Luxury railway travel is coming to South Central Vietnam this week with the launch of The Vietage, a new 12-seater carriage on a train connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities.
The Vietage has been developed by Anantara to offer a luxury travel experience for their guests travelling between Anantara Hoi An and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas.
The custom-designed spacious carriage has just 12 reservation-only seats for the six-hour daily return journey through the Vietnamese countryside, heralding a new age of glamorous train travel.
The Vietage carriage has sleek-lined modern interiors designed with locally sourced wood and marble, made up of six booths with big picture windows, each containing two seats and divided by rattan partitions. A marble topped sit-up bar offers a change of scenery and the chance to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks, before the main culinary experience. A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers head and shoulder treatments on the go.
The journey includes an exclusively-curated modern Vietnamese three course meal using local ingredients with a French twist. Dishes include Quy Nhon seafood salad with sweet and sour fish sauce, green bean and quinoa salad with lemongrass tofu, peanuts and Hoi An chilli sauce and braised Wagyu neck with green tea and sesame jus. This is followed by local Da Lat strawberries, passion fruit tart and a typical French-style crème brulée made with superior Dong Nai chocolate from Vietnam.
A one-way ticket aboard The Vietage costs US$185 per person, including a three-course, pre-ordered meal, free-flow wines, beers and soft drinks, bar snacks and a 30-minute head and shoulder treatment. The whole carriage can be booked privately at a cost of US$ 1,950.
An à la carte menu also offers premium wines, champagnes and treats such as local caviar and the finest selection of both local and international cheeses, all available for pre-purchase.
The Vietage departs from Da Nang every morning at 09:31, arriving at Dieu Tri station in Quy Nhon at 15:43. The return journey departs from Dieu Tri at 17:29 and arrives in Da Nang at 23:01. The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, taking a break during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period.
Combination accommodation packages are available with Anantara Hoi An Resort and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas for guests to experience each destination and can be booked directly on the website at https://www.anantara.com/en/vietnam.
The Vietage also contributes to the ‘Dollars for Deeds’ programme, in which US $1 per ticket is donated and guests on board are at liberty to make their own contribution. Donations are given to the Kianh Foundation, a not-for-proﬁt charity providing a full-time, customised, special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam.
For further information, please contact The Vietage team on +84 256 368 6168, or at email@example.com.
The Vietage is a 12-seat reservation-only carriage on the daily return railway route between Da Nang and Quy Nhon in South Central Vietnam, offering luxury train travel experiences for guests exploring Vietnam. The Vietage departs from Da Nang station every morning for the six hour journey to Quy Nhon and returns in the evening.
More information can be found at thevietagetrain.com