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 A 2-Day Romantic Thailand Lantern Festival Tour

A 2-Day Romantic Thailand Lantern Festival Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Jan. 4, 2024
Experience a unique proposal, honeymoon, or anniversary celebration at one of Thailand's most enchanting festivals.

Thailand celebrates two different Lantern Festivals including 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 provide you an opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions of the Thailand Lantern Festivals, have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your loved ones, and take some incredible pictures.

  • Days:
  • Best for:couples
  • Start date:Nov.15th, 2024
  • Sample price:US$499 each (2 per room)*

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Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Make a floating lantern) (Krathong) just as local Thai people traditionally do.

make a loy krathong
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Experience a thrilling sky lantern release at the eco-friendly Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lantern Festival.

sky lantern

Try some delicious northern Thai dishes while enjoying the view of the sunset over the river.

Thai food

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Nov. 15th: Experience A Thrilling Sky Lantern Release, Yi Peng Festival Celebration
dinner

There are several lantern release festival locations in Chiang Mai during Yi Peng (the Sky Lantern Festival). The Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lanterns Festival is our preferred choice based on our own experience and our customers' feedback in 2019.

The Entrance Tickets
The Entrance Tickets

In the afternoon around 4:00 pm, our private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive to the festival venue. Upon your arrival, you will receive some souvenirs and enjoy authentic Thai snacks, desserts, and beverages.

Enjoy authentic Thai snacks
Enjoy authentic Thai snacks

Afterward, you will experience the Lanna & Hill Tribe Cultural Exhibition and have the opportunity to join in different kinds of interesting cultural activities such as umbrella painting, lighting, and meditating. Enjoy the delicious Thai style buffet dinner at the premium dining area.

ethnic minority in north Thailand
A lady from the ethnic minority

After the dinner, enter the ritual area in front of the grand pagoda. As you join the religious ceremony, you will hear monks chanting and meditating.

After the opening ceremony, you can light your own flying lantern, release it into the sky while making a wish. Enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching the sky as it is swarmed by the dim yellow lights of the floating lanterns. We provide the transfer back to your hotel after the celebration.

Experience a thrilling sky lantern release with your loved one
Experience a thrilling sky lantern release with your loved one
Day 2
Nov. 16th: Create and Release a Thai Krathong (floating lantern) & Riverside Dinner
dinner

Loy Krathong (the Floating Lantern Festival) is one of Thailand's most-loved festivals. During the celebration, Thai people make their own Krathong or floating lantern that is normally made from banana leaves and flowers. On the night of the November full moon, they will make a wish as they release their Krathongs to float down the river along with 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 & releasing activity at a peaceful and secluded restaurant overlooking the Ping River.

At 4:00 pm, your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to our selected restaurant. First, you will learn how to design and make a Thai floating lantern with traditional materials. Then you will have the opportunity to make your own lantern or to make the lantern together with your partner or loved one.

A traditional Thai Krathong
Create your own Krathong (floating lantern)

After creating your lantern, 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! We provide the transfer back to your hotel after the lantern releasing.

Experience a memorable krathong lantern release
Experience a memorable krathong lantern release

Our Service Includes:

private tour, 2 days without hotel at
US$ 499
per person (based on 2 persons)
If you need hotel booking, 4-star Lanna Smile Hotel at
US$ 130
per night per room including breakfast and tax
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary includes the premium ticket for Sky Lantern Festival
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-tl-10

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