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5 Days Thai Cooking Holidays, Cycling & Yoga in Hua Hin

  • Rest Detail Hotel, Hua Hin 47/1 Alley, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77100, Thailand

Overview

Yoga & Cooking Vacations in Thailand

Just a few hours from Bangkok, Thailand historic town of Hua Hin is perfect for those looking for a quick and easy escape. Join a hands-on cooking class to prepare variety of Thailand dishes with a chef, not to mention a cocktail making class that will improve your skill to mix your own favorite drinks. Explore Hua Hin famous spots through cycling and experience Thai culture right away. Stay in a chic beachfront accommodation overlooking the Gulf of Siam and welcome the days doing sunrise yoga class. Book now and have a splendid Thailand holiday with a personal touch.

Highlights

  • Daily sunrise yoga class
  • Thai cooking class in the morning
  • Cocktail making class in the evening
  • Cycling trip to Hua Hin railway, pier, market
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, lunch
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Rest Detail Hotel*****, Hua Hin, Thailand

Overlooking the Gulf of Siam, Rest Detail offers relaxing stays in chic beachfront accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Featuring a spa, it features a sparkling turquoise pool that meets the beach. Offering modern dcor with colorful touches, spacious rooms fresh white linen and classic furnishings. In-room comforts include a flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and electric kettle. An en-suite bathroom comes with bathtub and separate shower.

Rest Detail is centrally located and just a 15-minute walk from the fascinating Hua Hin Night Market, be sure to try some of the excellent seafood while you are there! Pampering massages and beauty treatments await at Restfully Yours Spa. Alternatively, optional trips organized by the hotel include hiking and cycling trips. Featuring buffet breakfast in a garden setting, pool views accompany Thai and Mediterranean dishes at the hotels restaurant.

Cooking holiday in Hua Hin

After a leisurely morning begin your cooking class at your luxury beach side hotel at 11:30. After a presentation of Thai ingredients the hotels expert chef will demonstrate how to cook the first dish, after this it is your turn to try and make it yourself, no need to worry though the hotel's expert chef will be there to provide guidance and assistance.

Afterwards,the chef will demonstrate how to cook two further dishes before you prepare them yourself. After you have prepared all 3 dishes it is time to sit down for lunch to enjoy your delicious homemade creations. All guests will be provided with recipe cards of the dishes they created.

Cocktail course in Hua Hin

At around 18:00 begin cocktail mixing class. You will be welcomed by the hotel's beverage manager before beginning preparation of the ingredients you will use in your cocktails. After this under the expert guidance of the hotel's beverage manager you wil learn how to create two different cocktails. Canapes will be served alongside the cocktails and all guests will receive copies of cocktail recipes.

Cycle trip in Hua Hin

This morning we depart the hotel to begin a 2 hour (8 kilometers) cycling tour of Hua Hin city, taking in the cities main attractions.

Hua Hin Railway Station - One of the most famous sightseeing attractions in Hua Hin, the railway station has a long cultural heitage and Royal connections. Builtin the reign of King Rama VI the station is one of Thailand's oldest and widely regarding as one of the countries most beautiful.

Hua Hin Market - The most colourful spot in Hua Hin day and night, the market offers a wide array of food, drinks, memorable souveniers and all kinds of freshly prepared dishes such as hoi thod (mussel pancake/omlette), fresh seafood, indian roti bread and coconut ice cream. Hua Hin market will delight visitors wishing to savour the real taste of Hua Hin

Hua Hin Fishing Pier - The pier, another popular place for tourists to visit is a great place to observe locals fishing and boats coming ni and out of the gulf of Thailand.

After your cycling tour, return to the hotel and rest of day at leisure.

Essential Travel Thailand Bike, Culinary Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Transfer to Hua Hin
  • Depart to Bangkok Airport or hotel and transfer to Hua Hin (approx. 3 hours)
  • Upon arrival check into your hotel and rest of day at leisure

Day 2: Cooking class, free time, cocktail mixology class

  • After a leisurely morning begin your cooking class at your luxury beach side hotel at 11.30am.
  • Afternoon at leisure to enjoy your luxury beach-side hotel
  • At around 18.00 begin cocktail mixing class
  • After cocktail class, enjoy your creations and rest of evening at leisure

Day 3: Cycle tour, market visit, free time

  • This morning we depart the hotel to begin a 2-hour (8 kilometers) cycling tour of Hua Hin city, taking in the citys main attractions
  • After your cycling tour, return to the hotel and rest of day at leisure

Day 4: Free time

  • Day at leisure
  • Full day at leisure to relax and enjoy your luxury beach side hotel

Day 5: Departure

  • Transfer to Bangkok
  • At the appropriate time transfer to Bangkok airport or a city hotel
  • Upon arrival end of services

Essential Travel

Essential Travel was established in 2002, and has gained a professional reputation for service with a personal touch. The company grew from the adventure market, pioneering in remote areas and offering tour groups and individual travelers a more balanced and interesting visit to Thailand.

