Sightseeing and Train Tour – 1 day – private
You have only one full day in Curitiba? How about a very complete program, with a sightseeing tour and the train ride?
To book for 1 person or for groups with more than 10 people, please contact us.
TOURS IN CURITIBA FOR PEOPLE WITH LITTLE TIME! TWO TOURS IN ONE DAY!
– Be picked up at your hotel or central address at8 AM.
‒ Start the tours in Curitiba visiting the must-see places of the city in the morning.You will get to know the most famous postcards of the city: Botanical Garden, Wire Opera, Oscar Niemeyer Museum and John Paul II Woods(all with stops), as well as passing through the most interesting spots in the downtown area. First-rate information and personalized attention by the Special Paraná Grade A+ guides!
‒ You will descend the Serra do Mar by car or van to Morretes. The weather allowing, the trip will be along the winding Estrada da Graciosa. If it’s raining, it’s safer to go via BR-277. The two routes are beautiful ‒ you’ll see the luscious green of the Atlantic Forest.
‒ Free time to see the charming Morretes with its Rio Nhundiaquara and have lunch. We suggest to try the typical dish of the region, which is the “barreado” ‒ a juicy beef stew served with cassava flour, rice and banana. But there are many other options there!
‒ Embark in the afternoon to return by train to Curitiba. The train normally leaves at 3 PM. The train ride amazes people from all over the world. In this tour, the ticket to the tourist class is included. This category has Portuguese speaking guide. Other categories to have English speaking guide and can be booked with a surcharge. Ask us for that. Be astounded by all the green around you during the tour, which lasts approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes.
‒ Return to your hotel or central address in Curitiba.
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 Morretes, few meters above see level until it reaches Curitiba, 934 height. The train crosses the largest continuous preservation area of Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil. This forest is considered one of the five richest biomes in the world.
It is one of the 10 most spectacular rail tours in the world according to the british newspaper The Guardian. A tour that invites to nature contemplation! The onboard guide explains the history of the construction and curiosities.
The distance between Morretes and Curitiba is about 70 km and the journey takes approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. The route includes bridges, tunnels, rivers, waterfalls, canyons and is made on a train from the 1960s.
The train goes slowly and delays may occur due to the traffic of freight trains and technical railroad issues. Feel free to bring your additional snack or drinks (amount that fits in your backpack).
There are several classes of cars, with different levels of comfort and ambiance. Thetrain ticketincluded is in thetourist class, which is the most numerous, with 22 wagons. The seats are cushioned and a guide on board will explain everything in Portuguese. Also included is one water or one soda per person and simple snack. You can bring something extra if you prefer. In case you prefer other categories (in English), we can send you a tailor-made offer.
8 AM ‒ Our guide will pick you up at your prearranged location (hotels and central addresses in Curitiba).
Sightseeing tour in Curitiba to visit some of the main attractions of the city.
Trip by car or van from Curitiba to Morretes.
Free time for you to have lunch wherever you like.
3 PM ‒ Departure of the train from Morretes to Curitiba.
7:15 PM ‒ Estimated time of arrival and transfer to your hotel or central address in Curitiba.
Reasons to book a private tour: it will be exclusive, no waiting time or picking up other participants and share transportation. You will have undivided attention of the tour guide. The tour can be adaptedaccording to your preferences. You give the tour´s pace– do you want to see all details? You can! Staying longer or not visiting a place? You can! A pause for a coffee? Of course you can! The tour is private only for you, only for you. It does not have a fixed schedule like in a shared tour.
Normal pick-up time in central addresses in Curitiba: 8 AM. End of the tour about 7:15 PM (it depends on the arrival time of the train).
Private transport with air conditioning in car or van, depending on the number of people;
Certified Tour Guide;
Train ticket in the tourist class with snack.
Not included: meals, drinks, tips, personal expenses, etc.
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.