Depart Bangkok and experience the colors of Nakhon Nayok local market. Sample authentic produce and select ingredients for your cooking class. Purchase seasonal fruits and chat with the merchants.
Then, learn how to cook 5 classic dishes, such as som tam (green papaya salad). Sample the fruits of your labor with a delicious meal.
Travel to Khao Yai National Park and hike to Heaw Narok Waterfall for breathtaking views. Learn more about the park’s history at the visitor center before heading to Thanarat Road for a panoramic view of the park. End with refreshments in a tropical garden and rehydrate with organic coffees, fresh juices or homemade ice cream.
06:30: Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and head to Nakhon Nayok Province for around 2 hours.
09:00: Your guide will teach you how to choose the best sample of each ingredient to create delicious dishes at your cooking class. Your market cooking class will start with a visit guided by your tour guide to the local market to discover and select fresh, seasonal produce for the day's menu.
10:30: Arrive at a Thai-style wooden home and learn the secret recipe of 5 classic Thai dishes, before cooking an authentic Thai meal. Learn the wonders of Thai herbs and spices, which makes Thai cuisine popular the world over, in a home-style learning environment. In this cooking lesson you'll learn the secret recipe of 5 classic Thai dishes such as Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam), Stir-Fried Rice Noodles (Pad Thai), Spicy Prawn Soup, lemongrass and galangal (Tom Yum Goong), Authentic Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Kra Pao Gai) and Stir Fried Chinese Morning Glory (Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng). When it’s time to eat, move to the dining area and enjoy your meal and fresh fruits.
12:00: Afterwards, entering from the main gate on the Prachinburi side, en-route to the park, continue the program with a visit to Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll take a short hike to Heaw Narok Waterfall. For a beautiful view of the waterfall, walk 1km from the main road. You'll find a stunning scene which you can admire before taking a safe trail down the cliff.
13:30: Stop at the Visitor Center to get facts about the park’s history and attractions. There is also a museum with lots of great facts about the park. The helpful and friendly park rangers and the staff are available to provide information and most of them are English-speaking.
14:00: The final stop in Khao Yai National Park is Km. 30 Viewpoint, on Thanarat Road, where you can enjoy the scenery in the north part of the expansive and beautiful Khao Yai National Park.
14:45: After leaving from Khao Yai National Park you'll reach the gate of the red-white restaurant which is surrounded by a small, lush tropical garden that provides a refreshing country feel that perfectly fits into the surrounding scenic mountainous of Khao Yai National Park. There's something complimentary for everyone such as pasteurized milk, organic coffee, herbal tea, fresh juice or homemade ice-cream that include such unique flavors as white wine lychee, red wine strawberry, anchan (a Thai herb), rum and raisin, and much, much more. It will be served in a cute design cup which you can bring home as a souvenir.
15:15: Transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok for approximately 18:30.