Join us for a 9-night/10-day Thailand Culinary Tour
Join us for a fantastic all-inclusive Thailand Food Tour!
On this food-focused trip, a small group of us will head on a 10-night, 9-day tour to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, and a few local stops along the way.
The trip will be a mix of significant sites in Thailand, smaller villages, and local shops. Each itinerary includes expert-led tours, cooking classes, market visits, boutique accommodations, and a great group of fellow travelers.
Unlike other food tours that charge $5,000 per person with very few meals included, our low-priced Thailand food tour takes care of you all the way and in great style.
We went to Thailand in 2019. That trip was to Bangkok, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai. You can scroll through pictures of that trip here. This trip will be to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.
- Fill out this form and pay a $ 1,000 per person nonrefundable deposit
- Remainder due July 31, 2024
|Price for a double or twin room (double occupancy)||$7,494 per couple|
|Price for a single room (single occupancy)||$4,232 per person|
UPCOMING TRIP DATES
October 23, 2024 – October 31, 2024
THAILAND FOOD TRIP ITINERARY
OCTOBER 23, 2024 DAY 01 – ARRIVE IN BANGKOK
Arrival || Group Transfer to Hotel || Dinner || Overnight in Bangkok
- NOTE: Many of us try to arrive the day before so we can deal with jetlag and allow for any travel mishaps. If so, we can help organize an extra night at the hotel.
- Arrive in Bangkok: Airport code BKK.
- Transfer to Hotel: You will be met at the airport or your arrival point and transferred to your 4-star hotel in Bangkok. If you come early enough, you can get a Thai Massage.
- Welcome Dinner at a Local Café: In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local café, where you can savor traditional Thai cuisine. Your Thailand food tour has now begun!
- Overnight: You will spend the night at your 4-star hotel in Bangkok. You will stay here for the next three nights.
24th OCTOBER DAY 02 –BANGKOK
Breakfast || Visit to the Grand Palace || Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Boat ride|| Phoomjai Gardens || Lunch and Thai Dessert Class || Street food tour by Tuk Tuk || Overnight in Bangkok.
- Breakfast in Bangkok: Begin your day with a sumptuous Thai breakfast at the hotel
- Discovering the Grand Palace: Explore the rich history and architecture of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, a must-visit landmark for travelers.
- Temple of the Emerald Buddha: Dive into the spiritual significance of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as Wat Phra Kaew.
- Scenic Boat Ride: Enhance your journey with a relaxing boat ride along the Chao Phraya River, offering breathtaking views of the city.
- Phoomjai Gardens: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Phoomjai Gardens, a botanical haven in Bangkok.
- Lunch and Thai Dessert Class: Enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a hands-on Thai dessert class to learn the art of creating sweet treats.
- Culinary Adventure by Tuk Tuk: Embark on an exciting street food tour by Tuk Tuk, savoring a variety of authentic Thai flavors.
- Overnight in Bangkok: Think of all the wonderful experiences you’ve had today! Get a good night’s sleep and get ready to dive into Thai culture and Thai cuisine again tomorrow
25th OCTOBER DAY 03 –BANGKOK
Breakfast || Visit the floating market|| Coconut Plantation|| Seafood Lunch || Dinner at local restaurant|| Calypso Cabaret Show || Overnight in Bangkok.
- Hotel Breakfast: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Your taste of Thailand can include spicy Thai flavors, soothing rice dishes, as well as Western dishes.
- Floating Market Exploration: Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Bangkok’s floating market. A unique Thai market with local vendors and traditional as well as contemporary goods.
- Coconut Plantation Visit: Discover the intricacies of coconut farming and production at a local plantation. Learn about coconut farming and how coconut sugar is made.
- Seafood Lunch: Savor a delectable seafood lunch showcasing the freshest catches from the sea.
- Dinner at Local Restaurant: Enjoy a memorable dinner at a local restaurant, describing the dishes and the unique ambiance.
- Calypso Cabaret Show: Attend the captivating Calypso Cabaret Show. This live entertainment Bangkok Cabaret is a glimpse into the Thai Katoy culture.
- Overnight in Bangkok: Enjoy a good night’s rest at your hotel.
26th OCTOBER DAY 04 –CHIANG MAI
Breakfast || Fly to Chiang Mai| Explore Chiang Mai via trishaw|| Lunch at local cafe|| Check into Hotel|| Dinner at local restaurant|| Overnight in Chiang Mai.
- Hotel Breakfast: Begin your day with a scrumptious breakfast at your hotel.
- Fly to Chiang Mai: Travel to Chiang Mai with the rest of your tour friends. Chiang Mai, located in northern Thailand, is a vibrant and culturally rich city known for its culinary delights, historic temples, and picturesque landscapes.
- Trishaw Tour of Chiang Mai: Explore Chiang Mai via a trishaw, a light, two-wheeler carriage pulled by a bicycling guide. Discover Chiang Mai’s charm with an immersive trishaw tour, guided by a local expert. This eco-friendly exploration allows you to soak in the city’s unique atmosphere.
