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By webadmin | July 24 2012
Bangkok, Thailand – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
The brand-new, nine-day culinary adventure, Flavors and Culture of Exotic Siam in Thailand, is the newest addition to Access Trips portfolio for this fall. Guests on this exciting journey will experience the depth of Thai culture from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and beyond.
From a morning visit to Wat Po, where monks gather for an awe-inspiring morning chant, to an elephant ride through the Thai jungle, the captivating cultural highlights delight the senses. Master the art of preparing your favorite Thai specialties during intimate cooking courses featuring everything from Thai-style banana fritters to steamed fish with curry custard. No detail has been spared in crafting a tour that masterfully captures the diverse landscape, distinct customs and rich flavors of the land of the free.
From tangy salads, to rich, hearty soups and delectable curries, guests can enjoy three extended cooking classes featuring some of Thailand’s most exotically spicy and delicious meals. This includes a traditional long-tail boat ride up the Chao Phraya River to chef Tam’s home in Bangkok. After a tour of the herb gardens, travelers have the opportunity to visit an open-air kitchen overlooking the breathtaking landscape where they will learn to prepare pad thai, coconut chicken soup, coconut pancakes and sumptuous wok-fried ground chicken with basil.
The tour also offers scenic stops including a trip to the Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the center of the opium trade. The hilltop view is the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak to form the actual triangle where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet.
Despite the back-packer sense of travel, guests will be able to enjoy boutique luxury accommodations that blend the best of Thai style and hospitality to create a peaceful respite from busy days. From a five-star riverfront hotel featuring views of the legendary River of Kings to a small hotel inspired by the traditional wooden architecture of Chiang Mai, all accommodations feature comfortable and stylish rooms.
Access Trips is the leading travel company specializing in exotic and edgy learning vacations to 13 countries worldwide. Always offering unparalleled access to each destination, this new Thai culinary adventure features the perfect balance of must-sees and magical secret spots.