This tour will take us to the most important tourism attractions of the Parana State. Starting by the city of Iguazu where the Iguazu Falls is located, to have the opportunity to watch the force of the nature from so closely is a breathtaking experience. After that we will go to the Coastline through the historical railroad that crosses the Mountain Range, where we will find the town of Morretes, a small colonial town surrounded by the exuberant nature of the Atlantic Rain Forest. Our next destination in the region will be the enchanting Ilha do Mel (Honey Island) with its beautiful beaches and tranquil environment. We will finish our tour in Curitiba the well-known capital city of Parana State.
Price Per Person: $1995, (High season)
Single Supplement: $470
Trip Duration: 8
Trip Start Date: Sao Paulo
Trip End Date: Sao Paulo
Highlights: Iguazu Falls, Ilha do Mel, Curitiba
Accommodations: 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation
Best time to travel: April to October
Day 1: Sao Paulo - Foz do Iguazu
Arrival in Sao Paulo, connect flight to Foz do Iguazu, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Foz do Iguazu
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Argentinean side of the falls (entrance fee included). Accommodation at the hotel in Foz do Iguazu. (B)
Day 3: Foz do Iguazu - Curitiba
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit to the Brazilian side of fall and Bird Park (entrance fees included). Overnight bus to Curitiba. (B)
Day 4: Curitiba - Morretes
Arrival in Curitiba in the early morning. Train ride Serra Verde Express (economic class). Arrival in Morretes and walking city tour. Overnight at the lodge. (B)
Day 5: Ilha do Mel
Breakfast at the lodge. Transfer from Morretes to Pontal do Sul. Boat trip to Ilha do Mel. Walking tour to Ilha do Mel Lighthouse to watch the sunset. Overnight at the lodge. (B)
Day 6: Ilha do Mel
Breakfast at the lodge. Trekking to the Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres Fortress or Encantadas Grotto. Overnight at the lodge. (B)
Day 7: Ilha do Mel - Curitiba
Breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast we board a boat to the historical city of Paranaguá. Tour around the city of Paranaguá. Return to Curitiba by van, transfer to hotel. (B)
Day 8: Fly to Sao Paulo and Home
We at Earthbound Adventures carefully choose hotels that are safe, clean and ideally located, we stay in charming locally owned 3 stars hotels with great and friendly service. We go to great length to make sure the hotel are up to our high standard, we personally visited each and every hotel on our list and we are constantly evaluating the hotels we stay in.
We are listing 4 and 5 stars hotels, if you choose to upgrade your hotel an additional fee will apply to the tours according to the hotels you choose.
For an intimate experience at the Iguazu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas cannot be beat. It is the only hotel located inside the Iguazu National Park and the spectacular falls are only a leisurely stroll away. Spray from the falls ensures lush vegetation throughout the hotel’s luxurious and sprawling grounds. Elegant pink colonial-style buildings house nearly 200 rooms, each equipped with air-conditioning, LCD TVs, wireless Internet, a minibar, in-room safe, and hairdryer. To dine, guests can chose between two top-end restaurants and finish the evening in the bar. And of course, an inviting pool and spa await all visitors.
Gym Parking Swimming Pool Internet Laundry Service Restaurant Spa Room Service
Av. Olimpio Rafagnin, 2357 Parque Imperatriz, Foz do Iguazu
Located about four miles outside of the city´s downtown, the Rafain Palace Hotel is the perfect base for your Iguazu Falls explorations. This vast hotel is great for the athletically inclined: there are three swimming pools, sports fields, a fitness center, walking paths, and even a climbing wall. If none of those caught your fancy, you might prefer relaxing in the Jacuzzi or cooking in the barbecue area. This extensive campus contains over 200 rooms and is a great location for large groups or conferences.
Rua Marechal Deodoro 984, Foz do Iguazu
Hotel Rafain Centro is a convenient and great-value choice for visiting Foz do Iguazu and the falls. It is located within walking distance from the city center and the bus to the falls is just a block away. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the outdoor pool, dine at the restaurant, and sip a tasty cocktail in the bar. The hotel offers a range of additional amenities to ensure a pleasant stay: a TV room, business center, fitness center, conference room, parking, wireless Internet, air conditioning, and in-room safes.
Araras Lodge is a bird watchers paradise. Hundreds of birds call the area surrounding the lodge home, and the Lodge actively promotes and participates in flora and fauna conservation. The Lodge itself consists of 19 comfortable rooms with air conditioning, ceiling fans, and private bathrooms with hot water. Shared facilities include a swimming pool, gift shop, hammock area, bar, and restaurant. Guests have numerous excursion opportunities to keep them busy, including trekking, a jeep photo safari, horseback riding, and canoeing.
Mutum Lodge has 17 acres (7 hectares) and 22 cottage style apartments, each of which is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fans, a minibar, and a private porch with a hammock. Guests will enjoy the cozy communal areas such as the TV room, restaurant, swimming pool, hammock area, and gift store. Activities include horseback riding, canoe trips, Jeep and boat safaris, fishing trips, bird watching, and safaris.
All hotel accommodations as in itinerary
All ground transportation
English speaking guide
Meals as in Itinerary: 7 - Breakfast
Ticket to Bird Park
International air tickets, domestic air tickets
Air ticket Sao Paulo/Iguazu/Sao Paulo (About $180)
Drinks of any kind
Brazilian Visa and Visa fee ($135)
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