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Chiang Mai: Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

1. Chiang Mai: Lanna Food Tour by Songthaew Truck

Feast on over 15 tastings on a food tour around the markets and street eats of Chiang Mai on a private songthaew truck tour. Your foodie guide will take you on a tour and in between learning about the ingredients that go into Northern Thai cuisine, you'll snack on plenty of different Northern Thai classics. Prepare to drool over ladles of creamy khao soi curry with crispy noodles, chili jam, and pickled greens, and spatchcocked chickens sizzling over hot charcoal. Refresh your tastebuds with zingy som tum papaya salads and sticky rice, and lemongrass-stuffed sai oua sausages among more than a dozen tastings you'd struggle to find alone. The tour concludes in the trendy Nimmanhaemin district not far from the central hotels in the city. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand.

Chiang Mai: Michelin Recommended Food Guided Walking Tour

2. Chiang Mai: Michelin Recommended Food Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a short and sweet walking tour of the best of Chiang Mai’s food scene. Discover some of the city’s most delicious eateries from markets to local-favorite restaurants. Choose from multiple start times for a time that suits you. Meet up with your friendly guide at Thapae Gate to begin the walking tour. Work up an appetite with a stroll along the handicraft street to see crafts made by local vendors. Your first stop of the day is Guay Jub Chang Moi Tat Mai to try their famous guay jub, a rolled rice noodle dish. After slurping on some noodles, head to Warorot Market, where you can find delicious snacks, produce, clothes, and more. For a sweet treat, visit a local-favorite stall for some mango sticky rice. From there, visit Go Neng Restaurant to taste a Chinese specialty of oddly-shaped deep-fried dough, pa tong go. Taste this popular snack before heading to your last stop. The last stop is another stall where you’ll sample Thai steamed rice. Try the Lung Khajohn Wat Ket sweet steamed rice dumplings. Then, head to the Ton Lamyai Flower Market for the end of the tour. Important Note: Kindly note that most restaurants mentioned tend to close by early afternoon. If you choose the 2:30 pm slot, your experienced guide will take you to alternative (but just as delicious) street food stalls to ensure you still get a taste of authentic Chiang Mai street cuisine. If you would like to stick to this itinerary, it is highly recommended to book the morning slots.

Chiang Mai’s Highlights: Sightseeing Night Bike Tour

3. Chiang Mai’s Highlights: Sightseeing Night Bike Tour

Begin your laid-back evening bike tour at 6.00 PM by heading towards the old city wall’s eastern gate, passing many of Chiang Mai’s quaint lanes. Arrive at the first stop, Tha Phae Gate, which was once the entrance through which traders brought their wares into the city. Learn more about Chiang Mai's history as a trading hub at this beautifully restored gate.  Continue your ride through the spaghetti streets of the old city to the temple Wat Intakhin, with its serene 700 hundred year old white Buddha and the Three Kings Monument, where you will hear about the founding of Chiang Mai. Proceed with the tour to the city moat. Leaving the bikes by the side of the moat, walk across to Wat Lok Molee with its beautifully illuminated stupa and ornate wooden prayer hall. At this time of day you have a good chance of hearing the monks chanting their prayers.  The next stop is Chiang Mai’s grandest monument: Wat Chedi Luang was built to house the ashes of a king and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, now housing the City Pillar and 3 auspicious dipterocarp trees which provide protection to the city. Cycle to Chiang Mai’s Gate Market for the last stop and wander through the bustling night market. Walking through the market, your guide will point out the different types of street foods available. After selecting some food to sample, sit down with a drink and enjoy the night market atmosphere.

Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

4. Chiang Mai: Evening Local Street Food Market Tour

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.

Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Bar Hopping Guided Night Tour

5. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai Bar Hopping Guided Night Tour

See the top eateries and bars, and a jazz club in the city of Chiang Mai with a local guide. Stop in at four different spots, and continue the night to three or four other spots if you like before the night ends. Start the night off by heading to the Chang Gate Phuak Night Market. Wander along the kiosks and see popular street food vendors like the Cowboy Hat Lady famous for her Khao Kha Moo (stewed pork leg). Try the famous Suki Chang Phueak, a soft-boiled mixed meat dish with sauce. After taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the night market, head to The North Gate Jazz Co-Op to see a live jazz show. Stop for a beer and snacks while you listen to some jazz music before heading to the next stop. Next, you’ll ride a rod dang – Chiang Mai’s famous red taxi – to the Ton Lamyai Flower Market. Experience another hotspot for nightlife as it is situated by the river, making it a popular haunt for both locals and tourists alike. Grab a bite of some local snacks and enjoy the riverside views before heading to Tha Nham Ton Goom Riverfront. Experience the riverfront bar with an alfresco ambiance. Finally, enjoy a couple of drinks before deciding on visiting a few more riverside bars such as Sai Ping Bar & Restaurant, The Good View Chiang Mai, The Riverside Bar & Restaurant, and Deck One - All Day Eatery.

Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Chiang Mai City Tour

6. Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Chiang Mai City Tour

Plan your own tour of Chiang Mai and have your own driver take you around the temples, markets, and famous sights. Shop for local food at Warorot Market, visit sacred temples such as Wat Chiang Man, and buy handicrafts on Chang Moi Street. Relax in a comfortable air-conditioned car. Craft your own itinerary and indicate three to four attractions you would like to see when you purchase your trip. Take note of the distance between locations when you are planning. Give your guide some options so that the best tour schedule can be designed for you. If you are unsure, check out the sacred temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh, or Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Big Stupa). Visit Warorot Market and see the clothes, local products, and food on sale at the most famous market in Northern Thailand. Check out the silver temple at Wat Srisuphan, purchase fruit and flowers at Ton Lamyai Flower Market, and walk along Chang Moi Street, known for selling handicrafts. Take in the famous landmark of Tha Pae Gate, the eastern gate of the walled city. The complete list of attractions includes Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang (Temple of the Big Stupa), Wat Phan Tao, 3 Kings Monument, Wat Chiang Man (Chiang Mai’s oldest temple), Wat Lok Moli, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Umong (tunnel temple), Wat Srisuphan (silver temple), Warorot Market (Kad Luang), Ton Lamyai Flower Market (fruit and flower market), Thapae Gate, Chang Moi Street (handicraft street), Kruba Srivichai Monument, Wat Pha Lat (Hidden Temple).

Chiang Mai: History & Mouth Watering Food Tour

7. Chiang Mai: History & Mouth Watering Food Tour

At 9.00 AM, you will meet your licensed guide at the Three Kings monument. Begin the trip by walking to various restaurants, then continue on to stop by a local market to experience Chiang Mai's tasty local food. Then, visit the temples, wet market, and key attractions in the city. Go slowly by foot and take local transportation to observe the local people's way of life in Chiang Mai. Your licensed tour guide will show you around and introduce you to the local culture. At 12:00 PM you end your tour in Chiang Mai's old city. Feel free to continue exploring the old city on your own before saying goodbye to your guide.

Chiang Mai: Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with Temples and Street Food

8. Chiang Mai: Tuk-Tuk Night Tour with Temples and Street Food

Uncover the secrets of Chiang Mai at night on this city tour by tuk-tuk. Enjoy the beauty of the Wat Suan Dok and Wat Lok Moli temples (entrance included) and take in the atmosphere of the Warorot Market and Ton Lam Yai Flower Market.  Start the evening by boarding a tuk-tuk, the mode of transportation famously used in Thailand. Drive around the Old City, taking in the historic walls and the moat in the cultural heart of the city. Learn the centuries-old history of the city. Find out how it was once the capital of the Lanna Kingdom before it fell into the hands of the Burmese, before finally regaining independence again with the help of the King of Thonburi. Next, stop at Wat Suan Dok, which literally translates to ‘flower garden temple’. Its name is derived from the location it was built, which was once used as a royal flower garden by a past ruler of Chiang Mai. Explore the temple which is known for its numerous white chedis and its 48-meter golden pagoda built in the Sri Lankan style. Admire the beautiful chedis and learn about the sacred Buddha relic which is believed to be the shoulder bone of Buddha himself. Continue to Wat Lok Moli, a 14th-century temple which is one of the older temples in the city. Take in features like a massive restored chedi with a Buddha image. The chedi also contains the ashes of several kings from the Mengrai dynasty. Go to the the teak wood pavilion and the Lanna-style Buddhist monastery before boarding the tuk-tuk and zooming through the city to the vibrant Chang Phuak Gate Night Market. Wander around the open-air market and see hawkers cooking up a storm of delicious local delicacies and tasty street food.  Get help from your driver with locating some favorite local dishes. After walking around Chang Phuak Gate, pass by other local markets such as Warorot Market and Ton Lam Yai Flower Market to soak up some of the local night life.

