5-day Highlights of Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

5-day Highlights of Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

By Nora OuUpdated Jan. 24, 2022
Highlights of Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai

Enjoy Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, the center to celebrate this beautiful festival across Thailand. Fly your sky lantern with thousands of people, bath elephants at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, and visit one of the local ethnic tribal group! Come and treat yourself for an awesome experience in November when it is at Chiang Mai's best!


  • Enjoy Yi Peng Festival at Chiang Mai CAD
  • Interacting with elephants at a conservation camp
  • Experience ethnic group culture in Chiang Mai

Journey Route

Chiang Mai Yee Peng Festival private Tour
Bob Bosshard March 11, 2020

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
29th Oct, Arrive in Chiang Mai
Banthai Village(4 star), Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai, renown by locals as the 'Rose of the North', for its beauty and charm. You will be met by your private local guide at the airport and be taken to the hotel with a private car.

Day 2
30th Oct, A Local Lifestyle Experience with Mountian Doi Suthep and Street Food

After breakfast in your hotel, head for Doi Suthep Mountain, where you will visit one of the most sacred temples in Northern Thailand - Wat Phra That (founded in 1383 AD). After climbing up 309 steps, you will be rewarded with a superb panoramic view of Chiang Mai City!

Return to Chiang Mai and take a rickshaw ride through its busy streets and quiet alleys. Sample various delicacies, including Northern Thai-style noodle soup, stir-fries, pad Thai (stir-fried Thai noodles), khao man gai (chicken rice), khao soi (a Burmese-influenced noodle dish), fresh fruits, and a variety of Thai desserts. Learn about Chiang Mai's local street food by touring food stalls and shophouses, especially around the Three Kings Monument area.

Wat Phra That
Wat Phra That
Day 3
31th Oct, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and Celebrating Yi Peng Festival

Chiang Mai is definitely the best place to observe and interact with the Asian elephants! We specifically choose this Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (over 30 formerly mistreated elephants are now being well taken care of) as it is a joint program between members of the Karen hill-tribes and Chiang Mai locals since 2014.

Depart at around 07:00am, the morning you will experience Karen hill tribe culture, natural scenery while they interact with elephants, including feeding, bathing, brushing and interacting with them. There will be numerous photography opportunities. Afterwards you will be served with local snacks and seasonal fresh fruits for your lunch.

After approximately 6 hours elephant experience, you will be driven back to your hotel for a rest and prepare for the Yi Peng Festival event.

Yi Peng Festival celebration, enjoy the sky lantern release
In the afternoon around 3:30 pm, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby. You will be taken to the festival venue at Air Sport Farm (Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lantern Festival) and enjoy VIP access to your seats.
After the celebration, your tour guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel at around 10 pm (the exact time will be advised).

Asia Highlights Exclusive VIP Experiences
- Round-trip transfer between your hotel and the event venue
- 1 sky lantern for each traveler
- A VIP souvenir
- Buffet dinner (a variety of Thai cuisine, soft drinks, juice and water)

If you would like to upgrade to premium tikcet or go to Maejo Location to celebrate the festival, please tell us in your inquiry form and we will arrange it for you.

bathing with elephants
Interacting with elephants
Day 4
1th Nov, Free exploration in Chiang Mai City

A contrast to its capital, this ancient city has a history of over 700 years, with an enchanting blend of culture, spirituality, and natural beauty to explore. Your guide will be more than happy to provide information about the city, if you need it. Enjoy!

monks receiving alms in Chiang Mai
Monks receiving alms offered by the locals in Chiang Mai
Day 5
2th Nov, Chiang Mai Departure

Sadly, it's the last day of your Chiang Mai trip. Relax and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before leaving for your next destination. Asia Highlights is always happy to serve you, ensuring you have an enjoyable journey!

Hand-picked Hotels

We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one.

Banthai Village
Chiang Mai
Banthai Village

Our Service Includes:

5 days from
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-41


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