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5-Day Romantic Thailand Lantern Festival Couples Tour

Experience a unique proposal, honeymoon, or anniversary celebration at one of Thailand's most enchanting festivals.

Thailand celebrates two different lantern festivals: Yi Peng Festival where flying lanterns are released into the sky and Loy Krathong where floating lanterns are released onto rivers and other bodies of water across the country.

This tour will immerse you in the local culture and traditions of both the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals, while also allowing you to discover the stunning temples of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

We believe this itinerary is perfect to create unforgettable memories with your beloved, including capturing incredible photos.

  • Days:
  • Best for: Couples, people seeking romance
  • Departure date: Recommended for departures between November 12th and November 13th.
  • Sample price:US$1,249 each (2 per room)*

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Make a krathong (floating lantern) and release it just as local Thai people traditionally do.

make a thai loy krathong
release a loy krathong

Experience a thrilling sky lantern release at the most spectacular venue — Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lantern Festival.

release a sky lantern in Chiang mai CAD Venue
the spectacular sight of thoudsands of sky lanterns releasing into the shky

Celebrate Loy Krathong with a ritual Thai dinner under the full moon at a scenic riverside restaurant.

enjoy a loy krathong dinner

See the festival parade and enjoy the festival celebrations with the locals.

Chiang Mai lantern festival parade

Explore the breathtaking temples of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.

Mountain Doi Suthep
the white temple of Chiang rai

Chiang Mai Yi Peng Lantern Festival Couples Tour Map(Suggested Route)

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Thailand holiday for you and your family.

Day 1
Nov. 14th: Arrive in Chiang Mai
  • Welcome to Chiang Mai!
  • Following your arrival, our private transfer service will escort you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is for you to rest/explore at your leisure.
Day 2
Nov. 15th: Discover Chiang Mai's Charm — Sky Lanterns and Cultural Gems
  • Explore Chiang Mai highlights and attend Yi Peng Sky Lantern Festival with Asia Highlights Travel's exclusive Premium Ticket.
  • Start your day by venturing into vibrant Warorot Market, where the sights and smells will transport you into the daily life of local Thais.
  • Embark on a scenic journey as we wind through mountains and lush forests for a 30-minute drive to Doi Suthep Mountain.Enter the revered Wat Phra That, a magnificent temple considered one of the most sacred in the region.
  • Travel back to Chiang Mai, and catch a charming 20-minute rickshaw ride through the tranquil alleyways of the old town.
  • As the afternoon unfolds (around 4 p.m.), your dedicated private guide and driver will whisk you away to the Chiang Mai CAD Sky Lantern Festival venue.
  • Prepare to be mesmerized by the captivating performances rooted in Lanna culture. Tantalize your taste buds with a delectable spread of Northern Thai cuisine. Embrace the tradition by releasing your own lanterns and witness the magical spectacle of thousands of sky lanterns illuminating the night sky. As the dazzling fireworks display paints the night with vibrant colors, lose yourself in the enchanting melodies of Thai musical accompaniment.
the chiang mai CAD sky lantern festival
the chiang mai CAD sky lantern festival
Day 3
Nov. 16th : Create and Release a Floating Lantern before a Riverside Dinner
  • Loy Krathong (the Floating Lantern Festival) is one of Thailand's most-loved festivals. During the celebration, Thai people make their own krathongs (floating lanterns normally made from banana leaves and flowers). On the night of the November full moon, they make wishes as they release their krathongs to float down the river, believing the krathongs take away all their negative energy from the previous year.
  • To give you the opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions of Loy Krathong, we have arranged a lantern-making-and-releasing activity.
  • At 4 p.m., your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to a local workshop. You will learn how to design and make a Thai floating lantern with traditional materials, and make your own lantern or make a lantern together with your partner.
  • After creating your lantern, drive to our selected restaurant by a scenic riverside. Take a break to try some delicious northern Thai dishes while enjoying the view of the sunset over the river.
  • Once it is dark, release your floating lantern onto the river, and don't forget to make a wish!
  • In the evening, your guide will lead you to see the festival parade near Tha Phae Gate. Enjoy the festival celebrations with the locals.
make a krathong on the thai full moon day
release a krathong after it turn dark
Day 4
Nov. 17th: Unveil the Enchantment of Chiang Rai
  • Start your day with a convenient pickup from your Chiang Mai hotel.
  • Appreciate the captivating architectural beauty and intricate details of renowned Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple.
  • Next, delve into the unconventional world of the Baan Dam Museum, also known as the Black House, and explore its unique exhibits filled with contemporary art.
  • Then, immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten). Its mesmerizing blue exterior and exquisite artwork create a truly unforgettable experience.
  • Return to your Chiang Mai hotel with beautiful memories and stories to share.
the representative temples of chiang rai
The representative temples of Chiang Rai
 
Day 5
Chiang Mai Departure
  • The wonders of Chiang Mai await your return!
  • We'll provide a comfortable private transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

Enjoy an afternoon tea in Chiang Mai Four Season Hotel
An Afternoon Tea amidst the Rice Fields

For couples/friends

chiang maihandicraft village
Discover Chiang Mai Handicraft Villages

For culture fans

A Close Encounter with Elephantsview of the island
A Close Encounter with Elephants

For first-timers

learn thai cooking
A Thai Cooking Experience in a Local Organic Farm

For foodies

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Lanna Smile Hotel Chiang Mai
Lanna Smile Hotel Chiang Mai(4-star)

Tour Price:

5 days from
US$1,249 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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