Chiang Mai: Market and Trishaw Ride Tour with Local Lunch

9. Chiang Mai: Market and Trishaw Ride Tour with Local Lunch

Immerse yourself in local sights, sounds, and flavors on this guided trip around an important commercial area of Chiang Mai’s old days, located along the Ping River. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and learn about Thai life as you visit a temple, market, and more, admission fees included. First, stop to explore Wat Ket Karam, a temple built in 1482 with zodiac signs for those born in the year of the dog. Visit the museum to see many different artifacts and historical records, such as antique items and old photos. Taking just a few steps from the temple, you’ll see a charming combination of building architecture featuring Lanna, Chinese, and Western influences. Stop at a famous local dessert shop to try authentic sweets that have been around for more than 30 years. Walk across the Ping River to the hustle and bustle of Warorot Market, where you can find authentic Thai products. Get a real idea of how it feels to shop like a local. Later, hop on a traditional trishaw, a symbol of Chiang Mai's way of life. Ride along Thapae road, one of the most famous commercial areas of Chiang Mai’s past. With the open views of the trishaw, enjoy the colorful, quaint, and bustling streets. Hop off at the Three King Monument, located in the old city center where many festivals and events have taken place. Before heading back to your accommodation for drop-off, fill your stomach during lunch at a local restaurant.

Chiangmai: Half-day cycling tour

10. Chiangmai: Half-day cycling tour

This Chiang Mai half-day ride takes you on a memorable tour of the countryside most interesting sights. Go beyond the city to see local Buddhist temples, local markets and organic farms rice paddy fields etc. (tropical fruits depend on season) Most visitors will never get to see these hidden angles, well off the beaten track. See Chiang Mai differently - meet and greet locals’ people interactive, stop when you want for photos, and get a sense of the local between the highlights of our tour. Top Line Itinerary: • 07:30 – 8.00 pick up from Chiang Mai hotel by Songthew (local pickup truck) wherever your travelers are and transfer to Saraphi area ( about 20 min drive from downtown) • 08:30 – Bicycle try size check all safety system and helmet ( We do have mtb or comfort bike more choice for our clients) then start the tour. Highlights: • About 3 hrs. cycling including stop and take a break for photo and meet local people approximate about 10-13 km. all condition flat cycling easy and relax to enjoy to see nature along main river of Chiangmai (Mae Ping River) Tour Include: • vegetable farms and rice paddy fields • local house Lanna style • Local Buddhist temple • local crematorium • Lunch at local restaurant drinking water will be provide on trip (Khoa soi egg noodle yellow curry soup. Chiangmai food) Veggie on request

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4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Our guide Ms Koi was very knowledgeable and helpful with describing the varied Thai and Chinese delicacies in Chiang Mai. The tour was overall very informative , exciting and wholesome. Got to interact with the locals and chat on their recipes. Our tour guide went above and beyond to add a stop over in a Budda Temple, with a blend of local cuisine. Highly recommended

This is a great tour for you to learn about Thai cousine and know where you can find the best spots to taste it! Our guide, Nancy, was wonderful! Top spots were the one where we had the best Pad Thai ever (we had it for dinner as well :D) and the local market. Don’t hesitate to do do this tour! You will love it!

Nancy was wonderful! Highly recommend this food tour when your arrive in Chiang mai to help you get your bearings and learn more about the culture and cuisine to help guide the rest of your stay. Nancy was a joy. Thanks so much for showing us the best spots in the city, Nancy!

Lovely tour! Was so nice to be brought around to all of the locals’ shopping and food areas of Chiang Mai. Our guide Nancy was very knowledgeable and fantastic! Highly recommend when in Chiang Mai to scope out the best restaurants and foods for your time here.

We had a really good time on this tour. Tasted things we would never have found. Koi was a great guide and we met some great people.