Sunset Train Ride – tourist
Do you want only transportation? How about going by van and coming back by train? It is abudget, comfortable and safe option for those who prefer to organize their time on their own in Morretes.
FOR THOSE WHO WANT ONLY TRANSPORTATION WITH SAFETY AND COMFORT. GO BY VAN AND RETURN BY TRAIN.
‒ Leave by van / microbus from the Railway Station in Curitiba at 9:30 AMto Morretes. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Estrada da Graciosa or the BR-277 along the way. If you drive, there is parking at the Rodoferroviária.
‒ Visit Morretes on your own to get to know the little town and have lunch wherever you like. Try 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. Choose a nice restaurant and enjoy the scenery of the Nhundiaquara River.
‒ Experience one of the most famous train journeys in the world! The tour includes the Morretes – Curitiba train ticket in the tourist class, the largest class on the train. Included are a guide on board, a simple snack and one water or soda per person. The route is a real journey in time, in a train from 1960’s that crosses a beautiful stretch of Atlantic Rain Forest.
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. 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.
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.
There are several classes of cars, with different levels of comfort and ambiance. You will find the options on our website.
ABOUT TOURIST CARS
‒ 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 / English). Also included are one bottle of water or soda per person and a simple snack. Feel free to bring your additional snack or drinks (amount that fits in your backpack).
Unfortunately, it is not possible to choose the seats, but they are numbered to facilitate boarding. Reservations are made in sequential order.
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.
9:15 AM ‒ Be at Serra Verde Express and report to the agency. Address: Serra Verde Express – Av. Affonso Camargo, 330 – Rodoferroviária – Terminal Ferroviário (Rail station)
9:30 AM ‒ departure from the Curitiba train station by van to Morretes.
The route is via Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the size of the vehicle and weather conditions. The departure point is central, at Serra Verde Express in the train station. There is parking on site. You will go there on your own. We recommend arriving a little early to avoid unforeseen events.
11 – 11:30 AM ‒ Approximate time of arrival in Morretes.
Visit to Hisgeopar, a hall with funny mechanical puppets that portray the history and geography of the state of Paraná.
Free time to visit the city and have lunch.
2:30 PM ‒ Be at the station, because the train leaves on time and depending on the number of people, the boarding may be crowded ‒ the station is very small.
3 – 7:15 ‒ Train ride from Morretes to Curitiba in the tourist class. The tourist category has a guide in Portuguese, a snack kit and one water or soda per person.
Train seats are numbered and reserved in advance in sequential order.
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9:15 AM ‒ Be at the Serra Verde Express and present yourself at the agency to find out which will be your van and to receive your train ticket. Address: Serra Verde Express – Av. Affonso Camargo, 330 – Rodoferroviária – Terminal Ferroviário (Rail station)
Shared transport in van or microbus with exit at Serra Verde Express (railway station);
Admission ticket to the Hisgeopar (Hall displaying the history and geography of Paraná);
Train ticket in the tourist class from Morretes to Curitiba.
Not included: pick up at hotel, lunch, guided tour in Morretes, personal expenses, 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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