When it comes time to travel, and you look to Asia destinations for a short getaway, you might want to consider a new luxury train service that takes you through the stunning natural views of Vietnam.

 The Vietage by Anantara is a new luxury railway service that set off on its inaugural journey on July 1. The custom-designed railway carriage connects Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities. With only 12 seats available, guests are promised a luxury travel experience that emphasise exclusivity and spaciousness.

The Vietage travels between Anantara Hoi An Resort and Anantara Quy Nhon Villas, two locations that sit on Vietnam’s Central Coast, and winds through the Vietnamese countryside for a scenic rail ride. The six-hour journey takes travellers past local landscapes of rural villages and lush rice paddy fields, that open out to views of beaches and mountains.

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Guests can look forward to big-picture windows, sleek interiors and large comfy seats, including a sit-up bar at which to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks. A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers a relaxing head and shoulder treatment for 30 minutes.

As the scenery rolls by, a gourmet menu that gives a French twist to Vietnam cuisine includes Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised wagyu neck. Sweet endings come in the form of local Da Lat strawberries, passion fruit tart and a typical French-style creme brulee made with superior Dong Nai chocolate from Vietnam. Local caviar and a fine selection of local and international cheeses will also be available for pre-purchase.

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This luxury railway service also has a charitable slant. It contributes to a Dollars for Deeds programme in the form of US$1 per ticket, but guests are welcome to donate more if they wish. The funds are given to 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.

The Vietage runs for eleven months each year, taking a break during the annual Vietnamese Tet holiday period.

For further information, please contact The Vietage team on +84 256 368 6168, or at vietage@thevietagetrain.com.