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Tour Overview

Experience the enchanting 2-day Thailand Lantern Festival Tour in Chiang Mai. Day 1 invites you to immerse in Lanna culture with umbrella painting, meditation, and a delectable Thai buffet dinner during the Yi Peng Festival. Light your own sky lantern and witness monks' chants at a pagoda. On Day 2, craft traditional lanterns, savor Northern Thai cuisine, and release your floating lantern on the river during the enchanting Loy Krathong Festival. These two days promise cultural immersion, culinary delights, and unforgettable moments under the Thai night sky.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Sky Lantern Lighting: Create lasting memories as you release your own sky lantern during the enchanting Loy Krathong Festival.
  • Traditional Lantern Crafting: Discover the art of lantern-making with expert guidance, crafting your own Thai floating lantern from traditional materials.
  • River Lantern Release: Witness the beauty of your floating lantern illuminating the river, symbolizing your hopes and dreams at Loy Krathong.
  • Delectable Thai Cuisine: Savor Northern Thai delicacies during a sumptuous dinner, experiencing the diverse and flavorful tastes that Thailand is renowned for.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. At around 4 pm, your friendly guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai.

    Embark on a scenic journey to the festival venue, soaking in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Thailand.

    Upon arrival at the festival venue, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome. Indulge in delicious Thai snacks and refreshing drinks as you get a taste of local hospitality.

    Chiang Mai Thai Snacks Yi Peng Festival
    Thai Snacks during Yi Peng Festival

    Receive a small souvenir to commemorate your visit.

    Immerse yourself in the rich Lanna culture with a variety of engaging cultural activities. Try your hand at umbrella painting, a traditional art form that showcases the region's craftsmanship. You can also experience a moment of tranquility through a meditation session.

    Umbrella Painting Chiang Mai
    Experience an Umbrella Painting

    As the evening approaches, savor the flavors of Thailand with a delectable Thai buffet dinner served in a charming dining area.

    Take a leisurely stroll to the pagoda and relish the serene atmosphere as you listen to the enchanting chants of the monks.

    Be part of the festival's opening ceremony, a captivating event that sets the tone for the night's festivities.

    The highlight of the evening awaits: you'll have the chance to light your very own sky lantern, sending your wishes and hopes into the night sky.

    After the celebration concludes, our team will escort you back to your hotel, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: in your own hotel

    Thailand Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival Lantern
    Light your very own sky lantern and make a wish

  2. At 4 pm, your knowledgeable guide will pick you up from your hotel. Travel to the event location, where the Loy Krathong Festival's enchantment awaits you.

    Participate in a hands-on lantern-making, led by expert instructors. Learn to design and craft your own Thai floating lantern using traditional materials. This experience provides a deep insight into the local craftsmanship.

    Chiang Mai Loy Krathong Lantern Making
    Make a Loy Krathong Lantern on your own

    Delight your taste buds with a sumptuous Northern Thai dinner, featuring regional specialties that showcase the area's culinary traditions.

    As night falls, head to the riverbank, where you'll release your beautifully crafted floating lantern into the water. This symbolic act is a cherished part of the Loy Krathong Festival and carries with it the hopes and dreams of those participating.

    Absorb the magical atmosphere of the festival, taking in the sight of countless lanterns illuminating the night sky and the river.

    Loy Krathong Festival Chiang Mai
    Release your beautifully crafted floating lantern into the water

    After the event, our team will ensure your safe return to your hotel, allowing you to reflect on the enchanting experiences of the Loy Krathong Festival.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: in your own hotel

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $399 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Hotels.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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