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10-Day Thailand Lantern Festival Tour 2023 (Mini Group)

10-Day Thailand Lantern Festival Tour 2023 (Mini Group)

By LingUpdated Aug. 25, 2023
Thailand Lantern Festival Celebration + Phuket Beach Relaxation

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 .

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  • Mini Group: 4–6 pax (US and Australia travelers have signed up)
  • Dates:Nov. 24– Dec. 3, 2023 (10 days)
  • Destinations:Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Phuket
  • Price: US$2,179 p/p, 2 per room* (save US$100 p/p booking before Sep.15th)
  • Flights:domestic ones included (international on request)
  • Cancellation:100% refund! (up to Oct. 24)

*Single room supplement is US$639

Tour Map

10-Day Best of Thailand at Yi Peng Festival Mini-Group Tour Map

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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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:

Soak up the exotic charm of Thailand's capital city — Bangkok.

the night view of Bangkok

Experience an enchanting moment at the largest lantern release venue with a premium seat.

sky lantern release in chiang mai

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

release a floating lantern
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Interact with elephants at their best conservation camp (Elephant Rescue Park ranks #1 on TripAdvisor for Chiang Mai).

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

the golden temple on Doi Suthep

Relax on the wonderful beaches of Phuket before heading back home.

blue ocean and beach

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The Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
24th Nov.: Arrive in Bangkok
Hotel: Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn or similar 4-star hotel

Welcome to Thailand — the land of smiles, the land of joy! Airport to hotel transport would be according to your own arrangements.

Day 2
25th Nov.: Bangkok Highlights Tour — Notable Temples and Day-to-Day Life
breakfast and lunch

Your day will commence with a visit to the magnificent Wat Pho, which houses the sacred Reclining Buddha. A holy ceremony is held there every day, and locals visit to offer worship. As the morning light shines on the orange robes of Buddhist monks, they solemnly begin their daily chanting in the hall.

Then, hop on a tuk-tuk and head to the imposing Grand Palace. Take a break and have lunch at a local restaurant before taking a water taxi to visit the legendary Wat Arun, this is one of the best-known landmarks of Bangkok.

Board a long-tail boat on the Chao Phraya River and you will pass by temples, riverbank markets and ordinary neighborhoods. Conclude your day with a visit to the bustling Chinatown area.

Grand Palace Bangkok The Grand Palace
Day 3
26th Nov.: Local Markets and Fly to Chiang Mai (Flight FD3425 for reference)
Hotel: Novotel Chiangmai Nimman Journeyhub or similar 4-star hotel

Floating markets and railway markets are special sights you can only witness in SE Asia! In the morning, you will visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, known for its size and fascinatingly chaotic vibes, and Maeklong Railway Market to see how locals shop even as trains pass by.

After lunch (by your own arrangement; your guide will offer the best recommendations), you will be taken to the airport. Take an hour-long flight north, to Chiang Mai. Sit back and relax as we take you from the airport to your downtown hotel. Enjoy some leisure time in this lovely graceful city.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 4
27th Nov. : 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)

sky lantern release Have a thrilling sky lantern release
Day 5
28th Nov.: 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). 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.

 Loy Krathong Create and release your Loy Krathong
29th Nov. : 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 Interact with Elephants
Day 7
30th Nov. : Fly to Phuket (Flight FD3162 for reference)
Hotel: Chanalai Romantica Resort or similar 4-star hotel

Take an afternoon flight to Phuket and start a relaxing getaway on its beautiful beaches. Airport transfers in Chiang Mai and Phuket are both included.

phuket island Relax in Phuket
Day 8 - 9
1st-2nd Dec.: Relax in Phuket

Phuket has a lot to offer. What beats a couple of relaxing days taking it easy on a tropical beach or by the pool?

Day 10
3rd Dec.: Departure from Phuket

May the free days in Phuket be a happy conclusion to your holiday! Arrange your own transfer to Phuket Airport!

Hand-Picked Hotels

The hotels below or similar options are included in the package

hotel in Bangkok
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn (4-star)
Novotel Chiangmai Nimman Journeyhub
Novotel Chiangmai Nimman(4-star)
Boutique resort in Phuket
Novotel Phuket Kata (4-star)

Tour Price

US$2,179 p/p 2 per room; single room +US$639. Save US$100 p/p booking before Sep.15th!

Price Includes:

  • Domestic flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and from Chiang Mai to Phuket.
  • English-speaking tour guide and business vehicle service
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary or similar options
  • Breakfasts at hotels and listed meals in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights to Bangkok and depart from Phutket
  • Airport transfers on Day1 and Day 10
  • 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

Tour code: ah-23-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-23-gp, and let us know any customization you would like.

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A USD 200 deposit is required for each adult/child over 8. Please let us know if you need a single room or if you're traveling with children under 8. Any additional costs will be added to your balance.

Why Travel with Asia Highlights (98.8% positive customer reviews among 10,000+)

  • Unique experiences tailored to your interests: Enjoy a premium trip that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.
  • Hassle-free travel and peace of mind: Every aspect of your trip will be carefully planned and organized by your 1:1 travel consultant.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides: Your guides will be local and love to work for travelers' smiles.
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