Tours and Tickets by Serra Verde Express
Serra Verde Express: Rail Tour to Morretes and Antonina from Curitiba
Ride the Serra do Mar train through the preserved Atlantic Forest on this excursion from Curitiba. Learn about the history of the Brazilian railroad during this scenic ride and visit the villages of Antonina and Morretes. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off at Curitiba hotels.
Train Trip and City Tour in Paranagua
Get to know the historic city of Paranaguá on this tour from Curitiba by train. With a small group of 15 people or fewer, see the surrounding Serra do Mar and the Atlantic forest, as well as the city's harbor, museums, churches, and historic homes. Lunch and transportation from your Curitiba hotel via train and ground transportation included.
10 hours 30 minutes
Serra Verde Express: Sunset Rail Tour from Curitiba
Elected among the ten most beautiful world's train rides. On this tour, you will have the incredible experience of being on the trails during the sunset, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Serra do Mar Paranaense.
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tattooedtraveller_uk wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom476 contributions152 helpful votes
I was picked up from my hotel on time, and delivered to the train station with the others in the group. I was in the Barao carriage, this is worth spending the extra on as you can get up and down, walk around, stand outside and the carriage was the back one so you could see everything. Unfortunately the weather was poor so the views were not good. Drinks and breakfast was included and the 2 guides on the train were very good, I was the only English speaker but I was made to feel welcome. When we arrived at Morretes we got back on the mini bus in our original group and went for dinner, this was a traditional meal and was very nice, a couple of people in my group were able to try and translate a bit for me which was really kind of them !! We had free time in Morretes which was a nice little place. After that we went to a place which had a kind of model village replicating the history of the area - I am not really sure where that was, I didn't get the full story as the majority was in Spanish. We then went to a banana sweet shop factory which was nice and had a bit of a drive around, the weather was terrible so we decided to not stop in one of the towns that we were scheduled to stop in. This was a very busy day, but very enjoyable and good value for money. If I visit the area again I would do this again in the hopes of getting the full effects of the train !!…
Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Siva wrote a review Jan 2020
Greenford, United Kingdom17 contributions34 helpful votes
Went with group of people. Very nice day out with the travel through the forests. The service in the train was pleasant.
Date of experience: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
TheGringoInXalapa wrote a review Oct 2019
Xalapa, Mexico107 contributions59 helpful votes
the train track was impressive in that it goes through hand dug out tunnels and along some very steep terrain. the grand vistas where gray as the glouds were heavy. don't go on a cloudy day. the towns of antonina and morretes were attractive little towns, touristy but not excessive …
Date of experience: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Angela D wrote a review Sep 2019
Beautiful scenery. There were not a lot of English speakers on the tour, but the guides worked very hard to accommodate me and look out for me. I definitely appreciated that. You do not need to understand the descriptions of the region to enjoy it. A nice lunch with some popular food from the region. The stop in Antonina was short, only time for photos. Lunch and a little free time in Morretes. Shuttle bus back to Curitiba. The tour is a full day. I recommend it, especially for people who don’t want to organize it themselves or are not comfortable traveling alone. Or anyone really.…
Date of experience: September 2019
RHAHJ wrote a review Jul 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1976 contributions289 helpful votes
This train ride takes long, but it provides some excellent scenery. There are some great hilly and mountainous landscapes along the way, and you even get a glimpse of a canyon! That is really all you need to know. Although most of the ride is through the forest, I didn't notice any wildlife. There are some ruinous buildings along the way, and some train stations. A waterfall is worth picturing. Sometimes freight trains coming the other way are blocking the views. The train ride itself takes 4 hours, but in our case we left only at 10.00, instead of the scheduled 8.30. The bus ride back takes only 75 minutes. The cost of the train ride (one-way, tourist class) is 42.25 reais, or about 10 euros. Much cheaper than I anticipated.…
Date of experience: July 2019
1 Helpful vote