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Destinations:  Bangkok and Hua Hin
Travel Style: Classic Expedition
Activity Level:  • • 3 • •
Group Size: Min 10, Max 20
Age Range: 18 to 65+

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What better way to experience Asia than a dedicated culinary tour to savor its tapestry of tastes, colors and smells? This gastronomic odyssey is designed for gourmet enthusiasts with an appetite for cooking, eating and adventure. Explore Bangkok’s streets as you discover diverse Thai curries, tour the largest floating market in Thailand, and experience its ancient fishing villages. As you embark on ethnic food tours in two very diverse parts of Thailand, you'll enjoy hands-on cooking classes, completing your immersive education of Thai cuisine.

Day 1: USA / Bangkok
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Arrival Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport, also called Bangkok International Airport (BKK)

Afternoon: As you exit the plane, you’ll enter into the arrival hall where you’ll be greeted by your private driver and escorted to your hotel. Once you connect with your driver, he will take you to your hotel to check in. Spend your first nights in one of Bangkok's best boutique hotels, well-located in a quiet, peaceful corner of the city. You'll be comforted by the true Thai hospitality you experience here and this tranquil retreat will help you feel at ease amidst the bustle of Bangkok city. Enjoy free time for the afternoon before your first traditional welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel OR Maduzi Hotel OR similar

Day 2: Bangkok Tour
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Morning: Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel accommodation before being met by your guide to begin your introduction to Thai culture and cuisine. This morning our group will be met by our guide in the lobby of our hotel as we head out into the streets of Bangkok to explore the unique sights and scenes of this beautiful and interesting city.

Afternoon: We will visit a few of Bangkok’s many temples and hike to the top of Golden Mount to see panoramic views of the city. Additionally, we will explore markets such as Or Tor Kor and Namg Leong Market, floating markets that are home to stall after stall of colorful fruits and exotic produce, and one of the best places to try traditional food such as stir-fry noodles and mango sticky rice. We will break for lunch and continue our tour of the market area.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening at your hotel where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the many things we experienced and saw today. Choose from a variety of local establishments for dinner.

Accommodation: Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel OR Maduzi hotel OR similar

Day 3: Bangkok Cooking Class and Market Visit
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Morning: Arise bright and early and prepare for a rich day of culinary experiences in Bangkok. We will enjoy a delicious breakfast before setting out for our first cooking class.

Afternoon: We will meet our culinary instructor and head into the markets of Bangkok — learning how to select the freshest ingredients and best produce for our dishes. We will then gather at the cooking establishment and dive into a hands-on cooking class experience on how to create succulent curries, stir-fried noodles, fresh spring rolls, and other dishes, taught by a local chef. At the conclusion of your instruction, you will sit down with your chef and fellow students to feast on your creations.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening and experience one of Thailand’s most popular services: a traditional Thai massage. As you receive the massage, you will feel your stress melt away. Dinner will be on your own at a local restaurant of your choosing.

Accommodation: Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel OR Maduzi Hotel OR similar

Day 4: Hua Hin Tour
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Morning: Enjoy a great breakfast at your hotel accommodation before departing for Hau Hin and the beautiful countryside out of the city. Our transfer will take approximately four hours, so we will stop along the way at the Damnoen Saduak Floating market in Ratchaburi to get a brief lunch and stretch our legs. We will have multiple short stops along the journey.

Afternoon: We will arrive in Hua Hin in the middle of the afternoon and we will proceed to our hotel for check-in. Since we will have just completed a long journey, we’ll spend a bit of time relaxing before diving into our activities for the evening.

Evening: We will enjoy an evening food tour of Hua Hin, exploring the local markets and many of the popular street food items that make this place a hidden gem in Thailand.

Accommodation: Asira Boutique Hua Hin Hotel OR Putahrasca Hotel OR similar

Day 5: Hua Hin Cooking Class
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Morning: Enjoy a beautiful sunrise in the countryside of Hua Hin and prepare yourself for a beautiful, engaging day of activities. This morning, we will make our way over to the culinary school where we’ll have our second immersive dive into the unique flavors of Thai cuisine.

Afternoon: As we dive into our second culinary experience of the trip, our instructor will assist us in crafting the intricate layers of the many varieties of distinctly Thai curry. We’ll also learn to create some of the more popular side dishes. Our instructor will guide us in this hands-on cooking experience, and we’ll walk away having become more intimately familiar with Thai cuisine. Following our cooking class, we will sit down and enjoy the food that we created.

Evening: Enjoy a relaxing evening in Hua Hin — discover the beautiful coastline or explore the night markets to find interesting products to purchase.

Accommodation: Asira Boutique Hua Hin Hotel OR Putahrasca Hotel OR similar

Day 6: Hua Hin Expedition
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Morning: Enjoy a great breakfast at your hotel before departing for an incredible hike and cultural journey to Phraya Nakhon Cave. Our driver and guide will arrive at our hotel to pick us up and transfer us to this stunning location.

Afternoon: We will enjoy the afternoon exploring the cave, before returning either to visit the monkey mountain, or returning to our hotel. After an invigorating morning exploring the countryside and the hidden gem of Hua Hin, we will have a relaxing evening.

Evening: Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant before retiring for the evening.

Accommodation: Asira Boutique Hua Hin Hotel OR Putahrasca Hotel OR similar

Day 7: Bangkok / USA
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Morning: Arise bright and early and enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Our driver will be arriving early in the morning to ensure that we can make the journey back to Bangkok without issue. We will make the journey to the city, stopping along the way for breaks before arriving back at Bangkok International Airport.

While it is sad, our time in Thailand has come to a close. But you will return home with the many wonderful cultural experiences from your trip and culinary lessons — having forever been changed by this stunning destination.

Departure Airport: Suvarnabhumi Airport, also called Bangkok International Airport (BKK)

Trip Inclusions

  • Travel Style: Classic

  • Service Level: Standard (comfortable and clean accommodations; public and private transport)

  • Route: Bangkok and Hua Hin

  • Accommodation: Four-star boutique accommodations

  • Meals Included: Two meals per day

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This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort and adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical and culinary highlights along the way.

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From $2,899 per person | All-inclusive package including accommodation for all nights; in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight; lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides; all activities; and two meals per day. *International airfare not included

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ Do your tours include international airfare?

Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.

+ What vaccinations should I get for my trip?

It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. We can provide some general guidance on what websites to check, but these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional.

+ What clothing should I bring for my trip?

We always recommend packing as light as possible; however, the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Prior to each trip we provide a suggested packing list. The checklist is tour-specific and based upon the experience of our ground staff.

+ What type of ground transportation is used on your tours?

All Acanela trips use private vehicles when cars or buses are used. Public transportation may be used (ferry, trains) when vehicle transportation is infeasible.

+ I'm a solo traveler — will I be charged a single supplement?

We can and do accommodate solo travelers, but we will add a single supplement charge to your total payment.

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