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If you are looking for a budget option and likes to be more independent, this tour may fit your needs. It includes transportation by van to Morretes, departing from the rail station. You will have free time in Morretes to enjoy on your own. Take the train back to Curitiba in the afternoon. The tourist category has only a Portuguese-speaking guide. If you prefer an English-speaking guide, see Join-in train tour: Sunset (executive category).
The tour is a join-in tour, which means that you will be in a van or mini-bus with other travellers. You will meet the group directly at the train station to leave to Morretes (the transfer from/to you hotel is not included).
Arriving there, you will have free time to visit the town and have lunch, until the train departure at 3PM.
In this train category (turista), there is only a Portuguese-speaking guide on board. Snacks and soft drink will be served (included in the price), and will enjoy about 4-hour train ride through the green lush mountains of Serra do Mar from Morretes to Curitiba.
Serra do Mar
Brazil's Serra do Mar is a mountain range that stretches from Espírito Santo in the north to Santa Catarina in the south. Until the arrival of the first European settlers, this region, covering 16% of Brazil's total area, was completely covered by Atlantic Rain Forest. Today only about 8% of the original Atlantic Rain Forest area remains, but it is still the most species-diverse Rain Forest in the world. 7% of the world's known animal species and 25% of Brazil's plant species can be found in this area. Paraná alone has 12 million square kilometres of Atlantic Rain Forest covering the entire Serra do Mar and parts of the lowlands on the coast. The forest is dense and lush, with a rare beauty and richness of fauna and flora.
The single-track line through the Serra do Mar is one of the highlights of Paraná.
Opened in 1880, it was one of the biggest engineering challenges of the era. The track starts in Curitiba, 934 metres above the ocean, and ends in Morretes, just a couple of metres above sea level. The distance to Morretes is approximately 70 km. It is considered one of the most impressive train rides of the world through dense, lush tropical vegetation of the Atlantic Rain Forest, with breathtaking views of numerous bridges and landscapes.
We also offer this tour in the executive category (English) in the deluxe train Great Brazil Express.
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.
**Due to light conditions, we recommend this tour from November to March, months with special summer time**
09:30 - Departure from Curitiba railway station to Morretes by Graciosa Road or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions. Please arrive some time before to avoid delays.
11:00 - Arrival in Morretes. Free time to have lunch and visit the town, with its colonial houses, handicraft market and church.
The train departs at 15:00. Please be at the train station some time before. Depending on the number of people, there might be queues.
15:00 - 18:30 Train ride in the category "turista" to Morretes through Serra do Mar. This train car category has Portuguese speaking guide on board, snacks and 1 water or 1 soda per person included in the price. If you wish English speaking guide, consider to book the executive category or the deluxe train.
The train seats are numbered and booked previously in sequence.
What the tour includes: Join-in transportation in van or mini-bus; train ticket Morretes/Curitiba in tourist category (only Portuguese on board) with snacks and soft drinks onboard.
Not included: transfer from/to your hotel to the train station; lunch; personal expenses, etc.
Optional: typical lunch with barreado and fish for R$ 49,00 per person. Please, request it in your booking.
VERY IMPORTANT! Delays and cancelations may occurr due to technical reasons. We strongly do not reccommend to book this tour if you have a departure flight the same day.
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
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.
The transport from your hotel to the train station (or vice-versa) is not included.
This is a regular tour. What does it mean?
The transportation will be divided with other clients. The advantage of regular tours is that the costs for transportation and guide are divided and the price per person is a bit less than a private tour. In case you prefer the exclusive service of a private tour, see an option here.
This tour is done by a partner of Special Paraná.
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**There might be delays during the train tour due to technical reasons**
There are special rates for people aged 60 years or older. If it is your case, please inform in the "Special requests" field during your booking. After the confirmation it will not be possible to add this information and get the special rate.
There are also other alternatives for the train tour:
Deluxe train Great Brazil Express - Saturdays and Sundays
Join-in tour Category Executive - with English-speaking guide
Private tour - Completely flexible based on your needs and interests. Available with guides in English, Spanish and German
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