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This tour unites the classical train tour (a must-do in Curitiba) with the unique experience to see the nature of Antonina´s Bay.
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 in 934 m above the ocean and ends in Morretes just some meters above sea level. The distance until Morretes is approx. 70 km and takes about 4:15. The track leads through luscious tropical vegetation of the Atlantic Rain Forest , numerous breathtaking bridges and tights in a train of the 1960´s.
Morretes was a very important place by the end of the 19th century and had 3 river ports to export the mate-tea and sugar-cane produced in the region. In Morretes, we suggest a typical lunch (not included). Try “barreado”: boiled beef cooked in a closed casket for many hours. It will be served with fish and seafood.
Transfer to Antonina, a lovely colonial harbour town with beautiful views to the bay. Visit the Antonina Bay during a boat tour of about 40 minutes. You will see the mangroven, very important for the fish and crustaceans and the lovely “Serra do Mar” mountains. Birds of the region will surely show up too, such as “colhereiro” – roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), “biguá” – neotropic cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus), “garças” – great egret (Ardea Alba), “guará vermelho” – scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber), “socó” – rufescent tiger-heron (Tigrisoma lineatum) and with some luck you might also see dolphins swimming along.
Return to Curitiba by Estrada da Graciosa (cars and vans) or by Highway 277, depending on the weather conditons.
Departure at 7:45 am and return about 5:30 pm.
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.
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.
07:45 - Transfer from your hotel to the train station.
08:30 - Train tour to Morretes. The train arrives about 12:30.
The train seats are numbered and booked previously in sequence.
Time to stroll and have lunch in Morretes (not included)
14:00 - 14:30 - Transfer to Antonina
14:30 - 15:15 - Boat tour in Antonina´s Bay (small boat, reccommended for until 15 persons).
Visit to Antonina and return to Curitiba along the Estrada da Graciosa (Graciosa Road) or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions. Arrival about 5:30 pm
"Turístico" Category: Economy class cabin including board service with 1 soda or 1 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 for R$ 60 per person); boat tour in Antonina, 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, gratuities, 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.
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
One child up to five years of age will be allowed free participation.
CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS: according to Brazilian Law, children and teenagers up to 16 years old need to be accompanied by a parent or a legally authorized responsible person to travel. It is mandatory for children and teenagers to presente original documents (passport or ID-card) accepted legally by Brazilian government. It will not be allowed for children to travel without full documentation. Only original documents or copies made by Brazilian authorities will be accepted.
Don't forget to bring your camera, sunblock and comfortable shoes.
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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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. You have have a picnic instead of lunch. Book in advance and ask us for this option if you prefer.
Special Paraná Turismo Receptivo – Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 262 sala 5 – Curitiba – PR – 80020-000 - Brazil – Tel.: 55 41 3232 1314 – e-mail: email@example.com – Tourism Ministry Registration: 18.005869.10.0001-1