Sunset Luxury Train – shared tour
Go to Morretes by van and return by train in the only Luxury Train in Brazil! We pick you up in central locations, you visit Morretes and Antonina, has typical lunch and comfort without worries.
TOUR IN THE LUXURY TRAIN BY SUNSET: LEAVE CURITIBA LATER AND ENJOY THE TOUR WITH COMFORT AND STYLE.
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central addressfor the train station(round trip). Pick up from 9:00 AM and end of the tour approx. at 7:30 PM.
‒ Go by van or micro-bus in the morning via Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
‒ Visit Antonina and Morretes, two charming little colonial towns with their houses, history and typical products (cachaça, banana candies, handmade products).
‒ Enjoy the typical lunch and discover the “barreado” ‒ a specialty of the Coast of Paraná. It is a very juicy beef stew that is served with rice, cassava flour and bananas. As side dishes you will also have salad, fish and shrimp (all separately). If you are vegetarian, vegan or celiac, please inform us when you make the reservation.
– Experience one of the world’s most famous railway journeys aboard one of three luxury coaches! The tour includes the Morretes – Curitiba train ticket in one of the Cabins of the Stateroom, with a guide on board, a special snack and drinks included. The tour is a real journey in time, realized in luxury trains with very special ambiance, on-board services and air-conditioning.
‒ Take the opportunity to learn the history and curiosities of the places you visit. The tour is accompanied by a certified guide, who will enrich your experience.
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 train route begins in Morretes, at a few meters above sea level and ends in Curitiba, at 934 meters of altitude. You will cross the largest continuous preservation area of Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil. 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.
The distance between Curitiba and Morretes is almost 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.
ABOUT THE LUXURY CARS
‒ Copacabana and Foz: traditional and refined decoration, with capacity for up to 23 people each.
‒ Curitiba:the newest luxury car, with a clean and elegant decoration and capacity for up to 40 people.
The three cars have air-conditioning, first-class onboard service (special snacks and beverages included) and Portuguese-English bilingual guide.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to choose the car, but you can inform your preference ‒ although we cannot guarantee that this car will be available on the day of the tour. Reservations are made in sequential order and cars will be used according to demand and technical availability.
IMPORTANT! Sunset times vary throughout the year and especially during the daylight saving time period, the sunset happens very late. The name of the tour is Sunset, but we cannot guarantee you will see one, since the estimated time of arrival in Curitiba is at 7:15 PM.
9 – 9:30 AM ‒ Pick up at hotels or central addresses.
Trip to Antonina and Morretes by van or by minibus. The trip is made via Estrada da Graciosa or the BR-277, depending on the size of the vehicle and the weather conditions.
Aprox. From 11 AM to 2:30 PM – Visit to Antonina and Morretes, two charming little historic towns. Morretes has the beautiful Nhundiaquara River as background, the main church and commerce. Antonina boasts a beautiful bay, the church and the historical houses as attractions.
Lunch is included and may be in Morretes or Antonina at a previously booked restaurant. The menu is typical of the region, with “barreado” – beef stew that is served with rice, cassava flour and banana and side dishes such as salad, fish and shrimp. If you are vegetarian, vegan or celiac, please inform us in advance when you make your reservation. We will do what we can to accommodate your needs during lunch, but in the train it is not possible to change the snacks.
The reservation will be for the group, which means you will share the table with other travelers. An excellent opportunity to meet people and, perhaps, even make new friends.
2:30 PM – Go to the train station to board the luxury train.
3:00 PM – the tour starts crossing the Atlantic Rain Forest to Curitiba. In the train you will have Portuguese / English speaking guide and snacks and drinks are free (welcome sparkling wine, water, soda, coffee, tea, juice and beer). Estimated arrival time in Curitiba: 7: 15 PM.
Transfer back to your hotel or central address.
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Normal departure time: vans stop by between 9 and 9:30 AM at hotels and central addresses in Curitiba. Be ready by 9 AM, please.
Shared transport by van or minibus with pick up at your hotel or central address;
Tour guide during the tour;
Typical lunch (barreado – cooked beef, accompanied by fish, shrimp, rice and salad).
Luxury train ticket from Morretes to Curitiba with guide Portuguese / English, snacks on board and free drinks (welcome sparkling wine, coffee, tea, water, juice, soda and beer);
Return to your hotel or central address.
Not included: drinks and desserts at lunch, personal expenses, tips, etc.
This tour is operated by a partner of Special Paraná.
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.
STUDENT RATE: valid only for students with Brazilian National Student Card. .
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