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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.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.

Booking notes

 

 

The tour is private, which means that you will be in a car (up to 3 people) or a van (up to 11 people) with a guide at your disposal.

We have guides available in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French - please inform us of your preference in your booking.

In cases of fewer than 4 people, the guide will leave you at the train station and will be waiting for you in Morretes. From 4 people on, the guide will be on board to assist you. The tour price includes train ticket in the category turista (only Portuguese-speaking on board). If it is available on the booked date, we can confirm the executive category (Portuguese/English speaking guide on board) for an additional fee (on request).

The train ride lasts about 4:15 hours and you will be served snacks and 1 soda or water (included in the price). Enjoy the green lush mountains of Serra do Mar to Morretes. Arriving in Morretes, there time to visit the town, have lunch (not included) and continue to Antonina, a colonial town facing the bay.

Return to Curitiba through the Graciosa Road.

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 as join-in tours, in the deluxe train Great Brazil Express or you can buy only the train ticket (turista or executive categories).

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.

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.

  • Group size: from 1 to 20 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.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.
  • Drop-off location: Centrally located hotel/address in Curitiba.
  • Pickup time: (7.30 AM - 7.45 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (4.00 PM - 5.00 PM)

Itinerary

Transfer from the hotel to the railway station at 7:30.

The train will leave for Morretes through Serra do Marat 8:15 and arrive at Morretes at about 12:30. From 1 to 3 people, your  guide will not be on board, but waiting for you in Morretes. In this case, the guide on board speaks Portuguese in the tourist category. If you prefer to have English-speaking guide on board, there is a surcharge (on request) for an up-grade in the executive category, but it is subject to confirmation.  From 4 people on, our guide will be on board and will explain you everything in the chosen language. 

The train seats are numbered and booked previously in sequence. 

Explore the village with its colonial houses, handicraft market and church.

We reccommend to taste the regional food (not included). There are lovely places facing the waterside of the Nhundiaquara River. Barreado, a typical meal of the coast of Paraná will be served with rice, cassava flour, bananas, fish and seafood. (Barreado is boiled beef cooked in a closed casket for many hours.)

Visit to the harbour town of Antonina with its beautiful bay.

Return to Curitiba along the Estrada da Graciosa (Graciosa Road) or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions. Arrival at Curitiba at approximately 5 pm.

"Turistico" Category: Intermediary class cabin including board service with 1 soda or water, snacks and a local guide (Portuguese speaking).

It is also possible to book the "Executivo" category with an English speaking guide on board. Supplement for up-grade to executive category (on request). This category is subject to confirmation.

What the tour includes:

Private transportation in car or van, depending on the number of participants; train ticket in "turista" category with snacks, soft drinks and a Portuguese-speaking guide on board (the "executivo" category up-grade is available on request for an extra fee); beverages and dessert are not included); local English speaking guide (Spanish, French or German speaking guides are available. Kindly specify preference at the time of booking.)

Not included: lunch, 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.

 

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

One child up to five years of age will be allowed free participation.

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

Don't forget to bring your camera, sunblock and comfortable shoes.

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! 

Other Disclosures

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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 during the train tour due to technical reasons.  

Would you like to include a break for a picnic in Morretes or Antonina? Check out our picnic baskets and book yours as well in advance.

If you do not mind sharing transportation and a guide with other travellers, you can opt for a join-in tour, available in three categories: 

Join-in train tour tourist: with Portuguese-speaking guide 

Join-in train tour executive: with Portuguese/English speaking guide 

Deluxe train Great Brazil Express: with Portuguese/English speaking guide, departures on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.