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Serra Verde Express & Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) 4 days/3 nights

Travel Number: 56982

Serra Verde Express & Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) 4 days/3 nights Brazil | Parana

Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) is located approximately 115 km from Curitiba and is the most beautiful place the coast of Parana has to offer. Ilha do Mel is ideal for nature lovers and hikers. Since 90% of the island is nature preserved, it is a great place to get in touch with nature and go on hikes. The island is free of cars which mean you have to go by foot or boat to get around. There are shuttle boats that leave Ponta do Sul every hour (30 minutes crossing time) or from Parangua 2-3 times a day (about 90 minutes crossing time). The marinas are located on the beaches Brasilia and Encantadas where also the majority of the restaurants and pousadas are located.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Curitiba

Upon arrival at Curitiba bus terminal or airport you will be picked up by a driver and driven to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to do as you wish.   
Accommodation: Hotel Promenade or similar / Meals: Breakfast
 

Day 2: Serra Verde Express / Adventure Train Ride through the Atlantic Rainforest

Around 7:30 in the morning you will be taken from your hotel to the train station. Today the adventure will start with a touristic train through the Serra do Mar to Morretes. The train will depart at 8:15 am. In Morretes you can enjoy a typical, regional lunch (optional) – cooked meat with cassava flour and seafood. Later the tour will continue as you head towards Pontal do Sul and then take your boat ride to Ilha do Mel. Your local tour guide will take you to your pousada and give you a few recommendations of how to make the most of your trip to Ilha do Mel.
Accommodation: Pousada Enseada das Conchas or similar depending on availability / Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Ilha do Mel / Relaxing on Honey island

This day will be free for your leisure to relax and enjoy the lovely Ilha do Mel.
Accommodation: Pousada Enseada das Conchas or similar depending on availability / Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Ilha do Mel / Departure to Curitiba

On this day you will return to Ponto do Sul by boat. Afterwards, you will be taken to Curitiba airport or bus terminal.

Included

  • Transfers in cars from Curitiba bus terminal or airport and back, with a local tour guide as described
  • 1 night with breakfast included at Hotel Promenade (or similar) in Curitiba
  • 2 nights with breakfast in a double room at Pousada Enseadas das Conchas (or similar) in Ilha do Mel
  • Boat trips from Pontal do Sul to Ilha do Mel and back
  • Touristic train ride

Further informations

  • Not included: Meals, personal purchases, tips etc.

Distances and hiking times: Route / Average length of time / Distance / Difficulty
Encantadas – Brasilia / 2 hours / 6 km / medium (rocky)
Brasilia – Farol / 30 minutes / 2 km / medium (steep)
Brasilia – Fortaleza / 1 hour / 4 km / easy
Brasilia – Ponta Oeste / 3 hours / 10 km / easy
Encantadas – Fortaleza / 3 hours / 10 km / medium (rocky)
Encantadas – Farol / 2.5 hours / 8 km / medium (rocky)

Important: Before you walk to Encantadas please check the tides, since a part of the trail is over rocks and due to that the tide can be dangerous.


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