Cook and glide in Thailand

This item appears on page 43 of the May 2013 issue.

Three hours south of Bangkok, the Aleenta Hua Hin – Pranburi Resort & Spa (Pak Nam Pran, Pran Buri, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77220, Thailand; phone +66 2 514 8112) offers the “Gourmet Gliders’ Retreat” package, a 3-day culinary experience that includes two personal 4-hour cooking demonstrations of Thai and European cuisine with ingredients participants have picked from the resort’s organic garden.

Guests also may take a tandem paraglider flight, a 30-kilometer loop over farms and beaches.

Including an ocean-view suite, the 2-day, 3-night package costs, year-round, THB50,000 (near $1,705) for two people, not including dinners.