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...
Day 1 - 3
Bangkok – Flavors of Modernity and Tradition
With a cityscape that features grandiose skyscrapers that are topped with celebrated restaurants and streets that come to life with exuberant markets, Bangkok is a sight to behold that will serve as the finest first destination of your foodie tour through Northern Thailand. Your window seat will afford you views of the cultural landmarks that you will soon explore as you weave your way through Bangkok’s culinary hotspots. The energetic atmosphere will embrace you as soon as you have touched down and transferred to your accommodation.
An in-depth exploration of Bangkok’s delectable cuisine will begin shortly after you have unpacked your things. Your experienced guide will collect you in a spacious Tuk-Tuk, which is a traditional open-air vehicle that originated in Southeast Asia, and transfer you through the city on a behind-the-scenes food tour. The soundtrack of honking horns and shuffling feet will complement your journey as you slip through the infamous Bangkok traffic toward your first stop. An unassuming stall will sit alongside the street, and from yards away, you will catch the wafts of frying garlic. Drawing you closer and closer, those wafts will form stronger aromas as an authentic Pad Thai, which is a traditional rice noodle dish with meat, is brought to life and plated. You can sink your teeth into what is claimed to be the best Pad Thai in Thailand as your revered chef attends to other hungry visitors. After your meal, your chef will join you for a cup of Thai iced tea, and you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into their time-tested traditions. You will continue to more adored local eateries that are each firmly rooted in ancient Thai culinary practices for a rigorous exploration of the wonderful flavors that make up the cuisine.
The following day will bring with it a spectacular sunrise over the sky-high cityscape and will embellish the streets in a golden glow. Your private guide will meet you in the morning and will lead you on an inspiring cultural and food tour. After breakfast, you will wrap around toward the multi-colored, pottery encrusted walls of Wat Arun, which is an imposing temple that stands tall within the heritage hub of Bangkok. You will be able to feel the spiritual ambiance as it resonates from the ornately decorated walls while you wander through sacred buildings and peer into the elaborate main hall. You will continue to learn more about the endearing history at a select set of distinguished temples before setting off on a luxurious food tour of the cities classiest establishments. During your tour, you will luxuriate amongst the clouds at white-lined, coated tables as sophisticated meals are served to your table and paired with world-class wines. Michelin-stars cannot even begin to capture the premium atmosphere and exceptional taste that is exalted by the restaurants in which you will delight. This will bring your stay in Bangkok to an idyllic close.
Day 4 - 5
Chiang Mai – Northern Capital Bursting with Cultural Cuisine
Day 6 - 7
Chiang Rai – Local Dishes of Pure Authenticity
Day 8 - 9
Hua Hin – Seafood Shines in this Seaside Town
Day 10 - 12
Pattaya – Luxuriance on the Gulf of Thailand
Day 13 - 14
Nakhon Ratchasima – A Distinctly Distinguished Wine Tasting Experience
- 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
$11,825 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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