Experience the flavors of Thailand as you discover Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket through food and market tours, cooking classes, and exclusive dining experiences.

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 Moscow Khao Soi, curried noodle soup.   Credit: Tourism Authority of Thailand.  Small temple near Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai  Coral Island, off the coast of Phuket  Young monks at a temple in Bangkok  Chillis and kaffir lime leaves, essential ingredients in Thai cuisine  Grinding chillis for Thai curry  Food stalls as found on most streets in Bangkok   Freshly cooked food at a street stall in Bangkok  Freshly cooked food at a street stall in Bangkok   Home-made Pad Thai at a cooking class in Chiang Mai  Rural floating market, reflecting traditional river life, Amphawa  Market stalls on the railway track in Amphawa   Sunset over the river in Amphawa  Twin Palms resort property in Phuket

Thailand Culinary Adventure: A Tailor-Made Journey

12 days from $4,850

Experience the flavors of Thailand as you discover Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket through food and market tours, cooking classes, and exclusive dining experiences.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

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Siam Kempinski

Bangkok, Thailand

Located in central Bangkok, the Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is an ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers to indulge in its unique resort-like atmosphere in the heart of the city’s premier shopping and entertainment district. Each of the hotel’s 401 luxurious rooms and suites features a contemporary interior design and unique Thai elements, and many offer private balconies overlooking the lush garden and hotel’s swimming pools. The hotel features a fitness center and state-of-the-art spa, as well as numerous bars and restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin.

Number of nights: 4

Asita Eco Resort

Samut Songkhram , Thailand

Asita Eco Resort is an eco-friendly resort, surrounded by pine trees and adjacent to a tranquil canal. The resort offers traditional Thai houses or villas with locally inspired design and décor derived from natural elements. Each is equipped with modern amenities and a private balcony that opens onto a canal in which you can swim.  The resort has a lovely swimming pool and a spa, an open-air bar and sitting area, and a that specializes in seafood and produce from the property’s fishery and garden.

Number of nights: 1

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Edging the Mae Ping River in the center of Chiang Mai, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is a luxurious sanctuary that blends contemporary, Thai, and colonial style. Relax on your balcony daybed, admiring courtyard gardens or the peaceful flow of life on the river. Lounge at the riverside pool or indulge in exclusive spa treatments. Or join experts for lessons in Thai boxing, cooking and massage lessons. With its central location, it’s an easy walk to Chiang Mai’s old city, with its temples, markets, and ancient Lanna ruins. The hotel offers an elegant afternoon tea, cocktails on a sunset river cruise, and a number of restaurants specializing in international, Southeast Asian, or Indian cuisine.

Number of nights: 3

Twinpalms Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Located just steps from Phuket’s famous Surin Beach, Twinpalms offers the comfort of a contemporary luxury resort and the tranquility of a secluded getaway. Set amid a world-class water garden, the spacious penthouses, suites, and rooms are surrounded by palms and feature a terrace and a private pool. The resort features a library, spa, and gym, and access to three spectacular beaches. Along with a wine room and pool bar, Twinpalms offers a wide range of restaurants, from a casual beachfront spot offering light fare to a stylish steakhouse.  

Number of nights: 3

Tailor-Made Benefits

Smithsonian Archivist Circle membership. Benefits include:

  • Recognition in the Friends of the Smithsonian Honor Roll displayed electronically on the National Mall in the Membership Reception Center
  • Invitation to a special welcome tour for new members at a Smithsonian venue
  • A Smithsonian Institution annual engagement calendar with full color images of exceptional art and artifacts
  • A complimentary Smithsonian museum guidebook
  • Subscription to the award-winning magazine Smithsonian
  • 20% discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores, 10% discount at selected dining facilities, at SmithsonianStore.com, and Folkways Recordings
  • Special member rate for tickets to the Smithsonian's IMAX® theaters and Einstein Planetarium
  • Admission to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
  • Weekday access to the Friends of the Smithsonian Reception Center

If you are already a member of the Archivist Circle or above, you will receive The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects by Richard Kurin.

Travel Insurance

For the convenience of our travelers, Travel Guard provides an on-tour Insurance Plan. On-tour emergency evacuation insurance (up to $100,000), medical expense coverage (up to $25,000), dental expense coverage (up to $500), travel medical assistance and worldwide travel assistance (U.S. Residents only). It also includes up to $25,000 medical and up to $500 dental expense coverage, and 24-hour worldwide travel and medical assistance. Please click here to view complete coverage details.

Please visit www.TravelGuard.com/SmithsonianJourneys or call Travel Guard at 1-800-208-6142 to learn about additional (optional) coverage.