Guided tour

Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

From US$ 40 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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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

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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A great way to understand the different foods being sold! We were collected from our hotels and visited two markets where many different stalls were visited and the food was explained. We were given print outs with translations for how to order and comment on different dishes in Thai and then took turns to practice by ordering at the markets we visited. We ate a lot and my dietary requirements were accommodated which was great as many other food tours will not do this. Our guide was very informative and fun.

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December 22, 2022

The tour was great for trying out Thai cuisine and encourages you to buy your food at the markets in the future. We visited two night markets in Chiang Mai Old Town and tried at least 8 dishes there - rather more. So bring a big appetite :-) The guide was great, explained everything to us about the food and even taught us a bit of Thai. We could also apply our Thai arts directly. In addition, you get a handout, which you can use for the whole holiday. I also visited the two markets again after the tour. Thank you for the lovely evening! I more than recommend the Street Food Tour!

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June 2, 2022

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

Product ID: 165095