Symphony of Spices

12 days from £1,995pp

Cook and eat your way around Thailand on this delicious 12 day culinary tour. You’ll discover sensational flavours and foods, with enough time to see the main sights and get some chill time.

The Symphony of Spices trip is perfect if you’re a culture vulture who loves food. Starting in Bangkok, you’ll scope out the colourful food markets before moving onto Chiang Mai for some cooking classes and then chilling out on the beaches in Phuket.

Highlights

  • See the top sights of Bangkok like a local

  • Eat food with the locals

  • Learn to cook with a popular TV show host

  • Visit one of the oldest markets in Bangkok

Katie
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I have lived and worked in Thailand and explored in depth Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam.

Symphony of Spices

12 days from £1,995pp
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Itinerary

This exciting trip to Thailand includes international flights, transfers, accommodation and all mentioned experiences. We’ll take care of the boring bits, leaving you to make the most of your holiday. Want to go through the details? Give our Travel Designers a call: 01483 319 333 

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Today has finally arrived. You’ll be excitedly heading to the airport, ready to fly to Bangkok and start your sensational Thai adventure. Your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel to get settled. Spend the next few days exploring the city and checking out the food scene, visiting one of the oldest markets in Bangkok.

Places to Stay

Riva Surya

A contemporary boutique hotel in an enviable riverfront position.

Key Facilities

  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Babysitting on request
  • Gym

SO Sofitel Bangkok

A super stylish city hotel with divine guestrooms and a lively atmosphere.

Key Facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Gym
  • Bar

Things to do

Eco Friendly Tour of Bangkok

Full-day experience

Tour the city like a local using only public transport, visiting popular sights and hidden gems.

Flavours of Bangkok

Half-day experience

Sample the best of Bangkok's flavours, visiting vibrant markets and dining at a popular restaurant.

Say goodbye to Bangkok and head to the sleepy province of Chiang Mai in the mountainous north of Thailand. Spend your days here visiting the night market and learning to cook traditional dishes with a popular former TV show host. There’s also an optional spiritual tour we can book for you, and plenty of temples to explore on your own.

Places to Stay

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort

A small and charming retreat in Chiang Mai with authentic local influence.

Key Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

137 Pillars House

Stay in elegant rooms and suites in this upscale hotel, complete with a luxurious spa and serene setting.

Key Facilities

  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Gym

Tamarind Village Hotel

In a great location, Chiang Mai's quaint streets and temples are within easy walking distance.

Key Facilities

  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Wi-FI

Things to do

Chiang Mai spiritual tour

Half-day experience

Witness the chanting ritual of local monks & visit the most revered spiritual monuments in Chiang Mai.

A lot of Thai cookery class

Half-day experience

Visit a local market & learn how to cook traditional Thai dishes with two expert foodies.

Leave cities behind and head to the beach resort of Phuket. Spend the next few days relaxing at your hotel, sunbathing on the beach or checking out the sights. We’ve got a few optional tours you we can arrange for you as well.

On day 12 you'll head home. You’ll be bursting with spellbinding stories of your Sensations of Thailand trip to share with your friends and family. On the flight home, you’ll dream of the new flavours you discovered in the markets, the recipes you’ve learnt and the beautiful sandy beaches you chilled out on.

Places to Stay

The Surin

A collection of pretty shaker-style cottages on coastal Phuket.

Key Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Gym
  • Water sports

Things to do

Phuket cookery class

Evening experience

Learn the secrets of Thai cuisine from a local chef in a traditional Thai house, overlooking Phuket town.

Snorkelling off Koh Yao Islands

Full-day experience

Travel by long-tail boat past limestone islands, snorkel in the clear waters and relax on remote beaches.

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Things to do on this trip

Here are some of the fun and exciting things you'll do on your trip to Thailand. Call us now to learn more: 01483 319 333

When to go on this trip

The best time to go to Thailand overall is between November to January, where the weather is ideal across most regions. The other months usually see a mix of sun and rain depending on the area you're thinking of visiting.

January

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One of the best months to visit Thailand with good weather throughout the country.  

February

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Hot and dry in most parts and the North will feel a little cooler, making it an ideal time to visit.  

March

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We suggest doing shorter day activities in the cities but the beaches will feel lovely in the heat.  

April

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Very hot - plan shorter activities in the cities and head to the beach to escape the heat.  

May

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Chances of rain in the west but there'll still be plenty of sunshine.  

June

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Chances of rain throughout the country but temperatures will remain high.  

July

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Ideal time to visit the east coast beaches but other regions will see some rain.  

August

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Quite rainy across the country, but you might still find pleasant conditions on the beaches in the East Coast.  

September

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Usually the wettest month of the year, but the rainforest will be green and lush with a good chance of spotting wildlife.  

October

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Lots of rain with cooler temperatures in the north and a good chance to spot wildlife.  

November

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The sun returns across most of the country but heavy rainfall in the Gulf of Thailand.  

December

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One of the best months to visit Thailand with ideal weather throughout the country.