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Why is a trip to Curitiba great to enjoy as a couple and leave the routine behind?

To travel with your special one is always good. It can be to celebrate a special date, leave routine behind, recconnect to the partner, get to know the other person better, remember good times, make a honeymoon (also the second, third, forth one…), have time to talk out of the usual ambiance, visit new things, creat good memories together. The age or the duration of the relationship does not matter. The all-day routine is tiring and it is always good to spend time together as a couple, without the pressure of daily things, work, kids or whatever. A good trip unites, revives and redoes the links between the couple.

Curitiba is a very green city, with many parks, excellent bars and restaurants, nice cultural life, many awesome places to enjoy as a couple and create good memories together.

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and know more about how our trip to Curitiba can be a great success and become one of your favorite memories together. 

There are many reasons to include Curitiba in your bucket-list with your special one. Now the question: a trip as a couple must be perfect, without problems or lost time. How do I do this in Curitiba? Easy to answer: book the tours with us, true specialists in Curitiba!

► You will have personal service with tips and help of people who really know the best places and tours. Leave problems and language barriers behind and have services planned specially for you.

► You will have the best tour guides, without paying much more for that. We selected and trained the best guides of Curitiba. Nice, cultivated people, ready to help and make the whole difference in your tour. We have guides in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Arab, Japanese

► You will have 100% satisfaction guarantee in your private tours. If you are not happy, just call us and give us 15 minutes to sort it out. If we do not, you will get your money back. No risks nor regrets.

► You will have discount and advantages coupons in selected places of Curitiba. Save up to 35% in very nice places, chosen carefully for you to enjoy and save.

► You can have your questions answered and book your tours on our website, by phone, whastapp, e-mail or personally in our agency. Our team is always ready to welcome you with charisma and professionalism.

► You will have a 24/7 emergency number. Did anything go wroung? Was your flight re-scheduled? Did you change your hotel or any other different situation? Count on us to help.

Run away from tourist traps and plan your trip ahead

Even if you are an experienced traveller, you can always get tempted and book a tourist trap. Few people speak foreign languages in Brazil and Portuguese is not widely spoken worldwide. It might get difficult for you to understand or be understood. Just imagine that you want a flawless trip, but has communication issues? Many things can go wrong if you do not understand properly the other person. You will spend much time planing and can still have problems by arrival. Plan ahead and enjoy the city at most. Some tours are easily fully booked. Others do not leave daily. Some days of the week only few restaurants open and many other details that will be easier handled if you have professionals to assist you. I know that because I work on incoming business in Curitiba since 2007 and know what is necessary to have a memorable trip in Curitiba.

✓ Just imagine your nice tours in Curitiba without any worry, language barriers, well organized and enjoying everything with your loved one!

Plan ahead and have most of the trip. Many couples prefer to decide about tours when they arrive here, but at the end, they do not visit many places. Walk in a shopping mall or strolling withour a certain destination do not enhance much your trip in Curitiba. Some prefer to ask at the hotel front desk, where normally you will get only the most booked tours from the companies that tip the hotel staff more. In most cases, the service quality or the experience you get do not matter much. At the front desk, from one day to the other, you will not have many options. The motto is “take it or leave it”! This is a real shame, because there are so many nice things to see and visit if you plan ahead. You will have personal services, will not gamble with your tour and will have the best guides. The best professionals are always the more requested ones. In the tourism business, it is exactly the same. Do not gamble when you think about a good trip as a couple!

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How did I become specialist for Curitiba and why do I offer such good services to my clientes?

By Bibiana Antoniacomi, owner of Special Paraná

Since a kid I was very curious and wanted to travel and get to know other cultures and different places. I started early to learn English and Spanish. I went after a Rotary Exchange Program year – that was the only exchange program my parentes could affod – it costed basically the airfare. So, when I was 18, in 1993, I was packed for my first big adventure: to stay 10 months in Caracas, to attend a local school and live with a family I had never met before.

Back to Curitiba, I studied Tourism at UFPR (Universidade Federal do Paraná), worked in an advertising agency, events, hotels and other earning possibilitites with the strong purpose to save money to study English and to accomplish a post-grad program abroad. I had several work and life experiences and a study period in Canada before heading to Barcelona and attend a post-grad program at ESADE, one of the best business schools in Europe. It was an amazing experience that led me to Germany, where I lived almost 8 years. There I worked in deluxe hotels, incoming agency and had my own tour operator with a German partner. Years full of learning!

fotos-bibianaIn a meeting with an excellent tourism professional from Brazil in Berlin, I heard that a good incoming agency in my beloved Curitiba was needed. He missed someone with focus on varied services and good contact to international market. I went home and this thought did not leave my mind. As I intended to return to Brazil, I did not loose any time and put a business plan together. So, on December 31st 2006 I returned to Brazil with my ex-husband, our baby, some savings, 4 luggage pieces, 6 boxes and much work and cultural experience to serve the tourists who travel to Curitiba.

