Royal Park Rajapruek gardens and pavillion in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Gastronomic Thailand Vacation: Thai Flavors & More

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Thailand

Places Visited

Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hua Hin...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Though Thai cuisine is sought-after as a whole, its dishes encompass many different cultural influences that are represented across its immense, tropical landscape. The zenith of culinary influence is shared within the Northern regions of the country, and this tour is customized to lead you to these beloved foodie destinations. You will explore the wonderfully diverse and unique flavors that are coveted worldwide and experience the finer aspects of Thai cuisine in addition to the traditional approaches...

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience both the charm of Bangkok’s famous street food and the allure of its premier, award-winning restaurants’ trailblazing cuisine
  • Marvel at the ornately designed temples that house a wealth of insight into the country’s spiritual traditions
  • Explore the iconic landmarks such as Doi Suthep temple and indulge in the Hmong culture-influenced dishes of Chiang Mai
  • Indulge in a visit to an ethnic hill tribe and enjoy a family meal with friendly locals in Chiang Rai
  • Luxuriate on the pearl-white shores of Hua Hin and tuck into the sumptuous seafood dishes for which the seaside town is renowned
  • Venture to the golden, embellished Buddhist images that are sprawled across Pattaya and wander through the luscious, award-winning gardens of Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Park
  • Immerse yourselves in the distinct flavors of Isan cuisine at Nakhon Ratchasima as well as the adored winemaking culture that is unique to Thailand at the region's premier estates

Detailed Description

There are few places like Bangkok that perfectly capture the heart of Thai cuisine while presenting a sophisticated take on classic dishes at award-winning restaurants. From these exceptional gourmet creations to the humble meals of beloved street-side eateries, you will completely immerse yourselves in the cuisine’s unique flavors. Furthermore, you will explore the heritage that shrouds coveted Buddhist temples while doing so. Afterward, you will transfer to Chiang Mai, where you will delve into both the finer and more traditional aspects of culturally-inspired food that has long-served to commemorate the country’s devotion to culinary practices. Your tour will continue to Chiang Rai, which is a rural destination that is home to many fascinating ethnic tribes. Beyond tucking into sumptuous meals, you will be welcomed into the home of a local family for a truly enchanting dining experience.

The luxurious resorts of Hua Hin, which is a flourishing seaside town of unrivaled allure, await your arrival the following day. Amidst the picturesque pearl-white shores, you will indulge in the most spectacularly presented and prepared seafood dishes that will be paired with delectable wines. You will luxuriate with the backdrop of the serene location and enjoy a premium spa treatment at a prestigious wellness center before transferring across the Gulf of Thailand to Pattaya. Pattaya boasts a splendid stretch of soft sand and its emerald waters are inviting. You will spend a few days exploring the city’s iconic highlights as well as the flawless beauty of the surrounding landscapes of Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens. To top off your vacation, you will delight in world-class, Thai meals at award-winning restaurants that pride themselves in their modern flair.

Nakhon Ratchasima is the final destination of your journey and offers an unparalleled glimpse into the Isan, Northeastern, lifestyle. Traditional dishes will be served in glorious fashion while you admire the countryside’s splendor and the melody of the untamed wildlife. The highlight of your stay will be a tour of the recognized wine estates that are sprawled across the rolling, green valleys. The distinct flavors of upscale Thai wine and production practices will reveal the craftsmanship behind this niche winemaking technique that is outstanding in many regards. You will return to your home, having explored the delectable flavors of Thailand’s endearing cuisine and having gained a wealth of insight into the timeless traditions that underpin it.

Thailand is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Thailand tour operators can personalize the experience for you.

Starting Price

$3,075 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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