Sweet, sour, salty and spicy: these are the four cornerstone flavors of Thai cuisine. On this 11-day, sumptuous tour, you’ll sample the best of Thailand’s culture and cuisine from region to region. Starting in Bangkok, you’ll tour the iconic sites of old Siam and dine at restaurants where expert chefs keep discerning locals happy. Then, a whirlwind tour that ranges from the verdant valleys of Khao Yai to the misty northern reaches of the Golden Triangle follows.
Explore the famed temples of Ayutthaya and stop by the Muslim Quarter to try a candy floss roti on the way. Feeling adventurous? Just wait until we arrive in Phitsanulok, where you can try an insect or two at a local market. At GranMonte Vineyard, you’ll get a taste for the finer things when a local wine master takes you on a private tour, followed by an indulgent dinner paired with wine and remarkable views. Things will get hands-on in Khon Kaen, one of the four major cities of northeastern Thailand, in an Isaan-style cooking class. But no culinary tour of Thailand would be complete without a cooking class and a street food tour of Chiang Mai, the ancient seat of the Lanna people.
Before you finish this comprehensive Thai food tour, you’ll find that you’ve sampled all the iconic dishes of Thailand and learned how to cook a good many of them yourself!