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Serra Verde Express in southern Brazil
Sao Paulo, Foz do Iguacu, and the Southern Coast 9 Day Individual Tour by Bus, Train, and Boat

Travel Number: 67329

Sao Paulo, Foz do Iguacu, and the Southern Coast 9 Day Individual Tour by Bus, Train, and Boat Brazil | Sao Paulo, Foz do Iguacu, Curitiba, Ilha do Mel

A trip to Brazil could hardly be more varied. Experience the pulsating international metropolis of Sao Paulo, the impressive waterfalls in Foz do Iguacu, the beautiful city of Curitiba, a train ride through the dense Atlantic Rainforest, and the romantic and untouched beauty of Ilha do Mel (Honey Island). This 9-day journey by land will take travelers through the South of Brazil and combine some of the country's main attractions with unique natural experiences and deep insight into Brazilian culture.

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Highlights

  • Get inspired by the cultural mix of an international mega city
  • Experience the water masses of Iguacu
  • Get in touch with the locals in beautiful Curitiba
  • Enjoy the scenery of Serra Verde Express
  • Explore the natural beaches of Ilha do Mel (Honey Island)

Itinerary

Day 6: Arrival to Curitiba and Visit to the Historical Center and Parks

Included: Bus Station Transfer (private) | Parks and Curitiba's Historic Center (private, 4h)

You will arrive to Curitiba at around 7:00 a.m. and be picked up by your English-speaking guide at the bus station. He will take you to your hotel where you can leave your luggage. Afterwards you will go on a discovery tour of the historical center and the parks of the city. Curitiba is considered an innovative model in terms of public transport and environmental protection, and offers its inhabitants a high quality of life. You will return to the hotel about 4 hours later and can relax for the rest of the afternoon or continue to stroll through the city.

Overnight: Hotel Johnscher, Deluxe room

Day 7: Train Ride on the Serra Verde Express and Transfer to Ilha do Mel

Included: Serra Verde Express to Ilha do Mel via Morretes (in-group) | Breakfast, Lunch

Shortly after breakfast you will be picked up by your guide and taken to the train station. On the Serra Verde Express, you will travel through the densely forested mountains to the small village of Morretes. There you will enjoy a typical lunch with offerings of meat, cassava flour, and seafood. The journey continues by car to Pontal do Sul, where you will be transported by boat to Ilha do Mel and taken to your accommodation.

Overnight: Pousada Grajagan Surf Resort, Suite ocean view

Info: Please note that the walk to the pousada takes about 20 minutes (0.9 miles / 1.4 kilometers). You can hire a porter for your luggage upon arrival and at your own expense.

Day 8: Free Day to Explore Ilha do Mel

Included: Breakfast

Today is a free day for you to discover the wild and pristine beaches and bays of Ilha do Mel on your own. Your guide will gladly give you lots of tips and information about the island the day before.

Overnight: Pousada Grajagan Surf Resort, Suite ocean view

Day 9: Departure from Ilha do Mel Back to Curitiba

Included: Transfer (private) | Breakfast

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for a leisurely breakfast or a walk on the beach. From your accommodation you will go by yourself to the boat to Pontal do Sul. There your English-speaking guide will meet you to take you to the airport in Curitiba to start your journey home or onward.

Included

Not included are airfare, insurance, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips, and personal expenses.

Info

  • The Serra Verde Express only runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays. On other days the journey to Morretes is made by car.

from USD 3070
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