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This tour is made for travellers who prefer the comfort of private transfers with a bilingual guide on the way to the island and back. If you are willing to stay longer on the island, you can book extra nights in your choice Ilha do Mel hotel.
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 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. 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).
Enjoy 2 nights on Ilha do Mel. The guesthouse Enseada das Conchas is a charming, small place with comfy rooms for the island standards. It is located in a quiet corner just some steps from the beach and from the lighthouse. From here you can walk to restaurants and to all 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.
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.
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$ 60,00 per person). Arrival in Morretes around noon.
Time to visit Morretes and its lovely colonial old town
Free time to enjoy a typical regional lunch of barreado (beef stew served with rice, banana and orange slices, fish and spraws). Lunch is not included.
Transfer to Pontal do Sul in a private car
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 make an appointment and will wait for you at the given time in Pontal do Sul.
Overnight stay in Ilha do Mel.
Day 2: Full day is free. Overnight stay in Ilha do Mel.
Day 3: The morning is free. In the given time your local guide will be waiting for you in Pontal do Sul for your transfer back to your Curitiba hotel, airport or bus station.
What the cost includes
Not included: food, beverages, luggage carriage on Ilha do Mel, 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 coming with younger children, please contact us for 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.
Do not forget your sun protection, bathing suit and mosquito repellent. Everything on the island is very simple - take your simpler clothing with you. The best shoes for the island are bathing sandals (such as Havaianas). A flashlight (torch) is also reccommended, as it might be difficult to walk in the evening.
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.
There might be delays in the train ride due to technical reasons.
The prices are not valid during national holidays, when there are mininum stay lengths and other prices.
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