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Thailand Food Tour: Explore Exotic Siam

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 9-day Thailand food tours we 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 mouth-watering 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.

This is our second Access trip and this is definitely another home run. The local guide, the accommodations, the transportation, the food, the experiences, everything was triple A plus.
— Shirley & Paul B.
 

Top Thailand Culinary Tour Experiences

  • Two Thai cooking classes, each preparing a full menu of delicious Thai cuisine

  • Street food tour of Old Bangkok

  • Visits to colorful, authentic markets

NOTE: Our November Thailand departures are timed to coincide with the most famous Lantern Festival in the world – Loy Krathong. All other Thailand food tour departures feature instead an amazing organic farm cooking class that culminates in a delicious dinner that we made ourselves.

Thailand food tours are unique way to explore this exotic and fascinating culture. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.

 
 

Is a Thai Food Tour for You?

Our Thailand food tours 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 food 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.

While our Thailand food tours do not include physically strenuous activity, there will be quite a bit of walking, including some on uneven pavement and dirt paths.

All of our food tours include a rich combination of delicious ingredients: expert cooking classes, visits to flourishing farms and vibrant markets, and world-class cuisine!

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QUICK FACTS

9 days
Year-round
Max group size: 12
Prices from $3,490 USD 

HIGHLIGHTS

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

Trip Details

Detailed Itinerarylearn more

Food: All breakfasts, 7 lunches & 2 dinners included … learn more

Accommodation: 8 nights boutique hotels and riverside resorts … learn more

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Recommended Reading learn more

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Your Thailand Culinary Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Our Thailand Culinary Tours Begin in Bangkok

Welcome to our Thailand culinary tour! Thailand is a fascinating, exotic, friendly country with something for everyone. Since you are reading this, you already know how delicious Thai food is, and Thailand is the perfect destination to learn to cook. We will pick you up at Bangkok International Airport and drive you to our 5-star Bangkok hotel perched on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. We have specifically chosen this hotel for its excellent location. Each room has a panoramic river view, and there are two swimming pools overlooking the river as well. You may wish to enjoy your first dinner in Thailand at one of the hotel’s many restaurants or venture out to discover Bangkok’s rich dining scene. As guests will be arriving throughout the day and evening, we have scheduled our first group meal for Day 2 of our Thailand culinary tours.

Drive Time: Approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic
Meals included: None

DAY 2: Sightseeing in Bangkok

We’ll begin our Thailand culinary tour this morning with a visit to Wat Po in time to hear the monks’ morning chanting. One of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Po is home to the famous 45m reclining Buddha and is considered to be the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. From there we’ll hop in a tuk-tuk (a three wheel, open-air taxi) via Pak Klong Taland flower market as we head towards the spectacular Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important monument. One of the most spectacular palaces in Southeast Asia, construction was begun in 1782 by King Rama I, after he moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok. The complex houses not only the Royal residence and throne halls, but also government offices and the renowned Wat Phra Kaew, containing the Emerald Buddha, the symbol of the country. The palace and temple are an architectural wonder of golden stupas, walls and pillars encrusted in shining and colorful mosaics, glittering under the tropical sun. Next we’ll head to our welcome and orientation lunch, where our trip leader will give an overview of our Thailand culinary tour and what to expect each day.

After dining on delicious local cuisine, we’ll cross the river to Chinatown for a first-hand look at Old Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road, where shops sell everything from gold and garments to antiques and musical instruments. Dating back to 1782, this neighborhood will allow us the chance to enjoy unique and treasured local experiences. Enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals in an old tea shop and explore the bustling Talad Kao Market, where a variety of food, fresh and dry fruits, and Chinese herbs are on offer before returning to your hotel for a rest.

Bangkok is sometimes said to be the city that never stops eating, and Bangkokians often find themselves enjoying even late night treats. So, what better idea than to visit the best local eateries open after sunset? This evening we’ll head out to explore for ourselves. We’ll taste a variety of savory menus, including the local favorite “Kao Mun Kai” (Hainanese chicken rice) in the Pratunam area, and the town’s best Pad Thai Noodles at the Pratuphi area. Next we’ll visit old-town landmarks and temples for a different perspective, to observe the sheer beauty of age-old buildings lit up at night. 

