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Do you look for a place to let stress behind - no cars, no motorcycles? Just sand trails and much quietness?
The island is perfect for nature lovers and hikers. On Ilha do Mel, there are no cars and people get from one point to the next by foot, by bike or by boat. The piers are located at the beaches Brasília and Encantadas, where most of the Pousadas and restaurants are also established.
On Ilha do Mel, there are around 1,000 inhabitants. There are two wards and police stations, a school that goes up to eighth grade and several shops. More than 90% of the island is under "conservation of nature" and there is no "luxury" that visitors should expect. Pampering here comes in the form of direct contact with nature. There is ample time for impressive hiking.
This place was once a fishing island, but since the '70s, it has turned into a favourite place for sun and nature lovers. During the holiday months (Mid-December to Mid-February), most visitors are Brazilians and during the other months you will find people from all over the world.
The maximum number of visitors per day is around 5000 and during summer months, there might be a problem reaching the island without an advance reservation (tour or accommodation).
DISCOUNT POLICY: book two tours and get 5% off. Book three or more tours and get 10% off. The discounts are made manually in our confirmation to you.
From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.Low
No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.Medium
Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.High
These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.
The departure times can change according to your preferences, but we reccommend leaving early.
7:00 - Your local tour guide will pick you up at your Curitiba hotel
7:00 - 9:30 - Transfer to Pontal do Sul by highway BR-277 crossing the magnificent Atlantic Rain Forest
10:00 - 10:30 - Boat transfer to the island
10:30 - 17:00 - Time to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the island. You can hike to the Lighthouse, stroll at the beach until you reach the fortress. Lunch is not included and your guide will show you some simple restaurants where you can have a tasty meal
17:00 - 17:30 - Boat to Pontal do Sul
17:30 - 20:00 - Transfer back to your Curitiba hotel
What the tour includes:
Private transportation in car or van, depending on the number of participants, local English speaking guide (Spanish or German speaking guides are available; kindly specify preference at the time of booking), regular boat to the Island and back.
Not included: lunch, beverages, personal expenses, tips, etc.
The cancelation of services by the buyer will occur fees in case of no-shows, transferences and cancelations or any other personal reasons that might prevent the buyer to take part in the tour or booked service. The mentioned fees follow following rules and will be charged according to the expenses already made by the tour company:
- Until 30 days prior to service date: 10% cancelation feee
- From 29 to 21 days prior to service date: 20% cancelation fee
- Less than 21 days prior to service date: above 20% cancelation fee
These fees are according to Brazilian law and the Deliberação Normativa number 161 from August 8th 1985 by EMBRATUR.
One child up to five years of age will be allowed to participate free of charge. Older children pay the adult rate.
What to bring:
In case your hotel is out of downtown area: an additional fee will be applied. Consult us.
This is a private tour. What are the advantages for you?
Only you and your family/friends will take part on it. The guide and the transportation will be only for you. You will not need to wait for anyone else and you will not drive from one hotel to other to pick up other travelers. You will not share the tour with strangers. Talk to your guide about the itinerary and adapt it to your preferences. For example, if you want to change the tour itinerary and visit other places, it is possible, as long as it fits the tour duration and do not get out too much of the itinerary. In case you want to stay longer in a place you liked, you can do it too! Enjoy the most your leisure time with the people you love, with exclusivity and the personal service you deserve!
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100% Satisfaction Guarantee in the private tours! If we do not fulfill the tour description or you do not like something, please call us and give us 15 minutes to solve the situation. If we do not get it, you will get the money of the private tour back.
Special Paraná Turismo Receptivo – Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 262 sala 5 – Curitiba – PR – 80020-000 - Brazil – Tel.: 55 41 3232 1314 – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Tourism Ministry Registration: 18.005869.10.0001-1