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Fresh Local Market Tour by Walking in Chiang Mai provided by Thai Akha Cooking School

Fresh Local Market Tour by Walking in Chiang Mai

Fresh Local Market Tour by Walking in Chiang Mai
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Introduction to fresh vegetables, fruits and authentic Thai food that local people eat everyday. Thailand is divided into two sections: tourist areas and local areas. They are totally different from each other, and most foreigners only get to know the tourist ones. Have you visited a local market in Thailand? Maybe “Yes” and maybe “No”. If the answer is “Yes”, you might have ended up with many questions, for example: • Why is everything in the open air? Is it safe to do that? The pork, fish, chicken… They have no ice! • Why do they put everything in plastic bags? • Do local people really eat insects or is it just a tourist thing? • Dessert! Do Thai people eat dessert? • Uhmm… I want to try that but I'm not sure. What is inside of it? And many more... Our Tour will lead you to all the answers. The best way of getting to know all of this is going into the area — seeing, touching and trying.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35919P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fluent English - Thai speaking guide.
  • Fees and handling charges for food and drinks.
  • A cross bag (custom-made Akha bag) with a bottle of drinking water, hand sanitary tissue, pen and an umbrella (to be returned after the tour is finished)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Bumrung Buri Market
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Keep in mind that we are organizing transportation only within 3 km from city walls (Old City) We will contact you to define your pickup services if your hotel is located out from our free zone.
  • 14 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Airports:
  • Chiang Mai Intl Airport, Chiang Mai Thailand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No big bags or luggage, but make sure you have your camera. You might want to capture the moment you will eat a silk worm, ant egg or pink egg!
  • If you have any food allergies, please make sure to let us know beforehand.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Fluent English - Thai speaking guide.
  • Fees and handling charges for food and drinks.
  • A cross bag (custom-made Akha bag) with a bottle of drinking water, hand sanitary tissue, pen and an umbrella (to be returned after the tour is finished)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Bumrung Buri Market
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Keep in mind that we are organizing transportation only within 3 km from city walls (Old City) We will contact you to define your pickup services if your hotel is located out from our free zone.
  • 14 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
  • Airports:
  • Chiang Mai Intl Airport, Chiang Mai Thailand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No big bags or luggage, but make sure you have your camera. You might want to capture the moment you will eat a silk worm, ant egg or pink egg!
  • If you have any food allergies, please make sure to let us know beforehand.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    14 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko.
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Bumrung Buri Market
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    NOT READY TO COOK YET? This tour is an exclusive tour that will lead you to discover and try the most authentic Thai food. You’ll get to try a Thai traditional breakfast! Please come with an empty stomach. Explore a local market and get the answers you have been asking yourself all along. Try foods, drinks, and fruits that seem interesting to you. How does the tour work? 7:30 am - 8:00 am. Pick up from your hotel. 8:000 am - 9:00 am. Meeting up, introducing each other, and having Thai breakfast together. 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Explore the local market. 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Walking with the food that we bought at the market and taking it to the park, and having lunch there. Enjoy our 4 hours exclusive Local Fresh Market Tour. After this tour, you will know what to eat and what is inside your meals. It will make your holidays easier, cheaper, and more comfortable. By eating in local places, you will find the most affordable and authentic Thai food.
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    Pass by
    Wat Pan Waen
    Buak Hard Public Park
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Botswana9
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Great day and tried at least a dozen new vegetables!
Nov 2020
Niti took my daughter and I on a market tour to select fresh ingredients for our Akha meal, and then back to the school to cook it all up! She had a great rapport with all of the vendors at the market. Even though I lived in Thailand for 10 years, Niti introduced me to at least 20 new vegetables and other ingredients that I have never used before, and all of the vendors at the market gave us tastes of ingredients when they saw we were with Niti. She was an excellent guide and host - we learned a ton and had a great day with her. Thank you, Niti!
Written 23 November 2020
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Mithilesh
1 contribution
Good experience
Feb 2020 • Solo
Good experience for learning about the Thai cooking and the ingredients. They provide a recepie book too.
Written 29 February 2020
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Nolan B
1 contribution
Amazing food, amazing experience!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Martha and her team are spectacular! She makes cooking easy and fun, no experience needed. Going to the market to purchase the ingredients was a worthy experience in itself. We made so much food we couldn't even finish it all! Please give this class a try, you won't regret it!
Written 22 February 2020
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Elfriede W
88 contributions
Amazing local Thai experience
Jan 2020
The driver will come pick you up where you are staying in Chiang Mai and take you to the local market where you will meet your teacher for the day. You will learn a lot about Thai food and will try all kinds of different food at the market. You will get the real feel of the culture and the teacher explains everything really well. This is a very interactive experience and something I will remember forever!