At the end of the evening we’ll return to our beautiful riverside hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Thai Cooking Class by Boat

Get ready for your first Thai cooking class. After a light breakfast we will journey from the hotel to a local pier to take a cruise along Chao Phraya River. We’ll pass through the Temple of Dawn and into Bangkok Yai Canal, taking in the serene and simple lifestyle of riverbank dwellers along the way. Once arrive at Chef Amita’s house, you will be greeted with a fresh herbal drink before enjoying a brief introduction to the dishes that you are going to prepare for your lunch. Bring your appetite, because we’ll have the opportunity to cook three local dishes and one typical famous Thai dessert. After our cooking class, we’ll head back to the hotel to freshen up.

Later this afternoon, we’ll take the hotel’s shuttle boat and then the sky train to visit Jim Thompson’s magnificent Thai-style house, containing a collection of Thai art objects and antiques. Jim Thompson was a famous American businessman who came to Thailand at the end of the World War II and rediscovered the Thai silk industry. His “House by the Klong”, which is now a museum, consists of six separate old Ayutthaya period Thai teak houses joined together in one complex. Mr. Thompson disappeared in 1967 in the jungles of the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia, and what happened to him remains a mystery to this day.

Tonight is our last night in Bangkok, and you are free to venture out on the town or relax at the hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 4: Golden Triangle & Transfer to Ban Tha Ton

This we drive to the airport for a short 1.5 hour morning flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, we will head to the infamous Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the center of the opium trade. From a hilltop viewpoint, we’ll marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak to form the actual “triangle” with Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. From there we will continue to Mae Sai, the northernmost point in Thailand. As this is one of just a few official land crossings between Thailand and Myanmar, Mae Sai is an important trade hub, and it’s an excellent place to observe border life and interactions between local tribes engaged in trade. Many Burmese come over daily from Tachilek to work or do business and then hurry back before the sun sets. Burmese lacquerware, gems, jade and other goods from Laos and Burma are sold in shops along the main street. After, we’ll drive to our riverside resort at Ban Thaton, on the banks of the Mae Kok River, just a few miles from the Myanmar border. Relax at the pool before dinner, or simply wander the beautiful gardens and enjoy the sweeping views across the valley. After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, you’ll enjoy the change of pace in the Thai countryside, a welcome respite on our Thailand culinary tours.

Travel Time: Approximately 4.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 5: Hike & Mae Kok River Boat Ride

After breakfast, start at a Karen village and walk along a well made track through the hills where local hill tribe people work the land to produce rice and corn. The route passes through the Lahu village of Huay Pha Khaem, a village undergoing some modernization, but which still reflects the Lahu way of life with its stilted houses made of wood, split bamboo and straw thatch. The route then passes through an interesting area of agriculture where you can see for yourself what hard work is needed to cultivate the land. The trek ends at the village of Pha Thai (about 2 to 2.5 hours) where we take a long-tailed boat for an hour’s trip up the Mae Kok River to return to the resort.

Afternoon is at your leisure to relax and enjoy the resort.

Travel Time: About 1 hour
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6: Chiang Mai Sightseeing & Loy Krathong (November departure) 

This morning we are headed to the charming northern city of Chiang Mai, which is the principal religious center in northern Thailand and the focal point of temples and monasteries. The moat bounding the historic old city is still intact, but the walls were largely destroyed during World War II.

We’ll enjoy lunch today at an authentic local restaurant that specializes in “Khao Soi” or Chiang Mai curry noodles. It is often made with chicken served over Chinese egg noodles, and garnished with fried noodles, shallots, cilantro, pickled mustard greens, fried whole chilis and a squeeze of lime juice. This dish is a combination of strong flavors, each distinct yet blended harmoniously into one delicious bowl.

After lunch we’ll explore the city, beginning with a visit to Wat Prathat. Built some 600 years ago, this temple is Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark, located near the summit of Doi Suthep, at 3,520 feet above sea level. After a drive up the mountain’s winding road, the final climb to the site is via a magnificent Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. The climb up is rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city.

Tonight we relax in our stunning 4-star boutique hotel, designed and decorated with impeccable style, inspired by traditional wooden homes found in Chiang Mai and intended to be as comfortable as your own home. The hotel is located in a heritage zone that is home to the city’s greatest concentration of antique wooden buildings, yet is within walking distance of the commercial center of Chiang Mai and the famous Night Bazaar.

Evening itinerary (November departure): You’ll have a little while to rest and refresh before we have dinner and then join in the festivities of the most famous Lantern (Loy Krathong) Festival in the world. Walk along the Ping River with the locals to see fireworks, parades, floating lanterns and even release your own paper lanterns into the sky at night. The Loy Krathong Festival is a colorful festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar, and it is an excellent time to take one of our Thailand culinary tours.

