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CNN appraises Viet Nam’s new luxury train route

VGP - An increasing number of luxury travelers are looking to experience the new luxury train route in Viet Nam that offers stunning coastal views and afternoon tea, highlighted the U.S.-based multinational news channel CNN.

Posts Thuy Dung

May 14, 2024 8:15 PM GMT+7
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The Quy Nhon-Nha Trang route includes an afternoon tea set

In its article, the news channel said Anantara offers a new five-hour luxury train experience in southern Viet Nam that connects the popular resort destinations of Nha Trang and Quy Nhon–its second route in the country.

The first "The Vietage by Anantara" luxury train carriage launched in 2020–a six-hour journey connecting Da Nang and Quy Nhon.

This is slow travel at its best–the trains hit an average speed of 51.9 kilometers per hour (32.2 mph).

That gives guests on the Quy Nhon-Nha Trang route plenty of time to enjoy their complimentary afternoon tea set, which includes local caviar, Vietnamese artisanal cheeses, a selection of cold cuts and premium Vietnamese teas.

For the six-hour journeys between Da Nang and Quy Nhon, passengers are served a pre-ordered three-course gourmet meal, according to CNN.

Guests on either route also get complimentary snacks, free-flow wine, cocktails, mocktails, teas, coffee and soft drinks, plus a 15-minute head and shoulder treatment.

The Vietage carriage is fitted out with a sit-up bar, restroom facilities and six private booths that seat two, each of which comes with power outlets, charging stations, free wifi and amenity baskets with pillows, blankets and other essentials.

Travelers can reserve their seats online at, while those wanting to combine their rail journeys with a stay at one of Anantara's properties-Anantara Hoi An Resort, Anantara Quy Nhon Villas or Avani Quy Nhon Resort-can book packages through those individual hotel websites.

The cost of a one-way Vietage journey is US$420 per person.

According to the March 2024 rankings of the global website rating and ranking site, Viet Nam's national tourism promotion website ranked 132,676th in the world, surpassing the travel websites of many other Southeast Asian nations.

Viet Nam served more than 6.2 million international visitors in the first four months of this year, up 68.3 percent year on year and 3.9 percent compared to the same period in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

In 2024, the country's tourism aims to welcome 18 million international visitors./.