Thai food is celebrated worldwide and for good reasons. Years of tradition and meticulous attention to invigorating all flavor profiles have culminated into a sensory cuisine that is unlike any other. Using a range of aromatic spices and locally-sourced ingredients, Thai chefs create beloved dishes for both traditional tastes and finer palates. On this immersive, 21-day tour of Thailand, you will travel to pivotal destinations that bring timeless recipes to life in perfect fashion. From authentic...
Day 1 - 4
Chiang Mai – A Blend of Tradition and Sophistication
Nestled beneath the striking Doi Suthep Mountain lies the thriving city of Chiang Mai. It is often referred to as the Northern capital of Thailand as it holds significant importance to the Thai people. The city is a booming metropolitan paradise that is set amongst a sprawling and unspoiled landscape. The destination is steeped in rich history, and you will explore this heritage through enchanting experiences during your stay.
Beyond the alluring sights that await, Chiang Mai boasts the most authentic Northern Thai cuisine. The country’s food culture is no better expressed than on the plate of a traditional Chiang Mai Gaeng Hang Lay, which is a Burmese-inspired, sweet yellow curry. You will dabble in the delectable, northern flavors shortly after you have arrived and checked-in to your exceptional 5-star resort beneath Doi Suthep Mountain. You will witness surreal vistas of the surrounding scenery from the splendor of your private suite. Afterward, you can visit distinguished, local markets for wholesome Thai food experiences. The stalls spread spirited energy throughout the vibrant markets, and locals swarm the busy vendors as they fry timeless dishes in their works. You will become pleasantly lost in the exuberant bustle as you move from stall to stall and tuck into delightful delicacies along the way.
Though native chefs are revered for their traditional creations, Chiang Mai boasts a selection of prestigious restaurants for a modern twist on the classics. You can venture out on a guided food tour to the foremost restaurants in the city, where you will dine alongside the upper-class and enjoy award-winning dishes that are paired with elegant glasses of wine. You will depart Chiang Mai feeling inspired by the unique blend of tradition and sophistication that prevails in this sought-after, culinary-centered city.
Day 5 - 6
Chiang Rai – Feast Like a Local
Day 7 - 10
Bangkok – Thailand’s Celebrated Culinary Scene
Day 11 - 12
Hua Hin – Fresh Seafood with Sunset Views
Day 13 - 16
Phuket – Treasured Meals in the Tropics
Day 17 - 19
Krabi – A Taste of Stylish Seclusion
Day 20 - 21
Koh Lanta – Opulent Bites within Paradise
- Discover the complex flavors of Lanna food, which is Northern Thai food, at Chiang Mai’s authentic eateries and stylish restaurants
- Delight in a family-style meal with a local ethnic hill tribe of Chiang Rai and connect with their timeless culinary traditions
- Indulge in a tour the bustling city of Bangkok in search of the most delectable gourmet meals Thailand has to offer
- Bask in the sumptuous flavors of freshly caught seafood against a stunning backdrop of the Gulf of Thailand in Hua Hin
- Cruise to hideaway beaches across Phuket’s sprawling coastline and encounter treasured cuisine at leading restaurants
- Learn more about the culinary culture at a prestigious cooking school in Krabi and try your hand at preparing your own fashionable Thai food
- Luxuriate in seclusion among the secret, snorkeling beaches of Koh Lanta and enjoy the delightful tastes of Thailand in style
Your culinary tour across Thailand will begin in the heart of Northern Thailand: Chiang Mai. The popular destination is famous for its exquisite take on Lanna food and Northern Thai food, both of which bring mouthwatering flavors to the table. You will discover the aromatic fragrances of celebrated dishes and tuck into sumptuous delicacies that are uncommon to other parts of the country. You will uncover immaculate meals as you tour the vibrant city streets and settle in at premier restaurants that are complete with panoramic views of the surreal landscape. Afterward, you will venture to Chiang Rai for a truly authentic taste of Thailand. Long-established ethnic hill tribes call this less-traveled destination home, and you will spend time connecting with these friendly people. Here, you will share in their traditional eating experience and learn more about the culinary culture.
Your trip will lead you to Bangkok, where the scents of frying food waft through the streets. The capital boasts a rich collection of 5-star hotels, and there are an abundance of captivating cultural activities on offer. You will witness the golden temples that glitter under the sunshine before touring the Michelin-starred restaurants, where revered chefs serve remarkable takes on timeless classics. From Bangkok, you will make your way to the luxurious, seaside district of Hua Hin. Intended as a luxurious getaway for locals and foreigners, there is a class to this destination that is rarely rivaled. You will enjoy the stunning, seaside settings from your immaculate accommodation and delve into the sumptuous seafood for which this location is famous.
Phuket is the next destination on your immersive and gastronomic expedition, and the immense island sets the bar exceptionally high. You will transfer via luxury speedboat to the secluded beaches and bask the warm, crystal-clear waters. Your dining experiences will leave nothing to be desired as you tuck into coveted meals throughout your stay. Krabi, which is only a short way from Phuket, is another luxurious destination where the pearly white beaches and delightful delicacies are highlights. Here, you will uncover the age-old methods that are behind beloved dishes at a prestigious culinary school. Finally, you will arrive on the shores of Koh Lanta, which is a desirable but more secluded island in the Andaman Sea. Here, you will bask in your final tastes of Thailand as you visit premier restaurants across the island and capture lifelong memories against the stunning seaside and limestone backdrop. Thailand is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Thailand trip operators can personalize the experience for you.
$4,615 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.
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