Bangkok and Beyond Food & Cooking Tour

How does exploring the full range Thai cuisine with a group of like minded food lovers and some local food experts sound?

A lot of people who travel in Thailand can be confused by the food; there is so much of it, it is so diverse, and it can be so alien. So we have put together our own food and cooking tour and dispel the darkness. We’ll explore the cuisines of all of Thailand’s different regions and learn to make some of your favorites so you can take a bit of Thailand with you wherever you go.

The trip is based solely around the food, and we have stuck to that and left some free time in the schedule that you can use to visit other attractions – or take your new knowledge of food to the street and explore the markets on your own. This makes the trip more affordable, and allows us to focus on what’s really important – tasting and cooking food! And since we decided to keep the trip in a limited range, there is a lot more time that would be spent in vans and coaches that can be spent enjoying Thai culture at a relaxed pace.

The trip is arranged for a group of adults only, which creates a great opportunity for fellow food lovers to get to know each other and to talk about the Thai food they are experiencing as well as the foods of their own countries. Of course you should feel free to talk about anything you’d like; there is more to life than food, tragically. But we are always happy to arrange a trip for a private group if it is large enough; if you want to organize a trip with your local food or travel club for instance. Contact us for availability.

Cooking Thai FoodYou might love this trip if you:

• love Thai food and want to eat your old favorites and learn about new and different local delicacies
• want to learn how to prepare Thai food from professional Thai cooks
• want an all inclusive package so you can focus on relaxing and enjoying your food
• would like to get a more up close and intimate view of Thai culture and day to day life

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You will spend 8 days with us and get an inside view of the local culture and cuisine of Thailand.

Contact us for availability.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival
We will pick you up from any place in Bangkok or the airport and check you in at the Indra Regent Hotel.

In the evening when everybody has arrived we will go to a very special restaurant for dinner and a welcome drink.

Day 2 – Sightseeing in Bangkok
This day we will visit the must sees of Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Po and do a canal tour with a licensed tour guide.

Lunch is local street food and dinner will be in a local restaurant near the hotel.

Day 3 – Bangkok Food Tour and Cooking Class
We will go by local transportation, skytrain and tuk tuk to our first appointment of the day which is a walking tour arranged by Bangkok Food Tour where you will sample different food and see some lesser known temples.

Then it is off to the first half day cooking lesson with Somphong Cooking School.

Day 4 – Amphawa
Morning is free. After that we head out of the city and stop by a local fruit farm for snacks and lunch before heading to the floating market at Amphawa.

After a boat tour and dinner at the floating market the evening is free after checking in at the Panalee Resort.

Day 5 – Cha Am
On our way to Cha Am we will stop by the strange Maeklong Railway market for snacks and lunch.
Then it is off to the seaside town of Cha Am where we will stay at Lucky Place Cha Am.

In the evening we will have our own BBQ dinner.

Day 6 – Hua Hin Cooking Class and Night Market
In the morning we take a 20 minute trip down to Hua Hin for a full day cooking class which starts with a trip to the local market to buy your own ingredients.

After spending the afternoon at the beach or doing some local sightseeing we eat dinner and browse around the famous night market.

Day 7 – Back to Bangkok
After check out we will stop by the Maruekatayawan Palace. After that we go back to Bangkok. On the way we will eat lunch and sample local Thai dinner desserts.

In the evening we will board the Chao Phraya Princess for our memorable goodbye dinner.

Day 8 – Departure
We will have drivers standing by all day to take you anywhere inside Bangkok or the airport.

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Terms

Note! This is only a summary of terms and conditions. Download our brochure to read full Terms & Condition.

Confirmation & Payment
A non refundable deposit payment of 5,000 Baht per person is payable upon booking. Deposit payments may be made either via MasterCard, VISA, PayPal or by bank transfer in Thai Baht. Final payment of the remaining 50% must be paid no later than 60 days before the scheduled tour.

Cancellation by Traveller
If you cancel some or all portions of your booking cancellation fees will apply. To cancel a reservation a written notice by e-mail is required more than 60 days before the scheduled tour. The money deposited will be refunded to you minus 5,000 Baht.

If the reservation is cancelled less than 60 days but more than 45 days before the tour we will refund 50% of the total.

If the reservation is cancelled less than 45 days but more than 30 days before the tour we will refund 25% of the total.

If the reservation is cancelled less than 30 days or in case of not showing up for scheduled tour no money will be refunded.

Cancellation by Bangkok Beyond
If less than 6 people have signed up 60 days before the start of the trip it will be cancelled and all your money refunded. In the case of Bangkok Beyond cancelling your trip due to outside forces such as civil disturbance, act of God, or similar occurrence, we will refund, minimally, 50% of your trip.

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Inclusions

Included in the price of this tour:

  • Airport pickup & drop off
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • All admission fees
  • English speaking drivers
  • Tour guide
  • Sightseeing
  • Cooking Classes

Exclusions:

  • Optional tours
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc
  • Other tours & meals than mentioned in the program

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Price

Total price for this tour is 37.750 Baht per person.
This rate is based on 2 people sharing a double room.

For a single room there is an extra charge of 6.000 Baht.

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Hotels

These are the hotels we will be staying in:

Indra Regent Hotel (4 nights)
This hotel is located in the best shopping district in Bangkok, Pratunam.

Ruan Panalee Resort (1 night)
This cosy little resort is located near the Amphawa Floating Market, right on the Maeklong River.

Lucky Place Cha Am (2 nights)

This special hotel consists of 4 thai style houses. It is located 100 meters from the beach in Cha Am.

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