Akha and Thai Cooking Class and Market Tour

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Akha and Thai Cooking Class and Market Tour

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
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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


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.

Traveler Reviews


A fun, adventurous, informative and delicious experience!

Niti and her team at Thai Akha Cooking School were fantastic! She does an excellent job of sharing her culture and country through cooking. The day was well organized from start to finish with pick up and drop off at our hotel. Niti took us through a local market where we tried local delicacies, many of which we wouldn't have tried on our own (or had we known what we were eating before hand!). Her cooking school was clean and well organized and the eleven (!) dishes we made were delicious. 10/10 recommend!
January 2019

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Thai Akha Kitchen

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 di

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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.
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