Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

4.7 / 5

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Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

From $36 per person

Explore Chiang Mai's colorful night food markets on this 2.5-hour evening food tour of the city. Bring a good appetite as you sample a minimum of 8 dishes. Hotel pick-up and drop off is included.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Thai, English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel. Please be in the lobby 10 minutes before pick up
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit at least 2 evening street food markets
  • Learn to order and eat Thai street food
  • Get a complimentary hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with small group of maximum 8 people
  • Taste Chiang Mai's famous dishes including, Kanom Jeen (Chinese noodles), Northern Thai delicacies, stewed pork leg and coconut dumplings
Full description
Begin by being greeted at your Chiang Mai accommodation by your local guide, and then meet your fellow foodies. For a more personal experience the group size is limited to eight people Follow a route that will take you to two evening food markets, where you will try a wide variety of dishes, from kannon jin (Chinese noodles) to northern Thai speciliaities, coconut dumplings, stewed pork leg, and if you still some space, finishing with some of Thailand's distinctive desserts and sweets. This is a perfect time to learn some basic Thai phrases from your guide, and then practice ordering dishes in Thai. You'll receive a short leaflet highlighting some of the most popular street food dishes, and with this and your new language skills you can continue to explore the wonderful street food for the rest of your stay in Thailand. With a small group and an experiened guide, you'll have plently of time to ask questions about unfamiliar foods, ingredients and how to eat some of Thailand's more exotic dishes as well as learn about the role of certain dishes in Thai culture. After you have tasted your way through both food markets, you'll hop back into your transport for the return trip to your accommodation, where the tour concludes.
  • All dishes
  • Water
  • Experienced local guide
  • Leaflet detailing what you have tried and Thai phrases to help you order next time
  • Roundtrip hotel transfer from Chiang Mai city center
  • Other drinks, including alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop off from accommodation outside Chiang Mai city

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    Know before you go

    • Vegetarians are catered for, but please note that many dishes are prepared with fish sauce and oyster sauce and are therefore not completely vegetarian. If you are vegetarian or have other dietary requirements or allergies please give details when booking
    • All ages are welcome, but if you have young children under 5, a private tour may be more suitable and this can be arranged to start and finish at an earlier time in the evening
    • Please note that the dishes tried vary from night to night
    • For hotel pickup/drop-off from outside the city area, transportation can be arranged for a small surcharge. Please contact the tour operator for more information
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    4.7 /5

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    This was a great tour. I was very impressed by how many options of foods we tried. We left thoroughly stuffed. We even got to stop by the cowboy hat lady’s stall as seen on Anthony Bourdain’s travel show. If your in Chiang Mai this is a great way to introduce yourself to the food

    February 6, 2020

    This tour was a lot of fun and one of my favorite things I did in Chiang Mai. Sunny our guide was fantastic and even provided a little packet with all the names/pictures of Thai food so we could order them on our own at a different time. I was travelling solo but it was very easy to talk with the whole group and I never felt alone. The food was so good and we ate things I may have never ordered or known about on my own. A must-do if you are a foodie!

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    January 28, 2020

    Amazing local food tour!! We were absolutely STUFFED at the end. Our tour guide, Boon, was great and very informative. He had us trying all sorts of foods - even went out of his way for us to try local fruits which weren’t part of the tour. During the tour you visit two markets - one has general Thai food, and the other has food specific to Chiang Mai. All dishes were mouth watering. We even went to the famous cowboy hat lady! So happy we did this tour our first day in Chiang Mai. We knew exactly what to order the rest of our trip! I would highly recommend! And I suggest to come hungry!!

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    February 25, 2019

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