Stay at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Get VIP Access to Thailand’s Exciting Elephant Boat Race and River Festival

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is giving guests’ front row VIP access to see all the action of the second annual Elephant Boat Race and River Festival, taking place on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya Riverfrom 28th February to 1st March 2020.

Spectators will delight in a weekend of thrilling competitive action on the river as well as an extensive variety of family friendly, high quality entertainment on land including live music concerts, kid’s arts and crafts, fun fair rides and a wide selection of delicious food and beverages throughout the event.

On the river teams will paddle specially designed boats decorated with artistic elephant themed sculptures with tails inspired by traditional Thai fish motifs. Each race takes place across 400m with 4 teams per heat, the first to cross the finish line wins and progresses closer to winning theroyal trophy graciously granted by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is offering a special room package to guests looking to join in of this unique event. Guests who book two nights during the event will get free daily breakfast for two and two, one day VIP passes to the weekend festival. A VIP pass entitles guests to witness the races from selected VIP areas along with free flow drinks all day. 


Package includes:


  • Two nights’ accommodation at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

  • Daily breakfast for two

  • Tickets for two to the weekend festival

  • VIP packagesstarts from US$ 496++ for access to the VIP tents and free-flow drinks.


Terms and conditions: 


  • Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

  • Rates quoted are per stay for two persons, and are subject to availability. 

  • Rates noted above are based on recent currency exchange data. The rate indicated on your confirmation is in the official hotel currency and will be charged at that rate upon check-out.

  • Minimum two-night stay applies.

  • A non-refundable, one-night deposit is required seven days prior to arrival. In case of no shows or early departure, a 100% charge of the total stay applies.

  • The above benefits may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or exchanged for any other service or cash.

  • Additional charges for third person are THB 1,650 net for general package and THB 4,000 net for VIP access. 

  • For more information on applicable tariffs during your desired booking period, or to make a reservation, please contact our reservations desk on +66 23659100 or email


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