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Thai Cuisine North to South - 6 Days

Thai Cuisine North to South

Thailand · Private Tour · 6 Days
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Take a cooking class in Chiang Mai, and explore its countryside and craft villages. Then journey to the tropical island of Phuket to enjoy its beaches and nature together with superb cultural performances. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Chiang Mai
Day 2 - Chiang Mai
Day 3 - Chiang Mai → Phuket
Day 4 - Phuket
Day 5 - Phuket
Day 6 - Phuket

What is included

  • Private transfers and transportation
  • Domestic flight Chiang Mai - Phuket
  • 5 nights accommodation at luxury hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Activities mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in this program
  • Drinks and water at included lunches and dinners
  • Tips and personal expenses
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day
1
Chiang Mai

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, your guide will come to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.   

Home of handicrafts 

Chiang Mai is Thailand's main handicraft centre and is ringed by small villages which are home to cottage factories and workshops. Visit San Kamphaeng district, the heart of the silk and cotton home industries, and observe the fascinating process of making and weaving these popular fabrics. Continue to Bor Sang, the umbrella village, where delicate Thai paper umbrellas are produced and hand-painted. 

Visit Thai Celadon, about 6 km north of Chiang Mai, where ceramics are produced following the Sawankhalok pottery method which dates back hundreds of years. Before we return to Chiang Mai, pay a last visit to a small village where you can observe the intricate work of both lacquer ware and silverware craftsmen


Street food tour

The northern city of Chiang Mai is considered Thailand’s cultural capital, while also sitting near some of the country’s top natural attractions, most within half an hour’s drive of the old town. Furthermore, many people also know that Chiang Mai street-food stalls and shop houses boast incredible northern Thai cuisine and delicious snacks. 

We will take you to the 3 King Monument area near the centre of town and the popular food street where you can try various delicacies such as: special northern noodle soup, stir fries, Phad Thai, khao man kai, khao soi, fresh fruit, and a variety of Thai desserts.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite Chiang Mai

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2
Chiang Mai

Organic farm cooking class 

After breakfast, share cooking secrets in a family environment with a well-known local chef. Over the course of years as a trekking guide, Chef Sawat observed that travelers were interested in preparing food with him. His passion for cooking and continuous feedback from travelers on his cooking talents inspired him to set up an organic farmhouse where he takes care of a spacious garden full of Thai herbs and tropical fruits.

At the chef’s farm home, you will visit his organic garden, pick some fresh herbs and continue with a hands-on cooking experience where you will experience how to pound curry paste and how to make authentic Thai curry. Create a dessert with the fruits you picked right from the trees. Enjoy the reward of your efforts for lunchAfter that, you learn how to cook more dishes before returning to the hotel.


Khantoke Dinner and hill tribe show

The Khantoke dinner is traditionally related to the people of the northern region. Dinner is served in small bowls, known in Thai as Khan. Guests are seated on cushions at a low table, known as Toke in Thai. The cuisine served typical of the northern Thai Lanna style. and during dinner, entertainment is provided by traditional dancers, who will perform the FornLeb, known as the finger dance, FornThien, known as the candle dance, Ramwong, referred to as the circle dance and the Ram Dab, known as the sword dance.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite Chiang Mai

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3
Chiang Mai → Phuket

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, your guide will come to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. 

Barai Thai Spa

The signature spa treatment is the Kesa (Head) Treatment (Chidodhara). This treatment evolved from Ancient traditional Indian techniques where massage is applied to the upper part of the body and shoulders. It's ideal for relieving stress, promoting the hair roots growth and nourishing the scalp.


