From Plough To Plate
A Rice Journey

Plough To Plate: A Rice Journey
Where: Phetchaburi
Operates: Daily 8am to 2pm
Duration: Approx 6 hours
Group Size:
Min 4 People / Max 8 People
Adult Price:
2,450 ฿ Per Person
Child Price (6 to 11 yrs):
2,250 ฿ Per Person
Walking Distance: 
None, as we use an a/c minivan
Transport: Tour departs from the Hua Hin Clocktower
Food Included: Rice tea, a hearty farmers' lunch, sweets, snacks, rice wine and water.
This tour is not suitable for Vegans, Celiacs or those with other food restrictions/allergies.
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We Know Hua Hin

Known as the ‘City of Three Tastes’ (salty, sweet & sour), Phetchaburi has been named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy due to its rich food heritage. Many local dishes have been handed down from generation to generation.

Chinese and Mon cuisine has melded with that of the royal courts of Rattanakosin and Ayutthaya to produce dishes truly unique to Phetchaburi.

This food tour is about exploring the flavours which have influenced the food culture in this province over time. Phetchaburi’s royal history has also had a huge impact on the style and taste of much of the food.

Come Ready to Taste!!

We start the tour in the Old Town Morning Market where we walk the streets, tasting as we go. We also explore the making of one of Thailand’s favourite noodles, Khanom Jeen. Next stop, we taste 2 very different types of noodle soups, with flavours which originated from this area. We also visit two sisters who have been making and selling amazing street sweets for over 60 years.

A trip to Phetchaburi is never complete without a visit to a palm sugar plantation. You will see the process from growing to picking to processing; we then taste the finished product. We will also see the small steamed cakes known Khanom Than being made and taste them as well.

We then head to a local restaurant where we taste local food made from ingredients which are plentiful in Phetchaburi.

You will taste over 15 different dishes on this full day tour, so get ready to eat!

WHO SHOULD DO THIS TOUR? This tour is for the person who loves to explore food and food history.

Note: Sometimes our regular vendors are closed on the day you have a tour booked, however we have other vendors that are equally as good in the event that there are closures.

Join us on an unforgettable cultural experience on a working rice farm in Thailand's culinary heartland.

Each of the experiences is thoughtfully designed to immerse you in the world of rice farming in Thailand.

Water Buffalo Encounter
Learn about the fascinating and traditional role of water buffalo in rice farming. You'll get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, including a rare pink buffalo valued at over 1 million baht, adding an exotic twist to your journey.

Traditional Planting & Harvesting
Change into authentic farming attire and step into the paddy to plant your own rice stalks. This immersive experience not only educates but adds a sense of personal connection and fun, as you get your hands muddy planting the seeds of future harvests.

Seasonal Flexibility
Whether it’s planting season from August to November, or harvest time from December to July, we tailor your experience to fit the agricultural calendar. You'll get an authentic experience relevant to the time of your visit.

Triple Dehusking Methods
Participate in the age-old practice of rice dehusking through three distinct methods. You'll experience the rhythmic pounding of mortar and pestle, the elegant tossing in a wicker basket, and the manual grind of a stone mill. Each offers a unique, hands-on experience that brings you closer to the essence of Thai rice farming.

Khanom Khrok Crafting
Make your own Khanom Khrok, a Thai street food snack, by preparing coconut milk from scratch. From soaking the rice to stone grinding, to the final charcoal cook-off, you'll master each step. The reward? The sweet, smoky flavour of a treat you've crafted with your own hands.

Taste The Experience
Indulge in an array of rice-based delights from rice tea to rice wafers and even rice wine. This culinary expedition allows you to both create and consume, offering a feast for your senses and new knowledge to take home.

Farmers' Lunch
Complete your adventure with a farmers' lunch served on a lotus leaf. This isn't just a meal; it's a cultural experience that encapsulates the flavours, textures, and traditions of Thai agriculture in one delicious package.

Join us on this half-day adventure and prepare to embark on an unforgettable cultural immersion, as you spend time on a working rice farm. From hands-on experiences to tasting food as the farmers would, "From Plough To Plate: A Rice Journey" promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Thailand.

This tour is for the person who wants a hands on experience from the rice fields, harvesting and preparing rice, cooking with traditional methods and eating. Get ready to get involved!

Avoid Disappointment
The rice farm requires 72 hours notice prior to each visit, therefore we highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Tour Highlights:
  • Over 15 food & drink tastings; Old town fresh market, street vendors and 1 local restaurant
  • Taste noodle soups done Phetchaburi style
  • See how palm sugar is made
  • Dine at a local restaurant serving local style dishes
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