Eat your way around Bangkok on this short foodie adventure

Take a bite out of Bangkok on this culinary spree through the bustling city. Sample famous pork satay sticks, amble through traders selling pineapples, mangoes and hand-cut noodles at the morning market, and learn how to up your veggie patch game at a local farming co-op. This bite-sized break is the spicy, savoury, salty and sweet entree to the main event.


Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Country
Thailand
Style
Original
Theme
Food, Short Breaks
Code
TTZA
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 4

Why we love this trip

  • Uncover a different, less-visited side of Bangkok in the bamboozling streets and markets of Chinatown – go on an evening exploration of this tasty food bazaar, stacked with smoking cauldrons of stock and sizzling barbeques

  • Wake up with the smells, sounds and sights of Bangkok’s wet markets – taste typical Bangkok breakfast fare and sip on a traditional Thai-style coffee

  • Escape the bustle of the city to check out an urban co-op farming project, picking veggies with farmers for the freshest home-cooked lunch

Is this trip right for you?

  • With a duration of 2-3 days, Bite-size Breaks are the ideal add-on to a longer holiday – or a mini adventure of their own. Departures are frequent and usually guaranteed.

  • Bite-size Breaks are slightly different to our group tours, with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence in your free time. You’ll have a leader for included activities only, but there is always support if you need it – simply call the number in your arrival pack.

  • Activities and tours are on a join-in basis, which means other travellers may join you at these times. You may also have different guides throughout the tour, in order to give you the best experience of each activity.

  • There are no multi-share accommodation nights on this trip.

  • This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’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. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. 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!

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand. The bustling capital is famous for its tuk tuks, khlong boats, and street vendors serving up delicious Thai food. Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 4pm today. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. After meeting your guide, kick off this Bite-size Break with a ferry ride along the Chao Phraya River to Ratchawong Pier. Hop off and start a food crawl through one of the most dynamic dining destinations in the city – Yaowarat (aka Bangkok's Chinatown). With bright neon signs, a sea of red plastic chairs and precariously balanced street food stalls with smoking cauldrons of stock and sizzling barbeques, Bangkok's Chinatown comes into its own in the evening. Stop past an 80-year-old coffee shop for a traditional Thai-style coffee, then hop from stall to stall, tasting your way through classics such as pork satay, famous fried flat noodles and, of course, pad thai, probably the most famous of all Thai/Chinese fusion dishes. Cleanse your palate with a scoop or two of coconut ice cream, or try khao niew bing, a slightly sweet sticky rice dish, wrapped in banana leaves. Then wash it all down with a refreshing glass of ginseng tea or an icy cold Singha beer. At the end of your feast, stay and explore this vibrant world, or catch a tuk tuk back to the hotel.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - China Town Food Crawl
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2016:
Following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October 2016, a one-year mourning period has been declared in Thailand. In the first 30 days all government offices will fly the Thai flag at half-mast and there will likely be restrictions on the opening hours or selling of alcohol at entertainment venues including pubs and clubs. As this is an emotional time for Thailand and its people we ask that our travellers wear dark coloured clothing over the next 30 days (until 13 November 2016) as a mark of respect to the much-loved King.

Start today with a trip to the ‘wet’ market for typical Bangkok breakfast fare, including khao mun ghai (rice with chicken), khao moo daeng (rice with roast pork) and khanom bueang (Thai crispy pancakes). After breakfast, your leader will guide you around the market, introducing the core ingredients of Thai cuisine as you stroll past stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats and spices. Maybe stop to sample noodles, dumplings and sweets if you’re still peeling peckish. Next, hop in a taxi to visit a nearby farming cooperative, where produce is grown without the use of chemicals (approximately 30 minutes). The orchard is on the outskirts of Bangkok and operated by seven farming families according to organic principals. Learn about effective soil management and growing your own food, then pick vegetables from the orchard for a lunchtime cooking demonstration. After enjoying dishes such as fresh noodle rolls, watercress omelette and sweet ivy soup, say goodbye to your hosts and take a taxi back to the city. Your Bite-size Break finishes at approximately 3pm at the hotel. Please advise your booking agent if you wish to book additional accommodation. If you’re staying on in the city, maybe uncover the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, wander down the tourist mecca of Khao San Road, or indulge in some Thai massage.
Included Activities
  • Bangkok - Farm Visit and Cooking Demonstration
  • Bangkok - Market Breakfast
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Boat, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Bangkok - China Town Food Crawl
  • Bangkok - Farm Visit and Cooking Demonstration
  • Bangkok - Market Breakfast

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Important notes

TRIP CHANGES FOR 2016:
Following the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October 2016, a one-year mourning period has been declared in Thailand. In the first 30 days all government offices will fly the Thai flag at half-mast and there will likely be restrictions on the opening hours or selling of alcohol at entertainment venues including pubs and clubs. As this is an emotional time for Thailand and its people we ask that our travellers wear dark coloured clothing over the next 30 days (until 13 November 2016) as a mark of respect to the much-loved King.

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