The Festival of Lights is celebrated all around Thailand with Loi Krathongs (lotus-shaped receptacles) released on water to bring luck and fulfill wishes. In Chiang Mai, the observation of the festival of lights, called Yi Peng, is uniquely different.
Instead of water vessel, Chiang Mai people release thousand of lighted lanterns in the sky while making a wish. The sky transforms itself in a wonderful and surreal sea of little lanterns floating away. The spectacle is mesmerizing.
During the week end, many events will be held in the city of Chiang Mai: traditional Thai dance, Grand Yi Peng Parade,beauty pageants, fireworks, decorations in the old city... Traditional Lanna dance featuring women with long golden fingernails dancing in synchronized movements is one of the event to catch.
Proposed Itinerary (subject to changes)
Day 1 3rd November
Meet on arrival and Transfer to hotel and go to Doi Suthep Temple. Dinner at the rain forest restaurant. Check in at Imperial Maeping
Day 2 4th November
Chiangmai- Mae Hong Son by flight +Mae Hongsorn city tour, visit fish cave and Mud spa. Check in at Tara Mae Hong Son
Day 3 5th November
Mexican sunflower field, Pang Ung Lake and Rakthai village, stay overnight at the resort. Check in at the Tea Garden Resort
Day 4 6th November
Pang Ung Lake- Pai / Kew Lom view point/Lord cave + Pai + night local walking street market. Check in at Pai Lanna
Day 5 7th November
Pai City+ Wat Mae Yen /Santi Chon Village/Coffee In love/Historical bridge/Huay Namdung National Park- Chiang Mai. Check in at Imperial Maeping
Day 6 8th November
Return to airport for flight back to Singapore
Hotel, ABF, Domestic Flights /Transportation + Petrol + Guide + All entrance Fee
International Flights, places not on itinerary, other expenses and tips for guide and driver
Land Tour Cost: Twin Sharing - SGD600. Single - SGD720. (minimum 5 to go)
International Flights: Will look out for Tiger Air specials and we will book the flights first. Will settle land tour around 3 months prior or when we need to reserve the Hotel.
Do Note: YeePeng is slated to happen either on 6th/7th November and only be confirmed closer to the date. Hence we are looking to give ourselves some leeway in terms of timing and may leave on the 4th and come back on the 9th November instead.
So please understand the program will change to reflect the nature of how the Thais work in terms of timing (something like our fengshui master finding the best timing).
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More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/592071967551372/