Bangkok Country Escape and Thai Cooking Class Tour

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From £38.25
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
4star based on 10 reviews

Escape the chaos of the city and take a guided, full day tour to the Thai countryside just outside of Bangkok. This 8 hour tour to the village of Baan Lumphaya will give you a wonderful insight into Thai village life and includes an opportunity to cook your own authentic Thai lunch with fresh ingredients.

Inclusions:

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Boat ride included
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included (Selected Bangkok hotels only)
  • Conducted in English

You begin this tour with a scenic drive in an air-conditioned vehicle through the green belt outside of Bangkok. Watch a different world go by as you pass lush fields, lotus ponds and other typical rural landscapes that make this such an enjoyable excursion from Bangkok.

After a short stop at a coconut grove, where you will see the processing of palm sugar from coconut sap, you will hop into a boat to scull across the Nakorn Chaisri River. Enjoy your views from the river before heading back on land to walk though a 170-year-old Thai-Chinese settlement at Baan Lumphaya. Here you will learn more about the village and day-to-day life before cooking your own authentic Thai lunch made from ingredients selected from the fields you’ve just seen. A tour highlight for sure.

After lunch you will proceed to a wickerwork village before making your last stop on the journey back to Bangkok at an orchid farm to see Thailand’s national flowers in full bloom.

Schedule

Departure Point: Tour departs from selected Bangkok hotels

Departure Time: 8:30pm – Hotel pickups commence approximately 60-minutes prior to departure time.

Please note: Hotel pickup and drop off is NOT available from the following hotels:

o Novotel Suvarnabhumi – Bang Na (near Suvarnabhumi Airport)
o Niran Grand – Bang Na
o Nototel Bang Na – Bang Na
o Royal Princess Srinakarin – Bang Na
o Amari Don Muang – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Airport Suite Bangkok – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Asia Airport – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Ebina House – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Rama Gardens – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Quality Suite Airport – Viphavadee (near Don Muang Airport)
o Miracle Grand Convention – Laksi
o Inn Come Sweet – Chatuchak
o Chaleena Princess – Ramkamheng
o Grand Hitech Tower Inn – Ekkamai
o Forum Park – Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
o Rio Residence – Yannawa (far end of Nang Linchi)
o Royal Pacific Plaza – Rama 9
o Oasis – Huang Kwang
o P R Union – Thonburi
o Gold Orchid Bangkok – Suttisan

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm

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4star

What a great day out! We were picked up from our hotel and headed to the market with our guide to buy provisions for our Thai lunch that we were going to help cook. Our guide was great and explained about all the fruit and vegetables we saw as well as all the different spices and pastes. Live fish, frogs and eels in abundance. Boat trip down the river in a 200 year old boat was also great but not for those with a dodgy back or 6 ft tall as getting on and off would be difficult. Worth it though as we were steered down the river to the coconut farm. Locals great and friendly and we tasted coconut milk and the sugar made from it.

After that we went to a traditional Thai house and were instructed on Thai cooking techniques, table set by our hostess. Lunch was lovely, even the spicy soup, us all complimenting each other on our efforts! Both our teacher and guide were excellent and encouraged the whole group so we all had a laugh at our skills! This is a must away from the city! Countryside is beautiful and commentary second to none. Learnt lots and even got a free recipe book to recreate recipes at home. Went to see locals basket weaving and bought a ‘curry puff’ handbag, a fan shape that took 2 days to make! Only one guy on the trip but he loved it so it’s not just for the girls!

Reviewed by: Anonymous, United Kingdom

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