8 Great Tours Of Curitiba, Brazil - Updated 2024

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Curitiba is a dynamic, mid-sized city in southeastern Brazil. Full of parks, green spaces, and remarkably free of traffic congestion, this capital of the state of Paraná is internationally recognized for its innovative urban planning. Curitiba’s sensible public-transportation system, implementation of policies created to simultaneously combat poverty and promote recycling, and emphasis on containing urban sprawl have earned this city a well-deserved reputation as one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in the world.

This is a city well worth spending a few days exploring. But this is Brazil after all, and let’s face it, this country is full of amazing and beautiful things to see. The quaint colonial city of Morretes, the spectacular Vila Velha National Park, and the beautiful harbor town of Antonina are just a few of the great things to explore close to Curitiba. Here are a few tours that will introduce you to the engaging, green, urban playground of Curitiba and get you to some of the most spectacular sights in the nearby surrounding areas.

1. Ilha do Mel State Park day tour from Curitiba

Parque Estadual Ilha do Mel
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Explore the pristine beauty of Ilha do Mel State Park. Approximately 115 kilometers (7 miles) from Curitiba, the park is an island on Paraná’s Atlantic coast. Spend an afternoon hiking, walking along the park’s sandy beaches, and looking around the island’s 18th-century fortress and lighthouse. No vehicles are permitted in this special place, so look forward to a day of peace and quiet during which you can unwind and relax. After driving to the coast, you’ll take a ferry to the island. Be prepared for a long day, this twelve-hour tour leaves Curitiba at 7 a.m.

Ilha do Mel State Park day tour from Curitiba

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2. Half-day tour of Vinicola Araucaria vineyard

Vinicola Araucaria
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Indulge yourself for an afternoon with this fantastic four-hour wine tour. See a bit of the Brazil during the drive through the spectacular countryside to the Vinicola Araucaria winery. Learn about winemaking in Brazil during a guided tour of the estate. Treat yourself to a taste of the vineyard’s delicious varietals. Unwind with a long walk through the estate or enjoy a nice picnic before heading back to Curitiba.

Half-day tour of Vinicola Araucaria vineyard

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3. Curitiba tour by night with dinner (from USD 94.0)

Jardim Botanico night Curitiba Brasil
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Allow yourself to be amazed by the quiet beauty of Curitiba at night with this special nighttime tour including dinner. See the Botanical Garden, the Wire Opera House, and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in a different light! Soak up the atmosphere of the famous Santa Felicidade neighborhood as you savor a special Italian dinner at the end of the evening.

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Curitiba Tour by Night with Dinner in Santa Felicidade

Duration: 4 hours

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4. Day trip to Morretes from Curitiba (from USD 134.77)

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Discover the wonders of the Atlantic rainforest on a train ride to the quaint, colonial town of Morretes from your base in Curitiba. Explore the 18th-century charm of Morretes on the edge of the Serra do Mar mountains. Spend an afternoon walking through the local craft market. Interested in expanding your culinary horizons? This nine-hour tour includes a traditional Brazilian lunch of Barreado.

Day trip to Morretes from Curitiba

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Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

Duration: 9.0 hour

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5. Tour of Vila Velha and Vila Velha State Park (from USD 141.0)

Formação natural em arenito conhecida como "Garrafa de Coca-Cola"
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Start the day by touring the highlights of Vila Velha in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo. Founded by Vasco Fernandes Coutinho in 1535, the city is full of churches, museums, and interesting neighborhoods. After spending time in the city, the tour moves on to Vila Velha State Park. Stunning rock formations, lush vegetation, and enjoyable hikes make an excursion to the Vila Velha State Park a must for nature lovers. Learn all about the formation of the park’s unique natural features during the guided tour.

Tour of Vila Velha and Vila Velha State Park

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Curitiba to Vila Velha City Tour and State Park with Admission

Duration: 6 hours

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6. Rail tour to Morretes and boat tour in Antonina from Curitiba

Estrada de Ferro Curitiba-Paranaguá
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Marvel at the beauty of the Brazilian rainforest during an exciting train ride to the colonial city of Morettes. The train progresses through stunning landscape until reaching the edge of the Serra do Mar Mountains. This ten-hour tour includes a delicious traditional Brazilian lunch. From Morettes, the tour moves on to Antonina, a charming, colonial town with amazing views and plenty of character. A 40-minute boat tour of Antonina Bay rounds off a fun-filled day.

Rail tour to Morretes and boat tour in Antonina from Curitiba

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7. Private city tour of Curitiba: Parks and panoramic

Wire Opera House
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Explore Curitiba with your own private tour of its famous landmarks, parks, and views. Possible stops include the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, the German Woods Park, Santos Andrade Square, Tiradentes Square, the Pope’s Woods, the Wire Opera House, and the Botanical Garden. The itinerary is up to you! These four-hour personalized tours can be scheduled to depart in the morning or the afternoon.

Private city tour of Curitiba: Parks and panoramic

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8. Half-day tour of Curitiba (from USD 201.58)

Become acquainted with Curitiba during a half-day tour of this city known for its ground-breaking urban planning. These four-hour tours leave in the morning and afternoon. Tiradentes Square, the Catedral Basílica Menor de Nossa Senhora da Luz of Curitiba, Paço da Liberdade, Guaíra Theatre, Bosque do Papa, the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, the Wire Opera House Theatre, and the Federal University of Paraná are all included in the tour.

Half-day tour of Curitiba

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Half-Day Tour of Curitiba City

Duration: 4.0 hour

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Let the experts introduce you to this interesting city’s fascinating urban planning, beautiful parks, and thought-provoking architecture. Want to trek through some of Brazil’s remarkable natural beauty and get dropped off in front of your hotel at the end of the afternoon? Or spend a day exploring the craft market in Morretes and make it home to Curitiba in time for dinner?

Then these tours are just right for you! Sometimes you just want to sit back, relax, and let someone do the planning for you. With these tours, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Happy exploring!

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Lorre Luther is a writer who lives in the Netherlands.

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