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.
Discover a world of Thai food beyond the obvious (albeit delicious) dishes of Pad Thai and Thai Green curry – from ‘boat noodles’ in Ayutthaya to khao soi in Chiang Mai.
Whip up northern Thai khantohk specialties with Aoi outside of Chiang Mai, and live Thai life from a local's perspective with a stay in her home
Experience the eye-opening and surprising world of Thai food markets, filled with unpredictable tastes and found in unexpected places – floating on a river or set up on a railway track!
Get ready for a hands-on masterclass in Central Thai cuisine in Kanchanaburi, browsing the market to pick fresh produce before feasting on your creations
This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of Thailand's cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
This trip includes an overnight train between Ayuthaya and Chiang Mai. Accommodation is simple but comfortable – soft sleeper class multishare compartments with air-conditioning and bunk beds, with sheets and a pillow provided. Overnight trains are a real Intrepid experience and one of the best ways to come face-to-face with the country and its people.
There is a night at a homestay on this trip, a wonderful opportunity to witness everyday Thai life. Facilities can be basic and multishare, with fold-out mattresses on the floor and shared bathrooms. The rewards of such an authentic local experience are immeasurable.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
The price of the Single Supplement doesn't include the following nights where single rooms may not be available.
Day 4: Homestay
Day 6: Overnight train
Our Thailand Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.95 out of 5 based on 39 reviews in the last year.
Be prepared to eat. Like, A LOT. Our guide, Soon, was so amazing and passionate about her country! This trip was so much fun and I'm so thankful that we were immersed in the Thai culture.
Review submitted 15 Aug 2017
Food is one of Thailand's passions and centers of its culture. This trip will take you over, under, and through the variety of flavors that make up it's food culture with visits to huge markets, superb cooking classes, and what seems like an endless stream of food for you to try just walking around or sitting down to eat. Be open to trying anything, you'll appreciate it. And this is not only a food tour, you'll come away smiling from visits to Buddhist temples and interactions with monks in between meals--very peaceful!
Review submitted 14 Aug 2017