With the strong purpose to have a wonderful team, offer stunishing experiences to the clientes and have a much bigger company than my 1.58m height, I started Special Paraná on February 5th 2007.bibiana-special-parana

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Since 2007 we had thousands of different clients from all over the world. Our focus is to offer excellent services. Despite having more and more clients every year, we treat them as individual human beings, not as mass tourism, as seen in so many places, where there are so many people doing a tour that is impossible to give special attention to each one.

One year after we opened, in 2008, we launched our website www.curitiba-travel.com.br, something pioneer in our region (until today!). The clients could book online tours, hotels and guesthouses, safely with their credit cards.

2011 we were again pioneers and started Segway Tours Curitiba, something very cool and innovative – a total success by the press and critics. Despite all the possible efforts, the tours were not profitable and after 18 months operation, we decided to stop and sell the segways.

2014 was FIFA World Cup in Brazil – we had four games in Curitiba and had the chance to impress thousands of soccer fans from Spain, Australia, Nigeria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, Portugal, Russia, Argel, Mexico – people from 5 continents!

Still in 2014 we started to create e-books about Curitiba. Our clients and people interested in travelling to Curitiba can now get reliable and acurate information before arrival. Always with the clear goal in mind to show the best and make the stay in Curitiba unforgettable.

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2016 we innovated again and began to offer 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on the private tours. It is a real proof that we know what to do and you have zero risk when you book with us. Honestly, I do not know any other incoming agency that offers such a guarantee. Do you?

Today we count on a very hard-working team in the agency, with dedicated professionals, focused in offering a good service. A free-lance team of 15 fantastic guides, besides vehicles, vans and excellent buses, with kind and safe drivers in uniform.

✓ Today, 60% of our clients are couples and we have several perfect tours for couples in Curitiba.

Book your tour with us only with few clicks. Pay with your Visa, Master or Amex credit cards. If you live in Brazil, you can also make a wire transfer.

You have never experience anything like this. See some suggestions for your stay in Curitiba!

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Tour 1: Private sightseeing tour (4 hours) – guide and vehicle exclusive for you!  Get to know Curitiba´s main sightseeing points, such as Botanical Garden, Wire Opera House, Tanguá Park, Pope´s Woods, Oscar Niemeyer Museum (external visit) and more.

Tour 2: Rail tour from Curitiba to Morretes along the centenarial railroad that crosses a beautiful piece of Atlantic Rain Forest. Tourist category car with snacks (Portuguse speaking guide), typical lunch, visit to Antonina and return along the Graciosa Road. Depending on the availabilty, there are up-grades options with English speaking guides.

From R$ 786 for the couplevalid for 2016

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Tour 1: Private sightseeing tour (4 hours) – guide and vehicle exclusive for you!  Get to know Curitiba´s main sightseeing points, such as Botanical Garden, Wire Opera House, Tanguá Park, Pope´s Woods, Oscar Niemeyer Museum (external visit) and more.

Tour 2: Rail tour from Curitiba to Morretes along the centenarial railroad that crosses a beautiful piece of Atlantic Rain Forest. Tourist category car with snacks (Portuguse speaking guide), typical lunch, visit to Antonina and return along the Graciosa Road. Depending on the availabilty, there are up-grades options with English speaking guides.

Tour 3: Private tour to visit the beautiful Vinícola Araucária with transfer to the airport at the end of the tour, if you wish.  Enjoy a guided visit and know more about the production of excellent wines – perfect for wine lovers! Wine tasting included with sparkling and red wines produced there. The landscape is very typical, surrounded by araucária trees.

From R$ 1.168 for the couple valid for 2016

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Tour 1: Private sightseeing tour (4 hours) – guide and vehicle exclusive for you!  Get to know Curitiba´s main sightseeing points, such as Botanical Garden, Wire Opera House, Tanguá Park, Pope´s Woods, Oscar Niemeyer Museum (external visit) and more.

Tour 2: Rail tour from Curitiba to Morretes along the centenarial railroad that crosses a beautiful piece of Atlantic Rain Forest. Tourist category car with snacks (Portuguse speaking guide), typical lunch, visit to Antonina and return along the Graciosa Road. Depending on the availabilty, there are up-grades options with English speaking guides.

Tour 3: Astonishing stone formations at Vila Velha State Park wait for you today: true natural wonders. Visit also the huge Furnas and Lagoa Dourada. The landscapes of the region called Campos Gerais são wonderful.

From R$ 1.321 for the couplevalid for 2016.

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Tour 1: Private sightseeing tour (4 hours) – guide and vehicle exclusive for you!  Get to know Curitiba´s main sightseeing points, such as Botanical Garden, Wire Opera House, Tanguá Park, Pope´s Woods, Oscar Niemeyer Museum (external visit) and more.

Tour 2: Rail tour from Curitiba to Morretes along the centenarial railroad that crosses a beautiful piece of Atlantic Rain Forest. Tourist category car with snacks (Portuguse speaking guide), typical lunch, visit to Antonina and return along the Graciosa Road. Depending on the availabilty, there are up-grades options with English speaking guides.

