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4 Days Wellness and Cooking Holidays in Thailand

  • 36 Moo 2 Tambol Khuan Phak, Phrao 50180, Tailandia

Authentic Wellness and Cooking Holidays Thailand

This is a luxurious home-stay experience combined with culinary holidays, focusing on traditional Thai cuisine. You will spend this vacation in a small valley surrounded by mountains, in the serene village of Phrao. Enjoy the various activities such as villager tour, cycling, cooking, herbal steam baths and massages. This journey has been refined over time to offer a perfect balance of discovery, relaxation, and reflection along with meticulous attention to detail, comfort, and service. Experience local life the way it really is - not a reproduction of it, but an ecologically and environmentally sensitive journey!

Highlights

  • 4 cooking classes
  • Delicious local food and drinks
  • Visit to a local village community
  • Visit to a local Buddhist temple and meditation practice
  • Visit to a local market by bicycle
  • Thai herbal massage class
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Built in traditional Thai style, KhumLanna has 9 en-suite well furnished guest rooms and 1 family room. The property, which has an atmosphere of a Thai country home, lies near a creek with views over the mountains. Khum Lanna offers comfortable king-size or twin-bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms (where applicable) and electric fans (not air-conditioned).

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Khum Lanna about 10:00, you will be greeted with refreshing herbal juice. After checking into your room, you will relax at your leisure until your first cooking class begins. At lunch, you will learn how to cook kao soy gai or chicken curry noodles, which is one of the signature dished in northern Thailand.

The cooking menu also includes herbal tea, grilled pork with herbs, pad caprow: saut spicy chicken and basil, traditional Thai fried rice. In the late afternoon, you will visit a local community that is skillful at weaving cotton and silk to make sarong, scarves, and shawls. After that, you will learn about different kinds of herbs used to make natural medicine at an herbal medicine house. The tour ends at a mushroom farm.

Day 2

In the early morning, you will visit a local market by bicycle and will see how the local people live. As you ride a bicycle back to KhumLanna, you will enjoy a view of the morning mist as you pass beautiful evergreen mountains and rice paddies. You will have breakfast at Khum Lanna. After that, an herbal massage class begins. You will learn about the healing benefits of various kinds of herbs in traditional Thai massage. The therapist will teach you how to make an herbal compress which is made out of 8 types of herbs such as ginger, zingier, lemongrass, plantain, tamarind leaves, soap pod, camphor, and green tangerine. The compress will be heated and applied to your body during the massage.

Today's first cooking class will consist of spring rolls, Thai grilled chicken, som tum (green papaya salad), larb (Thai minced meat salad), pad (Thai fried noodle), and Thai ice tea. In the afternoon, you have a choice of taking a foot massage or a herbal steam bath with herbal compress massage. Your next cooking class starts in the late afternoon. The menu is a combination of curry, soup and stir-fry dishes: Thai fish curry souffle, chicken or pork paneng, Thai coconut chicken soup (tom kha kai), chicken and cashew nut stir-fry, saut mushrooms. Portions of the dishes you make today will be set aside for you to offer to the Buddhist monks the next morning during the alms-giving ceremony.

Day 3

We will start activities early in the morning with a visit to Wat Pa Archan Mun Temple, a local Buddhist temple known for teaching meditation (your breakfast will be served there). After giving alms to the monks, you will learn about meditation practice. Lunch at Khum Lanna (lunch will be prepared for you). After that, you will spend the afternoon at leisure until the cooking class begins.

The last cooking class will feature classic Thai recipes: stuffed cucumber soup, fried fish with crispy Thai herbs, green chicken curry, grilled meat salad, and Thai omelet with vegetables. The class ends with feasting on the food you've prepared while relaxing around the table in an open air dining area.

Day 4

After breakfast, you are free to relax at your leisure or enjoy the morning by riding a bicycle to a nearby village or taking an herbal steam bath. The check-out time is about noon.

