Thai Culinary Experience
The world of Thailand Street food can be an exciting place. Foodie travellers can take hours to explore its culinary hideouts but there are places you cannot miss. Chinatown is where the street food revolution started and still remains a prime foodie destination. Bangkok’s Old Town, – is a treasure trove of old-style Thai street food specialities. Saphan Lueng, is known among Bangkokians as a street food highlight. It rivals Chinatown, but without all the tourists.
Pantawan Cooking School is set in a beautiful garden on an organic farm. The school is a Thai classic teak wood house, with individual cooking stations for each person. Pantawan Cooking School has a different menu each day, so you understand what type of food to order when you go to a good Thai restaurant. Students work at cooking stations to recreate different recipes. The school, although family run comprises of a young and open-minded team.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY THAILAND CULINARY TOUR…
And, experience cooking classes at leading cooking schools.
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.
Thailand Culinary Experience This tour includes several cooking classes at Thailand’s leading cooking schools.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour, including private longtail boat ride.
Day 3 – Tour
Bangkok Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private tour.
Day 4 – Transfer
Chiang Mai Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival tour, followed by transfer to resort for 4 nights.
Day 5 – Tour
Chiang Mai Morning market visit and cooking class. Afternoon at leisure. Private round-trip transfer to night market.
Day 6 – Experience
Chiang Mai Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour with option for cultural touring, crafts district, or excursion to elephant camp.
Day 7 – Tour
Chiang Mai Morning market visit and Thai cooking lesson.
Day 8 – Transfer
Bangkok Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon flexible private touring or shopping.
Day 9 – Depart
Thailand Private airport transfer
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
When to go The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February as it is the coolest time of year and it rains the least. These months also form the tourist high season. March-Jun brings the hot season when sightseeing is best scheduled for morning or late afternoon. The best way of cooling off during hot season is to join the Thai Water Festival generally held in mid-April. Rains start in July through October. The temperature during these months tends to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. The rain isn't permanent though - it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone!
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.
Passport/Visa British national do not require a visa for stay up to 30 days when entering by air but a valid passport is required for all tourists travelling to Thailand.