Taste of Thailand
Bangkok, Chiang Mai
About the location: Thailand, the fabled land of Siam, is rife with attractions from bustling modern cities to golden tropical beaches and a world-famous cuisine. It is a famously friendly country, known as "The Land of Smiles" for the hospitality of the Thai people. From the northern mountains to the Gulf of Thailand in the south, this tropical land is a verdant paradise for the culinary traveler. Thai cuisine is some of the most popular, healthiest (and most delicious) in the world, combining, like much Southeast Asian cuisine, the five fundamental tastes of sweet, sour, spicy, bitter, and salty.
The capital city Bangkok is a bustling place, with roads packed with cars and noisy tuk tuks, pavements crammed with ramshackle food stalls, and shrines laden with fragrant flowers. In the north Chiang Mai is surrounded by hills and exhibits its distinctive Lanna inheritance through its architecture, handicrafts, and cuisine. Considered Thailand’s cultural hub, Chiang Mai is home to silk weavers, artists, and wood carvers.
Your accommodations will be in 4-star or 4-star superior hotels with private bathrooms. In both Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the hotels are ideally located and ofter many amenities and amazing views. Please see our hotel photo gallery for details about the specific hotels. (Upgrades to 5* hotels also available on request.)
Pair it with our Cooking and Culture in Southeast Asia itinerary for a full Southeast Asia experience!