Curitiba is the departure place of a great tour in Paraná State – the famous train tour to Morretes. History and beautiful landscapes enchant people from all over the world all-year-long! The train cars are from the 1960´s and there are different categories. See below further details and the description of each. The information will make your choice easy and you will book what fits best to your expectations. Read also our article about the train tour.
The train departs daily from Curitiba, not in all categories. Some of them are available only Saturdays, Sundays and holidays or for groups (prior reservation needed)! Check-out details:
This one is the main car category! 17 train cars are available for departure from Curitiba at 8:15 am on specific dates (check the tour schedule for 2018 here). It is a middle-class car, with board service, one water or soda per person, snacks and Portuguese speaking guide on board. It is possible to open the windows and few cars have acryllic windows.
This category is available for departures Saturday, Sunday, holidays or for a minimum of 10 people with prior reservation (book at least one week before). 2 train cars with larger windows and board service, water, soda or beer, snacks (better than in the tourist category) and Portuguese/English speaking guide on board. The departure from Curitiba happens at 8:15 am. Attention! There are only 2 cars in this category and in case they are out service for maintainance, they can be replaced by a car of the tourist category, with the same services than the executive category.
Train cabin car
In this category the price is not per person as in the previous ones, but for the complete cabin. It is confirmed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays or for minimum 2 sold cabins (book in advance – at least one week before!). There are 7 cabins: 1 for 4 peopel and 6 for 8 people. The cabin for 4 people does not have a table and you travel in the opposite train direction. The other cabins have seats for 8 people and a table. There is board service with water, soda, beer and snack (like at executive category). The guide on board speaks Portuguese. Tip: nice for families with children. The table can be used to play or draw during the trip.
This is a self-motorized train with larger windows and air condition. There is only one car in this category and departures happen Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or other days for at least 15 clients. Board service with water, soda, beer, snack (like in the executive category) and Portuguese/English speaking guide In this category the train makes a stop at Santuário do Cadeado, in the middle of the journey to enjoy the landscape and the rainforest atmosphere.
Great Brazil Express is Brazil´s first deluxe train! Only two exclusive cars with special decoration. One of them is named Copacabana and other, Foz do Iguaçú. Departures happen Saturdays, Sundays, holidays or other days for at least 15 clients. Leather seats and velvet sofás, air condition, first class catering on board and a bar. In this category there is a stop in the middle of the tour at Santuário do Cadeado to experience the rainforest better. The board service includes sparkling wine, water, soda, beer and a special snack. The guide on board speaks Portuguese and English.
Curiosity: the name “Litorina” came from Italy, from where this nice train comes from! This train model was presented for the press in the 1930´s in the city of Litto and soon was called by the press “Littorina”. The “Littorine” travelled Italy from north to the south from 1930´s on. Today, this self-motorized train is considered a rarety!
We have also a vídeo with images from all categories inside and the included snacks to make your choice easier. Watch now: