Departure day: Daily, year round for any group size
Learn the basics of Thai cuisine, its ingredients and method of preparation and cooking, in a relaxed informal setting. The course includes instruction, demonstration and practical cooking experience for the participants.
Day 1 Bangkok / Chiang Mai
Late afternoon transfer to the railway station for the overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 2 Chiang Mai
Arrive Chiang Mai early in the morning and transfer to hotel. After a short rest transfer to the cooking school about 15 minutes outside of Chiang Mai. The first day of the course will be devoted to an introduction to the main ingredients used in Thai cuisine, their uses, storage and suitable alternatives. The use of these ingredients will then be demonstrated with the assistance of the participants in preparing a typical Thai lunch. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to try a selection of Thai fruits and snacks. Transfer back to the hotel in the late afternoon
Day 3 Chiang Mai
After breakfast transfer to the cooking school.
On the second day of the course learn to make some of the pastes use a mortar and pestle that are so essential to Thai cooking. These pastes will then be used in preparing some of the country’s most popular dishes for lunch. After lunch take a tour around the school’s herb and spice garden followed by a demonstration of two more dishes, either desserts or snacks. Transfer back to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 4 Chiang Ma
After breakfast go shopping in a local market to experience selecting and purchasing necessary ingredients for a full meal. Transfer to the cooking school. With guidance prepare the ingredients and a cook a meal of four classic dishes ready for lunch. With two final dishes in the afternoon, either desserts or snacks, prepared and served with Thai fruits. Transfer back to the hotel in the late afternoon
Day 5 Chiang Mai
Tour Terminates after breakfast.
Subject to confirmation on Booking and an Acceptance Payment of £100 per person for Cooking Course alone OR £200 pp for any number of tours for 14 or 21 days. – payable once..for any number of tours or modules. This tour can be added to other tours to make
Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary
Please ask for confirmation of the current Tour Cos
Preferred accommodation list:
PRICE ON APPLICATION
To Be Advised In addition there is an Acceptance Fee/Deposit of £100.00 pp.
Single Room Supplement TBA PLEASE NOTE:
The Acceptance Payment is only payable ONCE. There can be a combination of more than one tour in more than one country for the same £200 Acceptance Fee (OR for Cooking Tour alone £100 pp)
First class Hotels
Charge for children under 12 years of age:
50% of tour rate when sharing same room with 2 adults and no extra bed is required.
75% of tour rate when sharing same room with 2 adults and one extra bed is required.
1. On acceptance – £100 or £200 per person (depending on tours taken), Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by Bank Transfer payable to “S W & M Miller”.
Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Associate Company in Thailand, Asian Trails, Bangkok, to whom payment for the tour is made
2. FULL PAYMENT 12 weeks prior to arrival in Thailand or on Acceptance- 100% payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to ETC, Bangkok.
35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable.
30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable.
25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable
Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount.
Acceptance Payment non refundable
Services included in the price:
- Transportation and transfers by air-conditioned minibus or pick up truck.
- 2nd class train with air-conditioned sleeping berth from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
- Accommodation in shared twin-bedded room, with breakfast.
- Lunch and light refreshments on days 2, 3 and 4.
- Tuition, ingredients and full coluor cookery book of recipes (in English).
- English-speaking instructor.
Services not included in the price:
- Drinks & meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
- Tips for guide & drivers.
- Personal expenses.