Train Tour Curitiba Morretes private
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 that will be at your disposal.
We have guides available in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French - please inform us of your preference in your booking.
In case of less 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 of BRL 30 per person.
The train ride lasts about 3:30 hours and you will be served snacks and drinks (included in the price). Enjoy the green lush mountains of Serra do Mar to Morretes. Arriving in Morretes, there will be time to visit the town, have lunch 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).
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 11:45. 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 of R$ 30 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.
Participants are allowed to explore the village with its colonial houses, handicraft market and church.
Lunch will be at 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 basket for many hours.)
Visit to the harbour town of Antonina with its beautiful bay.
Return to Curitiba along the Estrada da Graciosa (Graciosa Road)*, with many curves crossing through the forest. Arrive at Curitiba at approximately 5 pm.
"Touristico" Category: Economy class cabin including board service with soft drinks, 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: R$ 30 - per person. 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$ 30 per person); lunch in Morretes or Antonina (barreado and fish; 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: beverages and desserts during lunch, personal expenses, etc.
**IMPORTANT: Due to a landslide, Graciosa Road is interdicted and the return will be by BR 277 road.
Do not forget to bring your camera, sun block and comfortable shoes.
There are also other alternatives for the train tour:
Deluxe train Great Brazil Express - Saturdays and Sundays -
Join-in tour Category Turista - with Portuguese speaking guide -
Private tour - the tour in your own rhythm. Available with guides in English, Spanish and German
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.
According to Brazilian Law (Deliberação Normativa número 161 de 09/08/1985 – EMBRATUR):
- Up to 30 days prior to reserved services: 10% of the daily rate will be charged
- Between 29 and 21 days prior to reserved services: 20% of the daily rate will be charged
- Between 20 and 10 days prior to reserved services: 50% of the daily rate will be charged
- Between 9 and 3 days prior to reserved services: 80% of the daily rate will be charged
- Between 2 days and the day of arrival or in case of no-show: 100% of the daily rate will be charged
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
This is a private tour. Participants will be picked up from their hotel in Curitiba at 7:30 am.