- Lunch at a Local Cafe: Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local cafe. Your culinary experience includes sharing local cuisine served family style with your fellow travelers.
- Hotel Check-In: Check into your hotel in Chiang Mai and rest up. a little.
- Dinner at a Local Restaurant: Conclude the day with a flavorful dinner at a local restaurant.
- Overnight in Chiang Mai: Rest and rejuvenate for another exciting day in this captivating city.
27th OCTOBER DAY 05 –CHIANG MAI
Breakfast || Cooking Class and Lunch|| Visit Pattara Elephant Farm & Care Program| Seafood Lunch || Dinner at local restaurant|| Calypso Cabaret Show || Overnight in Chiang Mai.
- Breakfast in the Hotel in Chiang Mai: Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast at our hotel in Chiang Mai.
- Cooking Class and Lunch: Immerse yourself in the rich Thai culinary culture with a Thai cooking class. Learn the art of creating authentic Thai dishes under the guidance of skilled local chefs. After your culinary lesson, savor the fruits of your labor during a delectable lunch, enjoying the flavors you’ve crafted.
- Visit Pattara Elephant Farm & Care Program: Embark on a heartwarming journey to Pattara Elephant Farm & Care Program, where you can connect with these gentle giants. Learn about elephant conservation efforts and the ethical treatment of these animals in a beautiful natural setting.
- Seafood Lunch: Indulge in a seafood feast for lunch. Chiang Mai’s seafood offerings are renowned for their freshness and flavor.
- Dinner at Local Restaurant: As the evening sets in, savor the local flavors of Chiang Mai by dining at a charming local restaurant. Explore the diverse cuisine of Northern Thailand and discover hidden gems that only the locals know.
- Calypso Cabaret Show: For an entertaining evening, attend the world-famous Calypso Cabaret Show. Marvel at the dazzling performances, vibrant costumes, and captivating music, making for a memorable night filled with laughter and excitement.
- Overnight in Chiang Mai: Conclude your day by resting in your hotel in chiang Mai. to Bangkok, where you’ll find a comfortable place to rest and rejuvenate for more culinary adventures in the bustling city.
28th OCTOBER DAY 06 –CHIANG MAI/PHUKET
Breakfast || Alms giving|| Fly to Phuket || Visit Old Phuket Town || Paranangan Cuisine Dinner || Overnight in Phuket
- Breakfast: Start your day with a delicious breakfast that will energize you for the adventures ahead.
- Alms Giving: Partake in the heartwarming tradition of almsgiving, a spiritual and cultural experience that allows you to connect with the local community and gain insights into Thai Buddhism.
- Fly to Phuket: Embark on a scenic flight to Phuket, a tropical paradise known for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and delectable cuisine.
- Visit Old Phuket Town: Explore the historic and charming Old Phuket Town, a place where history and culture converge. Stroll through colorful streets, admire colonial architecture, and immerse yourself in the town’s unique ambiance.
- Paranangan Cuisine Dinner: Indulge in a culinary journey with a sumptuous Paranangan cuisine dinner. This is a unique opportunity to savor the exotic flavors of the region, where traditional recipes come to life.
- Overnight in Phuket: Conclude your day in Phuket with a comfortable overnight stay, preparing you for more enchanting experiences in this captivating island destination.
29th OCTOBER DAY 07 –PHUKET
Breakfast || Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island|| Sea kayak to Limestone Caves|| Picnic Lunch || Return to Phuket || Dinner|| Overnight in Phuket
- Breakfast: Kickstart your day with a delightful breakfast, setting the tone for an exciting adventure in Phuket.
- Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island: Embark on a captivating journey to Phang Nga Bay and the iconic James Bond Island, known for its breathtaking limestone formations. Witness the natural wonders that have graced the silver screen, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
- Sea Kayak to Limestone Caves: Experience the magic of Phang Nga Bay up close to sea, kayaking through tranquil waters to explore limestone caves and hidden gems. This adventure will immerse you in the beauty of the region.
- Picnic Lunch: Take a break and enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the stunning natural surroundings, savoring delicious cuisine in a picturesque setting.
- Return to Phuket: After a day of exploration, return to Phuket, where you can unwind and prepare for the evening’s activities.
- Dinner: Satisfy your culinary cravings with a delectable dinner, sampling local or international dishes, making it a perfect end to your day of adventures.
- Overnight in Phuket: Rest in comfort and style as you prepare for more exciting experiences on your journey in Phuket.
30th OCTOBER DAY 08 –PHUKET
Breakfast || Bang Rong Community Tour|| Rubber Plantation || Coconut Plantation and Thai Dessert Class|| Seafood Lunch|| Private Catamaran Yacht Sunset Cruise to Coral Island|| Farewell Dinner|| Overnight in Phuket
- Breakfast in Phuket: Begin your day with a delicious breakfast in Phuket, setting the stage for another day of exciting adventures.
