Day trip

From Curitiba: Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From Curitiba: Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Brazil

From US$ 100.14 per person

Discover the dramatic sandstone rock formations of Vila Velha State Park on a 6-hour group tour from Curitiba. Learn about the volcanic eruptions and weather erosion that formed some 20 gigantic rocks, as well as the water-filled furnas, and more.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Pick-up from most hotels in Curitiba. Your exact pick-up time and location will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour


  • See the gigantic sandstone rocks of Vila Velha State Park
  • Marvel at the furnas (craters) caused by the collapse of the sandstone
  • Learn the facts and fiction behind Vila Velha heritage park
  • Admire the rays of the sun as it catches the mica of the Golden Lagoon
  • Tasty typical German lunch
Full description
Explore the geological wonderland of Vila Velha (“Old City" in Portuguese) on a scenic day trip from Curitiba, and learn the myths and history behind the fascinating state heritage park. You will depart Curitiba at 07:30 for the 55-mile journey to Vila Velha State Park. There, your guide will lead you around the formidable sandstone formations, and explain how they were created over millions of years by the combined effects of wind, rain, volcanic eruptions, and glaciation. A similar weather process gave rise to the mica-filled Golden Lagoon (Lagoa Dourada), where you may catch the golden effect caused by the sun’s rays. The stunning water mirrors of the furnas (craters) formed by the collapse of the sandstone is another feature of Vila Velha that will dazzle you! The tour continues with a visit to the Witmarsum Colony with a delicious typical German lunch. The village is full of family stores that sell colonial products produced in the region, such as cheese, salami and biscuits. After enjoying such natural beauty, tourists will return to the bus that will take them to their respective hotels.
  • Round-trip transfer to/from most hotels in Curitiba
  • Professional Tour Guide (Portuguese, English or Spanish speaking)
  • State park entry fee
  • Transportation to the Witmarsum Colony
  • Typical german lunch
  • Beverages and Dessert
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  •  Your exact departure time will be advised upon reconfirmation of your tour
  • Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes
  •  All bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance
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The sandstones are impressive! The guide Fátima took me along paths inside the park, which made the tour more beautiful. It's really worth it!

March 3, 2019

Amazing trip compliement with beautiful weather totally worth it!

July 10, 2022

Product ID: 24862