If you’ve always dreamt of experiencing South East Asian cuisine first hand, Thailand is the best place to begin. It’s culture and history go back centuries, as do it’s culinary traditions and secrets.

  • Join us in discovering the vast mix this region has to offer – from rural, traditional recipes originating in the untouched north of the country, to modern, fusion dishes in the crazy metropolitan that is Bangkok. You won’t regret it, we guarantee.

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. The Thailand culinary tour begins with a welcome meeting at 5 pm. We will start the evening jumping in a tuk tuk for a moveable feast. The first stop is for pork satay from a place that's been serving it up for more than 40 years. Next, take a short walk to dine at a restaurant that’s a favorite of the royal family. Finish up with a popular Thai dessert of toast topped with cream.

Head to the Mae Gong Railway Market for a breakfast of khnom krok. Prepare for stalls to be quickly pulled to one side when the train quite literally passes through the center of the market. Continue by minivan to swap tracks for water at the Tha Kha Floating Markets. Travel on to Kanchanaburi, stopping at Nakorn Pathom to witness the tallest stupa in the world. By midafternoon, arrive in Kanchanaburi, famed as the location of the Bridge on the River Kwai. Relax at one of the floating restaurants along the river, watching the river traffic pass by.

Get ready for a hands-on masterclass in Central Thai cuisine. Start at the markets to collect ingredients for the day's menu, then whip up some classic dishes including wing beans, banana flower cake, and jungle curry. Feast on your creations for lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free for your own exploration. Meet up for dinner at a restaurant specializing in E-saan flavors found in north-eastern Thailand.

Wake early and travel to Ayutthaya, the second capital of Siam. Stop past a street food stall for a demonstration and tasting of roti sai mai, a dish synonymous with the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. See the remains and reminders of Ayutthaya’s golden age with a guided tour of the picturesque ruins and temples spread across the town. This evening you’ll head north to Chiang Mai on an overnight train journey.

Arrive in Chiang Mai by mid-morning, the most vibrant city in northern Thailand, renowned for dazzling beauty and extremely welcoming locals, the ‘Rose of the North’ will leave you spellbound. Chances are, you won’t want to leave. Lunch today is khao soi, a delicious curry noodle dish that is synonymous with the region. The rest of the day is free for you to experience the spectacular temples, an enormous night market, a picturesque river-front, and fantastic shopping. Join your leader on a walk through the old city, hire a bicycle, or simply loosen those muscles with some traditional Thai massage.

Start your day early with a scenic drive in a songthaew. Visit Kad Ton Payom, a flea market well known for its northern Thai cuisine. Afterwards, offer alms to monks to ‘make merit’, then enjoy a traditional style Chiang Mai breakfast.

We'll make our way to Wat U-Mong, a 600-year-old temple famed for its large painted pagoda and underground tunnel. From there, we will pay a visit Wat Suan Dok temple, where you can mingle with monks and learn about their way of life and take some time out to learn basic meditation.

In the late afternoon you will have the opportunity to take part in a local cooking class where you will uncover the secrets of aromatic Thai cuisine.

Take a tasting tour through the stalls of the bustling Warorot Market, One of Chiang Mai’s largest markets and a thriving social hub. Later, meet Aoi, your gracious host for an incredible homestay experience in a small Thai village. Journey on to Aoi’s home and get ready to cook up a feast. Over the years, a khantohk dinner has become a traditional way to welcome guests. Eleven dishes are featured on this traditional Khantohk menu, so roll up your sleeves and spend a fun afternoon learning the ins and outs of this northern Thailand cuisine.

Wake up and enjoy a sumptuous northern Thai breakfast of fried rice, sweet sticky rice and egg custard. Say goodbye to your hosts and head back to Chiang Mai. The rest of the day is free.

Your cooking holiday in Thailand ends this morning. You are welcome to continue on exploring Thai flavors or perhaps make your way down south towards the islands for a couple of days at the beach. Sa-wat dee!