Spicy delights of Thailand Cooking and Culture Tour

Discover the art, markets, delicious food beaches and islands of Thailand

9 days, 9 nights full board cooking and culture tour of Thailand's Bangkok and the beaches of Khao Lak

8 night full board accommodation in 4 star hotel and Resort in Khaolak, all meals beverages included.

3 cooking classes on Thai Cuisine 

Guided tours as described in the program

Transportation in airconditioned bus.

Return airline ticket Bangkok-Phuket included 

For groups over 10 persons free transfer to and from the airport

Tour starts  from January 20th 2019

Day 1

Check into the hotel. At 7:30 pm meet the other participants for an aperitif and informal familiarization. Dinner in a nearby restaurant..

 

Day 2 

Morning at leisure in Bangkok. Lunch in the hotel.
3 pm enjoy a half day city and temples tour. This exciting tour includes visits to three of Bangkok's most unusual Buddhist temples: Wat Traimit, Wat Po and Wat Benchamabophit. The Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) boasts the world's largest solid-gold Buddha, believed to be cast over nine centuries ago. The seated statue is nearly 10 feet high, weighing 5.5 tons, and carved in the ancient Sukhothai style. Interestingly, when the Burmese were en route to sack Ayutthaya, the Buddha was enveloped in plaster to conceal its worth, a disguise which held strong for two centuries until a monk accidentally discovered it in 1957. Passing through Chinatown, your next stop is Wat Po (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok. Surpassing the Wat Traimit Buddha in size, the Wat Po's Reclining Buddha is 150 feet long and 49 feet high, and designed to illustrate the Buddha's passing into Nirvana. Continue to Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple) to view the "Phra Buddhajinaraja" (Bronze Buddha), beneath which lies the ashes of King Rama V. See the Temple's Ubosot Hall or Ordination Hall, erected from Italian Carrara marble in the 

3 pm Attend a cooking class in Bangkok followed by dinner. 

 

Day 3

9,00 am full day tour to the Floating Market and Rose Garden Country Resort
Begin the tour at the colorful floating market of Damnoen Saduak. Here you will witness boat-to-boat bartering unlike any you've seen as hundreds of agricultural vendors float side-by-side, buying, selling, or exchanging a variety of goods. lunch in a local  restaurant 
After Lunch on the way to Bangkok we stop at the beautiful Rose Garden Country Resort for the highly entertaining Thai Village Cultural Show. Relax, as more than 150 performers vividly portray a fascinating cross-section of Thailand's cultural heritage. This 60-minute, action-packed show features exciting displays of Thai martial arts, Thai boxing, and sword fighting skills that date back over 600 years. Also included are the romantic rituals of the traditional Thai wedding ceremony, rich pageantry of Buat Naag (the ceremony of ordination into Buddhist monkhood), hilltribe dances, and Thai elephants on the move. 
Enjoy and drive back to Bangkok.

6.00 pm leave hotel for the Dinner Cruise along the Chaophraya River

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 Day 4

take an early flight to Chiang Mai,  we drive by minibus to our hotel in Chiang Mai, check into the hotel, morning tour of Chiang Mai.

At 4 pm 2nd cooking class at Smile Organic Cooking School 
 market visit and cooking class followed by dinner. 

 

Day 5

A pleasant scenic trip to the north of Chiangmai. Amidst lush tropical jungle beside a meandering river, watch elephants take their daily bath. (OK guys, blow your trumpet and clean those nostrils!) A show of how these magnificent animals are used in the timber industry.…pushing, dragging and rolling logs in unison at the command of their mahouts. And here comes the best part…"ride 'em cowboy" time. It's now time for an exciting 1 hour elephant ride over the hills and into the lush jungle.

  

You've got to "swing with the sway" as you rumble and thrash along…and hang on tight folks!!. (Elephants are very sure-footed animals). Then experience a 15 minutes ox-cart ride back to the camp. (This form of transportation is probably similar to what our ancestors traveled in, in the middle ages). A picnic lunch is provided under the cool jungle shade. After lunch, enjoy a 1 hour "Huckleberry Finn" bamboo rafting trip on the placid Mae Taeng river. Glide along in a summer dream.

 

Visit an Orchid Nursery Farm filled with exotic orchid blooms.

A superb butterfly collection is also available at a Butterfly Farm. Return to Chiangmai. Evening free to shop at Chiang Mai bustling night market.

 Relax until  dinner and visit famous Chiang Mai night market

 

Day 6

3rd cooking class

9,00 am Cooking class at Chiang Mai Cookery School with lunch.

 

 

 relax and I suggest ou enjoy one of the famous Thai massages at the spa!!

Day 7

4th cooking class 9 am

 

 

Delight in a Kantoke dinner with traditional dances from Northern Thailand.

 

As guests of this unique event, you will be seated on the floor, as is customary, and enjoy acted scenes depicting the local culture as you dine.

 

 

After dinner, villagers from various hilltribes will perform an exciting array of cultural dances, including the Fon Lep (Fingers Dance), Sword Dance, Fon Thien (Candle Dance), and Ramwong, in which all guests are invited to participate.

 

Day 8 

"Breakfast and Departure"

flight back to Bangkok for further destination.  

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Terms and conditions:

The cost is € 1900 per person 

To confirm Euro 500 per person deductable from the total price.

Chef Paolo Cooking Tours

Via per Sant'aessio n 3684, 55100 Lucca

chefpaolo@cucina-italiana.com

Tel +39 3386718641

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