Food Trails of Thailand

Summary

If you are passionate about food then this culinary tour will be a perfect opportunity to practise your cookery skills under the guidance of a school whilst enjoying local street food, authentic restaurants, wildlife, luxurious accommodation and all the beautiful scenery of the north and picturesque beaches of the south. 

  Duration

11 Days

Price

From £2,390 per person based on two adults sharing [Guide Price*]

Best time to go

November to April is best time to travel with the best weather throughout the country.


Day 1

Overnight flight to Bangkok.

Day 2 – stay at the Metropolitan Bangkok

Enjoy the bustling city and take part in a cookery course at the Blue Elephant School, Bangkok. This interactive and engaging lesson covers four Thai menus.

Day 3 - stay at the Metropolitan Bangkok

Today you'll take a street vendor walking tour to three markets each offering different speciality cuisine. Highlights include dishes such as mild soup with vegetables and pork, pork leg with rice, flat pink seafood noodles, sticky-rice with fried pork, congee with boiled-egg and pork, Chinese herb Shiliang juice and pot-stewed Duck. 

An evening set menu dinner at Nahm restaurant in the Metropolitan Hotel, voted one of the top places to dine when visiting the city. 

Day 4 – stay at the Anantara Chiang Mai

Fly onward from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to enjoy some of the many temples and sights in Chiang Mai.

In the evening, we will take you to the north of the city, to the excellent Rak Tha Nam Restaurant. The architect designed restaurant is located in the city, beautifully overlooking the Ping River. Enjoy the culinary delights of Northern Thailand.

Day 5 - stay at the Anantara Chiang Mai

After breakfast visit a herbal garden followed by a long tail boat cruise on the rural Mae Ping River. Along the river banks, you will see traditional wooden houses and luxury modern residences. Then visit Wararos fresh food market to experience the bustle of local Northern Thai life. From the market, travel old style by trishaw along Tapae Road, passing the crumbling city walls to the impressive Wat Phra Singh, in the middle of the old city.

Late afternoon, take a half day city tour of Chiang Mai. Highlights include its old city walls, gates, moat, markets, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and a blessing ceremony to witness the magical evening chanting of the monks.

Day 6 -  stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle

Today transfer north to the Golden Triangle and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 - stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle

An early morning visit to an elephant camp, with your mahout as your guide, you'll travel at a lumbering elephant pace for an hour through bamboo forest, woodland and grassland habitats, spotting the seasonal birdlife and mammals.

After lunch, take a long tail boat to cruise along the mighty Mekong to Don Sao Island, part of Laos itself, for a brief visit. Then continue to the village of Sop Ruak for a local traditional tractor tour. This tour will take you on a forty minute journey through rice paddies and farmland areas that have been the fertile source of life and income to the local people for centuries.

Day 8 – stay at the Sala Phuket

Heading to the coast, today you'll fly from Chiang Rai via Bangkok to Phuket. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure. 

Day 9 & 10 - stay at the Sala Phuket

Two glorious days at leisure to enjoy the beach, water and many activities on offer in Phuket. Whether you enjoy scuba diving, sun tanning or exploring the nearby villages, you'll find as much or as little as you wish to do. 

Day 11

Transfer to Phuket Airport for your onward flight back home. 

Cleveland Collection tailor makes all itineraries to include highlights of your choice. Speak to one of our travel experts to create your perfect holiday based on your travel requirements. 

Inclusions

Bangkok

  • 2 nights at the Metropolitan Hotel including breakfast
  • Morning street food tour of Bangkok’s markets
  • Cookery lesson at the Blue Elephant School
  • Dinner at Nahm restaurant

Chiang Mai

  • 2 nights at the Anantara Chiang Mai Hotel including breakfast
  • Authentic dinner at Rak Tha Nam Restaurant
  • A boat trip to Wararos fresh food market
  • Half day city tour of Chiang Mai

Golden Triangle

  • 2 nights accommodation at the Anantara Golden Triangle including breakfast
  • Lunch is included on the Golden Triangle tour
  • Elephant ride
  • Rice paddy and farmland tour by tractor
  • A long tail boat to cruise along the Mekong to Don Sao Island

Phuket

  • 3 nights at the Sala Phuket including breakfast

Transport

  • Direct international flights
  • Internal flights
  • Private vehicle transfers throughout

*We try to keep our 'from prices' as accurate as possible, but please do be aware that when travelling in peak times such as Christmas and school holidays, prices shown will vary considerably.

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These itineraries are just samples of what we have already done for our guests. Speak to one of our travel experts to create your perfect holiday based on your travel requirements.

* This is a guide price, based on travel in low season


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