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9 Days Cooking Holidays in Thailand

9 Days Cooking Holidays in Thailand

  • Bangkok - Pattaya

Bangkok Culinary Vacations

Experience first-hand why Bangkok is often referred to as the food capital of the world. Taste the many food options that Bangkok has to offer, while enjoying some of its famous landmarks and neighboring cities and relaxing in the beautiful beach town of Pattaya. Not only will your every need be accommodated, but this holiday will also excite your senses one moment, and relax your spirit the next. So, come, enjoy, and experience a tasty Thai food tour today!

Highlights

  • Hands-on Thai cooking class
  • Visit the rural Maekong Station market
  • Visit the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Grand Pearl lunch cruise along the Chao Phraya riverbanks
  • Sail across sparkling aqua-blue water to the Coral Island
  • Sample delicious street food at Yao Wa Rat street
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During this holiday, you will be staying in 4-star hotels. In Bangkok, you will be staying in the Avani Atrium Bangkok. The amenities of this hotel include internet access, computer in room, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, shops in the hotel, and 24-hour front desk. Once in Pattaya, you will stay in the Centara Pattaya Hotel. The amenities of this hotel include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar, 24-hour front desk service, bathtub, and hairdryer.

Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand

Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be transferred to your hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be yours to enjoy.

Day 2: Bangkok

This morning, you will be driven to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. The tour includes visits to the rural Maekong Station market and to Nakorn Pathom, which has Phra Pathom Chedi, the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. Lunch will be served at the picturesque Sampran Riverside. Afterwards, you will attend the Thai Village show, which gives you an introduction into Thai life. You will enjoy and witness Thai life, monkshood, fingernail dance, thai boxing, hill tribe dance, sword fighting, elephants at work, and folk dancing.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

This tour by Grand Pearl Cruise introduces you to Ayutthaya’s rich historical and architectural heritage, starting at Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and temple ruins of the 14th and 16th centuries. You will then embark on the luxurious Grand Pearl Cruise for the return journey to Bangkok. A superb lunch buffet and fascinating scenery along the Chao Phraya riverbanks complete the memorable experience. In the evening, you will take a stroll through the Bang Rak district, as you are introduced to Thai dishes and drinks at food stalls, local eateries, a wet market, and more. Taste authentic flavors and savory bites; up to fifteen distinct tastings, all handpicked by a knowledgeable guide.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Bangkok

There is no better way to learn Thai cooking, once you are in Thailand, than taking a Thai cooking class taught by qualified Thai personnel. This is an ideal homestyle learning environment that is different from most of the hotels and restaurants in Thailand. This is a real hands-on experience. You will be amazed with what you can cook. In the evening, the tour operator will meet you at the MRT Hua Lam Pong station (Exit 1, on street side). You will have to get there on your own. Then, your guide will lead you on a walk through Yao Wa Rat street, the heaven of street food for people of Bangkok, in Chinatown Bangkok area.

Before that, you will stop at some of the main attractions in Chinatown. There are lots of history about Thai-Chinese relation. You will stop at some of the main attractions in Yao Wa Rat road, such as Wat Trimitr (Golden Buddha Temple), Chinatown Gate, and the Chinese temple. After the attraction spots, you will go to the street food trails. You will have Thai-Chinese style foods, such as Bangkokian picked dishes. Every portion will be shared within 2 people. That should be great for you because you will try around 4 dishes of tasty foods, such as Fish Maw soup, rice noodle with roasted pork, and Pad Thai. For desserts, you will try Thai style bread toast with secret topping. They will also be serving you with some coffee and tea. The most recommend drink is Thai ice tea.

After dinner, you will take a tuk-tuk taking somewhere in Chinatown area, where you can get a stunning river view of Bangkok. Here, you can enjoy some drinks, such as soft drinks, fruit juice, or beer. Your tour will end at MRT Hua Lampong station and you will need to find your own way back to your hotel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Bangkok - Pattaya

This morning, you will drive to Pattaya, where the rest of your day will be free for leisure and to enjoy the beach or explore on your own pace.

Meal plan: Breakfast.

Day 6: Pattaya - Coral Island - Pattaya

Sail across the sparkling aqua-blue water of the Gulf of Thailand to the Coral Island (Koh Lan). Here, under the brilliant tropical sun, you can relax, swim, or snorkel, or simply bronze yourself on the island's golden beaches. After a delicious lunch, you will be free to swim or enjoy the various water sports available at your own leisure and expense. Return to Pattaya in the late afternoon.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 7: Pattaya

Enjoy a fun-filled adventure, lasting 4 hours and 30 minutes, where you will ride an elephant, join a jungle trek, and relax on a rafting tour. You will be picked up from your hotel and join in the fun of a 1-hour elephant trek followed by a 30-minute rural jungle walk. Catch your breath before enjoying a relaxing and tranquil 30-minute lake rafting and an exciting ox-cart ride. Enjoy lunch or dinner, before you return to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for leisure, to explore on your own, and find your own hole in the wall restaurant. You can also ask the guide for suggestions.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch.

Day 8: Pattaya - Bangkok

Today, you will transfer back to Bangkok and check into your hotel. This afternoon, you will visit Wat Trimitr, with its invaluable Golden Buddha made with 5 and a half tons of solid gold; Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok with its colossal Reclining Buddha; and the Chedis of the Kings. The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. It used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Here, you will see palaces, which were used for different occasions, such as the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 9: Bangkok

Today, you will be transferred back to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) for your flight back home.

Meal plan: Breakfast.

  • Discover attractions in Yao Wa Rat road
  • Enjoy lake rafting in Pattaya
  • Enjoy ox-cart ride in Pattaya
  • Enjoy Thai Village show in Bangkok
  • Explore Ayutthaya
  • Explore Bang Rak district
  • Explore the Grand Palace
  • Explore Yao Wa Rat street
  • Go elephant trekking in Pattaya
  • Go rural jungle walk in Pattaya
  • Sail to the Coral Island
  • Tour Pattaya
  • Tour the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
  • Visit Chedis of the Kings
  • Visit Chinatown area
  • Visit the Maekong Station market
  • Visit the Nakorn Pathom
  • Visit Wat Trimitr
  • Visit Wat Po

Thailand is a magnet for travelers from all over the world for a good reason; it is an understatement to say that people travel to Thailand just for the great food, tropical climate, fascinating culture, exotic nightlife, and great beaches. Thailand has every single one of those but it is the unique Thai experience that keeps tourists coming back for more. There is something in Thailand for every interest and every price bracket. Almost synonymous with the words Asian vacation, Thailand is a destination no one should pass up.

During this holiday you will have the opportunity to experience the best of local Thai cuisine. You will visit famous local markets, such as the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market or the markets found in Yao Wa Rat street. You will also have the chance to have a luxurious lunch on the Grand Pearl cruise, while enjoying breathtaking views.

During this holiday, you will have plenty of free time and opportunities to explore the area.

  • 1 30-minute lake rafting
  • 1 elephant trek
  • 1 Grand Pearl cruise tour
  • 1 ox-cart ride
  • 1 rural jungle walk
  • 1 Thai hands-on cooking class
  • 1 Thai tuk tuk ride
  • 1 Thai Village show
  • 1 visit to Coral Island beach
  • 1 visit to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • 1 visit to Grand Palace
  • 1 visit to Yao Wa Rat street
  • 5 dinners
  • 6 lunches
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
  • Transportation to excursions
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Admission fees
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees and passport fees

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Charming Asia Tours will pick you up from the airport.