Dinner at Villa Royale by Mom Tri's kitchen

Mom Tri's Villa Royale is a boutique hotel in Phuket situated on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand beach of Kata Noi. Villa Royale is a personal creation of renowned artist and architect Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, better known simply as Mom Tri, who is a descendant of the King Mongkut Rama IV. Mom Tri opened his private summer home eight years ago to provide guests with a truly royal experience. Executive Chef Darren and Chef Sura offer Thai and international cuisine using only the finest ingredients. A Wine Spectator award winning wine cellar offers over 750 labels.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Chiang Mai → Phuket 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

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4
Phuket

James Bond & sea canoe by speed boat

After breakfast, enjoy the journey by speed boat to Phang Nga Bay National Marine Park. Cruise through hundreds of fascinating islands rising above the sea. You will discover the underwater cave when tide is low by paddling an inflatable canoe with your expert paddle-guide. Explore the Dark Cave, Hong Island, Mangrove Cave and Diamond Cave. 

Later, get back in the boat for a cruise to visit James Bond Island, the famous island where '007 The Man with the Golden Gun' was filmed. Then continue onto visit Panyi stilt village. A tasty Thai set lunch is served at local restaurant and afterwards there is time to swim at Lawa or Naka Island. Later return to Phuket and your hotel.


Phuket Fantasea Show & Dinner

Transfer to the theatre and then enjoy Fantasea of a Kingdom, a ultimate in Las Vegas-style show that infuses Thai Culture with magical illusions. Tonight you will see four-dimensional effects, an aerial ballet, acrobatics, pyrotechnics, special effects, an elephant circus (featuring over 30 elephants and stunts) all in one unique and unforgettable theatrical masterpiece guaranteed to thrill and delight all visitors. Afterwards, come to the enchanted festival village where you can see and buy high quality locally made products and souvenirs.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

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5
Phuket

Khai Nui & Rang Island 

It's just a 30 minute cruise from the boat lagoonin Phuket town by private Speed Boat to Khai Nui. Spend time to visit Khai Nui Island for snorkelling and simply relaxing at the beautiful white sand beaches. After Khai Nui, it's a short cruise to Rang Island, where you can enjoy swimming or other island activities such as sunbathing, self-paddle canoeing, mountain biking and more. Later return to Phuket and your hotel.


Phuket sightseeing tour

After lunch at local restaurant, drive along the Phuket coastline via Karon Beach, Kata Beach to the view point where you can see Phuket’s most beautiful three beaches. Then, continue to visit Promthep cape. This is one of Phuket’s most beautiful spots for a photo opportunity. Continue to Rawai beach and visit Wat Chalong, Phuket’s revered monastery with interesting an history of the temple’s abbot. 

Proceed to see the cashew-nut factory and Wang Thalang souvenir shop, a local shop offering a variety handmade local products in addition to some mass-market souvenirs. A short drive further takes us to Phuket town for sightseeing along the Chino-Portuguese houses at Thalang and Debuk Road.


Simon Cabaret Show

After dinner, transfer to the theatre and enjoy the famous Simon Cabaret Show. Here you will find a world-class stage design and the famous Cabaret. It's surely the most exciting place to be on the Andaman Gulf. In exclusive and luxurious surroundings, you can look, listen and enjoy the cabaret performance which made Simon Cabaret a world famous cabaret group.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

day
6
Phuket

Elephant safari Four in One

After breakfast, learn about elephants, mahouts and the Thai elephant conservation project. See how young elephants are trained then trek on an elephant's back in the Chalong Highlands. This is the only elephant camp in southern Thailand to have attained the Royal Thai government standard award. 

Visit our local farmyard to see how buffaloes plough the rice fields. Try a ride yourself on a wooden cart pulled by a buffalo before sampling some local coffee grown & toasted nearby. Learn how Thai jungle curry is made and then see how rubber trees are tapped to produce natural rubber latex. Next, learn how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil.The tour ends with a delicious buffet dinner. Later return to the hotel.

Transfer to airport for your next flight.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Chiang Mai
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137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite
Phuket
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$3383
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019$3758
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019$3420

Photos

Organic Farm Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
Elephant Safari, Phuket
Phuket-Elephant Safari four in one (4)
Phuket
Phang Nga Bay
Pad Thai
Mangosteen, Thai Fruit
Umbrella Factory, Chiang Mai

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