Mekhong Explorer Festive Edition

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort sets the stage for magical celebrations in the jungle

From heart-warming Santa meet-and-greets to decadent dinners under the stars, guests staying at Anantara Golden Triangle this holiday season will find myriads of reasons to be merry while exploring one of the most picturesque parts of northern Thailand nestled on the border with Myanmar and Laos.

On 24 December, the resort’s serene Hilltop Garden will host a Christmas Eve Cocktail Reception with light canapés and delightful welcome cocktails served against a three-country panorama. After the convivial gathering, guests will be invited to join Christmas Eve Dinner at Garden View Terrace to dine on exquisite festive flavours alongside a selection of local dishes, artisan cheeses, cold cuts and decadent desserts. 

With live music on the lower pool deck and live stations in the garden, the lively evening set to the sounds of Christmas carols and popular tunes will delight the entire family. The youngest explorers will have their own festive fun at the kids’ corner and receive a surprise visit from Santa and Santarina. Prices include admission to the cocktail reception and start from THB 6,400++ per adult and THB 3,200++ per child aged 4 to 12, with younger children dining complimentary. Guests can opt to upgrade to an unlimited beverage package which includes house and sparkling wine, local beer, cocktails and soft drinks for THB 2,500++ per person.

Another exquisite Christmas Eve Dinner experience awaits at Baan Dhalia, a sophisticated specialty restaurant that will be serving a special six-course set menu showcasing signature dishes from Executive Chef Jino paired with fine vintages selected by the Wine Guru. Soothing notes of live jazz and Christmas carols performed by the Chiang Saen Church choir will add to the atmosphere of festive magic. Prices start at THB 8,900++ per person including a welcome cocktail at Hilltop Garden and wine pairings.

On 25 December, the resort’s organic garden will be the setting of a laid-back Christmas Day Brunch served from 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm. The culinary team will draw on Mother Nature’s generous gifts to create a wholesome, delicious food straight from the garden served in a tropical setting. Guests can expect live entertainment and a visit from Father Christmas. The experience is priced at THB 1,800++ per adult and THB 900++ per child from 4 to 12 years of age, while younger children dine complimentary. Guests can also choose to upgrade to an unlimited beverage package with house and sparkling wine, local beer, cocktails and soft drinks for THB 2,500++ per person.

On 31 December, the New Year’s Eve celebrations will start with a traditional Thai Bai Sri ceremony for good luck and a sunset-hour cocktail reception at Hilltop, including cultural shows and a showcase of local arts and crafts, followed by a delectable Mekhong Explorer dinner with live music, performances and spectacular fireworks at midnight. Served at Garden View Terrace, the gourmet dinner will offer an opportunity to discover the celebrated flavours of Northern Thailand. The price of THB 10,000++ per person includes a welcome cocktail, live stations and a buffet (THB 5,000++ for children from 4 to 12 years of age, and complimentary for younger children.) The unlimited beverage package including house and sparkling wine, local beer, cocktails and soft drinks can be purchased separately for THB 2,500++ per person.

The first day of the New Year will start with a traditional merit making ceremony held at the Garden Spirit House from 8.30 am to 9.00 am. In the afternoon, New Year’s Day Serenity Brunch – a restorative and nurturing experience for the body, mind and soul – will take place at Suan Sai Jai garden with live music from 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm. The price is THB 1,800++ for adults; THB 900++ for children from 4 to 12 years of age; and complimentary for children below 4 years old. The unlimited beverage package including house and sparkling wine, local beer, cocktails and soft drinks is available for THB 2,500++ per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit https://www.anantara.com/en/golden-triangle-chiang-rai/offers/mekhong-explorer-festive.



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