Tourist Train Tour to Morretes – shared tour
One of the most sought-after tours!Great option for those who seek the tranquility to have a complete tourthat already includes transfer, train ride, lunch, visit to Morretes and Antonina and return by van.For those who want the excitement of the class with the most cars. Only Portuguese speaking guide!
Watch the video and see how is the tour (subtitles available in English):
CURITIBA-MORRETES TRAIN RIDE -- COMPLETE TOUR. THE CONVENIENCE OF HAVING EVERYTHING READILY ORGANIZED!
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central addressfor the train station (round trip). Pick up time from 7 AM and return at approximately 5 PM. If you prefer, you can drive to the Railway Station on your own.
‒ Experience one of the most famous train journeys in the world! The tour includes the Morretes -- Curitiba train ticket in the tourist class, with a guide on board, a little 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.
‒ Enjoy the typical lunch and taste 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.
‒ Visit Morretes and Antonina, two nice little colonial towns with their old houses, history and typical products (cachaça – a kind of sugar cane rum, banana candies, handmade products).
‒ Learn more about the History of Paranáduring a visit to Hisgeopar, a hall where animated puppets show aspects of the history of the state in a humorous way.
‒ Take the opportunity to know more about the history and curiosities of the places visited. The tour is accompanied by an official tourist guide, who will make your experience richer.
‒ Return to Curitiba by van or micro-busvia Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
ABOUT THE TOURIST TRAIN TOUR TO MORRETES
It is considered as one of the most beautiful rail tours in the world by travel journalists and guides. It crosses 13 tunnels and bridges in the middle of the greatest area of Atlantic Rain Forest! You will be privileged to see all the green area: one of the richest biomas in the world. The railway between Curitba and Morretes is 68 km long (about 43 miles) and it lasts about 4 hours -- the train goes slowly so that you can enjoy the landscapes.
The railway was built between 1880 and 1885 -- so much history here! The guides on board (only in Portuguese) tell about the challenges of the construction -- it is considered a master-piece of enginnering of the 19th century! The train tour is perfect to enjoy nature and to leave all-day routine behind.
ABOUT THE TOURIST CLASS OF THE TRAIN TOUR
-- It is the most found class, with more than 20 train cars. Most of them have 48 cushioned double seats with an aisle in the middle and the windowns can be opened both sides. For your comfort, a toilet is available in each car.
ITINERARY OF THE TOURIST TRAIN TOUR TO MORRETES -- SHARED
7 -- 7:45 AM ‒ Transfer to the railway station from hotels and central addresses. The van goes to several hotels, please be ready at 7 AM.
8:30 AM – approx. 12:45 PM ‒ Train ride to Morretes crossing the Serra do Mar. The tourist class includes a tour guide, snack and one water or soda per person.
You will visit Morretes and Antonina, two 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. The visit to Morretes also includes Hisgeopar, a hall where animated puppets show aspects of the history of Paraná ‒ very humorous and fun.
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 our best to meet your needs during lunch.
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 make new friends.
Return via Graciosa Road or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
5:30 PM ‒ Estimated arrival in Curitiba and return to your hotel or addresss.
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Special Paraná is transparent and ethical. So, it is good that you know that:
-- The railroad also has cargo trains. The passenger train may stop in some moments and because of that, delays may happen. Do not make the tour if you have flight scheduled for the same day.
-- We can not book an specific side of the train. Tickets are issued sequentially and as the train changes sides, the seats that one day are on the left side, can be on the right side the other day.
-- If you book ahead, the seats of the same reservation will be together. In case there are only isolated seats, we will let you know.
-- In case of dietary restrictions, please bring your own snack.
Normal pick-up time: between 7 AM and 7:45 AM in central hotels and addresses in Curitiba. Be ready at 7 AM,please.End of the tour in Curitibaabout 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Transfer by van or microbus from your hotel or central address in Curitiba to Rodoferroviária;
Train ticket in the tourist class (snack with one soda or water per person, and guide in Portuguese on board);
Typical lunch in Morretes or Antonina (beef stew “barreado”, fish, spraws, rice, cassava flour, bananas and salad);
Guided tour in Morretes and Antonina;
Entrance fee at Hisgeopar;
Return by van via Graciosa Road or BR-277 (depends on the weather conditions).
Not included: drinks and desserts during lunch, personal expenses, etc.
This tour is operated by a partner of Special Paraná.
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 holders of the Carterinha Nacional de Estudante. Brazilian Nationalsthat have disabled ID also are entitled to discounts. A picture of the student card will be asked to confirm the discount and you will have to present it in the day of the tour. .