From Bangkok: Khao Yai National Park and Thai Cooking Class

From Bangkok: Khao Yai National Park and Thai Cooking Class

From $136.21 per person

Learn how to cook 5 authentic Thai recipes in a homely environment. Then, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khao Yai National Park and hike to Heaw Narok Waterfall.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up possible from the following hotels in Bangkok from 06:30 AM. If your hotel is not listed, you will be advised of the nearest hotel meeting point and pick-up time after booking. • 1. Asia Hotel Bangkok, 296 Phayathai Road Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400 • 2. Buddy Lodge, 265 Khaosan Road, Taladyod, Pranakorn A. Muang Bangkok 10200 • 3. Century Park Hotel Bangkok, 9 Ratchaprarop Road, Pratunam-Victory Monument Bangkok 10400 • 4. Royal Hotel, 2 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road., Bowon niwet ,Phanakorn, Bangkok 10200 • 5. Royal Orchid Sheraton, 2 Charoen Krung Soi 30 (Captain Bush Lane), Siphya, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 • 6. The Sukosol Hotel, 477 Si Ayuthaya Road, Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 • 7. The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, 259 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110


  • Hike to Heaw Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park
  • Visit a local market and select ingredients for a cooking class
  • Learn how to prepare 5 classic dishes, such as "tom yum" and "pad thai"
  • Sample ice creams of interesting flavors, such as white wine lychee or red wine strawberry
Full description
Depart Bangkok or Khao Yai 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.
  • Souvenir
  • National park entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Free water during the cooking class
  • Complimentary water and refreshing towels
  • Passenger insurance and travel planning service
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Transportation by comfortable minivan, vehicle or car
  • Raincoats and anti-leech socks during the rainy season
  • 3-hour cooking class and market tour
  • Pasteurized milk, organic coffee, herbal tea, fresh juice or homemade ice-cream, served in a cute design cup that you can take home as a souvenir
  • 5 dishes available to learn (vegetarian dishes are available on request) including "som tam," "pad thai," "tom yum goong," "pad kra pao gai" and "pad pak bung fai daeng"
  • Other services not mentioned in "what's included"
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Bring sun protection as needed
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour is not recommended for pregnant women
    • Wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes
    • Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • The child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Please advise of any dietary restrictions and allergies on booking
    • This tour is not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
    • Bangkok hotel pickup and drop-off from hotels in Chidlom, Ploenchit, Chinatown, Khao San Road, Pratunam, Sathorn, Siam, Silom, Sukhumvit (from Soi 1 to 33 and from Soi 2 to 26)
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    based on 9 reviews

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    My husband and I had a great time on this trip. We ended up being the only ones to book the day we went, so essentially had our own private tour and cooking class. Our guide was very informative and gave us a nice balance between a guided tour and allowing us to go off an explore on our own. He was also an excellent driver and the car was very comfortable. The cooking class was fun and run by the sweetest woman we met in all of Thailand. It was also easily the best meal we had during out two weeks.

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    July 26, 2019

    Excellent tour guide and tour!

    Preecha (or Peter) was an absolutely amazing tour guide!! He picked us up at 6:30am promptly, as stated, from our hotel, and made the drive to the market (our first stop) extremely comfortable and relaxing, making sure if we wanted to nap, we could. He was extremely knowledgable about all topics, so we learned a lot throughout the day. We went to the market to pick out our food for the cooking class, which was so much fun. Our meal was the best we've had in Thailand! Khao Yai National Park was beautiful, especially the waterfall, and Preecha made it so enjoyable for us the entire time. He was very funny and talkative and made sure we were learning everything we should during the day. We saw some cute monkeys and finished the day off with delicious ice cream before heading back in the comfort of his vehicle. Highly recommend this trip - especially with Preecha / Peter! One of my favorite days in Thailand!!

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    January 22, 2019

    We had a long and productive day with Peter (not his Thai name). The national park was beautiful and the food we ate was delicious. Now it is not really a cooking class it is more like a demonstration. We enjoyed it and we really enjoyed walking through the local market. Finally, the ice cream stop at the end was terrific. I would recommend this as an excellent field trip from Bangkok.

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    December 7, 2018

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