Small-Group Chiang Mai Evening Street Food Tour

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Small-Group Chiang Mai Evening Street Food Tour
from AUD $59.33
Traveling by foot and songthaew this tour explores a number of the evening street food markets around Chiang Mai city, Thailand trying out some northern Thai delicacies and learning how to order food in Thai. All food, drinking water and transport to and from accommodation is provided in the price.
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In Brief

Si Phum, Thailand
2 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
The tour starts when our local tour guide pick you up at your Chiang Mai accommodation in the early evening, the exact of which will be communicated to you. Once the group, maximum 8 people, is together we start our exploration of Chiang Mai's famous street food markets, learning the secrets of what makes Thailand's street food so famous. Practice ordering your dishes in Thai, with the help of our leaflet detailing the most popular street food dishes.

This tour visits at least two evening markets, and you'll get to try at least 8 different dishes including Kannom Jin (Chinese noodles), northern Thai delicacies, stewed pork leg, coconut dumplings, a mix of savoury and sweet. Please ensure you come along hungry. Once you have had your fill, we will drop you off again at your accommodation at approximately 9:30 -10pm.

Please note there may be an additional surcharge to provide transportation from outside Chiang Mai city, and the tour lasts between 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the size of the group.


  • Bottled water, food tasting and dinner
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Departure Time

7:00 PM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer complimentary hotel pick-up & drop-off from anywhere within the Old City and the surrounding areas. There will be additional charges for any hotel pick-ups which are located away from Chiang Mai (~10-15km away).

