Introducing The Vietage, which departed for its inaugural journey on July 1, 2020 and now brings luxury railway journeys through the Vietnamese countryside. The product, developed by Anantara, offers journeys between Da Nang and Quy Nhon and the Anantara properties in those cities.
The custom-designed carriage, with just 12 reservation-only seats, gives guests the chance to dive into the culture, nature and history of the country. The Vietage has modern interiors, large windows and comfy seats, while a sit-up bar offers a change of scenery and the chance to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks, before the main culinary experience.
During the six-hour journey, guests can enjoy an exclusively curated menu that blends Vietnamese with a French twist. Expect dishes such as Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck. Desserts come in the form of local Da Lat strawberries, passion fruit tart and a typical French-style crème brulée made with superior Dong Nai chocolate from Vietnam.
Good to know: A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers head and shoulder treatments on-the-go.
A one-way ticket aboard The Vietage includes a three-course, pre-ordered meal, free-flow wines, beers and soft drinks, bar snacks and a 30-minute head and shoulder treatment. An à la carte menu also offers premium wines, champagnes and treats such as local caviar and a selection of both local and international cheeses, all available for pre-purchase.
The Vietage departs from Da Nang every morning at 9:31 a.m., arriving at Dieu Tri station in Quy Nhon at 3:43 p.m. The return journey departs from Dieu Tri at 5:29 p.m. and arrives in Da Nang at 11:01 p.m. The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, taking a break during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period.
Tip: Combination accommodation packages are available with Anantara Hoi An Resort and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas for guests to experience each destination.
The Vietage also contributes to the “Dollars for Deeds” program, in which $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, customized, curriculum for children with disabilities in the Quang Nam Province of Central Vietnam.