Thailand for Foodies

North, Thailand

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Thailand for Foodies

On our first visit to Thailand, one of the first things our Hotel Manager asked was "Have you eaten yet?" In first instance you might consider it as polite culture but it also indicates their passion for food. When you go to Thai restaurant, it is best not to look at the décor or menu. The quality indicator is the number of people eating inside.  

In celebration of Bangkok’s fantastic cuisine and the restaurants that have perfected it, we have searched for the best restaurants that serve the Thai dishes we couldn’t imagine living without. Some are world famous, others are more obscure, but they're all worth trying, at least once. If you want to know more then...


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  • Working with the elephants at Asia’s premier Elephant Camp in the Golden Triangle is a once in a lifetime experience
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. AwimAway can book your international and domestic flights.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday


Thai cuisine is all about balancing sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours. Blending elements of several Southeast Asian traditions, Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. It is this profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances that has made it among the most coveted of international cuisines. On this culinary and eating tour of Thailand, learn how to balance these flavours and presentation techniques. With the help of some of the best chefs in Thai cuisine, prepare a variety of Thai dishes, including appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Also learn how to use the many of the fresh herbs and spices in Thai cooking, such as turmeric, galangal, coriander, lemongrass, and fresh chillies that have immune-boosting and disease-fighting power making Thai cuisine one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

This tour includes several cooking classes at Thailand’s leading cooking schools. It also features private sightseeing of the main cultural attractions in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with a strong emphasis on local food markets and experiencing authentic cuisine in noted local restaurants. Note: cooking classes can be arranged at a variety of venues—including hotels, independent cooking schools, and private homes in urban and rural settings. Please let us know what cooking environment you prefer so we can tailor this tour accordingly.

Stay at some of Thailand’s best luxury hotels and resorts, and visit the most interesting cultural attractions in each location.

Max your Awim Rice barge cruise and cycling around Ayutthaya. A perfect opportunity to explore Thailand's rural heartland on board the Thanataree, an award-winning converted teak rice barge. Cruise on rivers around Ayutthaya and see firsthand the traditional way of life of Thailand's rural communities, far removed from the usual tourist trails. Meet local people and learn about their farming techniques and the manufacture of local handicrafts, cycle through villages and farmland, visit ancient temples and watch life along the rivers during a leisurely cruise.

Join a day excursion to Ayutthaya: Cycle among the monuments of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Thanataree Rice Barge in the afternoon. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from Bangkok with English speaking guide.

Getting There

Thailand has four international airports; in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai, but Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down.

There are now a throng of low-cost-carriers serving Southeast Asia, led by KL-based AirAsia. It can be cost effective to fly from your home country to Bangkok, Singapore or KL with a traditional carrier, then pick up a LCC flight to your final destination. If you are travelling with AwimAway, transfers from an airport are arranged by our representatives who will meet you at the arrival lounge and transfer you to the hotel.

Thailand for Foodies North, Thailand