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Taste of Thailand Culinary & Foodies Tour Package by Explorient

A Thailand Culinary & Foodies Tour – Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai

10 Days / 9 Nights – Tour Code (THC)

Land Only – Departs Daily

Tom Yum Kung, Thailand Epicurean Vacation


Besides being renowned for its unsurpassed charm, magnificent natural beauty and heart-warming hospitality, Thailand has forever known as a Foodies Paradise that draws millions of food lovers from the world over. Explorient is proud to present our food aficionados an opportunity to not only savour these tantalizing delights, but a chance to bring home Thailand’s best-kept culinary treasures. This is an extraordinary journey to Thailand’s most exquisite cities boasting a myriad of fantastic sights, luxury accommodations and sensational culinary lessons with Thailand’s top chefs.

Your introduction to Thailand and its fabulous cuisine begins with Bangkok, a vibrant international city with a tasteful blend of East and West, dazzling landmarks and boundless entertainment. Here, you will enjoy the Royal Kingdom’s revered treasures and get a crash course on Thai cooking. Next, journey north to the Golden Triangle, an ideal sanctuary for quiet relaxation and soul restoration. Perched on a hill overlooking the mystic hills of Myanmar and Laos, the award-winning Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is as enchanting as the region in which it is located. Explore the surrounding forest on an elephant, feel the breeze on board a riverboat expedition, rejuvenate in the tranquil settings at one of Asia’s finest spas, and refine your new-found art of Thai cooking in a setting that cultivates a new experience in holiday enchantment.

Your quest for great Thai cooking concludes with a magical encounter with Chiang Mai, a charming city with a beautiful cultural personality blessed with natural beauty. Your memorable experience includes visits to an elephant camp, one of the region’s primitive hilltribes, and yet another exciting culinary lesson at one of the region’s boutique cooking schools.

Special discounted airfares are available for this tour — contact us for details.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights deluxe accommodations per itinerary
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily; meals as specified per itinerary
  • Economy Class Bangkok / Chiang Rai — Chiang Mai /Bangkok Airfares per itinerary
  • Private Tour*: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides

BANGKOK (4 nights)

  • 4 nights at Shangri-La Bangkok
  • Half-day culinary lesson at the highly acclaimed Blue Elephant Thai Culinary School including market visit
  • Extensive sightseeing per itinerary including a “Foodies” Night tour visiting Bangkok’s hot night spots
  • Dinner Cruise on board Shangri-la’s Horizon Cruise

GOLDEN TRIANGLE (2 nights)

  • 2 nights “all-inclusive” package at The Anantara Golden Triangle
  • Half-day culinary lesson at Anantara’s Lanna Thai Cookery School*
  • Full board daily per Anantara’s “All Inclusive” Package
  • 90-minute┬áSpa session at the Anantara Spa
  • Private boat trip on the Mae Kok including a Hill Tribe Village Visit

CHIANG MAI (3 nights)

  • 3 nights in at Na Nirand Boutique Resort/Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
  • Full day culinary lesson at Pantawan Cooking School
  • Full day private Elephant Safari featuring Elephant Trekking and River Rafting

*Culinary lessons are conducted on join basis (non-private)

Cooking Lesson, Chiang Mai Culinary Vacation

Cooking School at the Anatara


Golden Triangle, Luxury Travel Thailand

Elephants of The Anatara Golden Triangle


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrive Bangkok
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Bangkok
Enjoy a morning city tour of Bangkok visiting the Royal Grand Palace to see Dusit Hall (Funeral Hall) and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) and Wat Trimit (Golden Buddha). Afternoon free at leisure. This evening, enjoy an enchanting dinner cruise along the River of Kings on board Shangri-la’s Horizon Cruise. (B,D)

