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Taste of Thailand 9 days

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Thai cuisine, delicious and complex, is a delicate balance of sweet, spicy, sour and salty flavors. Taste of Thailand 9 days is the favor chance to learn how to use exotic ingredients such as keffir lime, lemongrass, coconut milk, and gangal ginger to prepare delicious traditional, regional, Thai meals and learn presentation techniques. Your private guide will lead you through the main cultural attractions in Bangkok, including colorful floating markets, the Grand Palace and the most impressive temples in the city. Next, visit Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, experiencing the Lanna culture and authentic cuisine in noted local restaurants. Fly south to Phuket and feel the warm sand of this world famous beach. Let’s come and enjoy Taste of Thailand 9 Days with Indochina Vacation!

Highlights

  • Visit Chiang Rai – an ancient place which has Lanna culture, custom and local food
  • Discover the vivacious streets of bustling Bangkok and the sparkling Grand Palace and Floating market
  • Explore hundreds of exotic ingredients, taste delicious seasonal fruits, make traditional style homemade curry paste in Phuket

What's Included

  • Internal flights (economy class): Bangkok – Chiang Rai; Chiang Mai – Phuket –Bangkok
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in average.
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of English speaking guides as stated
  • Cooking classes on joining basis
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

What's Not Included

  • International flights
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Others not mentioned above
Welcome to Bangkok – the city of Smiles. Your Travel Thailand tour guide and driver will pick you up and then transfer you to your hotel to check in. In the evening, enjoy a special welcome dinner on The Chaophraya River.

Today you will travel by long tailed boat to a typical Thai House in a Bangkok suburb where you will participate in a professionally conducted Thai cooking course. Afterwards taste your dishes for lunch to complete this unique and truly Thai experience. In the afternoon, visit one of the most highlight sites in Bangkok: The Grand Palace - the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court.

After breakfast, your Travel Thailand Guide shall pick you up at your hotel then drive to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – the most colorful of Thailand floating markets – 104 km southwest of Bangkok. You can see boats of various shapes and sizes which carry goods for trading such as tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and food on wooden boats with smile of vendors. Experience a thrilling long-tail boat ride out of the floating market and journey along the winding canals to see remote villages, gardens and plantations. Then transfer back to Bangkok for your flight to Chiang Rai.

Welcome to Chiang Rai – an ancient place which has Lanna culture, custom and local food. You will relax, be happy and also impressed with nature at Chiang Rai.

Today you have a full day to explore Lanna culture. Begin to visit Phra Tamnak Doi Tung – a beautiful royal residence and garden with scenic view at the top of the mountain. This is one of her majesty the queen mother royal successful projects, Phra That Doi Tung, the temple's most important structures are its twin chedis or stupas which were built in Lanna style by the king of Chiang Sean in pre-Thai days. The stupas were erected to enshrine relics of the Lord Buddha's collarbone in 911. When the construction of the stupas was complete, King Achutaraj of Ngon Yang ordered a 2-Kilometer-long giant flag or Tung in Thai to be flown from the peak, which gave the mountain its name. Visit a jade cutting factory and local market before returning to the hotel.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before drive to Chiang Mai, stop at Wat Longkun – the most beautiful temple in Thailand. The whole building is crystal white and serves multi amazing statute outlook. It is now very famous and popular in Chiang Rai. Then visit to Mae Kha Jan Hot Spring. It is divided into three hot springs and an average temperature is about 80 degree Celsius. It can boil eggs within 3 minutes. Opposite Mae Kha Jan Hot spring are many private mineral bathrooms. After this place, we go straight to hotel in Chiang Mai, check in and free at leisure.
You have an opportunity to enjoy a cooking class in Chiang Mai. Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel and go to the local market with chef. Learn more about ingredients, learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared. Continue the day with a drive to Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple – located 1,050 meters above sea level. It is the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand. Here you can see the marvelous golden pagoda, which is containing the holy relics of Lord Buddha. From the summit of Suthep Mountian, you can see the panoramic view of Chiang Mai city and Ping valley.
Morning is free at your leisure until transfer to Chiang Mai airport to take flight to Phuket. On arrival, driver will pick you up & transfer to the hotel for check in.
This morning, your tour guide will take you to the cooking class. Start a morning market trip to explore and see hundreds of exotic ingredients, tasting delicious seasonal fruits and making traditional style homemade curry paste. You will prepare, cook and eat what you have cooked. You will receive full color foolproof recipe cards to take home – a unique experience in Phuket. In the afternoon, free at leisure on the beach.
Today is free at your leisure for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before driving to the airport to catch flight back to Bangkok for your departure flight home.

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