Real Food Adventure - Thailand Itinerary

This trip to Thailand is full of adventure, fun and flavor. 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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    • 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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Ayutthaya view

street food in bangkok

death railway in kanchanaburi

happy elephants in chiang mai

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 colorful 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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

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.
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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.
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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.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

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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