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Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

1. Chiang Mai: Authentic Thai Cooking Class and Farm Visit

Learn how to make authentic Thai dishes with this fun, small-group cooking class in Chiang Mai as you prepare classic dishes using ingredients from a local market. Choose between a half-day class during the morning or the evening and cook five dishes, or go for the full-day class to cook an extra two courses! Get picked up at your hotel within Chiang Mai, then meet up with the rest of your group and choose what you want to cook from the menu. Visit a local market and buy the necessary ingredients, and tour an organic farm filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Once you're done, head to the classroom and prepare your individual cooking stations for the lesson. Follow the instructions of your professional English-speaking guide as you cook a variety of authentic Thai dishes such as mango sticky rice, pad thai, and curry, and make curry paste with your own two hands! Enjoy the fruits of your labor by sharing a meal with your group. Exchange stories as you sample each others' cooking before you head back to your accommodation.

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4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

2. 4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

Depart Chiang Mai and travel to the temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Suthep mountain. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who climb up 309 steps to the stupa on the hilltop. Get spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings. Then, visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe, located inside the boundaries of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions. Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel.

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Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

3. Doi Suthep Hill Tribe Village and Evening Buddhist Service

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then depart for Doi Suthep and Pui Mountain. Arrive at Doi Suthep Temple to transfer to a small truck that will take you into the mountains to a remote Hmong Hill Tribe village. Learn how the locals still live connected to nature, and get some free time to explore the village on your own, including the primary school and its compound. Relax with an afternoon coffee or tea before heading back to Doi Suthep Temple. Follow your guide through the historic complex, and get lots of information about the ideals and beliefs behind Buddhism. Attend an evening service at the temple to get better acquainted with the beliefs, bathed in golden light.

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Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

4. Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

Start your day of adventure at 8:00 AM when your private guide and driver picks you up from your hotel. You'll drive through the west of Chiang Mai to the Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai and a sacred site among the locals. Thai people say you haven’t truly been to Chiang Mai if you haven't visited Doi Suthep. At the top of the temple, marvel at the shining gold and jeweled pagoda made in the Lanna architecture style. Listen to the chanting of the monks while you admire the panoramic views of the whole city of Chiang Mai from the viewing platform.  Next, you'll head to Doi Inthanon National Park where Thailand's highest peak is located. The area is covered by lush green preserved forests and has become one of the country's best parks. Stop at the halfway point up to the peak where you can admire the beautiful Wachirathan Waterfall and enjoy the flavors the real Thai food for lunch. After lunch, continue the drive up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views along the way. At the summit, visit the King, and Queen Pagoda and the beautiful surrounding gardens.  On the return trip, you'll make a final stop at a local market on the way down the mountain before heading back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai & Pai: 2-Day Sticky Waterfalls Private Trip

5. Chiang Mai & Pai: 2-Day Sticky Waterfalls Private Trip

Start the tour with an 8 AM pick-up from your Chiang Mai city center hotel or the airport. First, head to Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located 3,500 feet above sea level and famous for its Golden pagoda. Visit the Sticky Buatong waterfall which has 3 main levels that can be hiked up with incredible mountain views. The limestone coating on the rocks makes them 'sticky' and easy to hold on to. Then, drive to Pai on a winding road through the mountains. Stop at the iconic iron memorial bridge which dates back to WWII and has become a popular photo spot. Afterward, check in to your hotel and spend the evening exploring the markets and local restaurants.  On day 2, get picked up from your hotel in Pai at 8 AM. Start the day with a visit to Baan Santichon Chinese Village at Yun Lai which boasts incredible views over the city. Journey up the hill to the Mae Yen temple which is home to a giant white Buddha. Head into the center of town for lunch. Then take a short drive out of Pai to stop at Coffee in Love where you can enjoy a drink or slice of cheesecake on the balcony. Last but not least, visit Pai Canyon where you can walk along stone paths and explore the natural scenery. Return to Chiang Mai at around 6 PM in a private car.

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Chiang Mai: Half-Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

6. Chiang Mai: Half-Day Thai Cooking Class & Local Market Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Visit the local market with your guide. Pick out fresh ingredients and try special Chiang Mai dishes. Learn about Thai cuisine and the specific qualities of the ingredients you’ll be using in your class. Head to the cooking school, which is located in the suburbs of Chiang Mai and offers a splendid panoramic view of the rice fields and the mountains. Learn techniques and cooking skills from an expert local chef. Cook in four different styles: soup, stir-fry, curry, and fried food. Perfect your cooking skills at your own individual cooking station.   Enjoy the fruits of labors and sit down for a delicious home-cooked meal. Sip a complimentary soft or herbal drink along with your meal. The menu changes depending on what day you attend your class: Monday & Wednesday : • Pad Thai: Thai stir-fried noodles with pork or chicken • Panang Moo/ Gai:  Panang curry with pork or chicken • Tung Tong: deep-fried wonton • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps or Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Tuesday & Friday : • Pad Khee Mao: stir-fried drunken noodles • Gang Keaw Waan Gai: green curry with chicken • Por Pia Tod: deep-fried egg rolls • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps or Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Thursday & Saturday: • Pad Ma Muang Himma Pan: stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts • Laab Moo: spicy minced pork salad • Khao Soi: Chiang Mai curry Noodles • Tom Yum Goong: hot and sour soup with shrimps - or - Tom Kha Gai: coconut milk soup with galangal and chicken Sunday Special : • Pad See Ew: Thai stir-fried noodles • Khao Soi: Chiang Mai curry noodles • Tung Tong: deep-fried wonton • Khao Niaow Ma Muang: mango sticky rice

