Small-group tour

Day One

Depart Malta

Your Journey begins.

Day Two

Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok – famous for its tuk-tuks, khlong boats, and street vendors serving up delicious Thai dishes. Your food adventure begins this evening with an important welcome meeting at 6 pm. Afterwards, hit Chinatown for an introduction to the city’s famous street food scene and get to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks at a local bar. Dinner 

Day Three

Bangkok

After an early breakfast, head to the Maeklong Railway Market in time for today’s first snack. Sample the local favourites khnom krok (rice pudding) or khnom gui chai (fried Chinese chives rice cake). Continue by minivan to swap tracks for water at the Tha Kha Floating Markets. Walk past canals filled with sellers hawking their colourful fruits and wares at this authentic local market, then board a paddleboat to explore the waterways further. Afterwards, travel back to Bangkok, where you will have a free afternoon. Breakfast

Day Four

Ayutthaya

After breakfast drive to a local village and community farm for an epic day of cooking Central Thai regional specialities and feasting with your hosts. Learn about the age-old agricultural traditions still being practised today and enjoy the freshest ingredients straight from the garden. You will help to prepare a home-cooked lunch of local delicacies. Later this afternoon board a longtail boat and cruise the Chao Phraya River to visit a Buddhist temple located on a small, remote island. Head to Ayutthaya city for a free evening. Breakfast, Lunch

Day Five

Ayutthaya/Overnight train

Today we explore Ayutthaya, the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai, and once one of the most powerful cities in Asia. Stop by a street food stall for a demonstration and tasting of roti sai mai, a dish synonymous with the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. It consists of a thin pancake wrapped around delicious, fine strands of thin-spun cotton candy. Lunch today is a steaming bowl of guay-tieo-ruea, or boat noodles. While the food is no longer served out of sampans on the river, the narrow rowboats are used as decoration at roadside eateries to indicate what’s on the menu. See the remains and reminders of Ayutthaya’s golden age with a guided tour of the picturesque ruins and temples spread across the town.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six

Chiang Mai

Arrive in Chiang Mai by mid-morning. The most vibrant city in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has many famous temples and an interesting old city area. Most importantly, Chiang Mai is famous for its Northern Thai cuisine. Lunch today is khao soi: a curry noodle dish that is renowned in the region. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to relax. Meet up with your leader in the early evening and wander through town to Wat Chedi Luang temple. Visit a local restaurant for an included dinner. Lunch, Dinner 

Day Seven

Village Homestay

Today, meet your gracious host for an incredible homestay experience in a small Thai village for tonight. On the way to the village, stop for lunch at a restaurant specialising in the local delicacy of fermented rice noodles. Next, head to the homestay via some producers – including a mushroom farm where you’ll pick up ingredients for a Northern Thai cooking class. Over the years, a khantohk dinner has become the traditional way to welcome guests, the word ‘khantohk’ a reference to a raised tray used for serving food in Northern Thailand. Eleven dishes are featured on this traditional khantohk menu, so roll up your sleeves and spend a fun afternoon learning the ins and outs of this regional cuisine. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Eight

Chiang Mai

Wake up and enjoy a sumptuous Northern Thai breakfast of fried rice, sweet sticky rice and egg custard. Bid farewell to your homestay hosts and take a scenic, winding drive to one of the country’s most stunning temple complexes: Doi Suthep. This afternoon you might like to check out the bustling Warorot Market (Kad Luang). One of Chiang Mai’s largest markets and a thriving social hub, this is the perfect place to get a glimpse into daily life, as well as experience some of the ingredients and snacks unique to the regional cuisine. Breakfast, Lunch

Day Nine

Departure

The tour ends after breakfast. More time? Why not spend longer in Chiang Mai, head back to Bangkok, or add on a beach stay at one of Thailands incredible beach destinations.  Breakfast

Day Ten

Arrive Malta

Arrive home

Includes

  • International flights
  • Experienced English Speaking Driver – Guide
  • Meals where stated
  • Local transportation

Excludes

  • Medical insurance
  • Visa
  • Meals not stated
  • Transfers not stated
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guide/driver

This is a small group tour. Bespoke itineraries may also be possible.

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