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Centrally located hotel/address in Curitiba. Inform your adress in case you will stay further away and we will check if any extra fee applies.

Booking notes

 

 

This tour is available everyday!

The single-track line through the Serra do Mar is one of the highlights in Paraná. Opened in 1880, it was, for the engineers, one of the big challenges of that time. The track starts in Curitiba at 934 metres above the ocean, and ends in Morretes just a few metres above sea level. The distance to Morretes is approx. 70 kilometres and takes about 3.5 hours. The track leads through the luscious tropical vegetation of the Atlantic Rain Forest , and past numerous breathtaking bridges and sights in a train from the 1960s. 

Transfer from the hotel to the railway station at approx. 7:30 am. The train leaves towards Morretes at 8:15 am through the Serra do Mar and arrives in Morretes at about 12:30. Morretes was a very important place by the end of the XIX century and had 3 river ports to export the mate-tea and sugar-cane produced in the region. 

As soon as you arrive in Morretes, you will be transfered to Pontal do Sul, where you'll take the regular boat towards Ilha do Mel. During the transfer you'll have a lunch box, with  sandwich, cake, juice and fruit, for example. Then you will enjoy some down time, as the boats take between 50 and 60 minutes to reach Ilha do Mel. Marvel at the beauty of the surrounding nature and the Paranaguá bay while you travel. 

On Ilha do Mel you will have a couple of hours to visit it. Ilha do Mel is truly paradise: no cars in sight. Over 90% of the island is under strict nature protection. Only about 1000 persons live on it, divided mainly in two small villages: Farol and Encantadas. Today the island welcomes visitors from all over the world the whole year round - visitors appreciate the relaxing atmosphere, the beaches, family-run charming guesthouses, surfing or just resting. Walk along the sand trails from one beach to the other and visit the Lighthouse. Or you can rent a bike and ride to the fortress and back. 

VERY IMPORTANT! Delays and cancelations may occurr due to technical reasons. We strongly reccommend not to book this tour if you have a departure flight the same day.

In case of delays, the tour to Ilha do Mel might be cancelled due to the boat times. In this case, part of the amount paid will be reimbourssed.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    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.

  • Group size: from 1 to 10 people
  • Pickup location: Centrally located hotel/address in Curitiba. Inform your adress in case you will stay further away and we will check if any extra fee applies.
  • Drop-off location: Centrally located hotel/address in Curitiba.
  • Pickup time: (7.00 AM - 8.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (7.30 PM - 8.30 PM)

Itinerary

This tour is available everyday! 

7:00 - 7:30 - Pick up at your hotel in Curitiba. Please be ready at 7 am.

8:15 - 12:30 - Train ride to Morretes with the Serra Verde Express (Portuguese-speaking guide on board). An up-grade to executive category (English-speaking guide on board) is available for an extra charge (on request).

The train seats are numbered and booked previously in sequence. 

Transfer to Pontal do Sul (pier).

Lunch Box (ex.: sandwich, cake, juice, fruit)

14:00 - 14:30- Boat transfer to Ilha do Mel. 

14:30 - 17:00 - Time to enjoy Ilha do Mel. We suggest visiting the Lighthouse (walking) OR the fortress (by bike - rental possibilities on spot - optional) 

17:00 - 17:30- Return to Pontal do Sul by boat.

17:30 - 19:30 - Return to Curitiba. 

Included services: 

Private transfers as described; train ticket from Curitiba to Morretes in the tourist category (Portuguese-speaking guide). An up-grade to executive category (English-speaking guide) is available for an extra charge (on request); lunch box (ex.: sandwich, cake, juice and a fruit); transfer to Pontal do Sul, where you take the boat to Ilha do Mel; return by regular boat. 

Not included: personal expenses, etc. 

VERY IMPORTANT! Delays and cancelations may occurr due to technical reasons. We strongly reccommend not to book this tour if you have a departure flight the same day.

In case of delays, the tour to Ilha do Mel might be cancelled due to the boat times. In this case, part of the amount paid will be reimbourssed.

Cancellation Policy

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 rules and will be charged according to the expenses already made by the tour company: 

ESPECIFICALLY FOR TOURS THAT INCLUDE RAIL TOUR

- Until 3 days prior to service date: 30% cancelation feee 

- Less than 3 days prior to service date: 100% cancelation fee

Children policy

Please inform us of the ages of the children, so that we can adjust the prices. 

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. 

Participant Guidelines

What to bring:

  • simple sandals (like flip-flops or havaianas)
  • sun protection
  • bathing suit and towel
  • mosquito repellent
  • some cash for small expenses on the island and in Morretes

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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There might be delays in the train ride due to technical reasons.