Day 3 Bangkok
Enjoy a private morning tour of the infamous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where villagers transport their agricultural products by canals to the center of trading. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure to relax and explore Bangkok on your own. Later this evening, embark a night tour of the city’s foodie scene including Chinatown that boasts an enormous spread of street food ranging from tantalizing seafood to fresh fruits to mouth-watering snacks. Afterwards, visit the Flower market and the bustling Kah San Road. (B)

Day 4 Bangkok
This morning, enjoy a fantastic cooking lesson at the highly acclaimed Blue Elephant Cooking School. The session begins with a visit to the Bang Rak Morning market to gather the day’s freshest ingredients. With the help of your Blue Elephant Chef, enjoy a hands-on lesson to prepare your very own 4-course lunch. Return to your hotel and enjoy the balance of your afternoon at leisure. (B,L) ****Note: cooking lesson conducted on join basis with other participants.****

Day 5 Bangkok / Golden Triangle
Morning flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, embark on a fascinating boat trip along Mae Kok River visiting to a local hill tribe a brief elephant trek. Transfer to the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort. Lunch and dinner are served at the resort. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Golden Triangle
Enjoy a half-day culinary lesson at the resort’s Lanna Thai Cooking School. This afternoon, enjoy an indulgent 90-minute spa session at the resorts’ Anantata Spa. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Golden Triangle / Chiang Mai
After breakfast, depart by road for Chiang Mai, .visiting the impressive White Temple en-route. Check-in at Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. In the evening, take a foodies tour of Chiang Mai and sample some of the most tasty treats thecity has to offer. Our first stop is at the legendary Warorot market where you will have the opportunity to explore the market and take in some of the local flavors. Afterward, head to the outer environs of the city to sample the quintessential Northern Thailand dish Kao Soi. Enjoy a stroll of the night market before returning to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 Chiang Mai
A full day tour visiting Chiang Dao Elephant Camp to see the elephants at work with an elephant ride and bamboo river rafting, also visit ancient Chiang Dao shrine-cave; Visit a local orchid farm before returning to Chiang Mai in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 9 Chiang Mai
Today, enjoy a fun-filled cooking lesson at Pantawan Cooking School. (B,L) ****Includes private transfers. Cooking lesson on join basis with other participants****

Day 10. Depart Chiang Mai
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight onward. (B)

PRICE CHART

2017 Tour Price (Prices good thru December 19th, 2017)

Hotel

Twin Sharing
LS HS

As listed above

4,085

4,485

Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Low Season (LS) May – Oct.
  • High Season (HS) Jan – Mar; Nov – Dec
  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Price includes all entrance fees, hotel taxes and service charges, domestic air taxes
  • Holiday surcharges and blackout dates apply between Dec 20 – Jan 10. Contact us for details.
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages, gratuities to guides and drivers.
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

 



ACCOMMODATIONS

Bangkok - Shangri-La Hotel

Bangkok – Shangri-La Hotel

Chiang Rai - Anantara Golden Triangle Resort

Chiang Rai – Anantara Golden Triangle Resort

Na Nirand Boutique Resort

Chiang Mai – Na Nirand Boutique Resort

Chiang Mai Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

Chiang Mai Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Culinary lesson at the highly acclaimed Blue Elephant Thai Culinary School including market visit
  • Extensive sightseeing per itinerary including a “Foodies” Night tour visiting Bangkok’s hot night spots
  • Dinner Cruise on board Shangri-la’s Horizon Cruise
  • Culinary lesson at Anantara’s Lanna Thai Cookery School*
  • Full board daily per Anantara’s “All Inclusive” Package
  • 1.5 hour Spa session at the Anantara Spa
  • Private boat trip on the Mae Kok including a Hill Tribe Village Visit
  • Culinary lesson at Pantawan Cooking School
  • Private Elephant Safari featuring Elephant Trekking and River Rafting

Price Starting From: $4,025

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TESTIMONIALS

“Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip….Thailand really is a very special place and I feel fortunate to have visited there. The Peninsula is pretty amazing too. “

Robyn Beyer - Pennsylvania

March 2012 (Thailand & Hong Kong)