Thailand · November 11 - 18 2024

2024 Thailand Lantern Festival Tour: Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Thailand's Yi Peng festival, where thousands of floating lanterns light up the night sky!

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Overview

Yi Peng is a cultural festival in northern Thailand, celebrated in Chiang Mai. Lanterns made from paper and bamboo are lit and released into the sky at night, symbolizing the release of worries and negativity. Experience the magic of Yi Peng and witness the transformation of the night sky.

Highlights

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

Our Main Event is in Chiang Mai, with VIP-section seating and food selections.

Muay Thai Boxing

Muay Thai Boxing

Get in the ring (or at least around it) to catch one of Thailand's most popular sporting events.

5-Star Luxury Hotels

5-Star Luxury Hotels

Pamper yourself at some of Thailand's best luxury resort hotels. You deserve it!

Elephant Sanctuary

Elephant Sanctuary

Come out to the Northern Thai countryside to make a few new enormous friends!

Bangkok Street Food

Bangkok Street Food

It's no secret that Bangkok boasts the world's best street food, with an incredible variety and quality.

The Reclining Buddha

The Reclining Buddha

Discover Bangkok's Wat Pho, where you'll encounter Thailand's most iconic tourist attraction.

A Market that Floats?

A Market that Floats?

Discover an unforgettable shopping experience at Bangkok's Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Hosts

Mike Henderson

Mike Henderson

Hello, fellow travelers! My name is Mike Henderson, and I am the founder and CEO of B.A.G. Travel. I have been a group travel consultant for over 20 years and have visited more than 35 countries. I am passionate about providing exciting travel experiences that can change people's lives. With my background in urban planning, I love to help my clients immerse themselves in the culture of the places they visit.

B.A.G. Travel has been featured in several popular publications, such as: AFAR, Travel Weekly, Vacationer Magazine, and New World Report. We take pride in being a global "adventure designer" and helping our clients create unforgettable memories!

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Schedule

Join us for eight days in the "Land of Smiles" during one of their most festive times of the year.

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Bangkok

Monday, November 11

"Sawasdee!" Welcome to Thailand.

πŸ”ΈArrival in Bangkok: "Meet & Greet" transfer from Bangkok International Airport (BKK) to hotel.

πŸ”ΉHotel: Arrive for check in
 at the brand-new, 5-star, luxury hotel resort: Grande Centre Point Surawong Bangkok (or similar).

Not Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Bangkok

Tuesday, November 12

Grand Day Tour

πŸ”ΉGrand Palace: Wat Arun, Emerald Buddha, and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha)

πŸ”ΉLunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at MICHELIN star winning restaurant: Methavalai Sorndaeng (or similar).

πŸ”ΉCruise: Chao Phraya River dinner cruise

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Bangkok

Wednesday, November 13

Experience the Best Thai Markets!

πŸ”ΉMaeklong Railway Market: get run-over with excitement at one of Thailand's most unusual markets - right in the middle of a train rail route! Don't forget to tuck your caboose in as the train passes by....πŸš†πŸ€­

πŸ”ΉDamnoen Saduak Floating Market: Float while you shop! Visit the largest and most famous floating market in Thailand. Lunch provided.

πŸ”ΉAsiatique + Muay Thai: That evening, we will head to the enormous Asiatique Riverfront mall/lifestyle center for dinner* + a Muay Thai boxing match.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Not Included

(*Dinner not included in price).

ChiangMai

Bangkok βžͺ Chiang Mai

Thursday, November 14

Chiang Mai, "Rose of the North"

πŸ”ΉDeparture from Bangkok: Hotel check out, airport transfer to Bangkok airport (BKK or DMK), flight to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

πŸ”ΉArrival in Chiang Mai: "Meet & Greet" transfer from the Airport to our resort hotel.

πŸ”ΉHotel: Arrive for check in at the 5-star, luxury Anantara Hotel & Spa (or similar).


πŸ”ΉFREE DAY to explore Chiang Mai at your own pace.

Included

Breakfast

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

ParadeChiangMai

Chiang Mai

Friday, November 15

Elephants, Shows, and Parades

πŸ”ΉElephant Tour: In the morning, we will experience a very specialized and educational trip with elephants at an accredited, eco-responsible elephant sanctuary/care center. Be sure to bring a towel and extra clothes...you will get hosed! A Thai picnic lunch and complementary photos are included.

πŸ”ΉDinner + Show: Enjoy a Thai dinner and cultural show.

πŸ”ΉParade: After dinner, we will walk over to Tha Phae Gate to witness the incredibly colorful Loy Kratong Parade. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Photos of your experience

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Chiang Mai

Saturday, November 16

Light Up the Sky at Yi Peng!

πŸ”ΉTour: In the morning, we head to the hills to visit the incredibly photogenic 
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. Lunch included.