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Chiang Mai: Full-Day Hiking Tour by Trailhead

7. Chiang Mai: Full-Day Hiking Tour by Trailhead

You'll begin by driving to the starting point, located approximately 1,500 meters above sea level inside the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. From there you will hike through thick evergreen forests before reaching the highest point in the national park at 1,640 meters above sea level. From the summit you will hike along a narrow ridge with spectacular views of Doi Suthep Pui and beyond, and if you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of Chiang Dao, the 3rd-highest peak in Thailand. The tour continues along a mountain ridge before descending through small fruit farms, and depending on the season, you can try some lychee or other fruits growing on the side of the trails. After approximately 8 kilometers the tour finishes in the village of Baan Khun Chang Kian, a small Hmong tribe village with a population of approximately 200 people. You can relax with a delicious coffee and enjoy the complimentary lunch before being taken back to Chiang Mai city and completing the tour.

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Chiang Mai: 3-Hour ATV Countryside Adventure Tour

8. Chiang Mai: 3-Hour ATV Countryside Adventure Tour

This tour is a fun-filled adventure. Perfect for those that would like to explore the local Chaing Mai countryside and view it in a different way. It covers a mix of roughly 40 KM of road and off-road jungle terrain. The tour begins with a morning pick-up at your Chiang Mai hotel around 8:00 AM.  The drive is then around 1.5 hours to reach the adventure base camp. The camp provides all the amenities you need to stay comfortable including lockers, changing rooms with showers and a minimart to pick up any last-minute snacks or supplies before launching into your adventure. Before starting the activity, a safety orientation is given. You will also be given state-of-the-art helmets. The 3-hour ATV trip is set up for beginner to intermediate drivers. Detailed instructions with a training course will be given to get you comfortable with your vehicles. 

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Chiang Mai: Alms Offering, Temples, and Waroros Market Tour

9. Chiang Mai: Alms Offering, Temples, and Waroros Market Tour

Departing from your hotel at 6:00AM, you'll head to your first stop at the foot of the Chiang Mai Hill. At this site, witness the daily ritual of Buddhist monks leaving the temples and walking among the local people to accept alms offerings. You'll also experience how to make an alms offering to the monks yourself.  Following that, drive uphill to visit the Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai. It is said that you have not truly been to Chiang Mai if you have not visited this temple. From the top of the temple you can view the pagoda, which is believed to enshrine the holy relics of the Lord Buddha, and shines with actual gold. A viewing platform there also offers panoramic views of Chiang Mai City. After the temple, have breakfast at a local restaurant which offers a nice selection of original, famous, and delicious Chaing Mai noodles. You'll then progress onward to see the hidden temple of Wat Palard, where meditation monks reside and practice their daily routines. This ancient temple is very peaceful and quiet, and is also surrounded by stunningly beautiful nature. The traditional Lanna architecture there reflects the beauty of northern Thai culture.  Finally, peddle onward to the Waroros Market for a food discovery by foot. Wander through the bustling food stalls, and end your journey with a tasty sample of fresh fruit before heading back to your hotel.

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Chiang Mai: Rural Explorer Cycling Tour

10. Chiang Mai: Rural Explorer Cycling Tour

After meeting with your friendly guide, you will embark on a gentle mountain bike ride through the beautiful countryside in the hills surrounding Chiang Mai. No experience is necessary, nor do you need to be a regular rider to participate in this fantastic cycling tour. This tour is ideal for families or groups of friends looking to experience mountain landscapes and connecting with locals in small villages along the way. There are plenty of stops along route to allow you to learn about village life in Chiang Mai, and to enjoy delicious snacks and refreshments. The tour takes place on dirt dual tracks and paved roads, with a distance of between 26-30 kilometers and has a total tour duration from pick-up to drop off of about 8 hours. Join your experienced friendly guides for a memorable cycling tour in the rural heart of Chiang Mai not soon to be forgotten.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 257 reviews

What a wonderful experience! Our guide took us to a local market and explained some local ingredients then we drove to the cooking school where we toured the beautiful grounds which include a large garden and chickens. The guide explained what they grew there and how each ingredient is used. We made and ate 4 dishes including dessert and all were delicious! Highly recommend Grandma’s Cooking School!

We enjoyed our guide Aimy and of course the bike riding. You have to be a little experienced to be able to navigate Chiang Mai traffic and to be fast enough to follow the guide. It’s easier to do at night.

Lots of fun and very well taught. We learned how to cook authentic Thai. The teacher was very knowledgeable and entertaining. beautiful location in nature. loved every part of it!

The food, our guide/chef, the atmosphere and the location are simply amazing. I highly recommend joining this class.

Wow amazing cooking class. We loved it. I learned so much. Thank you.