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Culinary tour of Thailand

16 days from £4,150pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Experience Bangkok's street food with your guide and its high end cuisine with a chef's table dining experience.

  • Try your hand at preparing traditional Thai cuisine during a cooking class.

  • Visit local markets and shop as local people do.

  • Indulge in fresh seafood on Thailand's beaches.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Bangkok
  • Amphawa
  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Bangkok
  • Phuket

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bangkok.

Day 2 Bangkok

Day 2 Bangkok

Bangkok

Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met for a private transfer to your hotel. We've suggested an option featuring one of Bangkok's Michelin starred restaurants.

Day 3 Bangkok

Day 3 Bangkok

Bangkok

Embark on a private guided tour of Bangkok visiting the key attractions such as the Grand Palace and Wat Po (home to the reclining Buddha). Try out Bangkok's different forms of public transport — the Skytrain which winds its way through the skyscrapers and shopping malls, the public taxi boat, a long-tail boat, and of course the ubiquitous Thai tuk-tuk. Finish up around lunch, be sure to ask your guide for a local recommendation.

Day 4 Bangkok

Day 4 Bangkok

Bangkok

Today you'll have the opportunity to explore Bangkok's delicious street food with the aid of a local guide. As you try the different dishes you'll be taught key phrases for ordering on your own as you continue your journey through Thailand.

Day 5 Bangkok

Day 5 Bangkok

Bangkok

Explore Bangkok on your own this morning. Perhaps stop at another of Bangkok's Michelin starred restaurants for lunch. This evening enjoy an exclusive 'Chef's Table' dining experience. Your guide will transfer you to a luxury hotel in Bangkok where your multi-course tasting menu will be prepared in front of you by the hotel's chef.

Day 6 Amphawa

Day 6 Amphawa

Bangkok , Amphawa

Journey to Amphawa today to see Tha Kha floating market and get a sense of how local people purchase their food. You'll also have the chance to see the railroad market, where the stalls retreat daily at the approach of the train before expanding again to cover the tracks.

Accommodation

Day 7 Chiang Mai

Day 7 Chiang Mai

Amphawa , Bangkok , Chiang Mai

Your guide will drive you back to Bangkok today for the flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel to relax for the afternoon. This evening with your guide visit a local temple to witness the rituals of the monks. You will then be able to enjoy a delicious Thai meal at a local boutique hotel before visiting a local market. Sample a Thai dessert as a sweet ending to your evening.

Day 8 Chiang Mai

Day 8 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Spend today exploring Chiang Mai at your leisure. Be sure to try Khao soi noodles or Chiang Mai pork sausage, both local specialties.

Day 9 Chiang Mai

Day 9 Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

This morning you will be picked up in a classic vehicle and transferred to your cooking class outside the city. Your teacher, Yui, is a well known chef within Thailand who will teach you traditional Thai dishes for you to prepare at home after your adventure.

Day 10 Chiang Rai

Day 10 Chiang Rai

Chiang Mai , Chiang Rai

Transfer today from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and your riverside hotel. Spend the afternoon and evening relaxing or exploring the night market.

Day 11 Chiang Rai

Day 11 Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

This morning transfer by 4x4 to one of the hill tribe villages that the area is known for. You'll be able to learn a bit about, and try your hand at, coffee farming as well as visit a local Akha village. This tour gives insight into coffee and produce cultivation in Thailand.

Day 12 Phuket

Day 12 Phuket

Chiang Rai , Bangkok , Phuket

Private transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for your flight to Phuket, via Bangkok. On arrival your guide will meet you for the transfer to your beach hotel. We've recommended a hotel boasting a wide variety of dining options.

Day 13 Phuket

Day 13 Phuket

Phuket

Relax on the beach today, be sure to try some of the region's fresh seafood.

Day 14 Phuket

Day 14 Phuket

Phuket

Meet your guide for a tour of Phuket's street food today. The cuisine is distinct from Bangkok's as it's been influenced by Chinese, Malay, and Singaporean merchants as well as featuring fresh seafood.

Day 15 Phuket

Day 15 Phuket

Phuket

Enjoy your final day in Thailand relaxing or exploring some of the nearby islands.

Day 16 International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

Phuket , International return flight

Private transfer to the airport for your international flights home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Audley Travel specialist Michelle
Audley Travel specialist Savina

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The specialist who designs your trip to Thailand will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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