Private 6-Hour Thai Cooking Class With Boat Ride, Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner

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From $142.00

36 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a scenic boat ride, market tour, cooking class and lunch with a fun-loving local chef at her beautiful, riverside home. Your host will pick you up from the BTS station and drive you to two markets. First, stop at an extensive wholesale market where over Thai snacks and coffee, you will discover a huge variety of produce, seafood and noodle makers. Next head over to the bustling local Don Wai market where you will discover regional produce - you will seldom find a non-local here. Hop in a boat from the nearby pier and enjoy a breezy and beautiful boat ride along the serene Tha Chin river to your guide's riverside home. Enjoy a refreshing drink before you roll up your sleeves to slice, dice and learn to cook an authentic Thai meal in the well-equipped studio kitchen. After your cooking class, share some of the dishes that you helped create. Be prepared to share many laughs over drinks with your charming and fun-loving host who loves sharing her culture and cuisine with travelers.

What's Included

Bottled water

Coffee and/or Tea

Local host

Private boat ride

Private market tour and cooking class with your host Aoy

What's Not Included

Beer can be purchased on location

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • On days that Aoy is not available one of her equally wonderful chefs on her team will be your host
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.


Through and thoughtful experience outside Bangkok
M3643JZmaryn, 29-02-2020
If you want to see parts of Thailand you won't otherwise see, this the one. Aoywann, the guide and chef, is amazing. She really wants to share he country with you and went above and beyond with us. We went on a multiple tours and then headed to her restaurant and cooking school via her boat. We felt transported! Don't be in a hurry--enjoy your time with her. We made sniped herbs from her garden, multiple dishes at her cooking school, and then ate in her wonderful AC atrium. She was the best and made sure we saw everything we could. She really made it personalized!! Can't recommend her enough if you want to get out of Bangkok and explore.
An experience of a lifetime
44alyssar, 20-09-2022
My sister and I took Aoy’s class together, and it was our favorite day of our whole trip to Thailand! Aoy is so friendly and passionate, and is full of knowledge. It was an action packed day - we went to flower, meat and vegetable markets with new foods at every stop, enjoyed a boat ride to her gorgeous restaurant on the water and then learned to cook 4 recipes. I would 100% recommend this tour to anyone looking to have a unique immersion experience off the beaten path. Thank you Aoy!!
Unforgettable day!
BostoNicholas, 18-06-2022
I don't even know how I'll summarize how fun this was -- I almost don't want to tell other people about it since I'd like it to remain the relatively hidden gem that it is and enjoy it again next time I come to Bangkok...but I'll choose not to be selfish:

This experience was beyond what I had hoped for, it was in fact like I was in my own little independent movie for the day. I had gotten off at the wrong place near the metro station but Aoy and her very kind niece Mod found me anyway, both speak English and "Chef" and I were able to joke around in German as well :-)

We started with a tour and tasting around a couple of local markets (I didn't see a single other tourist), and then took a relaxing little riverboat ride to her restaurant right on the water. A quick welcome snack and drink later and it was time to get to cooking...I'm sure there's a set plan for the day if you don't have any special requests but once I mentioned my favorite Thai dish it was added to my curriculum. What followed was a gym-session's worth of slicing, frying, laughing, singing, and dishing before I ate what I had made (with a lot of help from the two of them as well as Mod's sister May -- I apologize if I've misspelled anyone's name), in addition to a delicious house-prepared special dessert I had no idea was coming. So very tasty.

In short: if you are up for something different from all the standard tours, and especially if you enjoy cooking and/or Thai cuisine at all, you'll want to book this. Thank you Chef, thank you ladies, and thank you to the restaurant staff as well.
Perfect day trip out of Bangkok!
Angeline_B, 27-02-2021
Such a lovely day! We really enjoyed our stops at the markets, learning about and trying new fruits, desserts, and ingredients for cooking. The class is in a beautiful restaurant, where they grow their own herbs. The guides take great care of you and will adjust to all your needs. Also, nice boat ride! Perfect day trip out of Bangkok. Highly recommend!
Wonderful day with Aoy!
Ashley_K, 05-01-2022
We had a wonderful day spending time with Aoy! She is a very personable and knowledgeable guide and hostess. We had fun shopping with her at the market, riding down the river in her boat, and were so delighted to arrive at her idyllic restaurant. At the restaurant we relaxed, then got busy cooking and enjoying the meal that we prepared with Aoy.
Must Do! Aoy is the best in all of Thailand!
saffiem2022, 02-01-2023
Aoy was nothing less than amazing. Her passion and love for food resonated during our entire time together, and she provided a magical experience! By far one of the best days of our time in Thailand!
Incredible Authentic Experience - Aoy’s Passion for Food, Friends, and Life Made our Trip
pukk88, 30-12-2022
We were incredibly lucky to find this opportunity (not just a tour, but a lifetime experience) through Trip Advisor. After easily booking on short notice it, was easy to communicate with Tasting Spoon Inc. and Aoy to ensure we met at the right place/time and could adjust the menu as desired.

Aoy was/is so much more than an amazing chef, but a guide (informed by travel and experience around the world), foodie sommelier, and quickly became a friend. Her beautifully cared for home/restaurant and deeply caring staff were immediate reflections of how she pours her heart into her loves (food and people).

Our travel with her through various markets to pick ingredients for our meal and learn more about Thai food culture was fascinating and also showed how much she is respected in the community.

We will highly recommend her and her business to anyone we know visiting Bangkok. The pictures below of the amazing meal we made (before and after) together with Aoy and her staff and one of the walls outside her home show a glimpse of what was *the best* day!

Thank you Aoy and your wonderful staff - you are inspirations!

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