Tastes of Thailand Tour

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Tastes of Thailand Tour

Come one and all to one of the most breathtaking (and delicious) countries on Earth as Worldaway Learning Tours offers you the chance of a lifetime!

The Taste of Thailand Mini-Tour presents a country so diverse and unique that you’ll never want to leave…But when you do depart from this TWO WEEK Tour, you’ll bring home wonderful memories and Thai Cooking Techniques that will enhance your dishes for decades!

Experience the Vibrant City of Bangkok, Thailand along with 10 Days of Thai Cooking Classes!

Before diving into the classes, your first full day of the Taste of Thailand Mini Tour will introduce you to the bustling city and help you understand the way it works, along with getting to know your guides, professors, and key words and phrases to help you enjoy the fun community around you even more!

Taste of Thailand Mini-Tour Cooking Class Breakdown:

Monday-Friday (for Two Weeks): Each Day, you will learn 5-6 different Thai Recipes as classes last from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day and include a delicious lunch!

The recipes you’ll learn during the Taste of Thailand Mini-Tour include wonderfully diverse dishes, curry pastes, sauces, & dips!

All of these recipes will be available in English as well. You’ll enjoy an in-depth learning experience for each dish as you’ll discuss the dishes, prepare, and then fine-tune them after critiques by the Thai Master Chef who will demonstrate all of the creative process!

And it’s not just cooking!

In the evenings you’ll have free time to enjoy the wonderful city, dine at delicious restaurants, sight-see, bond with your fellow travelers, and shop!

In between your two weeks of cooking, you’ll spend the weekend in Chiang Mai for a Thai Adventure unlike any other!

On Saturday, the Taste of Thailand Mini Tour takes you South of Chiang Mai into the Jungles of Mae Wang for an Elephant Camp Sight-Seeing Tour before an evening of shopping and immersion in the world famous Night Bazaar of Chiang Mai after dark!

Sunday plunges you deep into the heart of Chiang Mai and shows you why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Asia!

Witness the beauty of the city and hike up Thailand’s tallest Mountain (Doi Inthanon) for lunch and breathtaking views!

The next week of the Taste of Thailand Mini-Tour is full of even more exciting recipes and delicious days in the kitchen under the Thai Master Chef!

You’ll learn everything you need to know to be an expert Thai Chef and have the time of your life while you do it! You probably won’t ever want to leave!

And the great part is, no prior experience or knowledge is necessary. Our Tour Guides and Cooking Teachers will help you with everything you need to know during your adventure!

Opportunities like this fill up fast, so book your spot today for the Taste of Thailand Mini-Tour!

  • Day 1: Saturday - Arrival Day

     

    Welcome to Thailand!

    Upon your arrival in Bangkok, one of our team will collect you from the airport and transfer you to a hotel located in the centre of the city.  They will make sure your transfer is seamless and stress-free.

    We’ll get you checked-in to your room before we have a sit down to run through with you the schedule for your time with us in Thailand.

  • DAY 2: Sunday - Introduction/Orientation

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    After breakfast we’ll have a more formal orientation to introduce you to life in Thailand. We’ll explain more about the culture, the customs, how to make the most of your time here and help you to learn how Bangkok operates. We’ll teach you a few essential words and phrases that will really benefit your time here.

    Following the orientation we’ll head out for a gentle orientation of the city. We’ll introduce you to the transport options, the incredible people, the street food options, and show you all of the places that we feel you need to know about.

    Afternoon: We’ll take a quick trip across the city to your new accommodation at AR Residences.  Here, we will help you to settle in to your new surroundings before showing you around the local area.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

  • DAY 3: Monday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    Your first day at the school will begin at 9:30am. Our guide will collect you from your accommodation and accompany you to the school so that you’re familiar with your route. We’ll then hand you over to the team who will take you through the next 5 days.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 4: Tuesday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 5: Wednesday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 6: Thursday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 7: Friday - Cooking Classes + Chiang Mai

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Afternoon: Once your day at the school ends your guide will meet you at the school around 3pm. From there you’ll head to the airport in time to take a flight north to the wonderful city of Chiang Mai.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 8: Saturday - Jungles of Mae Wang

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    After breakfast we’ll head south of Chiang Mai in to the jungles of Mae Wang. Here we’ll join with our supported elephant camp for a day experiencing one of the most incredible adventures you’ll ever have.

    Evening: Once we’re freshened up, we’ll take a short walk to the famous Night Bazaar in the city. Here there’s a wide array of shopping, markets, restaurants and bars to enjoy Chiang mai after dark.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

  • DAY 9: Sunday - Chiang Mai + Doi Inthanon

    This morning we’ll head out for a guided tour of exactly what makes Chiang Mai such a draw for tourists.

    Amongst other sights we’ll head up to the temple at the top of Doi Inthanon – Thailand’s highest mountain. The views from here are worth the journey alone.

    After lunch we’ll take the quick flight back to Bangkok so that you’re back at your accommodation in plenty of time to prepare for your second week at the school.

    Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

  • DAY 10: Monday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 11: Tuesday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 12: Wednesday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 13: Thursday - Cooking Classes

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!

  • DAY 14: Friday - Cooking Classes + Graduation Dinner!

    Breakfast: At your hotel.

    COOKING CLASS

    ● Days & times: Monday – Friday, 9:30 – onwards until all assigned dishes are completed – usually around 3-3:30pm.

    ● # of dishes taught: 5-6 daily (25-30/week).

    ● Recipes: Provided in English for all dishes, curry pastes, sauces & dips.

    ● Language: English.

    Food preparation, cooking techniques, and professional food presentation techniques are discussed, practiced, and fine-tuned. Thai cooking and dishes are illustrated by the chef and practiced until perfected by the students.

    Evening: Graduation Dinner!
    Your guide will meet you at your accommodation to pick you up before heading out to a popular local restaurant for some dinner cooked by somebody other than you!

    You will also receive your Certificate of Completion tonight. Congratulations!!

    Meals: Pretty much anything and everything you cook at the school!  Plus, dinner at a popular local restaurant!

  • DAY 15: Saturday - Departure Day

    Morning: Breakfast at your hotel.
    Transfer back to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Int. Airport for your departure flight.

Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!

Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:

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*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ. 

Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.

No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.

*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.

Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.

We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!

It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.

Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.

On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.

In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!

As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
  • Additional food, drinks and snacks
  • Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
  • Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)

The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.

In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.

Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.

Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.

*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.

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Tastes of Thailand Mini-Tour (15 Days)

Inc. The Very Best Cookery Training in Thailand!
US$ 2750
  • Serviced Apartments w/Daily Breakfast
  • Multi-Share Rooms w/Bathroom (Private Rooms Available)
  • Fly to Chiang Mai & Explore the Jungles of Mae Wang
  • Visit the Temple at the top of Doi Inthanon - Thailand's Highest Mountain!
  • Professional Concierge Service Throughout Your Stay!
  • Earn a Professional Thai Chef Diploma!
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • including:
  • Accommodation w/Meals, Bilingual Guide, Daily Transportation & a Thailand Exclusive Worldaway T-Shirt!
  • Certificate of Completion

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