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Tailor-made tours

Serra Verde Train

Brazil

4 days

Summary

Train aficionados will love this picturesque train ride from Curitiba to the historic town of Morretes. The scenic journey will take you through lush Atlantic Rainforest to the tropical lowlands. In fact, you’ll descend more than 900m on this four-hour ride. Along the way you’ll enjoy great views of the lush Serra do Mar mountains. Arriving in Morretes, you will have time to explore this timeless colonial town. Then it’s time to board a boat and travel to the beautiful Ilha do Mel (Honey Island). Here you can take advantage of the unhurried pace and unwind. Alternatively, you may like to explore the surrounding beaches and caves! Whatever you decide, there is bound to be time for a drink in your hammock at sunset…the perfect end to any day’s activity!

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track and visit the wonderful Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
  • Admire Curitiba’s fantastic modern architecture and be amazed by the exotic eye-shaped Oscar Niemeyer museum.
  • The southern coast offers amazing beaches, good surfing waves and scenic coastal walks.
  • Accessible only by boat, Ilha do Mel is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
  • Walk through the lush green vegetation that the island is famous for.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Curitiba

Arrive Curitiba and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon we recommend visiting the beautiful Botanic Gardens. The Oscar Niemeyer Museum is a must for lovers of bold architecture.

Day 2 Curitiba/Ilha do Mel

Transfer to the train station in Curitiba this morning to board the Serra Verde Express. This stunning train journey departs Curitiba and descends 900m through the lush Serra do Mar to the historic town of Morretes. Enjoy views of the Atlantic rainforest, mountain canyons and tropical lowlands on this dramatic journey. After some time to explore Morretes, transfer by boat to beautiful Ilha do Mel (Honey Island). Afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 Ilha do Mel

Day at leisure to relax and enjoy the island. Stroll to the lighthouse for stunning views or visit the magnificent Encantadas Cave

Day 4 Ilha do Mel/Curitiba

After breakfast take the boat back to Pontal do Sul and continue by road to Curitiba. Transfer to your hotel or the airport on arrival.

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