Drive time: 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 7: Full Day Visit to Elephant Sanctuary

Today we will take a picturesque drive through the countryside to an elephant sanctuary. This conservation center is home to many rescued animals – including elephants, buffalo, and even birds. We will spend a relaxing day with these majestic animals, hearing about their pasts and learning how we can help with elephant conservation.

Saying goodbye to the animals, we will return to our hotel to relax. Those who are interested in Thai handicrafts may join our guide for an optional visit to local handicrafts factories including silk and lacquerware. You will see the artisans at work and will have an opportunity to shop in the factory showrooms. Please note that the quality of the merchandise is better than at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, and the prices are commensurately higher. If you would also like to visit the night bazaar, please let our guide know and we will arrange a visit. The Night Bazaar is a great place to pick up gifts and hill tribe crafts, but be ready to bargain.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 8: Thai Cooking Class

Today we will have our final Thailand culinary class where we’ll learn to make healthy papaya salad, steamed fish and more. Our private chef, Yui, will also teach us how to carve raw vegetables. By the end of this class you’ll be ready to throw a dinner party back home. The class will end around 2pm with a farewell lunch.

After lunch, we’ll take a rickshaw from our hotel into the old city, getting a glimpse of how the locals live and work. In the late afternoon, you may choose to get a Thai massage. Traditional Thai massage includes both stretching of the joints and muscles and applied pressure to the major channels of the body to aid regional blood flow, relieve aches and pain, and relax you mentally and physically. Otherwise you can take the rest of the afternoon to pick up some souvenirs, relax by the pool, or stroll around Chiang Mai’s old town.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 9: Thailand Culinary Tour Ends

Today our Thailand culinary tour ends. You can choose to stay on in Chiang Mai, head back to Bangkok for your flight home, or fly to Phuket or Ko Samui for a few days in the island sun.

Meals included: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect during our Thailand culinary tours but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored to the interests of the group.

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Thailand Cooking Tours: Savor Authentic Thai Cuisine

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, each Thai cooking class is set in a home-style learning environment, 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 every Thai cooking class, we will enjoy the incredible feast we have prepared.

Our Thailand food tours include daily breakfast, seven lunches, and two dinners. Two of the included lunches and one dinner will be meals that you learn to prepare yourself during our multi-course Thai cooking classes. Our additional included meals allow you to enjoy the finest Thai cuisine in remarkable settings.

Here are some dishes that you might prepare during your Thailand cooking tour:

* Phad Thai – Thai fried noodles
A stir-fry comprising rice noodles, tofu, bean sprouts, egg and prawns. This taste sensation uses the combination of sweet, sour and salty flavors to enhance the superbly contrasting textures.

* Tom Kha Gai – Chicken soup in coconut milk
A coconut-based soup with a similar taste palate to tom yum soup, this version is sweeter due to the addition of coconut milk.

* Phat Kra Pow Moo Sab
A delicious and spicy dish of wok-fried ground pork or chicken with basil.

* Ka Nom Krok – Coconut pancakes
Sweet and savory coconut pancakes garnished with green scallions, corn and cilantro

Note: These menu items are subject to change

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Thailand Hotels

For our culinary tour, we have selected boutique Thailand hotels that blend the best of Thai style and hospitality to create a peaceful respite from your busy days. All of our accommodations offer en suite bathrooms and air conditioning in comfortable, stylish rooms.

Days 1-3:
In Bangkok we stay in a beautiful 5-star riverfront hotel. Located on the legendary “River of Kings”, you will enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Chao Phraya River in a warm, contemporary and relaxed environment. This hotel features salt water and fresh water swimming pools, a beautiful spa, and complimentary internet access in the common areas.

Days 4-5:
We’ll spend the next two nights of our Thai culinary tour at a delightful resort overlooking the Mae Kok River. An exquisitely relaxing place to wind down, the resort features a swimming pool, spa, herb and fruit gardens, as well as a restaurant and bar. There are 36 rooms, each with TV, air-conditioning and a balcony, and many with gardens as well, allowing you to enjoy both panoramic views of the river and valley, and the resort gardens.

Days 6-9:
In Chiang Mai we stay at a small boutique Thai hotel whose architectural style is inspired by traditional wooden homes found in Chiang Mai. Our hotel is located in a heritage zone that is home to the city’s greatest concentration of antique wooden buildings, yet is within walking distance of the commercial center of Chiang Mai and the famous Night Bazaar. With just 30 beautiful Thai-style rooms, the hotel offers a restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, spa and fitness room. All rooms have an in-room safe, hair dryer and flat-screen TV.

