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A cooking experience with local people and then a rice barge cruise and enjoy the lunch that you have prepared yourself.
Ayutthaya is steeped in centuries of artistic and cultural heritage, preserving its precious architectural and cultural treasures for later generations. The art of Thai cooking is the one of these treasures. Thai cuisine has always stressed a delicate balance between the four different tastes: sour, salty, sweet and last but not least, spicy hot. Thai food is very versatile and adaptable to suit almost any palate.
Ship A-H-O-Y, Chef A-R-O-Y is the one of our CBT (Community-Based Tourism) projects. It is one of the ways in which we can share the benefits of responsible and sustainable tourism with the local people, taking into account their natural resources, cultural heritage and local economies.
The tour starts at 09.00 and you will experience true Thai culture with the local people through the art of creating the delicious tastes and fragrances found in Thai cooking. An experienced chef will show you, step-by-step, the secrets behind 4-5 authentic Thai recipes. After which, you’ll be able to cook them again when you get home as we are careful to select only ingredients that can be readily found in your own country.
After taking your freshly prepared meal on board our beautifully converted traditional teak rice barge, we will take a 1.5-hour cruise along rural waterways from the village back into Ayutthaya city, taking in beautiful scenery and then the majestic city as you enjoy your lunch along the way.
At the end of the programme at around 14.30, disembark from the barge and set off for your next destination with a satisfied appetite and a smile on your face. If you take the car option, the tour will finish around 12.00.
Morning: 09:00 am
Cooking Class Only: 1,800 THB
Cooking Class & Cruise: 2,600 THB
Min: 4 passengers
Max: 15 passengers
Be comfortable! Be sure to wear clothes that are suitable for the activity you are participating in. If you are cycling, wear comfortable shoes, long sleeve top, and a pair of shorts or trousers. If you are visiting temples, please be respectful of the local culture and wear suitable clothing, such as long sleeves and long trousers or skirts. In case you prefer to wear short, simply bring a Sarong, which always fits in a your bag.
For direction on how to get to our offices in Downtown Ayutthaya, and information on transfers from/to Bangkok please visit our “How to get here?” page.
Solo travellers should enquire directly with ABT Journey’s was to whether the tour will be available to you on your desired day of travel. If your desired tour is already scheduled for you preferred day of departure, then it may be possible for you to join the tour as a solo traveller.
If you cancel your reservation 15 days or more prior to arrival date, a full refund will be given. Cancellation between 14-7 business days before your departure date, a 60% refund will be given (not including Sat, Sun & Public Holidays). However, if you cancel your reservation within less than 7 business days before your departure date, no refund will be given.