Anantara has introduced “The Vietage”, a 12-seat reservation-only carriage on the train line between Da Nang and Quy Nhon in South Central Vietnam. It has been designed to offer a new age of glamorous luxury rail experiences through the Vietnamese countryside.
The Vietage undertook its inaugural journey at the beginning of July and takes approximately six hours. Trips are daily, with the train departing and returning on the same day 11 months of the year, and taking a break for the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period.
The custom-designed opulent carriage features a sleek and modern interior, along with large windows and just 12 reservation-only seats, allowing guests to become immersed in the culture, nature and history of the country.
During the voyage, privileged guests have access to a sit-up bar to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks prior to indulging in the main culinary experience. The specially curated menu combines creative flavours and local ingredients from Vietnam, but with a French twist.
Dishes include a Quy Nhon seafood salad and barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck, which will excite plant, carnivore and seafood lovers alike. Those with a sweet tooth can head for Da Lat strawberries, a passion fruit tart, as well as a typical French-style crème brûlée made with Vietnam’s superior Dong Nai chocolate.
The à la carte menu is also complemented with champagnes and treats, such as local caviar and the finest selection of both local and international cheeses.
For an added dose of relaxation, dedicated area spa treatment chairs are available for guests to indulge in head and shoulder massages on the go, as the train passes through local villages, rural countryside and stops at a few stations on the way.
A one-way ticket aboard The Vietage costs US$185 per person, and the price includes a three-course meal, a pre-ordered meal, free-flowing wine, beer and soft drinks, bar snacks and a 30-minute head and shoulder treatment. 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.
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 www.anantara.com/en/vietnam.
The Vietage also contributes to the ‘Dollars for Deeds’ programme, where US $1 in every ticket is donated, and guests can also voluntarily make their own contributions. Donations are given to the Kianh Foundation, a not-for-proﬁt charity, which provides a full-time and special needs curriculum for children with disabilities in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam.
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For further information about The Vietage, visit www.thevietagetrain.com for more details.
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