Chiang Mai, Thailand

Akha Cooking Class and Market Tour

Half Day | Cooking Class and Getting to Know Locals

Learn to cook 11 delicious Thai and Akha dishes in this hands-on class! You'll go pick out all your ingredients at the local market and then spend the afternoon in a traditional outdoor kitchen preparing a feast. You'll also learn about the Akha people, culture and how their fresh, tasty food is different from typical Thai cuisine. Of course, at the end you'll get to eat the food that you make.

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Half Day

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Foodie Fun


Thai and English
The class will be taught in English

Physical Activity

Light activity




Wifi: Limited
Cell: Available

Thai Akha Kitchen

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise
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Speaks: Thai and English


  • Learn to cook Thai and Akha cuisine
  • Visit a local market to see a different side of Chiang Mai
  • Help preserve Akha cultural traditions!
  • Get a gift set of ingredients and a full color cook book to bring home



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


Cooking Class, Cultural Activities and Getting to Know Locals


Bilingual guide


You'll learn to make 11 different dishes and there are a number of different options for what you choose to make. Water, tea and Akha coffee are also included.

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Thai Akha Kitchen

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise

Thai Akha Kitchen is run by ethnic Akha people who were born and raised in Thailand. They offer cooking classes to travelers who want to learn Thai and traditional Akha cooking. They love Thai food just as much as you! The traditional Akha culture has been disappearing, so the Kitchen is a chance to pass down traditions and cooking styles to the world in hope that at least some parts of it will live through people who continue to use these techniques.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included) and Local transport
Transportation to/from where you are staying can be arranged within 3km radius from Chiang Mai old city gates.