Sunset Train Ride – tourist

Duration:
4 horas
Location:

R$175,00

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.

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How does the booking work? The most popular tours have immediate confirmation if seats are available and when booked at least 48 hours before. You will book online and as soon your payment is authorized, you will get the confirmation by e-mail.
And if the booking is for less than 48 hours later? In this case, contact us to confirm the availability and get payment instructions.
How can I pay for the tour? Pay comfortably and safely online at Cielo, a Brazilian major payment gateway. You can use your credit or debit card. You will get the payment link per e-mail.
Can I pay cash in your office? Of course. We are located downtown Curitiba and work from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 6:30 PM (except holidays).
Read the description, see pictures and video below. Any further doubts? Just contact us!

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Description

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.

ITINERARY

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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Included Services

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. .

4 reviews for Sunset Train Ride – tourist

  1. Thomas Gilpin

    Very good, even though we spoke English we understood the main instructions. However, was only due to a few kids on the bus being able to speak English. Could be worthwhile for you to print out an essential info sheet of paper or card with essential information (e.g. where the centre of town is and the times of the trains and where to get it from on map). Just so the trip can be enjoyed by English speaking tourists on a budget.

  2. Gabriel de Sousa Filho

    *Tour only in English*. It would be good to think about how to organize the boarding in Morretes better. The tour itself is great.

  3. Adriana Simões de Souza

    The best contemplative tour ever! It was such a great experience.

  4. Glauco Fiaschi

    Our guide in the train, Rose Marie, was exceptional in knowledge and education. The moment to pick up the tickets was confusing, but no further problems.

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