Train Tour and Hiking to Salto da Fortuna – private
In the morning, the famous train tour and in the afternoon, hiking tourto Pau Oco State Park. Hike in the Atlantic Rain Forest until you reach Fortuna Waterfall.
For reservation for 1 person or for a group of more than 10 people, please contact our staff.
ADD A TRAIN RIDE AND A HIKE IN THE ATLANTIC RAIN FOREST UP TO THE SALTO DA FORTUNA TO YOUR ITINERARY!
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central address at 7:45 AM. The tour is private and 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.
‒ Afternoon, time to continue the journey and visit the Parque Estadual Pau Oco (Hollow Wood State Park) and cross a rich area of the Atlantic Forest until you reach the Salto da Fortuna (Fortune Falls). It is important to be physically fitto enjoy the hike without problems.
‒ 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. You will find the options on our website.
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). If you wish English speaking guide on board, ask for the aditional fee to have the more comfortable categories of the train tour. 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. We suggest the typical menu of the region, with “barreado” (beef stew served with rice, manioc flour and banana), with 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.
1:30 PM – Transfer to the Pau Oco State Park;
2 PM – Arrival at Pau Oco State Park and start of the hike to Salto da Fortuna;
3:30 PM – Arrival at Salto da Fortuna, time for bath, rest and snack;
4:30 PM – Start of the hike back;
5:45 PM – Transfer to Curitiba via Estrada da Graciosa;
7:30 PM – Arrival in Curitiba and end of the tour.
Level of difficulty:This tour is recommended for people who are physically fit. You will cross some streams, so we recommend bringing sturdy sneakers, good hiking boots and strong sandals to avoid falls.
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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 depending on the number of people);
Accompaniment by tour guide;
Train ticket in the tourist class (Portuguese speaking guide, one water or soda and cookies);
Hiking in Pau Oco State Park with certified local guide.
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 bring:
confortable hiking shoes and a pair of sandals; light clothing and a jacket in case it gets cold; rain coat; mosquito repellent and sun protection; bathing suit and a towel; cash for personal expenses in Morretes.