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Culinary Thailand

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Khao Lak

From $4400 per person in low season
From $5200 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

Price based on two people sharing one room with private transfers, selected tours and daily breakfast. Please note around public vacations and festive seasons this price will increase.

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At a Glance

  • This food-lover's dream takes you to busy Bangkok, deserted Ayutthaya, charming Chiang Mai and the tropical beaches of the West Coast, discovering new dishes and flavors as you go.

  • Chiang Mai is famous for its authentic temples and local markets, the perfect place for meeting friendly locals and swapping tips.

  • Bangkok is a foodie's dream, crammed with a hundred different cultures and cuisines.

  • Where better to finish off an indulgent trip than on one of Thailand's pristine beaches, with long lazy days to swim in the sea, relax at the spa and unwind by the pool.

  • Take the opportunity to sample the very different cuisines of Northern and Southern Thai food, and discover the definitive place to find the perfect Pad Thai. 

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Tropical climate and the driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

Embark on a food-lover’s adventure to discover the fragrant spices of Thailand. Begin in Bangkok, the melting pot of cultures where you can sample delectable cuisines from Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia. Get a taste of local flavor in Ayutthaya and explore the vibrant markets of Chiang Mai before retiring to the beach to whip-up some delicacies by a jungle waterfall.

  1. Days 1-4: Bangkok

    Bangkok is a foodie paradise, overflowing with dining options ranging from Michelin starred delights, to authentic street food cooked in front of your eyes over a paraffin stove. With our passionate guides, take a trip into the historic neighborhood of Bangrak to sample some of the best local snacks in the city, served from family run stalls which line the streets of this suburb. The chefs are often keen to chat, so make sure to pick up some new tricks to try at home. For a change of scenery, we will also take you on an exciting tour of the bustling Chinatown, traveling by tuk tuk and stopping often to sample a new dish. We also recommend a half day at the floating markets outside of the city. Here you will be able to see locals trading and haggling for fresh produce and get a glimpse of true local life.

    Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-6: Ayuthhaya

    A short drive from Bangkok is the historic city of Ayutthaya, now ruined. Spend a day exploring by foot, golf buggy and even cable car as you discover the temples and palaces of this abandoned former capital. Lunch will be served at The Wine Ayutthaya, a fine dining restaurant on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya river, and will include a welcome glass of wine.  

    Accommodation: Sala Ayutthaya (2 nights)

  3. Days 6-9: Chiang Mai

    Head back to Bangkok by road, and a short flight will take you to the cultural north of the country, to Chiang Mai. This authentic town is a firm favorite of most people who visit Thailand, and it’s not hard to see why. With your guide you will be able to explore the glittering temples of the city and discover some true northern Thai or ‘Lanna’ street food in the famous night market. Lanna cuisine tends to be less spicy than southern Thai food, making the most of evocative flavors such as lemongrass and galangal.

    Accommodation: Tamarind Village (3 nights)

  4. Days 9-12: Khao Lak

    Your last three blissful nights in Thailand will be spend relaxing on the beach, soaking up some rays and ruminating on your adventure. We suggest you take the time to indulge in a cooking class and combine your new knowledge with your existing skills to create some mouth-watering delicacies before you head home.  Although almost all resorts will offer cooking classes, we recommend the Sarojin near Phuket, and their fabulous jungle cookery lesson which takes place at the foot of a cascading waterfall. The perfect place to finish off a perfect vacation.

    Accommodation: The Sarojin (3 nights)

Experiences

  • Bites & Sites in the Village of Love

    During your time in Bangkok, spend half a day exploring the historic neighborhood of Bangrak, which translates as 'The Village of Love'. This relaxed tour is perfect for foodies and for those seeking to get a glimpse of local culture and everyday life.

  • Chiang Mai City Temples

    This half day tour takes in Chiang Mai's best known and most impressive temples. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, learn more about the history of Chiang Mai and northern Thai culture and craftsmanship.

  • Chiang Mai Night Street Food

    No trip to Thailand is complete without sampling some of the country's mouth-watering cuisine. Spend a lively evening in the vibrant Chiang Mai street food market, enjoying the wonderful array of traditional dishes and local delicacies on offer.

  • Floating Markets - Half Day

    Leave Bangkok's skyscrapers behind and head out into the suburbs to experience some of Thailand's most vibrant and bustling markets, ranging from railways to rivers.

  • Heritage of Ancient Ayutthaya in Style

    Spend a day in the ancient city of Ayutthaya visiting magnificent temple complexes and majestic palaces, accompanied by your own English-speaking guide. Travel by car, boat, cable car and even golf buggy as you explore this charming city and its sites.

Location

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Khao Lak

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation.

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