Places Visited: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai
This itinerary focuses on the delicate flavours and diversity of Thai cuisine. Begin in the vibrant city of Bangkok and explore the diverse range of food on offer in the bustling city - Thai food from various regions, and street-food from other nations from China to India. Next, continue the food trail to the remote Isaan region to explore its unique fiery cuisine; famed dishes such as the hotter than hot papaya salad, and other specialities you will not find in Thai restaurants back home.
Take an exciting overnight railway journey north to Chiang Mai, famous for mouth-watering northern Thai curries, with influences from neighbouring Burma. Along the way learn about the influences Thai culture has on its cuisine, and try your hand in some Thai cookery classes. Although the itinerary is largely food-orientated, you will also learn much about the fascinating Thai culture, visiting temples, palaces, and countless vibrant markets, and most importantly, meeting the people that make up this wonderful nation.