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This tour is made for travellers who are willing to get insider information on the first day (a local guide will be with you!), but who seek time to explore the island by themselves as well. It's also for those who do not mind taking a comfortable public bus by their own to return to Curitiba! If you are willing to stay longer on the island, we can book extra nights in your choice Ilha do Mel guesthouse
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 Posadas 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. The major pampering is 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 there are visitors from all over the globe.
The maximum number of visitors per day is around 5000 and during the summer months, there might be a problem reaching the island without an advance reservation (tour or accommodation).
In this tour, you will have two nights on the island. The guesthouse Enseada das Conchas is a small, charming place located in a quiet corner of Ilha do Mel, close to the beach and to the Lighthouse. The place is charming, simple, but comfortable. From here you can reach easily restaurants and other attractions of the island.
DISCOUNT POLICY: book until 5 days in advance and get discounts in the private tours: 5% for two tours and 10% for three tours or more. The discounts are given manually in your confirmation.
Day 1: 7:30 - Your local tour guide will pick you up at your Curitiba hotel. Transfer to the railway station.
8:15 - Departure by train to Morretes, in "Turista" category (Portuguese-speaking guide on board. Depending on the availability, the executive category with English-speaking guide on board can be confirmed for an extra charge of R$ 50 per person).
11:30 - 12:00 - Time to visit Morretes and its lovely colonial old town
12:00 - 13:00 - Enjoy a typical regional lunch of barreado (beef stew served with rice, banana and orange slices, fish and spraws)
13:00 - 14:00 - Transfer to Pontal do Sul in a private car
14:00 - 14:30 - Regular boat to the island
Your local guide will show you some nice restaurants and will give you some information on the way to your guesthouse (Pousada Enseada das Conchas or similar, depending on the availability).
Your guide will explain you how to come back and catch your bus to Curitiba at the given time.
Overnight stay is in Ilha do Mel.
Day 2: Full day is free. Overnight stay is on Ilha do Mel.
Day 3: The morning is free. In the afternoon, take the regular boat back by boat to Pontal do Sul, from where they will go back by public bus to Curitiba (ticket price is included in the tour cost).
What the cost includes
Not included: beverages and desserts during lunch, personal expenses, 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.
The guesthouse does not allow children under 12 years old. In case you are travelling with younger children, please contact us and we will offer you alternatives.
IMPORTANT! Children should bring their documents with them. In case they are not travelling with their parents, a written authorisation of the parents is mandatory.
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.
The train might have delays due to technical problems.
During National holidays, other prices and minimum stay lengths apply.
If you prefer private transfers, see our Ilha do Mel Private.
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