China & Thailand (15 Days)
Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Thailand for Foodies
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Bangkok, Chiang Mai
The ultimate culinary tour of Thailand!
Thai cuisine is complex and piquant, a balance of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors. On this culinary and eating tour of Thailand, learn Thai cooking and presentation techniques and prepare a variety of Thai dishes, including appetizers, entrees and desserts. Accompanied by expert instructors, shop for unique fruits, vegetables and spices in local outdoor food markets. Best of all, feast your way through your tour on specialties such as tom yam kung (hot and sour prawn soup), paw pia tord (spring rolls), gaeng phed ped yang (roast duck curry), pla nin laad prik bai horapa (fried fish with chili and basil), paneang neua (beef curried in sweet peanut sauce), mango with sticky rice, spicy Thai fruit salad and steamed banana cake.
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.
VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Morning private cooking lesson. Afternoon private tour
Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival tour, followed by transfer to resort for 4 nights
Morning market visit and cooking class. Afternoon at leisure. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour with option for cultural touring, crafts district, or excursion to elephant camp
Morning market visit and Thai cooking lesson
Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon flexible private touring or shopping
Private airport transfer
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Per person (double occupancy)
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
Call us at (800) 214-8144 for more information regarding the above tour, or to begin customizing your own itinerary.