A Taste of Thailand

Visiting Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai, this 10-day itinerary offers a fully rounded trip to Thailand, with a special emphasis on its food and culinary culture.

A Taste of Thailand

Discover Thailand's rich culinary history in this ten-day exploration of the country's food and culture. Sample street food in Bangkok, learn to make iconic dishes including pad Thai and khanom krok, and discover the famous floating and railway markets of Samut Songkhram.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Bangkok

    Arrive Bangkok, where you’ll be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre.

  2. Day 2: Bangkok

    Leave Bangkok this morning for the province of Samut Songkhram. Though only a short 60 minute journey from Bangkok, Samut Songkhram couldn't feel further removed from the busy capital, and provides a real insight into traditional Thai country living.

  3. Day 3: Bangkok to Ayutthaya

    Depart Bangkok with your guide and driver, and journey one hour north to Ayutthaya, capital of the Siamese Empire between the 14th and 18th centuries.

  4. Day 4: Ayutthaya to Khao Yai

    Leave Ayutthaya this morning and travel east to Khao Yai National Park. A world heritage site, Khao Yai is Thailand's oldest and most famous wilderness reserve, covering an area of over 2,000sq km.

  5. Day 5: Khao Yai to Khon Kaen

    Leave Khao Yai this morning and head north into Khorat province. Your destination is the tiny town of Khon Kaen, but you'll stop for lunch en route at the 11th-century Khmer temples of Phi Mai, where you can sample a local favourite, pad Khorat (a regional variation on pad Thai).

  6. Day 6: Khon Kaen to Sukhothai

    This morning, enjoy a breakfast picnic in an open rice field, before continuing north towards Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital.

  7. Day 7: Sukhothai to Saraphi

    Wake early this morning and set off to explore the ruins at Sukhothai, either on foot or by bike. You can visit the most prominent sites, including Wat Si Chum, Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Phail Luang on a guided tour, or just explore the main Historic Park at leisure. Note that not all of Sukhothai's famous temples are located within the Park itself, some are located outside the city.

  8. Day 8: Saraphi to Chiang Mai

    Drive into Chiang Mai this morning. It's a short drive of half an hour, so you can set off right away and enjoy breakfast once you arrive, perhaps at one of the food stands for which the city is famous. Afterwards, you might like to visit the Chiang Mai gourmet coffee outlet, where there's a wide selection of locally grown and imported coffee.

  9. Day 9: Chiang Mai to Mae Chan

    Depart Chiang Mai this morning and continue your northward journey to Mae Chang, in Chiang Rai province. This small town is situated within the Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet.

  10. Day 10: Departure

    You will be transferred to Chiang Rai airport this morning for your flight to Bangkok, where you connect with your international flight home.

Price guide

The price shown is based on two travellers in shared twin/double accommodation. Please see full itinerary for inclusions & exclusions. This is a private itinerary and can be tailored to your interests, and priced for families and larger group sizes.

10 days from £1998pp


10 days from £1998pp

Bangkok and Ayutthaya

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