Culture and Cuisine of Thailand 10 days
If you are a travel and food lover, and you don’t want to miss the chance to cook and try new dishes, come with our 10-day Culture and Cuisine tour…
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Small Group
Culture and Cuisine of Thailand 10 days
• Explore the highlights of Bangkok as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho temple, etc
• Exciting experience to take a Thai cooking lesson and learn how to choose ingredients & cook traditional dishes
• Have chance to enjoy some exquisite dishes during the trip
• Discover some local floating market to see sample local delicacies and some local Thai sweets
• Understand more about Thai culture and local life through the visit to some hill tribes and Mae Kampong village
If you are a travel and food lover, and you don’t want to miss the chance to cook and try new dishes, come with our 10-day Culture and Cuisine tour, which will make your trip become ideal. We will offer you the great chance to visit and explore Thai culture through cultural and historical sites, simultaneously help you learn how to cook traditional Thai cuisines and enjoy local food during your adventure
Accommodation in selected hotels
Daily western-style breakfasts
Meals as mentioned in itinerary
01 domestic flight: Bangkok-Chiang Mai
Domestic airport & government taxes
Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Water & tissues on coach
Local English-speaking guide
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Boat fee in Chiang Rai
Cooking class as in itinerary
International flights to/from Bangkok
Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
Meals not mentioned
Drinks not mentioned
Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
Others not mention
Included:Dinner, guide, ground transportation, hotel in Bangkok
Spend the day at leisure then head to Vertigo in the evening, a stunning restaurant with unrivalled views of the city from its rooftop. Overnight in Bangkok
Activities:Visit Wat Po and the Grand Palace
Included:Breakfast, dinner, guide, ground transportation, entrance fees, hotel in Bangkok
In the morning, visit Wat Po to experience a chanting ritual by the monks. Continue to the Grand Palace. Dine in the evening at Cabbages & Condoms restaurant – a unique establishment that promotes better understanding of family planning. Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok - Koh Kred
Activities:Take a Thai cooking lesson
Included:Breakfast, guide, ground transportation, cooking class, entrance fee, hotel in Bangkok
Take a Thai cooking lesson today at a canal side location. Sample various foods used in the dishes. In the evening head to Lumpini park for a traditional picnic. Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok - Tha Kha & Amphawa
Activities:Travel to Samut Songkhram and visit the floating market
Included:Breakfast, guide, ground transportation, hotel in Bangkok
Head south to the garden province of Samut Songhkhram in the Mae Klong river delta area. Visit the floating market and sample local delicacies. Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Activities:Fly to Chiang Mai, visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included:Breakfast, lunch, dinner, airport transfer with guide, flight ticket Bangkok-Chiang Mai, ground transportation, hotel in Chiang Mai
Fly to Chiang Mai and enjoy Khao Soy curry noodles for lunch. End your day with Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the temple on the mountain and the most sacred in Northern Thailand. Enjoy an evening out at a traditional Khantoke Dinner. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao
Activities:Visit local hill tribes and explore the market
Included:Breakfast, guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Chiang Mai
Drive out of Chiang Mai and into the jungle. Visit local hilltribes and your guide will explore the market with you and sample some local Thai sweets to finish off your wonderful evening of discovery in Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Mae Kampong - Chiang Rai
Activities:Transfer to Mae Kampong village
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, ground transportation, hotel in in Chiang Rai
Depart for Mae Kampong village in the Mae On district. Walk through the forest, passing tea and coffee fields. Return to the village in time to watch lunch being prepared by your host family. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai - Mae Salong
Activities:Depart Chiang Rai for Chiang Rai Winery, visit Yunnanese Chinese community
Included:Breakfast, guide, ground transportation, entrance fees, hotel in Chiang Rai
Depart from Chiang Rai and visit the internationally recognized Chiang Rai Winery. We also visit pineapple plantations and visit a small Yunnanese Chinese community in a town that stretches over a 6000ft high mountain ridge. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai - Doi Wawee
Activities:Head to Doi Wawee, visit hill tribes and tea & coffee plantations
Included:Breakfast, guide, ground transportation, entrance fee, hotel in Chiang Rai
Head to Doi Wawee. A region home to many hilltribes and tea and coffee plantations. Sample a cup of freshly brewed ”Doi Chaang Coffee”, a famous coffee bean producer who exports ”Kopi Luwak” to Harrods Mall and other world famous retailers. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Mai
Activities:Visit Chiang Saen
Included:Breakfast, guide, ground transportation, boat fee, hotel in Chiang Rai
Visit to the 13th century ruined city of Chiang Saen and the heart of the Golden Triangle where the Ruak and the Mekong Rivers meet. Take a boat ride along the Mekong River to get a closer look at Laos and Burma. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.
– Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
– Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
– Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.
Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.
Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.
Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.
The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:
Step 1: Check Rates
Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.
Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.
Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).
Step 2: Book Extra Services
This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.
Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.
Step 3: Submit Booking
Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.
After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.
Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.
Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit
1. Check availability :
After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.
Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.
After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:
If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information
If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.
Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.
Step 5: Final Payment
The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.
The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.
Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.
At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.
The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit
Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.