Note: All Thailand hotel accommodations are subject to availability and may be changed as needed.

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Thailand Travel Information from Access Culinary Trips

Arrival & Departure Information

Arrival Airport
You should arrive at Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport (airport abbreviation: BKK). Bangkok is a major international hub that is serviced by most major airlines. Among others, the following airlines fly into Bangkok: United Airlines, Air Canada, Thai Airways, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Japan Airlines, and QANTAS.

We will be waiting for you with a sign saying ‘Access Culinary Trips’ as you exit customs at Bangkok’s airport. If you would like to be picked up from or dropped off to somewhere other than the airport, or on a different day, please contact us to discuss.

Departure Airport
You will depart from Chiang Mai International Airport (airport abbreviation: CNX). We intentionally end the tour in Chiang Mai to allow you the flexibility to travel onward in Thailand or to return to Bangkok to connect with your international airline.

Pick-up & Drop-off information
We provide complimentary group airport pick-ups and drop-offs on the first and last day of the tour. We will not know the exact times until we have received the final flight information from all guests. We will notify you in advance should there be a wait time longer than one hour from your flight’s scheduled time. In this case, you may choose to wait for the included group transfer or we can arrange in advance of your trip a private car and driver for an additional cost.

Flights

  • We do not book international flights to or from Thailand for our clients. If you would like assistance with purchasing your flights, please let us know and we will forward your contact information and trip details to our travel agent partner.

  • Internal airfare from Bangkok to Chiang Rai on Day 4 is included in the trip price.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR THAILAND

Travel Insurance
Travel medical insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage, is compulsory for all our trips. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). Please do not attend any of our trips without purchasing appropriate insurance coverage and providing the details to Access Culinary Trips.

Please note: proof of insurance is due within 14 days of booking, and delay in receipt may result in late documentation charges.

We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Additional details are on our website here.

Passports & Visas
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity). Citizens of some countries will also require a visa. To learn more about visa and entry requirements for Thailand, please check out the US Department of State’s website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Thailand.html

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation.

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THAILAND

Emergency Contact
If your friends or family need to contact Access Culinary Trips due to an emergency while you are on the tour, please have them refer to the pre-departure email that is sent out three weeks prior to departure, which will have specific contact information relevant to your trip. If you need to contact Access Culinary Trips while traveling, please also refer to the emergency contact information in the pre-departure email.

Health Requirements
Guests with preexisting medical conditions are required to disclose this information prior to traveling with Access Culinary Trips, and all guests with preexisting conditions are required to provide a note from a doctor clearing them for travel to South Africa. The US Department of State recommends that travelers with medical prescriptions consider bringing small additional amounts of prescribed medicines as well as a copy of the prescription and a letter from the prescribing physician explaining the need for prescription.

We strongly recommend that all of our guests visit a travel doctor before embarking on international travel. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you receive any necessary vaccinations before traveling on your trip with us. If there is a chance that you may be pregnant during your trip, please discuss your travel plans with your doctor.

Please carefully review the health information section of the following webpage for up-to-date health information, including information on the quality of medical care, the availability of medications and the necessity for vaccinations in the destination country and the latest updates on the Zika virus: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/thailand

Fitness Requirements
Our trips are open to anyone who wants to explore our exotic destinations through cuisine. We do engage in multiple walking tours, some of which last several hours. This tour also includes scenic drives that last for a few hours.

Safety & Security
To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewelry and that you keep valuable items (including cell phones) safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals.

For more information on safety and security in Thailand, please review the safety and security section of the following webpage: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Thailand.html

Note: As a rule, do not drink tap water or use ice in Thailand, even in hotels. We strongly recommend drinking bottled water. We also strongly recommend avoiding eating unpeeled fruits and vegetables.

Age
Children ages 12 and up are welcome on group trips. Children under 12 are welcome on private tours. Please contact us with any questions.

CURRENCY, BANKING & SPENDING MONEY IN THAILAND

The national currency is the Thai Baht (THB). There are exchange bureaus in airports, certain hotels and most banks. Counters require your passport for the transaction. For the latest currency exchange information please go to: https://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter

ATMs are available in all cities and major towns.

It is recommended to notify your bank or card issuer that you intend to travel abroad so that no block will be put on the usage of your credit or ATM cards.

Spending Money
Meals: All breakfasts, seven lunches and two dinners are included in the price. Please plan to bring at least US $5-$10 per lunch and US $10-$20 per dinner for those meals that are not included, as well as money for snacks and drinks.

