Learn Thai Cooking in Bangkok
Take a bit of exotic Bangkok back home to your kitchen to impress your friends and family. It's lots of fun and easy to do! Everyone is provided with an individual cooking station and classes are intimate (limited to 10 people). Four dishes are taught during each half-day class and the menu changes daily (five different menus are offered).
Day One: Get Settled in the Big Mango
We're waiting for you at the airport with private car to zip you to your hotel right in the heart of the Silom area.
Day Two: Mornings Cooking, Afternoons Seeing the Sights!
After an early breakfast you depart your hotel for a charming tropical oasis tucked away in urban Bangkok. During each half-day class you will learn to make classic Thai dishes like green chicken curry, pad thai noodles, banana pudding, spicy prawn soup, or papaya salad.
You'll be back at your hotel early afternoon, where our guide will join you to explore the city's food, culture and arts. You can customize your program with the guide each day to explore at your own pace: visit the reclining golden Buddha of Wat Po , the glittering chedis of The Grand Palace , Jim Thompson's House , the teakwood villa of the gay American who resurrected Siam's languishing silk artistry, traditional markets or fabulous shopping bazaars.
This evening select from a fantastic number of dining options in a city that is truly a culinary paradise. Our guide will make sure that you find your way to your preferred choice. If you like, you may invite the guide to join you for dinner (they are at your service until 10pm, so you can even do a little exploration of Bangkok's bustling night markets and famous nightlife after dinner).
Our Flavors of Siam package tour includes two days of Thai cooking classes in Bangkok, your choice of carefully-selected hotel, three days to see the best of Bangkok with a your private Purple Dragon guide, Bangkok nightlife tour, and fun!
Day Three: Another Morning of Cooking
Repeat the previous day's schedule...cooking class at 09:00 followed by your own personal guide at 14:00 for city touring during the afternoon and evening.
Day Four: Sail the Chao Praya
For a change of pace today, our guide will pick you up at 10:00 to tour the canals of the "Venice of the East" in a zippylong-tail boat, with a stop at the Royal Barge Museum to see the King's golden armada of celestial boats. Afterwards, drop by Wat Arun , Temple of the Dawn, one of Asia's most memorable sacred sites. Alternatively, you might like to visit one of Bangkok's traditional markets. Then, enjoy a leisurely lunch. By this time you'll recognize many of the dishes and ingredients used to prepare these exotic eatables.
Afterwards, our guide is at your service until 18:00 to see whatever interests you. Here is a suggestion to celebrate your final evening in the Big Mango: a three-course dinner in three different restaurants connected with a guide and a private tuktuk for the night. You also get to visit the wholesale flower market and admire a 360 rooftop view of the Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun. That's our Bangkok Foodie Crawl! Guests who take our Flavors of Siam tour get a 10% discount.
Day Five: Free Time Until You Depart
Free time until it is time for your private transportation to the airport, or you man extend your stay for additional cooking classes or discover more delights in beautiful Chiang Mai , some time at the beach , or even a side trip to majestic Angkor Wat in nearby Cambodia!