πŸ”ΉMAIN EVENT: This evening, we will head out of the city to participate in the Yi Peng Lantern Festival - one of the world's most magical "bucket list" experiences! VIP seating, with a traditional Lana cultural dinner included.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Chiang Mai

Sunday, November 17

Chill in Chiang Mai

πŸ”ΉFREE DAY: to explore Chiang Mai at your own pace.

Included

Breakfast

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

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Chiang Mai

Monday, November 18

"La Gorn (Goodbye)," Thailand!

πŸ”ΉDeparture: from Chiang Mai: Hotel check out, airport transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) for your flight home.

Included

Breakfast

Not Included

Lunch

Dinner

What's included

What's Included

All transfers and transportation if traveling with the group are private, deluxe, air-conditioned coaches and English-speaking guide.

5-STAR resort hotel accomodations

Hotel Porterage

Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours, based on current rates

Arrival Meet and Greet Guide

Meals as listed on the itinerary

Guided Tours and Admissions per the itinerary

Comprehensive travel itinerary and documents electronicially, via TripIt

Gratuities to Restaurant Staff and Hotel Porters

Visas and Transfers + their handling fees

Meals that are not listed in the itinerary

Tip and Gratuity Increase in local tax rates

Early room check-in; late room check-out

Hotel/Report Incidental and Damages Charges

Personal items

Tips for the Tour Guides and Drivers – suggested amount is $6.00 (USD) a day for each guide and $3.00 (USD) a day for each driver.

Miscellaneous fees, i.e., individual transfers; passports, extra hotel charges (mini bar, spa, gym, etc.); airline seat selection, laundry, meals not listed in the itinerary, beverages at meals, and baggage fees

Travel Protection - strongly recommended for any trip. You may request a quote upon check-out.

International Airfare (offered as an option for purchase)

Accommodation

Double Occupancy Package - 1 Bed

Double Occupancy Package - 1 Bed

1 King or Queen Bed

FROM$3,275.00/pp

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Double Occupancy Package - 2 Beds

Double Occupancy Package - 2 Beds

2 Double Beds

FROM$3,290.00/pp

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Double Occupancy Vacation Package (1 or 2 beds)

Double Occupancy Vacation Package (1 or 2 beds)

1 Queen or 2 Twin Beds - Adults only

FROM$3,350.00/pp

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Single Occupancy Vacation Package

Single Occupancy Vacation Package

1 Queen bed. Adults only.

FROM$5,495.00/pp

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Trip Tips

Check your Passport! πŸ‘€πŸ›‚

Check your Passport! πŸ‘€πŸ›‚

Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the departure date.

Book our Pre-Trip Option: Hong Kong and Angkor Wat

Book our Pre-Trip Option: Hong Kong and Angkor Wat

Don't miss out on our dynamic, 2-location, pre-trip option package of: Hong Kong and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) from November 6-11, 2024. - Enjoy some dim sum while gazing at the world's greatest skyline in Hong Kong! - Featured in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Tomb Raider", Angkor Wat is THE world's greatest ancient architectural & engineering wonder! ***See the Trip FAQ section for more details.***

Request our Flight Quote

Request our Flight Quote

Let us handle the headache for you. Say goodbye to the stress and frustration of flight research and hello to a hassle-free travel experience. ✈️

Purchase our Travel Protection

Purchase our Travel Protection

Travel Protection is strongly recommended for ANY trip. Add "Travel Protection Quote" to your checkout cart and receive a confirmation email with link to our comprehensive plans by our partner: IMG.

Choose the Bangkok

Choose the Bangkok "Midnight Street Food Tour"

Hungry for some Thai cuisine? Bangkok is the world's street food capital!

Need a Passport Expedite? Ask us for one.

Need a Passport Expedite? Ask us for one.

Let us handle that nightmare. Just add "Passport Expedite" to your cart and look for confirmation email instructions.

Review Our Full Terms & Conditions

Review Our Full Terms & Conditions

https://www.bagtravel.net/terms-and-conditions/ for our full list of exclusions + code of conduct.

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Travel Protection Free Quote - Special Rate!

Travel Protection Free Quote - Special Rate!

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Round Trip International Airfare Quote to Thailand or Hong Kong (for the optional pre-trip)

Round Trip International Airfare Quote to Thailand or Hong Kong (for the optional pre-trip)

Receive a quote for airfare from Los Angeles, London, Atlanta, or New York to Thailand by June 1, 2024. Airfare payment link will be submitted if quote is accepted....
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FROM$25.00/pp

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Hong Kong + Angkor Wat Adventure (Cambodia)! Pre-Trip Tour - Double Occupancy

Hong Kong + Angkor Wat Adventure (Cambodia)! Pre-Trip Tour - Double Occupancy

November 6-11: Explore the most incredible modern and ancient cities during one, magical pre-trip! (Price for 2 travelers min./max.) - ***See the Trip FAQ section for more details.***...
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FROM$2,150.00/pp

