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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai provided by Thai Akha Cooking School

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Thai and Akha Cooking Class in Chiang Mai

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The best way to get to know a country’s culture is through its food. Delve deeper into Thai cuisine, and the culture of the Akha hill tribe, during a cooking class in Chiang Mai, which proves perfect for food lovers and first-time visitors. As well as learning to master traditional dishes, you’ll get a glimpse of local life at a fresh food market.
  • Learn more about a hill tribe in Thailand during a cooking class
  • Use equipment you may not have at home
  • Discover unfamiliar ingredients during a market tour
  • Prepare 11 different dishes sure to suit every taste
Important Information
Departure Point
14/10 Soi Rat Chiang Saen 2 Ko., Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local market tour (only for morning class)
  • Individual cooking station
  • Akha Hill Tribe coffee
  • Full color cook book
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only within 3 km from city area)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Visitor are welcome
  • Come with empty stomach
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Botswana9 wrote a review 23 Nov.
San Francisco, California5 contributions6 helpful votes
Niti gave a private market tour and Akha cooking class to me and my daughter and we learned soooo much from her. The school is set up beautifully. I am inspired to significantly branch out my Thai cooking repertoire after taking this class! We used a ton of ingredients I had
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Date of experience: November 2020
Meena wrote a review Sep. 2020
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I took a lot of cooking classes while in Chiang Mai, and this one was one of the best. The instructor had a great sense of humor and was willing to answer all sorts of questions about Thailand, Akha culture, and more. Our market tour was very informative, and her encouraging us
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Date of experience: December 2019
Abigail D wrote a review Sep. 2020
3 contributions
My family and I really enjoyed our cooking class with Thai Akha cooking school! The lessons were taught thoroughly and it was very fun and engaging! Thai Akha sent us home with small spice kits to cook at home and I finally used mine. I made an absolutely fantastic curry that I
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Date of experience: October 2019
icedlemoncake wrote a review Sep. 2020
Irvine, California25 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a really fun activity to do while in Chiang Mai. The staff knew a lot and provided thorough information on the ingredients, cooking processes, and so forth. They were also incredibly friendly. I went by myself and had a great time. I was hesitant to book a cooking class
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Vu N wrote a review Aug. 2020
Burnaby, Canada4 contributions
My boyfriend and I took this class back in November 2019, after watch a video on YouTube about Thai Akha Cooking School. It was better than we could imagine. Amazing people, kind, knowledgeable and very accomedating. From the pickup, to the trip to the market, cooking each dish
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Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Thai Akha Cooking School
Great day and tried at least a dozen new vegetables!
Niti took my daughter and I on a market tour to select fresh ingredients for our Akha meal, and then back to the sc
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I had a one-to-one zoom lesson with Niti - with me in the UK and her in Thailand. Went through the whole process of
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Very nice to do do a cooking class at the Thai Akha Cooking School. Very nice people, with great skills of cooking.
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Had a fabulous time cooking with Niti. I took her online class and she walked me through each step and we had a gre
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Fun time and delicious food
This online class was a great way to spend time with friends and family, would gladly do it again! Niti was so kind
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Amazing Experience
Many of us feel stymied or frustrated by not being able to travel. Niti's cooking class allowed us to share in her
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Cheryl W
Knowledgeable, well-planned instruction--plus yummy dishes!
I took a small group online cooking class with Niti at Thai-Akha Cooking School and it was really well thought out
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Dave N
Loved this experience last year. Highly recommend and lovely hosts.
While travelling SEA this was a highlight in Chiang Mai. Great people and great food will try to visit again when b
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Incredible experience!! Must do!!
I did an online cooking class and couldn’t been better! The teacher was very clear and friendly, she explained ever
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Overall a great experience !
I loved everything about the the experience. The instructions were easy to follow and the instructor was very patie
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Amazing and delicious cooking experience!
Akha Cooking School is the best place to learn how to learn Thai cousine in a cultural, funny and very nice environ
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Amanda T
Professional, educational, and a total blast!
Our host was wonderfully warm and hospitable, and took care of every need, always a step ahead of us. Not only that
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Thai Cooking
My kids and I had a wonderful experience at Thai Akha Cooking School. The instructor was clear and firm, we easily
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Svevo M
Online Private Cooking Class - Cooking Khao Soi
Nice Online Cooking Experience. Easy to follow up thanks to the patient of the teacher. I will repeat again next ti
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Thai Akha Kitchen is Wonderful!
Niti speaks wonderful English, and is very skilled at giving instructions to even those of us who have zero culinar
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Key Details
  • Thai Akha Cooking School
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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