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If you look for a budget tour and wants to discover places by yourself, this tour might be for you! It includes transportation by van departing from the train station to Morretes, you have free time to make what you want and then takes the train back to Curitiba. The executive category has Portuguese/English speaking guide on board, snacks and beverages (water, soda and beer included).
Available saturdays and sundays and on request other days (min. 10 persons).
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 (executive), there is a Portuguese/English-speaking guide on board. Snacks, soft drink and beer 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 tourist category (Portuguese) and 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 weather conditions. The departure place is very central and you should go to Serra Verde Express office. Please be there about 15 minutes before to avoid any delay.
11:00 - Arrival in Morretes. Free time to have lunch and visit the town, with its colonial houses, handicraft market and church.
Go to the rail station in Morretes some time in advance. The train departs at 15:00, but the rail station is small and it might be confusing due to queues and many people waiting.
15:00 - 18:30 Train ride in the executive category to Morretes through Serra do Mar. The executive category has English/Portuguese speaking guide on board. Snacks, soda, water and beer are included in the board service.
What the tour includes: Join-in transportation in van or mini-bus departing from the rail station and train ticket Morretes/Curitiba in executive category (Portuguese/English guide) with snacks, soda, water and beer 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$ 58,00 per person at Restaurante Ponta Velha. Please, request it in your booking.
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.
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.
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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