Tour 3: Walk on a piece of paradise today – the car-free Ilha do Mel. A private tour to take you to the lighthouse, from where you will have beautiful views of the island. You can enjoy to hike more or to relax on the beach.

From R$ 1.463 for the couplevalid for 2016.

Make more of your tour package!

You can add a picnic basket to your city tour, have a full-day tour with lunch in Curitiba, include a professional photo shoot during your tour or up-grade your train car category. You just need to contact us!

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Are these tours the right ones for me?

► You prefer to book last minute.

Many travellers prefer to book last minute and sometimes they book tourist traps. Plan ahead and know exactly what to expect. You and your beloved one will spare some uncertain moments doing so. You will not loose time in Curitiba searching for activities and will have information in a language you speak. And as mentioned before, the best professionals are usually fully booked. If you book last minute, maybe we will be unable to confirm your tours. Book ahead and guaranteed zero tourist traps!

► You prefer to see how the weather will be like and then decide what to do when you arrive

As born and raised in Curitiba, I can surely say that weather forecast hardly works in Curitiba. The city is 900m above sea level and has mountains between it and the ocean. Frequently we have 4 seasons in one day. It can be cloudy and rainy in the morning and then sunshine by noon.  Prepare yourself with umbrella, jacket and sun protection – be ready for every rain or sun shine in the same day!

► You do not like to book online

Many people are afraid to inform credit card details online or are afraid that the company does not exist and loose money. There are surely many sleazy companies online and it is better to research well before. Look for information about Special Paraná, about me (Bibiana Antoniacomi), read reviews at Tripadvisor and be sure to book a trustable company.

► You like to do all by yourself when visiting somewhere

It is always a possibility, but honestly, comparing different trips I made, the nicest ones had always a tour guide. This person was there to inform me, take care, give good tips. Spare time and money: you will not wait for transport, will not have language barriers, will not get in trouble or will eat in bad places for not knowing better ones. And a good tour guide (like ours!), will have much to tell and you will be sure to really know the place you visit. It is a complete different tour than all by yourself!

Do you want to book your tour package and have a memorable trip to Curitiba?

Curitiba is an excellent place to visit as a couple. The city has many awesome places to go and its cost/benefit ratio is very good. It is easy to arrive in Curitiba and I guarantee that who visits the city reccommends it and intends to come back.

– If you believe that a trip as a couple is an excellent way to avoid routive and spend more time with your loved one, to recconnect, talk without time pressure, visit new things, create excellent memories, all in one, to have great moments together.

– If you like to travel with peace of mind, away from unforeseen situations and wants specialists to take care of your precious moments.

– If you want to enjoy Curitiba at most, have personal services and 100% satisfaction guaratee in your private tours.

– If you want to count on capable people to serve you well, answer your questions and put up a special travel program for you.

– If you would like to have advantages and discounts on selected places in Curitiba.

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✓ I want to book my tours in Curitiba!

I want to have nice tours in Curitiba with personal service and 100% satisfaction guarantee in the private tours. I want to have great guides, advantages and discount coupons in selected places.

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You will have many advantages booking with us, but you do not need to decide now.

7-days unconditional guarantee. If you book your tour package with us at least 30 days before, you can cancel without any fee during 7 days. We will refund you if you give up or cancel.

100% Satisfaction Guarantee in the private tours. If the private tour is not like we described or if you are unhappy with the service, call us and give us 15 minutes to sort it your. If we do not achieve it, we will refund the money of that tour. Zero risk for you.

Do you have doubts or want to have a different tour package? Just contact us and talk to our team. E-mail info@specialparana.com, phone +55 41 3232 1314 (Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm) or by Whatsapp (+55 41 9935 7215). It will be a great pleasure to organized a tailor-made tour for you, with all the exclusiviness you deserve!

✓ Frequently asked questions

The private tours are exclusive for you both and will be by car. Our guide will drive. The program is only for you two and the guide can adjust it according to your preferences. For example, you have already been at Botanical Garden and prefer to visit other place. This kind of adjust is possible in a private tour.

The rail tours are regular – the transportation will be shared with other travellers. A van will pick you up at your hotel to drive you to the train station and back. From the train station on you will have guide assistance. The regular tours are less expensive than the private tours. The tourist train category departs daily, but there is only Portuguese-speaking guide. For English speaking guide, check out the up-grade possibilities: executive and deluxe category. Both are worth! In the regular tour, adjusts can hardly be made.

The tours begin and end at your hotel, if it is located downtown or at surroundings neighborhoods. In case you stay further away, inform us the adress in your booking request and we will check if there are additional costs.

The sooner the better. As most tours are private and the number of guides is limited, if you book last minute, maybe we are unable to confirm your request.

With exception of the regular tour, it is possible to change the departure times of the private tours. See the detailed description for more information and ask any changes in your booking request.

You can book them in the website, send us an e-mail to info@specialparana.com, call us at +55 41 3232 1314 or by whatsapp +55 41 9935 7215.

Do you still have doubts if Curitiba is a good place for a trip as a couple? Download our Curitiba Guide and know more to plan your trip.

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