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5-Day Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival Mini-Group Tour 2023

5-Day Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival Mini-Group Tour 2023

By LingUpdated Nov. 29, 2022
Chiang Mai Lantern Festival 2023 — Experience the Highlights Difference

Asia Highlights Travel is the official partner of Chiang Mai CAD Khomloy Sky Lantern Festival. Based in Asia, we have helped over 10,000 worldwide clients plan trips to attend a Thailand Lantern Festival, which is one of the loveliest festivals in the world .

  • Mini Group:4–6 pax (Confirmed. US and Australia travelers have signed up)
  • Dates:Nov. 26 –30, 2023 (5 days)
  • Price:US$ 869 p/p, 2 per room; single room+ US$269

Why Travel with Us

  • Premium Festival Ticket: ONLY with Asia Highlights
  • AH exclusive experience: create and release your own water lantern
  • Most competitive price without a big-coach-tour feel
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Experience an enchanting moment at the largest lantern release venue with a premium seat.

The sky lantern release at Chiang Mai CAD

Have a memorable Thai full-moon-day by creating and releasing your own Thai krathong; enjoy a Loy Krathong riverside dinner.

Release the Loy Krathong to Ping River

Interact with elephants at Elephant Rescue Park, which ranks #1 on TripAdvisor for Chiang Mai.

Bath the elephants in Chiang Mai Elephant Rescuse Park

Pilgrimage to the most sacred temple of Northern Thailand on Doi Suthep mountain.

Mountian Doi Suthep

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

Chiang Mai lantern festival parade

Savor Northern Thailand’s local cuisine.

Northern Thailand Food

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Tour Map

5-Day Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival Mini-Group Tour Map

The Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Nov. 26th: Arrive in Chiang Mai
Hotel:Burirattana Hotel/Buri Sriping Riverside Resort and Spa or similar 4 star hotel

Welcome to Chiang Mai, renowned among locals as 'Rose of the North' for its beauty and charm. Hotel transfers are by your own arrangement.

Stay overnight in a center located hotel/ or Thai Lanna style hotel
Day 2
Nov. 27th: Mount Doi Suthep and Yi Peng Festival Sky Lantern Release
breakfast, dinner (buffet dinner at the Chiang Mai CAD venue)

After breakfast, head for Doi Suthep Mountain, where you will visit one of the most sacred temples in Northern Thailand — Wat Phra That. Continue to Wat Suan Dok, just outside the ancient city walls of Chiang Mai. Return to Chiang Mai and take a rickshaw ride through its busy streets and quiet alleys.

In late afternoon, you will be taken to the Yi Peng Festival Celebration and Sky Lantern Release venue at Chiang Mai Flower Field (Chiang Mai CAD) and enjoy Premium access to your seats.

Asia Highlights Exclusive Premium Experience
— Round-trip private transfers between your hotel and the event venue, maximizing your time during the busiest time of the lantern festival
— 2 sky lanterns for each traveler
— Buffet dinner at the 'special food zone' (enjoy Thai cuisine, soft drinks, juice, and water)

the sky lantern release Have a thrilling sky lantern release
Day 3
Nov. 28th: A Memorable Lantern Festival Full Moon Day
breakfast, dinner (set menu dinner)

Today, you can get up late and relax in the morning.

In late afternoon, your private guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to our selected restaurant.

First, learn how to design and make a Thai floating lantern with traditional materials. Then make your own lantern or make the lantern together with your partner or loved one(s). Take a break to try some delicious northern Thai dishes while enjoying the view of a sunset over a 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.

create and release your loy krathong-floating lantern Create and release your Loy Krathong
Day 4
Nov. 29th: Meet Elephants in the Jungle at Elephant Rescue Park
breakfast, lunch (simple lunch in Elephant Rescue Park)

Situated in a pristine and picturesque valley, about 1½ hours' drive from Chiang Mai city, Elephant Rescue Park is a paradise for homeless elephants. It provides a safe, loving, and secure environment for all the elephants that go there. Take a half-day Memorable Caring Experience there. You'll learn a lot about elephants and interact with them — you can feed them, walk with them, hug them, and bathe them.

After the program, have lunch at the park. Your private guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel at around 2 p.m.

Elephant Rescue Park Bathe Elephants in Elephant Rescue Park
Day 5
Nov. 30th: Chiang Mai Departure
breakfast

Depart Chiang Mai. Airport transfer will be on your own arrangement.

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Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features.

Burirattana Hotel (4-star)
Buri Sriping Riverside Resort and Spa (5-star)

Price Includes:

  • English-speaking tour guide and business vehicle service
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel listed in the itinerary or similar options
  • Breakfasts at hotels and listed meals in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

Tour code: ah-41-gp

*It is possible to have a private tour with the same itinerary as this one (or a bespoke version of it). Please contact us for a quote using the tour code: ah-41-gp, and let us know any customization you would like.

Price Excludes:

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure day
  • Tips for the guide and the driver
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received up to 30 days before departure: 100% refund
  • Cancellation received 14 to 29 days before departure: 50% refund
  • Cancellation received 0 to 13 days before departure: 0% refund

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