonia & beyond
ChileExplore this land of striking contrasts, defined by its extraordinary natural beauty from the wilds of Patagonia, the spectacular lakes district and the magnificent Atacama Desert.
Activity Level: Moderate
Epicurious has responded to the challenge of the pandemic and delivered a great tour of NE Victoria which I highly recommend. Good food, good company and excellent wine and scenery — could it be any better?
Exploring the food and wine of North East Victoria with Michael Ryan – Linda White November 2020
The trip exceeded my expectation – one of the best walking experiences and I have done a lot of walking around the world. The weather was almost perfect with only one rainy day and our guides, Alberto and Paloma, have gone to great length to make our trip enjoyable. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I especially like the use of What’s Ap that they created to communicate and share photos.
Camino de Santiago, Christine Loh April 2019
This was our second trip to India with Epicurious Travel but our first with a group. We were a little apprehensive having never travelled like this before however we found out quickly that we were with like-minded travellers and friends.
The Himalayan Odyssey was a fantastic tour to explore the north of India. From the “wow” moments of the Golden Temple to sunrise over Kangchenjunga and the majestic Himalayas we experienced many emotions. India effortlessly gets under your skin and leaves you wanting more.
The tour arrangements were fantastic and Jennifer was great fun. Jennifer and the Epicurious team made our tour seamless and comfortable. It was great to share our experience with new friends. We are small group tour converts.
Himalayan Odyssey, Katrina and Andrew Wannan March 2019
Epicurious along with our guides Alberto and Paloma exceeded our expectations. The itinerary whilst challenging in some parts were just that. Each day we completed felt like we had really worked toward our own victory and helped build the great comaraderie we had with our other 10 fellow walk mates. Alberto and Paloma were very caring and mindful of everyone’s needs. They worked well with each other and were entertaining with the banter that went back and forth. The accommodation was sensational and it was a comfort to know that our little bus was there if we needed it.
Camino de Santiago, Genni Farmer April 2019
My visit to India with Epicurious Travel’s Himalayan Odyssey exceeded every expectation, every day. Jennifer’s understanding of India, combined with the specialist knowledge of local guides, provided the background to two of the most enthralling weeks of my life. The itinerary covered everything from gritty street life to privileged luxury, opening up a view of India that I cannot imagine finding any other way. Incredibly beautiful scenery, wonderful food, the opportunity to meet local residents in their homes and workplaces and a truly congenial group of like-minded people to share it with made this trip a one-off that I will never forget. Bravo Epicurious… your’e all class!
Himalayan Odyssey , Jennifer Gilchrist March 2019
The trip was excellent, accommodation was exceptional as were the meals. The guides were wonderful, very helpful, very informative and generally concerned for the welfare and comfort of the group. The walking and walks at this time of the year (spring ) was beautiful. Generally a great tour!
Camino de Santiago, Teresa Fair April 2019
What could one say – it was just perfect. i was celebrating a milestone birthday and a bucket list and i wanted to experience the spiritual, cultural and historical nature of a part of the Camino. Every box was ticked to the limit and along with the above, the other “pilgrims”, the local cuisines, wines, and accommodation were first rate. The outstanding attention to detail of both guides, Alberto and Palomina was unforgettable.
Camino de Santiago, Margaret Smith April 2019
This trip was all that I had hoped for. The attention to detail and the organisation meant that I could relax and really enjoy all that India had to offer. The food, the colours and the culture were vibrant and fascinating and the people are welcoming. I also really enjoyed learning and understanding better the history and influences of different rulers and religions. There is so much to remember and I do so with great fondness.
Indian Odyssey – Jane Orton March 2018
If you want to grow to love Japanese culture and cuisine you can do no better than travel with Michael and Jennifer. Eclectic group with lots of laughs. The hotels, Michelin starred restaurants and local restaurants chosen with care and the most wonderful locations selected to stay outside Tokyo and Kyoto. All our questions about food and places handled with a freshness that suggested they had never been asked before!
Culinary Japan with Michael Ryan, Glenn and Hazel Rees May 2019
Our experience of the Epicurious Camino trip was first class. The guides, Alberto and Paloma were a credit to themselves and the company with their professionalism and dedication.
Camino de Santiago, Gerard Smith April 2019
We had a wonderful time on our tour of India’s seductive south. We stayed at lovely boutique hotels. Our drivers and guides looked after us. We loved the variety of attractions including big cities, amazing temples, colonial heritage, the mountain environment, the backwaters and so much more. We loved visiting locals for the cooking classes
India’s Seductive South, Philip Manidis November 2018
My Camino trip with Epicurious was overwhelmingly good and far exceeded my expectations. Immersion in the local culture, including food and wine as well as the educational and contextual information provided by the guides was second to none. The opportunity to visit important and interesting places off the track added to the trip. The accommodation was superb and the trip represented value for money.
Camino de Santiago, Meredith Peters April 2019
Jennifer knows India so well, you feel in very good hands throughout. Best trip to India, great diversity, great group, fantastic scenery and food, really good pace, most enjoyable!!!
Himalayan Odyssey, Cary and Rob Gillespie March 2019
A captivating explorationof Vietnam and Cambodia
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