Train Tour and Rafting – private tour
In the morning, feast your eyes on the Atlantic Forest during thetrain ride and in the afternoon be in the middle of the forest during a rafting on the Rio Cachoeira! The right dose of adrenaline.
To book for1 person or for groups with more than 10 people, please contact us.
FROM NOVEMBER TO MARCH IT IS POSSIBLE TO COMBINE THE TRAIN RIDE WITH RAFTING IN ANTONINA IN RIO CACHOEIRA!
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central addressat 7:45 AM. . You will go directly to the station. It is a private tour, meaning you do not have to go by other hotels or wait for other people.
‒ Experience one of the most famous train journeys in the world and visit Morretes! The train ride crosses the Serra do Mar in the largest preserved stretch of Atlantic Forest in the country. Be astounded by all the green around you during the tour, which lasts approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes.
Time to see Morretes and have lunch wherever you please.
‒ In the afternoon, time to go to Antoninafor a level II / III rafting in Rio Cachoeira. You do not need to have previous experience, you just need to feel comfortable in water activities and follow the instructions.
‒ Take the opportunity to learn more about the history, curiosities, fauna and flora of the places visited. The tour is accompanied by an official tourist guide, who will make your experience richer.
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 Curitiba, 934 meters abovesea level and crosses the largest continuous preservation area of Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil until it reaches Curitiba. 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. If you are interested in a more comfortable class with English speaking guide, please contact us so we can offer you a personalized proposal.
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. Feel free to bring your additional snack or drinks (amount that fits in your backpack).
7:45 AM – Our guide will pick you up at the prearranged location (hotels and central addresses in Curitiba).
8:30 AM – Departure of the train ride from Curitiba to Morretes.
Upon arrival in Morretes (estimated for 12:45 PM), guided tour with your local guide in the historic center of Morretes.
Lunch is not included and we suggest the typical menu of the region: “barreado” – beef stew served with rice, cassava flour and banana and side dishes such as salad, fish and shrimp. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, please inform us in advance when you make your reservation.
Transfer to the starting place the rafting in Rio Cachoeira in Antonina.
2:30 PM – Arrival at the rafting support base and instructions for the activity.
3 – 5 PM – Rafting in Antonina, in the Rio Cachoeira, in the middle of the Atlantic Forest.
5 PM – Return to Curitiba via Estrada da Graciosa.
7:30 PM – Arrival in Curitiba.
Level of difficulty: Rafting in Antonina is at level II / III. It is not necessary to have previous experience, but it is essential to follow all the instructions of the guide and feel at ease participating in water activities.
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Normal pick up time at hotels and central addresses in Curitiba: 7:45 AM. Estimated arrival time back in Curitiba: 7:30 PM.
Private transport (round trip) car or van, according to the number of people;
Accompaniment by tour guide;
Train ticket in the tourist class (guide in Portuguese, one water or soda and simple snack);
Rafting activities in Antonina in protective equipment and certified instructor.
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.
What to take:
Light clothes and a coat (in case it gets cold); Insect spray and sunscreen; Bathing suits and bath towels; Money, because it is difficult to find an ATM in Morretes and Antonina.