Written 20 January 2020
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Brian Q
2 contributions
Best food I ever cooked!
Dec 2019 • Couples
Great staff, great food, and awesome expierence. The tour was great and we got to try many local foods. Everything went very smooth, I highly reccomend!
Written 1 December 2019
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Bradkemper
1 contribution
Highlight of our trip to Chiang Mai
Nov 2019 • Couples
An exciting authentic experience visiting the fresh market and learning to cook Akha and Thai foods from actual Akha people. Come ready to learn and eat a lot.
Written 25 November 2019
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Marion A
New York City, NY8 contributions
Amazing cooking class
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was an amazing introduction to Akha and Thai food. Loved how we started the day in the local market, where we learned and tasted ingredients we were going to cook with. Niti is a great teacher too. Super energetic and full of laughter. Highly recommend to anyone who is curious about learning more about Akha food.
Written 25 November 2019
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Lilyanna J
Blue Hill, Maine, United States5 contributions
Lovely, unique experience!
Nov 2019 • Couples
I cannot recommend the fresh market tour enough! My partner and I were lucky to be the only ones on the tour so we drilled our guide, Niti, with many questions that she answered with quite a depth of knowledge. She is hilarious, warm, and welcoming- making you feel like an insider in a foreign place. She was quick to purchase anything we were curious to try and we left the tour with very happy, full bellies! If you want authentic insight into the local culture (especially akha culture) then you certainly won't want to miss out on this one.
Written 15 November 2019
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KellyMoss884
3 contributions
Do it!
Oct 2019 • Couples
What an amazing way to dive into a culture. Highly recommend the morning market tour before the cooking class. Food was so delicious and the people were very nice and wonderful. Totally would do again. 😊 Thank you!
Written 11 October 2019
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Priya P
6 contributions
Really good class and food
My partner and I came for the morning fresh market local tour and cooking class. The market tour was really good and we got to try interesting local food. Following that we came back for the cooking class. Each of us got our own cooking station and got to choose what we wanted to cook. The whole experience was really good and engaging. It was extremely hands on. Our instructor was also very engaging and knowledgable. It was a fantastic experience!!
Written 22 September 2019
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emilyjT9226NN
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A wonderful day spent cooking in Chiang Mai!
This was a wonderful, unique experience in Chiang Mai! I would definitely recommend arriving hungry. I loved gettin
Jojo S
Jojo S
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Eye opening, easy, fun and enjoyable
Our instructor was very kind and friendly. He knew a lot about the market, I enjoyed listening to him tell us about
X8390AEmichelleg
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The highlight of my trip to Thailand!
Fantastic cookery school! One of the highlights of my trip to Thailand. Nikorn made everything really easy for us a
danielgQ6315RU
danielgQ6315RU
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5 Starr experience
This cooking class was 5 star, it was a great evening with fabulous food and our teacher was Nikorn was just fantas
michaelhF6703AA
michaelhF6703AA
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We cooked many courses.
The class was extremely helpful and informative. The teacher Niko was extremely friend. He managed to keep us ente
lucymw21
lucymw21
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Amazing experience
We had an amazing evening filled with cooking, eating and learning all about Akha culture! Nikon is a credit to the
juji2018
juji2018
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Brilliant - I'd recommend it to everyone
Delicious food, friendly and funny staff. Uncomplicated organisation. All in all, just a fab experience.
DutchieMara
DutchieMara
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From start till end; amazing
Short recap: From the start till the end; A-ma-zing. We learned a lot about the Thai/Akha cuisine. We started at a
Perilla5280
Perilla5280
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Unique family experience
This class goes beyond teaching standard US Thai restaurant fare. It began with a brief look at Akha culture and en
Traveler23123124178
Traveler23123124178
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fantastic cooking class
So much of travelling is walking around and looking at stuff. This was a welcome change of pace with a fantastic co
CMCD19
CMCD19
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A great class
My daughter and I did a zoom cookery class with Niti. Lists of Ingredients, equivalent etc were sent well in advanc
kremerfamily
kremerfamily
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Wonderful experience
We have taken classes both in-person and online. They bring a lot of joy and energy to each class, share a bit abo
naphasornw
naphasornw
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Fun experience!
Niti is great, fun and friendly instructor , I feel like cooking with friends. Easy to follow step-by-step walk thr
oleksandrp139
oleksandrp139
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Fun, thorough, educational day of cooking
Fantastic! There are so many cooking schools in Chiang Mai but this class covered so many things at a great price.
liz99esc
liz99esc
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Best Pad Thai ever tasted
It was a great experience to learn about the local food, the ingredients, and the meals that makes Thai food so exc
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