Luxury on the Rails – The Vietage by Anantara Expands its Service with a Second Carriage

The luxury rail experience in Vietnam is set to double its allure as The Vietage by Anantara launches a second railway carriage, enhancing its unique travel offerings between Nha Trang and Quy Nhon, starting from May 15, 2024. This expansion builds upon the popular route between Da Nang and Quy Nhon, leveraging the success and prestige of Anantara’s hallmark service.

The new carriage promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of South Central Vietnam, connecting the vibrant coastal city of Nha Trang with Quy Nhon. This route, easily accessible via Cam Ranh International Airport, aims to deliver an experience of timeless luxury set against the backdrop of Vietnam’s stunning countryside.

A Journey Through Time and Comfort

The journey, a leisurely five-hour ride, traverses the picturesque landscapes of Vietnam, dotted with water buffalo, lotus ponds, and vast rice paddies. Passengers are treated to breathtaking views of the coastline and the East Sea, as well as the mountainous terrains of Phú Yên, home to the indigenous Champa people and numerous historical sites.

Within the train, the ambience harkens back to the golden era of travel, blending sleek modern interiors inspired by Indochina. The carriage hosts 12 reservation-only seats in private booths for two, complete with large windows to soak in the view. The onboard experience is enriched with a sit-up bar that hosts craft rail-inspired cocktails and mocktails, alongside a dedicated spa area offering quick head and shoulder treatments.

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Culinary Delights on the Tracks

The travel experience is complemented by an exclusively curated afternoon tea that offers a culinary journey featuring poached Bai Dai Lobster, Da Lat Caviar, and an assortment of homemade delicacies. For those preferring a savory treat, an artisanal cheese and charcuterie platter is also available. The Vietage caters to all palates, including a dedicated vegan menu, ensuring every guest finds something to delight their taste buds.

Beverage options abound with a distinctive selection of Vietnamese tea from Epicurean Sao, ethically sourced local coffee, and an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments. Guests can pre-order premium wines and champagnes, and caviar aficionados have the option to indulge further with additional purchases onboard.

Combining Travel with Luxury Stays

For travellers seeking an extended luxury experience, the journey can seamlessly integrate with stays at the Anantara Quy Nhon Villas or the Anantara Hoi An Resort in Hoi An. This connectivity allows guests to craft a comprehensive travel itinerary exploring the depths of Vietnam’s culture and beauty.

The addition of the new carriage is not just about luxury travel; it also contributes to the ‘Dollars for Deeds’ program. For every ticket sold, The Vietage donates one dollar to The Kianh Foundation, which supports children with disabilities in Vietnam’s Quang Nam Province.

Booking and Additional Information

A one-way ticket on The Vietage by Anantara costs US$420, which includes several luxury amenities designed to enhance the travel experience. The train departs from Nha Trang every afternoon, with the return journey from Quy Nhon offering a similar schedule, ensuring that every trip is as convenient as it is luxurious.

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