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Hong Kong + Angkor Wat Adventure (Cambodia)! Pre-Trip Tour - Single Occupancy

Hong Kong + Angkor Wat Adventure (Cambodia)! Pre-Trip Tour - Single Occupancy

November 6-11: Explore the most incredible modern and ancient cities during one, magical pre-trip! (1 traveler-only price) - ***See the Trip FAQ section for more details.***...
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FROM$4,235.00/pp

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Bangkok Midnight Street Food Tour

Bangkok Midnight Street Food Tour

Take a late-night culinary journey with us through the street food capital of the world: Bangkok! (Per person price)

FROM$80.00/pp

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Passport Expedite Service (U.S. citizens only)

Passport Expedite Service (U.S. citizens only)

Need a Passport expedite before the trip? Get a quote from one of our partners.

Free

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You'll Be Staying Here

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa

5-star luxury, right in the heart of Old Chiang Mai!

Grande Centre Point Surawong Bangkok

Grande Centre Point Surawong Bangkok

Brand new 5-star, luxury resort & spa close to Bangkok's most popular attractions.

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FAQs

Dates: November 6-11, 2024
Cities: Hong Kong + Siem Reap, Cambodia

Inclusions:
Hong Kong
- Arrival "Meet & Greet" w/hotel transfer on Nov. 6, 2024
- Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation at 
Kowloon Shangri-La (or similar)
- Tour 1: Night Market 
- Tour 2: Hong Kong for Foodies w/dinner
- Tour 3: City Tour, Lantau Island, Tian Tan Buddha (sitting Buddha), and Po Lin Monastery 
- Airfare from HKG: Economy International Flight from Hong Kong (HKG) to Siem Reap (REP) on Nov. 8, 2024. Email us to request Business or First Class.


Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Arrival "Meet & Greet" w/hotel transfer 
- Accommodation: 3 nights 5-STAR accommodation at Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa (or similar). 
- Tour 1: Angkor + Angkor Thom Tours with English speaking guide
- Dinner: with Apsara Show including 1hr free flow drinks (Chilled Juices, Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, Angkor Beers, House Wine (Red and White)
- Tour 2: Banteay Srei + Ta Prohm tour English speaking guide
- Departure to Siem Reap Airport for our hotel resort.
- Airfare to Bangkok: Economy International Flight from Siem Reap (REP) to Bangkok (BKK) on Nov. 11, 2024. Email us to request Business or First Class.
***Your core tour begins in Bangkok.***

Inclusions: Refer to our core tour exclusions section and our full Terms & Conditions.


Select "Flight Quote" and add to your cart before check-out. Flight quotes for all attendees will be submitted by June 1, 2024. 

We offer a monthly, interest-free plan and a "Travel-Now-Pay-Later" payment plan. Both require initial deposit(s).

"Travel Now, Pay Later" is offered by our partner: Uplift (subject to credit approval).

We offer a special rate through our partners to provide you some of the most comprehensive travel protection options available.

B.A.G. Travel and our partners offers some of the most comprehensive Travel Protection products and best rates in the business... 

However - if you decline our Travel Protection offer, you MUST complete and submit the "Travel Insurance Waiver Form" at least 30 days before departure. You can find our Travel Insurance Waiver Form HERE.

As a convenient service for our valued clients, B.A.G. Travel uses TripIt to track the land-portion itinerary and WhatsApp for group communication. You can also include your own flight information if you wish. 


It is important to note that you are responsible for reviewing the itinerary, being aware of our daily schedule + chat communications, and being prompt for group activities and transfers. 


To make things easier, you can find the answer to the common question: "What’s next?" in your TripIt app and/or our WhatsApp Group text chat. 


TripIt is a free service, but we highly recommend TripIt Pro, which provides live flight updates, seating availability charts, destination alerts, and many other helpful features. Pro even comes with a free 30-day trial, that you can use for this trip or others.


WhatsApp is used for group communication, any significant changes to the itinerary will be shared through the Group Leader via Group Chat. 

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions: Your purchase of any portion of this trip acts as your full acknowledgement and agreement to these terms. 

Purchase Travel Protection: Life happens! In case you need to cancel, have the piece-of-mind that comes with being covered by Travel Protection. You can request a quote from B.A.G. Travel upon initial cart checkout or up-to 30 days before departure.

Cancellation: Please be aware that our travel bookings are non-refundable and cancelled bookings will incur charges. These charges can be up to 100% of the cost of the booking, regardless of whether travel has commenced. Where we incur any liability for a cancellation fee or charge for any booking which you cancel, you agree to indemnify us for the amount of that fee or charge. All cancellations must be in writing to B.A.G. Travel, LLC prior to departure date. 

2024 Thailand Lantern Festival Tour: Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Thailand · November 11 - 18 2024 · 7 nights

FROM$5,495.00/pp

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