- Bang Rong Community Tour: Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by taking a tour of the charming Bang Rong community, where you can connect with the warm and welcoming residents.
- Rubber Plantation: Explore a local rubber plantation and gain insights into the production of this valuable natural resource, learning about its significance in the region.
- Coconut Plantation and Thai Dessert Class: Delve into the world of coconuts and Thai desserts with a hands-on class. Learn to create traditional Thai sweets and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
- Seafood Lunch: Indulge in a delectable seafood feast for lunch, savoring the freshest catches of the day.
- Private Catamaran Yacht Sunset Cruise to Coral Island: Embark on a private catamaran yacht cruise to Coral Island, where you’ll witness a breathtaking sunset over the Andaman Sea, creating unforgettable memories.
- Farewell Dinner: Celebrate the conclusion of your journey with a memorable farewell dinner, relishing the diverse flavors of Phuket one last time.
- Overnight in Phuket: Retire to your comfortable accommodation in Phuket, reminiscing about the remarkable experiences of your culinary travel adventure.
31st OCTOBER DAY 09 –PHUKET
Breakfast ||Transfer to Phuket Airport (HKT) for Departure
- Breakfast: Enjoy a final breakfast in Phuket, savoring the last flavors of your culinary adventure in this tropical paradise.
- Transfer to Phuket Airport (HKT) for Departure: Bid farewell to Phuket as you are transferred to Phuket Airport (HKT) for your departure. Reflect on the wonderful memories created during your journey as you head to your next destination.
- Fill out this form and pay a $1,000 per person nonrefundable deposit.
- Remainder due July 3 1, 2024
|Price for a double or twin room (double occupancy)||$7,495 per couple|
|Price for a single room (single occupancy)||$4,232 per person|
- All accommodations
- Breakfast, lunch, & dinner on all tour days
- All in-country travel
- Private transportation for the group in an air-conditioned bus
- Entrance fees
- Estimated $80 airfare from BKK – Chiang Mai (Subject to change)
- Estimated $220 airfare from Chiang Mai to Phuket (Subject to change)
- Experienced English-speaking Driver / Guide
- Pick up at Bangkok Airport
- Transfer to Phuket airport
- Boat rides as specified in the itinerary
- Tips and gratuities to Driver / Guide, porters, and wait staff.
- Water at meals (All other drinks are extra)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Transportation / International Airfares from your home to Bangkok or from Phuket
- Visa costs
- Individual transfers from the hotel to the airport
- Any incidental expenses
- Required travel insurance
- Any meals not listed in the itinerary
- Any extra excursions or events you plan
- Alcoholic drinks, massages, extra snacks, telephone calls, or laundry
- Anything from room service or the hotel minibar
- Note that the trip begins in Bangkok and ends in Phuket.
- $1,000 non-refundable deposit, payable immediately (please do not ask for it back, no matter what)
- The remainder of the payment is due by July 31, 2024. I will invoice you the remaining amount. You can pay in installments or total by July 31st.
- Please note we will only run this trip with 15 or more guests. If the trip has fewer attendees 60 days before the trip, we will cancel and refund your deposit.
Put down your $1,000/person deposit ASAP
Our trips typically fill quickly. We will be limiting it to the first 30 people who send their deposit. Fill out this form immediately and Great Culinary Travels will send you an invoice. You can pay from the invoice directly.
First Come, First Served
- We will take the first 30 bookings (which means the first deposits).
- Everyone else will be put on a waitlist.
- It is very important to put down your deposit as soon as possible
If you do not have a travel partner, you can purchase a single occupancy room and have it all to yourself! If you would like a roommate, please post in the Facebook group and see if someone is interested in rooming with you. It is up to you to find a suitable roommate.
If you don’t get along with your roommate, GCT is not responsible for this 🙂
- Required Waiver. We need you to sign a waiver holding Teknilogic Inc. not responsible for any travel mishaps. Instead, please get travel insurance so you are covered.
- Required Trip Insurance. Please note that trip insurance is required to join us on a Great Culinary Travel trip. FYI, most major credit cards (such as American Express, CHASE Sapphire, and Capital One) offer complimentary insurance when you purchase using their card.
- Required COVID-19 Vaccination card. We are cautious to protect ourselves on these trips. No one will be allowed to travel without proof of vaccination.
Please read our FAQs page to answer any other questions you may have.
Our Culinary Tours Travel Philosophy
We choose places where the US dollar is strong, the food culture rocks, and the locals benefit from our visits. The tours are food and learning-focused. We combine a few tourist activities with activities and places that regular tourists rarely see.
We want you to experience the country as the locals do while not skipping major sites. These are first-class trips, and we make them as all-inclusive as possible. From the time you arrive, until you leave, you will only need your wallet to shop or order alcohol and other incidentals. Food, drink, transport, and ALL TIPS are included in your very low price!