  • Visit to a local community
  • Visit to a local market by bicycle
  • Visit to Wat Pa Archan Mun Temple, a local Buddhist temple

Rich in history with beautiful mountainous landscapes and friendly people, northern Thailand is a fascinating region of Thailand. Known as the capital of the northern region, Chiang Mai is a gateway where travelers can explore Thailand's aged culture and revel in the lush mountainous terrain that this region has to offer. Your culinary and wellness journey begins in the small charming town of Phrao, about 92 kilometers north of Chiang Mai city. Situated in a peaceful valley surrounded by rice fields and evergreen mountains, Khum Lanna offers you the opportunity to experience true village life.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Massage
General
  • Dining area
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Herbal steam bath
  • Herbal steam bath
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • Cycle along a rice field
  • De-stress during Thai massage and meditation
  • Enjoy your free time on a cozy terrace of the house
  • Explore the scenic countryside
  • Rejuvenate yourself in a herbal steam bath

During your stay, you can enjoy herbal steam bath.

  • 3 nights accommodation in comfortable king-size or twin-bedded rooms en-suite bathrooms (where applicable), electric fans (not air-conditioned)
  • 4 cooking classes
  • All meals and drinks as specified in the programs
  • All tours and activities as mentioned in the itinerary

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). There are regular flights from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Malaysia to Chiang Mai. You can connect to Chiang Mai through Bangkok where there are a lot of daily flights by Thai Airways, Nok Air, Air Asia, Bangkok Airways, and other budget airlines.

Testimonials

  • Review by Martina and Nena

    "We are writing to tell you about our wonderful experience and our great guide, Luke, for the 4-day hiking tour through the mountain villages north Chiang Mai. We learned a lot about the different cultures and he told us a lot of the people they are living in the Mountain. At the Lanna Lodge, we had a cooking course, it was amazing to learn about the herbs, the vegetables, the fruits and how to cook these. At the last day in the early morning we had a biking tour to the sunrise, we find no description of how beautiful it was. We travel a lot and I was the 5th time in Thailand. But this holiday was one of our best trip that we ever had. And we are sure, we are going to come back next year!"

    "Our guide, Luke, has been such a perfect guy with us from the beginning to the end; he took very good care of us (plus he has a lot of humor and is a wonderful cook)! We want to thank Luke again and we wish him a healthy and successful future. We will recommend this tour agency to all of our friends. We felt total comfortable and enjoyed a relaxing and exciting vacation. Thank again for this wonderful trip!"

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  • Review by David Storto

    "When visiting Thailand, I enjoyed the spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets, and warm blue sea. This fun June Bathra cruise provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, breath-taking views of numerous secluded islands, sunny and hot weather, and superb hospitality. The June Bathra cruise was the most unforgettable part of my trip to Thailand! There was a great variety of food. The people on the boat were very friendly, and the boat was comfortable and clean. I recommend it to everyone who wants to explore Thailands ocean paradise and enjoy a relaxing voyage on a beautiful boat."

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  • Review by Melissa Shaw
    10 out of 10

    "I am back in Bangkok after an amazing adventure with the crew of Suwan Macha; I wish I was still sailing the Adaman Sea with them now! The crew of Suwan Macha was amazing; ever present, always smiling, and helpful - but not too much, the perfect blend of warm hospitality with a relaxed feeling (what you expect on a relaxing sailing trip). Special mention must go to the captain who was so at ease with the mighty vessel and knowledgeable on his backyard. Our guide, Khun Bus, was also very kind, patient, and knowledgeable on the sights. The rest of the crew from cook to 2 deck hands was also very friendly, kind, and caring of our well-being and overall experience. The sights and destinations we visited were very interesting and the crew had perfect timing to visit popular spots like James Bond Island, Monkey Beach and the beach to avoid the crowds so we could experience them in peace. Well done!"

    February 2015. Asian Oasis website, edited

  • Review by Wendy Beard
    10 out of 10

    "This was the best day out that we had in Thailand. The crew was friendly and professional; the lunch was very tasty and plentiful. The crew constantly came around with cold face towels, drinks, and snacks (fruit, nuts, soft drinks, tea, and coffee). The authentic Thai boat was gorgeous, clean, organized, and well maintained, with lounging cushions everywhere. Shade was also in abundance. I have no hesitation in recommending this boat trip."

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