4 independent reviews for Small group cooking holiday in Thailand

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review 27 Feb 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It was great! This is a great "taste of Thailand". Early February was a great time of year to go, the weather was sunny and hot every day! I loved the Central Plains homestay, after Bangkok it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. All the cooking schools were so beautiful and peaceful, and the food was amazing! My favourite part was feeding elephants at a conservation site, and the boat trip round the Hong Archipelago with a barbecue on the beach at sunset after an opportunity to snorkel with parrot fish!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take lots and lots of suncream, at least factor 30, and a sunhat (or buy one there everything is very reasonable). Leave some packing room in the suitcase to take back purchases! Take lots of currency in 100s and 20s, most of the holiday these are the notes you will use.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, it felt like we did not do much of the tourist trail, more attending local cooking schools and meeting local people and seeing how they lived.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was wonderful, a great way to get a feel for Thailand not "just" see all the temples (though we did a bit of that too!), and lots of great eating!

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you appreciated our style of travel. Your travel tip about changing money into smaller notes of Thai baht is great!

review 2 Jan 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Definitely the cooking ... and all the eating. Swimming in the Andaman sea was also a real highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you take lots of insect repellent and anything else you need in that area, eg anti-histamine. Take few clothes and get those you do take with you washed locally - very great service and very cheap prices. If you have time, I'd recommend taking advantage of local massages.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think so from the perspective of visiting an elephant sanctuary and a visit to a local handicraft place to buy goods.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Enjoyable overall but I feel the organisation side of things let things down. It could be a really good trip with some changes. Cooking was great - I could have done more. For me it was a good introduction to Thailand and I'm keen to go back to explore more of the country. The size of the group was about right, and it was nice to hang out with a really good bunch of people.

Read the operator's response here:

We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to you travelling with us again. We appreciated your helpful feedback.

review 19 Dec 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The cooking and the eating were the most memorable! Fabulous.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go a few days early and stay a few days after the trip finishes if you can!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Not impressed with the organisation of the tour so not sure I'd recommend it. The cooking was fabulous but could be arranged independently. Possibly saw more or different places by going on the tour and liked the company of the other tour members.

review 19 Dec 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

I really enjoyed the jungle cooking experience outside of Chiang Mai. Ao Nang and the coastal areas of Krabi were some of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

No need to bring too many fancy clothes, a backpack was fine to travel with. Bring lots of bug spray and the willingness to experience the local life of the Thai people.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We went to see elephants at a local elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai rather than riding the animals in the streets of Chiang Mai.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I enjoyed the ability to see three different areas of Thailand. This experience will allow me to travel back to Thailand and explore some more. I would have liked to have done even more cooking considering it was a culinary tour:)

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