Train Tour to Morretes – private
Do you want to go on a train ride, with a guide and vehicle just for you? You will be able to choose where to have lunch (optional) and take the tour at your own pace.
To book for1 person or for groups with more than 10 people, please contact us.
THE MOST BOOKED TOUR IN ITS PRIVATE VERSION: VEHICLE AND GUIDE EXCLUSIVE FOR YOU, AT YOUR PACE IN THE WAY YOU PREFER!
‒ The vehicle and the guide will be exclusive for you. A practical and very quiet version of the most sought-after tour of Curitiba. Comfort, safety and we adapt the tour to your preferences.
‒ Be picked up at your hotel or central addressfor the train station (round trip). Departure at 7:45 AM from your hotel directly to the Railway Station.
‒ 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. If you prefer other categories, just contact us for a tailor-made offer.
– Choose the restaurant you prefer! We suggest that you try the regional dish “barreado” – a coast specialty. It is a very juicy beef stew that is served with rice, cassava flour and bananas. There are a variety of places to have lunch in Morretes and Antonina and your guide can help you to choose the one that best suits your preferences. Lunch is optional and is at your discretion.
‒ 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).
‒ Return to Curitiba via Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions.
‒ 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. And since this is an exclusive tour, the guide can adapt the itinerary to your preferences!
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 tour begins in Curitiba,934 m above sea leveland goes until Morretes. You will cross the largest continuous preservation area of Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil.
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. Feel free to bring your additional snack or drinks (amount that fits in your backpack).
There are several classes of cars, with different levels of comfort and ambiance. For those who speak English, the recommendation is to reserve in the Staterooms, Imperial, Barão do Serro Azul or Luxury cabins. Ask for the extra fee for these categories.
ABOUT THE TOURIST CLASS
‒ 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.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to choose the seats, but they are numbered to facilitate boarding. Reservations are made in sequential order.
7:45 AM – Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and central addresses
8:30 AM – approx. 12:45 PM – Train ride across the Serra do Mar up to Morretes in the tourist class (car with Portuguese speaking guide, snack and water or soda, one per person)
Train seats are numbered and reserved in advance in sequential order.
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.
Lunch is not included. We suggest to try the typical menu of the region, with “barreado” ‒ beef stew that is served with rice, manioc flour and banana and usually has side dishes such as salad, fish and shrimp.
Return to Curitiba via Estrada da Graciosa or BR-277, depending on the weather conditions. Arrival in Curitiba around 5 to 6 PM.
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Normal pick up time at hotels and central addresses: 7:45 AM. End of the tour in Curitiba about 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
Transfer from your hotel or central address in Curitiba to Rodoferroviária (car or van);
Train ticket in the tourist class: double cushioned seats, service on board with one soda or water, simple snack and guide in Portuguese on board;
Tourist guide certified by the Ministry of Tourism;
Guided tours in Morretes and Antonina;
Return by Graciosa Road or BR-277 to your hotel or central address in Curitiba.
Not included: lunch, personal expenses, etc.
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.