Tipping: Tipping is not compulsory but it is greatly appreciated throughout Southeast Asia, especially in the service industry. For reference, we have provided a general guideline below.

  • Tour Guide/Drivers: If you are pleased with the services provided by your tour guide and driver, then a tip for their hard work will be very much appreciated. In general, we recommend around US $10 -15 per day, per traveler for guides and US $5-7 per day, per traveler for drivers if less than 4 people in a group. We recommend around US $5-10 per day, per traveler for guides and US $3-5 per day, per traveler for drivers if there are 5 people or more.

  • Hotel & Restaurant Staff: We recommend 5-10% of the total bill in restaurants. Where you stay a couple of days in the same hotel, a tip to the maid service of $2-3 per day is appreciated. For porters, US $2-3 per use is customary.

  • Boat Cruise: When you travel on a local basic boat such as on the Chao Praya River, a suggested tip from US$5-10 per boat is appreciated.

Other Expenses: You should also plan to take spending money for incidentals such as internet cafes, souvenir shopping and nightlife.

THAI CULTURE

Thailand is a conservative country. Out of respect for the culture we are visiting, please note:

The king and royal family are revered by most Thai people. You should be respectful whenever mentioning the royal family.

Dress conservatively when visiting temples- women particularly should wear long skirts or pants, have their shoulders and knees covered.

Many temples state as you enter that photography is not allowed. Even if there is no sign, please be respectful and consider whether it is appropriate to be taking flash photography of a place of worship – especially if monks are present.

Remove your shoes when entering temples and do not sit with your feet towards the Buddha – sit either cross-legged, or with your feet tucked behind you.

Women should take care not to touch a monk.

Avoid patting children on the head.

Language: Most people speak Thai or a regional dialect.

CLIMATE IN THAILAND

Our Thai culinary tours take us to a variety of Thai cities and villages, including Bangkok in the South Central region, Chiang Mai in the North Central region, and Ban Thaton in the mountains of the Northwest near the Burmese border. All of the locations we visit have warm to hot weather most of the year, with the following variations:

Cool Season
November through February – much of Central and Northern Thailand has moderate weather at this time. Expect warm days with cool nights and little or no rain. Mountainous areas may be cold at night.

Hot Season
March through June – This time of year is hot and dry. April is usually the hottest month.

Wet Season
July through October – this time of year you can expect regular rain periods, mostly in regular short bursts, with the occasional very heavy showers. Many people do travel to Thailand during the rainy season, but be aware that there can occasionally be significant rain.

Island Climates
Our Thai culinary tours do not include any of the islands. However, if you wish to add an island visit to the end of your Thailand tour, you may want to consider the different monsoon patterns that may affect your visit. Typhoons, or major rain storms, occasionally hit the island areas as well, and the typhoon season varies depending on which islands you are visiting.

Please check specific weather for your dates before you travel. You may consider a website such as Weather.com.

ELECTRICITY & INTERNET IN THAILAND

Thailand uses 220V, 50Hz and generally uses flat, two prong plugs.

There is complimentary wi-fi access in the common areas of all the hotels.

Most US cell phones will not work in Thailand, unless you have a specific international plan. Contact your cellular provider to see what options you have in terms of international calling plans.

WHAT TO TAKE TO THAILAND

We strongly recommend using TSA approved luggage locks on your bags and to hand carry valuables on the plane.

We recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There may not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.

We suggest that you bring the following items:

Clothing & Equipment

  • Warm-weather casual clothes

  • Sandals with straps and sturdy walking shoes

  • A pullover and a pair of trousers because it can get cool in the evenings in the mountains

  • Toiletries

  • Sunscreen / sunglasses / hat

  • Dramamine or similar tablets for motion sickness (some roads are very windy and there is a boat ride in Bangkok)

  • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm, aspirin, band aids, a cream for sore muscles (e.g. deep heat), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, extra prescription drugs you may be taking

Travel Documents 

  • Passport (with photocopies)

  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)

  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)

  • Credit and/or debit card and/or travelers cheques and/or cash. You should always advise your bank that you are traveling to Thailand.

  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

  • This document, printed

RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Click here to check out our recommended reading before your tour!

FINAL NOTES ON YOUR TRIP TO THAILAND

This is a tool meant to help you decide what you should bring on your upcoming trip. It is by no means comprehensive. While we do our best to be as thorough as possible, we cannot foresee every possible condition. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The information contained in this document is provided in good faith. Due to the nature of travel, details in this document may change. You should thus use the above information as an indication only and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Access Culinary Trips.