Hiking in Serra do Mar and Train Tour – private
Train rideand hike in the Serra do Maron the same day? With the safety of having alocal guideaccompanying you? We also have this!
To book for1 person or for groups with more than 10 people, please contact us.
THE FAMOUS TRAIN RIDE AND AN AMAZING HIKE IN THE SERRA DO MAR.
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central address at 7:45 AM. You will be driven directly to the Train Station, because this is a private tour.
‒ Get to know the famous train ride and get off in the middle of the Serra do Mar at Marumbi Station. This stretch of railway has the most beautiful scenery!
‒ Hiking in the Serra do Mar with a local guide who knows everything ‒ safety and information for you! The trip takes approximately two and a half hours on trails in the middle of the Atlantic Forest, descending all the way. You will see rivers, walk in the middle of the forest and you will be able to smell all the fragrances and hear the sounds of this forest whose biome presents the greatest biodiversity in the world. A trail snack is included.
‒ The transport will be waiting for you inPorto de Cima. From there, we go to the friendly Morretes. You will have free time for lunch(optional). We suggest savoring the typical “barreado” ‒ a very juicy beef stewthat is served with rice, cassava flour, bananas and accompanied by fish and shrimp If you are vegetarian, vegan or celiac, please inform us when you make the reservation.
‒ Take the opportunity to learn more about the history, curiosities, fauna and flora of the places visited. The tour is accompanied by an official tourist guide, who will make your experience richer.
ABOUT THE TRAIN RIDE
The stretch of railroad that connects the capital of Paraná to the coast goes through the Serra do Mar. Its construction began in 1880 and was a great challenge for the engineers of the time.The route begins in Curitiba, 934 meters abovesea level and crosses the largest continuous preservation area of Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil until it reaches Curitiba. This forest is considered one of the five richest biomes in the world.
This journey is frequently cited, by Brazilian and foreign experts, as one of the most beautiful railway rides in the world! It is a contemplative trip and the guide on board explains the whole history of the construction of the railway and curiosities.
In this tour you will descend at Marumbi Station, and you will have seen many very beautiful places up to the moment you get off the train.
ABOUT THE TOURIST CLASS
‒ It is the largest class and currently has 22 wagons. Most cars seat 48 people, with cushioned seats and an aisle in the middle. All cars have a toilet.
‒ The trip includes the services of a guide that tells the whole history and curiosities of the railroad in Portuguese. Other – more comfortable – categories have Engish speaking guide. Ask for details (extra fees apply).
Seats are numbered and seat reservations are made in sequential order.
ITINERARY HIKING IN SERRA DO MAR AND TRAIN TOUR – PRIVATE
7:45 AM ‒ Our guide will pick you up at your hotel or prearranged address.
8:30 AM ‒ Departure of the Serra Verde Express train, scheduled to arrive at Marumbi Station at 10:45 AM. Enjoy the landscape of Atlantic Rain Forest, tunnels and gorges.
10:45 AM – 1:15 PM ‒ Hike in the middle of the Serra do Mar, part of Prainha Road and Itupava Road, an old indigenous trail that was later paved with slabs to facilitate transportation of people and goods from the coast to the first Paraná plateau. Scenic Stops to enjoy the view, eat a small snack and take a river bath.
1:15 – 1:30 PM ‒ From Porto de Cima, transport by car or van to the center of Morretes.
1:40 – 2:40 PM ‒ Typical lunch in Morretes (optional). We suggest you try the “barreado”, a juicy stew of meat typical of the region. Also served with side dishes, fish and shrimp.
Time to see Morretes and stroll through its picturesque streets.
Return to Curitiba, arriving at 5 PM.
Degree of difficulty: medium. The tour included a hike of approximately 2 ½ hours through the Atlantic Forest, using trails in the middle of the forest, descending all the way.
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Normal pick up time at hotels and central addresses in Curitiba: 7:45 AM. End of the tour in Curitiba about 5 PM.
Transfers in private vehicle (car / van) according to the number of participants;
Guide registered with the Ministry of Tourism in Portuguese or English (other languages on demand);
Train ticket in the tourist class (Portuguese guide on board, 1 water or soda and simple snack);
Guide for hiking in the Serra do Mar;
Snack on the trail (water, cereal bar and a salty treat).
IMPORTANT! Delays and cancellations may occur due to technical railroad issues. We do not recommend booking this tour if you have a scheduled flight on the same day.
Required Documents: all must bring original documents or certified copies with photos. Children under 12 years of age can travel with an original birth certificate or a certified copy of this document. The current Brazilian legislation applies in case the child is traveling without the parents.
What to bring:confortable hiking shoes; blouse or jacket in case it gets cold; water; rain coat; sun screen and mosquito repellent.