Read CEO Tamar Lowell's blog post about this trip on the Huffington Post.
Come with us to Thailand to experience an exotic gem, a country where the architecture and artistry are matched only by the friendliness of the people; where every flavor is more pleasing than the last; and where Buddhism binds the culture seamlessly. On our Thai culinary vacation, we’ll head from bustling Bangkok to a relaxing riverside resort in Ban Thaton, near the Golden Triangle, and end up at the charming northern city of Chiang Mai. You’ll enjoy Thai cooking classes with expert chefs, explore the fascinating Thai culture, and enjoy the outdoors, including a visit to a sanctuary for rescued elephants! And at the end of each day you will relax in sumptuous boutique hotels.
Thai culinary vacations are a unique way to explore an exotic and fascinating culture. For more information, please call (650) 492 – 4778 or email us today.
THAI COOKING CLASSES
Thai food is an exceptional combination of exotic sweet, tangy and peppery spices, fresh ingredients, and stunning presentation, and most who try it are hooked for life. Traditional Thai cooking is taught at home. Every mother is a "teacher" and family recipes are passed down from one generation to the next. Meals are always shared family affairs and are an important part of Thai cultural heritage. Therefore, our Thai cooking classes are set in home-style learning environments, with open-air, Thai-style kitchens, surrounded by aromatic herb gardens, orchards and rice paddies. Our instructors will pass down their family recipes, as they teach us about ingredient selection, combining spices into curry pastes, and preparation of full meals of Thai cuisine. And of course, at the end of our cooking class, we will enjoy the incredible feast we have prepared.
THAILAND CULINARY TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: Arrive & Relax Our Thai culinary tour begins! Pick up from Bangkok Airport and transfer to our hotel. Stay in 5-star riverfront hotel.
DAY 2: Sightseeing in Bangkok Visit Wat Po for monks morning chant. Tuk-tuk ride to Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew. Welcome lunch followed by flower market tour. Evening visit to Chinatown & private dinner cooked by renowned Chinese-Thai chef. Stay in 5-star riverfront hotel.
DAY 3: Thai Cooking Class Long-tail boat ride to our Thai cooking school. Tour the gardens, then move to open-air kitchen for a full morning of cooking. Afternoon visit to Jim Thompson's House. Stay in luxurious 5-star riverfront hotel.
DAY 4: Transfer to Ban Tha Ton Morning free. Afternoon flight to Chiang Rai, then drive to Ban Tha Ton. Stay in relaxing boutique riverside resort.
DAY 5: Golden Triangle Drive two hours to Mae Sai, a border outpost with Myanmar. After lunch, drive 45 minutes to the Golden Triangle. Visit the Hall of Opium museum. Return to boutique riverside resort and relax before dinner.
DAY 6: Chiang Mai Sightseeing & Thai Cooking Class Morning drive to Chiang Mai. Climb 309 steps to Wat Phrathat on Doi Suthep mountain. Lunch at a local specialty restaurant. Late afternoon Thai cooking class. Stay in stunning 4-star boutique hotel.
DAY 7: Full Day Visit to Elephant Sanctuary Drive through the countryside to an elephant conservation center. Stay in stunning 4-star boutique hotel.
DAY 8: Thai Cooking Class Half-day Thai cooking class. Rickshaw ride to visit dry goods market. Afternoon free for a Thai massage or last minute shopping. Stay in stunning 4-star boutique hotel.
DAY 9: Thai Culinary Tour Ends Sadly, our tour is over today. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or stay a few extra days in Thailand.
Our Thai culinary vacations are ideal for people wishing to get to know Thai culture and and enjoy Thai cooking classes. It is perfect for those wishing to enjoy unique cultural and culinary experiences, both in the cities and in rural areas. Unlike other Thai cooking tours, we do not limit ourselves to one location. So this is also the ideal tour for those wishing to enjoy a variety of Thai cultural experiences: the bustle of Bangkok, the charm of Chiang Mai, peaceful rural mountain villages, and always, the friendliness and hospitality of the Thai people.
High quality Thai cooking classes in a private home-style setting
Explore Bangkok, Chiang Mai & mountain villages
Visit an elephant conservation center
Carefully selected Thai culinary experiences
Delicious food, vibrant markets, stylish hotels
Average weather conditions in various cities and villages
Instructor to Guest Ratio
Max Group Size
8 nights in 5-star riverfront hotel, 4-star boutique hotel, and relaxing riverside resort
All breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners included
Important flight, insurance & packing information
Anna (USA), 2x returning guest: I cannot thank you all enough- FOR EVERYTHING! I had an amazing time on the tour, it was so much fun! I seriously had the best time and I am so happy that I got to come. I feel so lucky to have gotten to travel and hangout with such an awesome group of people. Thank you for such a fabulous time!