Cook with Locals Tour


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Shopping


Kid Friendly: Yes. The kids will be taken care by parents.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), Thai (fluent)

A Unique Lanna Experience!!!

Dine with local Lanna cook, experience Lanna cooking on site. The meal includes organic vegetables from our gardens. True Lanna culture and life style will be yours to experience and be cherished for years. Come, join us for lunch and dinner.

Why make this trip?
It is a very unique experience; not a restaurant and not a street stall. This experience lets you see the preparation of the food, eat the food, talk and visit with the cooks as they help you prepare your food, then later, simply talk as a "Lanna family".

How local is it?
Authentically Local! Experiencing the people, the cultural and the food in the traditional Lanna style with locals, including dinner time or lunch time. There are many thing that can be learned & shared.

What makes it unique?
Lanna food, local transportation, countryside environment, local people.


- Pick up by your host "Aoy, " Then she will take you to visit the local market and continue to her house by local transport, also know as "Rod Song Taew" and "Motor-tricycle" or "Rod Phong. "

- Visiting the local village and organic farm.

- Cooking Lanna food together, just like family, talking & sharing experiences with Aoy & her family.
The food will be Northern Thai food or Lanna food in the Lanna cuisine, cooked with charcoal stove.
Having a meal together as locals do. The place is in the Countryside, surround by rice fields, fruit orchards and organic farm that will get you in touch with the real locals and you will learn something new. See how locals live, share their culture and eat together with them.

There are 4 dishes to cook including dessert. For example:
Khao soi
Abb Moo (Minced pork wrap in banana leaves)
Sai Aou (Chiang Mai sausage)
Laap Moo Kaou (Mince pork local spicy salad)

The program is organized for Lunch time (09. 00 am. -03. 00 pm. ) or Dinner time (04. 00 pm. -09. 00 pm. )

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel (Within 3 kms. from Chiang Mai City)

End location: Drop off at your hotel (Within 3 kms. from Chiang Mai City)

Duration: 6 hours


We will use local transportation. This will be by local bus, minibus, motorcycle, or combination. If you have questions about the transportation options please message me.

What’s Included

* Recipe Book
* All Ingredients for cooking
* Pick up by Local Transportation within 3 kms from Chiang Mai downtown
* Water/tea/coffee/ fruit in season
* English Speaking Teacher
* Local Market Tour
* Visit Organic Farm

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 THB - Per person- Only if you'd like to purchase personal items such as soft drinks or souvenirs during the tour.

What’s Extra

Personal items such as souvenirs, and food/drinks not listed in the 'What's Included' section.

A Recent Review of this tour

I took Lin's cooking course with a friend (who is a chef) and we both thought it was the best cooking class! We had just taken a different cooking class the day before but Lin's course was fantastic. She took us through the market and we picked out the ingredients, and then spent the day cooking up a feast. Lin is warm, charming and funny, and a great teacher and guide as well as helping us keep our hands busy. We both wholeheartedly recommend her course to anyone wanting a real northern Lanna experience!
Jaspal Marwah

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