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A maximum number of 8 people per group
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I took this food tour the first night I arrived in Thailand. And although I was exhausted from traveling, I am happy this was my first introduction to Chiang Mai and Thai food and culture. The tour guide picked me up exactly at the time they told me. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the two street food markets we visited. He clearly explained the food and gave us all a handy printout with common thai food and thai phrases, including how to say thank you and how to order food in thai. Some people in my group got a chance to order our food in Thai. The food was absolutely delicious. We got a wide array of thai dishes, include soups, noodle dishes, and desserts. At the end, I was satisified and full. The next night I used I returned to one of the markets and ordered some of the food I had the night before on the street food tour. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2020
Excellent way to sample lots of local dishes - not just samples but some dishes quite substantial. A full dinner spread over 15 courses.
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
Our guide was wonderful and took us to a hawker center, where we tried three different food entrees and three different kinds of dessert. By the end of the evening, we were all stuffed!
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
We were picked up on time, got copies of some Thai dishes and a small dicctionary with useful vocabulary for ordering food. We stopped at numerous street food stalls and were able to try all kinds of different dishes and Thai whiskey. It was no problem for our guide to provide me with vegetarian alternatives. He even thought of asking about fish sauce! we learned a lot and had great fun!
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
This was a great introduction to street food. Our guide Mr. J was a lot of fun and very informative. We learned what and how to order. The food was incredible, I don’t think we will be eating anything but street food from now on.
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
We booked this for our first night so we could learn how to order at a street market plus have dinner. Our guide Jay was absolutely amazing, we had a wonderful time and ate some yummy Thai food.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
Enjoyed an evening of so much food and education about traditional dishes. Highly recommended for those looking for fun in Chiang Mai.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
I really enjoyed the street food tour. I loved all the food I had that evening. Highly recommend. Thank you, Boon (our nice guide)!
• Submitted 18 Sep 2019
This tour was awesome!! We ate enough food for about a week - the tour guide and driver were both very friendly and super knowledgeable about the food and the area. I couldn't believe the amount of foods we were able to try. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
Terrific experience! We were able to try a wonderful variety of Thai dishes and learned a lot about the Thai food culture. Our tour guide, Boone, was great and set up a nice selection!! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We really enjoyed the tour. The food was good, and we got a lot of it! Our guide (Jai - sp?) was fantastic!
• Submitted 11 Jan 2019
This is a must experience tour for foodies even for people who are not so adventurous the guide is excellent he asks what level of spice ness you would like, we visited many different sellers and tried many different dishes inc soup and sweets and then some local rice whisky to finish. Collection and drop off at your hotel was also included. We done the tour on our first night in Chiang Mai which was an additional benefit as we were set for the rest of our visit.Really recommend this tour
• Submitted 17 Dec 2018
Brilliant tour, so much food. Our guide , Sunny, was very friendly and accommodating. Don't eat at least a day before !
• Submitted 06 Dec 2018
Boon was an excellent host, flexible in accommodating the group's interests, fun and knowledgeable. Enjoyed the night and would recommend to anyone
• Submitted 05 Dec 2018
Our guide was Son(sp)and our group only consisted of 3 people so it was very personalized and attentive. He taught us how to order and we ate some great food from stalls we would normally pass over. The mango sticky rice will be the best version you will ever have in Thailand! We had so much food so please go hungry because you will leave bursting at the seams. Highly recommend this tour!!
• Submitted 28 Nov 2018
Tour was excellent and a nice way to learn more about the food traditions in Chiang Mai. We saw two markets, tried so much food, and it was all delicious. I wish I had taken this tour earlier during my trip to Chiang Mai as it would have been helpful! We learned some words/phrases, took our own attempts at ordering in Thai, and had a great time getting to know each other. There were definitely dishes I would not have thought to try without having taken this tour! It was also nice because the group was small - just 3 of us plus our guide and all of us were solo travelers. Really appreciated that!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2018
What a great tour. We booked this tour to get a flavor for what kinds of foods are best to get from the night market street vendors and to pick up some of the local language to order food. Our tour guide Boon was a fun guy and we had a great time. There was certainly an abundance of food to try and oh so many varieties of dishes. He picked us up and started off by teaching us a couple of Thai phrases and how to order food. When we arrived at the market he showed us some of the ingredients used and sat us down so we could enjoy tasting things. He made sure to accommodate everyone's taste to the extent he could including spice level, allergies, likes and dislikes. We tried at least 15 kinds of foods and then deserts at two markets and several stalls. All of it was wonderful. If you take this tour which I highly recommend I suggest you come on an empty stomach and with a big appetite so you can try all the various foods. Boon also made sure we had something to drink at all times during the tour. This is a must do tour.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
This tour was awesome. I don't remember our guide's name but he was great and very friendly. DO NOT EAT before this tour. There is enough for dinner and then some. We also got to go behind some of the stalls and help make the food. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2018
This was an amazing tour! My guide, Sonny, provided such a thorough explanation of the different types of foods and delicacies in Chiang Mai. He was engaging and informative and let us experience so many different types of dishes, from appetizers to main courses to desserts. We samples probably a dozen different types of dishes in two hours, and even though it was all served family style, I was full by the end. I had to push myself to even try the dessert because I was so full! Definitely go on this tour with an empty stomach!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2018
Small group tour taken to various market areas not only to sample the local food but also a light hearted approach to ordering food in Thai. Our guide was very genuine providing information regarding the food consumed but also some of the history of Chiang Mai. Very enjoyable evening.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2018
This tour was entertaining, informative and a great way to spend an evening with traditional street food. The guide was funny,helpful and explained everything we tried to eat. Brilliant and well worth the money.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Excellent tour. Definitely worth the money. We were full after our first stop. The food was great and our guide taught us a few words and asked us to order in Thai. I would highly recommend a tour with Chai.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
Great tour. Our guide was fun to be around and taught us a lot about local customs and food. We ate sooo much - I couldn't believe how many different things we tried. It was also great that we had another group on our tour, so we made some new friends in addition to learning about street food. The tour helped us be more adventurous with food for the rest of our trip.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
Great introduction to Thai street food! Our guide, Sonny, was funny and thoughtful. Accommodating my food restrictions pescatarian was not a problem. Small, intimate tour group only myself and my boyfriend and another couple. We left well beyond full!! Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 19 Feb 2018

In Brief

Si Phum, Thailand
2 hours 30 minutes