Real Food Adventure - Thailand Overview

This trip to Thailand is full of adventure, fun and flavour. Eat in popular Bangkok restaurants, explore bustling markets for the freshest dishes and see all the sights of Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

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      USD $985
      CAD $995
      AUD $995
      EUR €685
      GBP £575
      NZD $1,110
      ZAR R9,960
      CHF FR830
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Take a culinary journey through Bangkok and Chiang Mai

An adventure in flavour, experience the fresh aromas and heavenly spices that make Thai food a worldwide phenomenon. Explore bustling markets spread out over land and water, and taste exotic fruits and aromatic dishes whipped up in front of your eyes. Learn the trick behind making palm sugar, experience the thrill of a passing train in the Mae Glong railway market, slurp noodles alongside the locals in Bangkok, whip up a jungle curry in Kanchanaburi, enjoy home cooking with a family in Chiang Mai, sit down to a Khantohk feast and tour all the must-see sights of Thailand in one incredible culinary journey through one of South-East Asia’s most seductive food cultures.

  • Restaurant hop on the streets of Bangkok
  • Drift among the stalls at the Tha Kha Floating Markets
  • Whip up a jungle curry in Kanchanaburi cooking class
  • Slurp up a bowl of Ayutthaya's famed boat noodles
  • Cook up a Khantohk feast during a remarkable Chiang Mai homestay
  • Perhaps climb up Doi Suthep to enjoy the views over Chiang Mai

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hotel (2 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Overnight sleeper train, Songthaew, Tuk-Tuk, Van
  • Included activities:

    Ayutthaya - Roti Sai Mai Demonstration, Ayutthaya - Temple Ruins Guided Tour, Bangkok - Chinatown Food Crawl, Bangkok - Palm Sugar Demonstration, Bangkok - Tha Kha floating Market Visit & Paddle Boat Ride, Kanchanaburi - Market Tour and Central Thai Cooking Class

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    177kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $985
    CAD $995
    AUD $995
    EUR €685
    GBP £575
    NZD $1,110
    ZAR R9,960
    CHF FR830
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $123
    CAD $124
    AUD $124
    EUR €85
    GBP £71
    NZD $138
    ZAR R1,245
    CHF FR103
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Real Food Adventure - Thailand Summary

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Day 1 Bangkok

Arrive in bustling Bangkok. Meet your new eating buddies at a group meeting before enjoying dinner in Chinatown.

Days 2-3 Kanchanaburi

Head to the Mae Glong Railway Market for a breakfast of khnom krok (rice pudding) and prepare for stalls quickly being pulled to one side when the train quite literally passes through the centre of the market. Then swap tracks for water at the Tha Kha Floating Markets. Wind through canals filled with sellers hawking their colourful fruits and wares before visiting a palm sugar factory. Travel on to Kanchanaburi, where you can choose to visit the Bridge On the River Kwai and the World War II Museum on a rickshaw tour. Tonight we dine at the night market, which is sure to get tastebuds singing.

Day 4 Ayutthaya

After arriving in Ayutthaya, witness roti sai mai being made – it’s like a candy floss filled crepe but even more delicious. Then visit Ayutthaya’s famed boat noodles restaurant for a sublime Thai noodle experience. Discover the city’s historic temples in the afternoon and stock up on snacks at the night markets for tonight’s overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Day 5 Chiang Mai

After freshening up at the hotel, explore Warorot Markets for tasty goodies, including sai ua (north Thai sausages) spicy noodles or, for the adventurous, bamboo worms. Head to a local khao soi restaurant for lunch and tuck into a hearty bowl of this soupy, noodley goodness. Perhaps visit Doi Suthep, a gold-gilded Buddhist temple that has incredible views, before winding back down to the city streets and getting ready for another evening of feasting Thailand style.

Day 6 Homestay

Wake early to offer alms to local monks before a breakfast of traditional congee. Meet Aoi, our gracious homestay host, and tour the food markets, buying ingredients for this afternoon’s cooking class. See noodles being made, and tuck into a bowl yourself for lunch, then travel to a mushroom farm to go mushroom picking. Journey on to Aoi’s home and get ready to cook up a feast – quite literally! Eleven dishes are featured on this traditional Khantohk menu, so roll up the sleeves and spend a fun afternoon learning the ins and outs of this northern Thailand cuisine. Cut, chop and sizzle the day away, then tuck into dishes like northern style laab (spicy pork salad) and gai tod (fried chicken) while listening to local musicians sing through dinner.

Days 7-8 Chiang Mai

Wake up and enjoy a sumptuous northern Thai breakfast of fried rice, sweet sticky rice and egg custard. Farewell your hosts then head back to Chiang Mai for some final shopping, eating and perhaps another massage. Enjoy your last dinner with new friends overlooking the picturesque Mae Ping River.
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    • TTZF
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $985
      CAD $995
      AUD $995
      EUR €685
      GBP £575
      NZD $1,110
      ZAR R9,960
      CHF FR830
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Food
    • Original
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