ON THE FIELD “SPECIAL REQUESTS” PLEASE INFORM: the complete name and passport number and any other special request you might have, such as food restrictions.
The tour is a join-in tour, which means that you will be in a van or mini-bus with other travellers, but in a small group. The driver will pick you up andl bring you to the train station, where the guide will be waiting for the group. In this train category (turista), there is only a Portuguese-speaking guide on board. Snacks and 1 soft drink will be served served (included in the price), and will enjoy abour 4-hour train ride through the green lush mountains of Serra do Mar to Morretes. Arriving in Morretes, you will have time to visit the town, have lunch and continue to Antonina, a colonial town facing the bay. Return to Curitiba through the Graciosa Road or BR-277.
If you prefer English speking guide, book the Executive category or the Deluxe train The price difference is not so high, but they are not available daily.
Serra do Mar Mountain Range
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 as private tour (English, Spanish or German), as join-in tour in the executive category (English) in the deluxe train Great Brazil Express or you can buy only the train ticket (turista or executive categories).
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.
7:00 - 7:45 - Transfer from the hotel to the railway station.
8:15 - about 12:00 - 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. If you wish English speaking guide, consider to book the tour in the executive category or the deluxe train.
The train seats are numbered and booked previously in sequence.
Visit to Morretes with its colonial houses, handcraft market and church.
Lunch in Morretes
Visit to the harbor town of Antonina with its beautiful bay
Return to Curitiba along the Estrada da Graciosa if the weather allows, with many curves crossing through the forest. Arrive at Curitiba at approximately 5:30 pm and return to your hotel or adress.
What the tour includes: Join-in transportation and tour (Portuguese-speaking guide); train ticket for the tourist category (only Portuguese on board) with snacks and 1 water or 1 soda included; lunch in Morretes (barreado and fish; beverages and dessert are not included); guided visit to Morretes and Antonina.
Not included: beverages and dessert at lunch, personal expenses, etc.
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.
This is a regular tour. What does it mean?
The transportation will be divided with other clients. You might pass by several hotels to pick up other travelers before the tour starts. It is not possible to inform exactly at what time the transportation will be at your hotel, so that the information at the description is “from”. Be ready at the given time to avoid delays for the group. The guide will divide his atenttion among all travellers. 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