Thai Culinary Experience

Northern Thailand, Thailand

Close  Floating Markets are the highlight of Thailand.

Thai Culinary Experience

The world of Thailand Street food can be an exciting place. Foodie travellers can take hours to explore its culinary hideouts but there are places you cannot miss. Chinatown is where the street food revolution started and still remains a prime foodie destination. Bangkok’s Old Town, – is a treasure trove of old-style Thai street food specialities. Saphan Lueng, is known among Bangkokians as a street food highlight. It rivals Chinatown, but without all the tourists.

Pantawan Cooking School is set in a beautiful garden on an organic farm. The school is a Thai classic teak wood house, with individual cooking stations for each person. Pantawan Cooking School has a different menu each day, so you understand what type of food to order when you go to a good Thai restaurant. Students work at cooking stations to recreate different recipes. The school, although family run comprises of a young and open-minded team.

And, experience cooking classes at leading cooking schools.

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  • Your own private guide and driver for flexible touring based on your interests.
  • Accommodation is in the most luxurious hotels in Thailand with breakfast.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed by Thailand specialists with insider knowledge.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts at our associate offices throughout Thailand.
Need to Know
  • AwimAway can book your international and domestic flights.
  • We can arrange activities such as working with elephants in the Golden Triangle, private cooking classes, Thai message, diving among the islands of the south and more.
  • We can arrange restaurant and spa reservations, shopping recommendations, private airport transfers, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations.
  • Our Thailand private tours easily combine with destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Thailand Culinary Experience This tour includes several cooking classes at Thailand’s leading cooking schools.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Thai cuisine is all about balancing sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours. Blending elements of several Southeast Asian traditions, Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. It is this profusion of exotic flavours and fragrances that has made it among the most coveted of international cuisines.

On this culinary and eating tour of Thailand, learn how to balance these flavours and presentation techniques. With the help of some of the best chefs in Thai cuisine, prepare a variety of Thai dishes, including appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Also learn how to use the many of the fresh herbs and spices in Thai cooking, such as turmeric, galangal, coriander, lemongrass, and fresh chillies that have immune-boosting and disease-fighting power making Thai cuisine one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

This tour includes several cooking classes at Thailand’s leading cooking schools. It also features private sightseeing of the main cultural attractions in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with a strong emphasis on local food markets and experiencing authentic cuisine in noted local restaurants. Note: cooking classes can be arranged at a variety of venues—including hotels, independent cooking schools, and private homes in urban and rural settings. Please let us know what cooking environment you prefer so we can tailor this tour accordingly.

Stay at some of Thailand’s best luxury hotels and resorts, and visit the most interesting cultural attractions in each location.

Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.

Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour, including private longtail boat ride.

Day 3 – Tour
Bangkok Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private tour.

Day 4 – Transfer
Chiang Mai Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival tour, followed by transfer to resort for 4 nights.

Day 5 – Tour
Chiang Mai Morning market visit and cooking class. Afternoon at leisure. Private round-trip transfer to night market.

Day 6 – Experience
Chiang Mai Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour with option for cultural touring, crafts district, or excursion to elephant camp.

Day 7 – Tour
Chiang Mai Morning market visit and Thai cooking lesson.

Day 8 – Transfer
Bangkok Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon flexible private touring or shopping.

Day 9 – Depart
Thailand Private airport transfer


  • Bangkok:         Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai:    Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h

Thai Culinary Experience Northern Thailand, Thailand

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Thailand has four international airports; in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai, but Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down. There are now a throng of low-cost-carriers serving Southeast Asia, led by KL-based AirAsia. It can be cost effective to fly from your home country to Bangkok, Singapore or KL with a traditional carrier, then pick up a LCC flight to your final destination. 

When to go The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February as it is the coolest time of year and it rains the least. March-Jun brings the hot season when sightseeing is best scheduled for morning or late afternoon. The best way of cooling off during hot season is to join the Thai Water Festival generally held in mid-April. Rains start in July through October. The temperature during these months tends to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. The rain isn't permanent though - it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone.