Thailand

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AFA is proud to offer our delightful 9-day  food and travel adventure to the exciting Kingdom of Thailand!  Travelers will experience a complex variety of Thai regional cuisines and learn the secrets of Thai cooking while relaxing, having fun, and exploring one of Asia’s most captivating travel destinations.  Our adventure includes mountainous Northern Thailand, the glorious Andaman Sea beaches of Southern Thailand, and sophisticated metropolitan Bangkok.  With optional packages, you can include the fascinating region of Northeastern Thailand or extend your time in any other locale.

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About the Cooking Courses In the North, we are hosted by the renowned Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School, where Master Chef Sompon Nabnian will introduce the techniques of Thai home cooking.  Travelers will learn to shop and bargain like a local for fresh ingredients on a fun guided trip to two  Thai markets.  In the South, travelers will accompany actual Thai fishermen as they venture forth to bring in the day’s catch culminating in a beach side seafood barbeque.  Other learning opportunities include courses in preparing Southern curries and baking delicious Muslim style flat breads.  In Bangkok, travelers will sample the highs and lows of Thai cuisine with a day-long class at the internationally famous Blue Elephant Cooking School and a behind-the-scenes visit to the terrifically fun Ratchaprasong “Street Food” complex.

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Itinerary:  (Anticipates evening arrival to Suvarnabhumi International on Day 0)

Day 1

- Get-acquainted breakfast at hotel thai market

- Morning flight to Chiang Mai (1 hour)

- Guided trip through Wararot Morning Market

- Hotel check-in / relaxation; no host lunch

- Afternoon class at Chiang Mai Cookery School

- Dinner (no host) and visit to Chiang Mai Night Market

- Overnight at hotel

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- Breakfast

- Early departure for upland elephant riding trek

- Visit to Akha and Lahu villages (lunch hosted)

- Overnight at Forest Bungalow (no host dinner)

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- Visit to Hmong village & Upland Rice Farm (lunch hosted)

- Return Chiang Mai; no-host Kantoke dinner/dance at Chiang Mai Cultural Center

*Non-trekking Options:  Chiang Mai Temples; Hill Tribe Museum; Handicraft Village; Jade Factory tour

Day 4

- Breakfast

- Morning relaxation and shopping in Chiang Mai

- Lunch (no host)        THAILAND TSUNAMI RECOVERY ONE YEAR AFTER

- Afternoon flight to Phuket (2 hrs)

- Hotel transfer and check-in – beachside relaxation

- Dinner (no host)

- Evening Options: 1-hour Thai massage or lecture on Southern Thai cuisine

Day 5 – Breakfast; boat departure to experience Andaman Sea fishing techniques

- Lunch (hosted) on the boat; fishing & snorkeling  sea fishermen

- Return hotel; relaxation

- “You Pick – You Cook” seafood barbecue (hosted & assisted by AFA staff)

Day 6

- Breakfast

- Southern Market visit

- Cooking class: Southern Thai curries and soups   Thai_green_chicken_curry_and_roti

- Lunch (no host)

- Cooking class: Muslim-style bread-making

- Dinner (no host); Sunset Fire-and-Sword Dancing Show

Day 7 – Early breakfast and morning flight to Bangkok (1 hr.)

- Hotel transfer and check-in

- Visit the Ratchaprasong Street Food complex; Lunch (no host)grandpalace2

- Site-seeing: Grand Palace; Temple of the Emerald Buddha; Temple of Dawn

- Evening: Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise (hosted)

Day 8

- Breakfast

- Morning session: Blue Elephant Thai Cooking School

- Hosted Lunch (Eat your lesson!)

- Afternoon session:  Blue Elephant Thai Cooking SchoolChris-in-a-cooking-class-at-Blue-Elephant-Cooking-School-in-Bangkok-500x375

- Hosted Dinner at Blue Elephant Thai Cooking School (Eat your lesson!)

- Evening Free

Day 9

- Breakfast

- Optional Classes: Fruit Carving; Isan Cooking (AFA Staff)

- Lunch (no host)

- Optional Classes: Fruit Carving; Isan Cooking (AFA Staff)

- Dinner (no host); Prep for departure


Details:  All breakfast meals are included in your hotel package unless otherwise arranged.  Other hosted meals are indicated and included in package price.  Domestic airfares and ground transportation on optional tours included.  Optional cooking classes by AFA staff included at no extra charge.  We are happy to arrange for you to extend your stay in Thailand or to add destinations.  See Packages Tab for price options and booking information or contact us!  Sawaddii!

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