The Vietage, which departed for its inaugural journey on July 1, links Da Nang and Quy Nhon cities on journeys through the lush Vietnamese countryside.
The Vietage has been developed by Anantara to bring guests closer to the "real" Vietnam.
The custom-designed carriage, with just 12 reservation-only seats, immerses its guests into the culture, nature and history of the country through the stories of its daily return journey.
The Vietage carriage has modern interiors, big picture windows and large comfy seats, while a sit-up bar offers a change of scenery and the chance to enjoy local craft beers, wines and snacks over conversation with friends, before the main culinary experience.
During the six-hour journey, guests encounter local taste sensations as the countryside rolls by.
A curated menu evokes the essence of Vietnam with a French twist. Dishes such as Quy Nhon seafood salad, barley risotto and braised Wagyu neck feature.
A dedicated area with spa treatment chairs offers head and shoulder treatments 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, including 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 caviar.
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.