We offer the traditional areas, but also encouraged visits to lesser known areas of stunning beauty and interest rarely seen by the majority of visitors. The team at Essential Travel has acquired over ten years first-hand knowledge of the Mekong / Indochina region and has established a fresher and more personal approach to bespoke travel in Thailand and the adjacent regions.

With a range of established guides and strong partnership agencies in Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, we can offer flexible tailor-made itineraries at the most competitive rates. From trekking in Umphang, to sightseeing at the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or a week relaxing at some of the most exclusive resorts in Thailand, Essential Travel has the knowledge and experience to accommodate your requirements.

Activities
  • Kayak nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
General
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • Free! Bicycle
  • Free! Bottled water
  • Free! WiFi

All inclusive meals will be arranged at mentioned venue as set menu meal, however venue or restaurant subject to availability. Essential Travel reserves the right to book another available venue whenever necessary.

Thai cuisine sample menu

  • Choo chee pla: Sea bass with a light red coconut curry sauce
  • Gaeng kheaw warn gai / moo: Green curry with chicken or pork
  • Gai phad med mamuang: Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts
  • Kluay buad chee: Banana in coconut milk
  • Larb moo / gai: Spicy minced chicken or pork salad
  • Nuea phad nam man hoi: Stir-fried beef and mushrooms with oyster sauce
  • Phad kraprao gai: Stir-fried chicken with hot basil
  • Pla graphong phad preaw warn: Stir-fried sweet & sour sea bass fillet
  • Poh pia phak: Vegetables spring rolls
  • Som tum: Spicy papaya salad
  • Tom kha gai: Spicy coconut soup with chicken
  • Tom yam goong: Spicy prawn soup with lime and chilli

Cocktail sample menu

  • Fruit Daiquiri
  • Mai Thai
  • Margarita
  • Martini Cocktail
  • Mojito
  • Pina Colada
  • Sex on the beach
  • Singapore Sling

Optional tours

  • Cultural tour: Visit the Mrigadayavan Palace, an original and also the worlds largest teak palace beautifully situated on the gulf of Thailand. Also visit historic temples in and around Hua Hin.
  • Kayaking expeditions and adventures: Inquire with our recreation master for tours of Khao Kalok River in the beautiful Pranburi District. The river meanders through pineapple fields, rice paddies and lush vegetation. A most refreshing and rewarding experience.
  • Monsoon Valley Hua Hin Vineyard: A visit to this wonderful location to taste the great young vintages of the Monsoon Estate.
  • Mountain bike tour: Enjoy a leisurely tour with our recreation master to experience the beautiful tracks and countryside surrounding Hua Hin. You will be taken to very interesting diverse culture of Hua Hin, temples, mosques, rivers and lush landscape intertwined with quaint villages.
  • Massage class.
  • Painting class.
  • 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water per person per half day excursion and 2 complimentary bottles of drinking water per person per full day excursion
  • 4 nights accommodation as mentioned
  • Excursions as per program including entry fees
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Local insurance
  • Private transfer with accompanying guide
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • All flights, service or fees of landing or visa application
  • All other services not specified in the program
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Other excursions or sightseeing rather than mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal medical and travel insurance
  • Pre and post tour services and costs
  • Tip of local crew, local guide or hotel porters
For information about the booking conditions, please send Essential Travel Thailand an inquiry.
  • Review by David Park from New York

    "I was very glad that I signed up with this tour especially since I didn't have any time to plan anything on my own because I had a big exam to study for. About 2 / 3 of your days are planned so don't worry about having too much or too little luggage.They plan just enough of the day so you can rest if you're tired, or you can do something else at night if you have enough energy left. The real advantage of signing up with these guys is that you hang out with a local tour guide.He will tell you which foods to try out , interesting things about the country, and tidbits you wouldn't get by traveling without a tour guide. You will really get a sense of how people live in Thailand. This is something hard to understand without someone else to lead you around the place.All in all, I'm really glad I did it with these guys. The tour guides (one in Bangkok, one in Chiang Mai) were extremely friendly, informative, and humorous.Here's a video if you want to see my trip!"

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  • Review by Kenneth Brown from South Africa

    "We made arrangement for a group of 75 travellers for a trip of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, which included many complex aspects and exursions, cooking classes, remote island and jungle excursions. This was a school group from South Africa, and I accompanied the group as a tour leader. I found Essential Travel to be extremely helpful and professional, and the actual arrangements worked flawlessly, which is always a huge relief when dealing remotly with complex travel arrangements for a group. I would highly recommend their services, and Im sure that youll feel comfortable that your arrangements will translate into well-arranged and executed travel."

    Essential Travel Thailand website, edited

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