Caring for Destination
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Nature and historical heritage preservation
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
The railroad between Paranaguá and Curitiba was built between 1880 and 1885 and was by that time one of the greatest engineering projects worldwide. Until today the railroad is an important transportation channel for the goods to Paranaguá and most of its track is visited by tourists from all over the world.
The train tour of Serra Verde Express between Curitiba and Morretes is today the second most visited tourist attraction in Paraná State, only after the Iguassu Falls. Besides to enjoy the magnificent landscapes, travelers can see the great Atlantic Rain Forest in its biggest preserved area. This forest is quite important to preserve!
The historical aspect is also very important, as the preservation of the railroad is supported by thousands of tourists every year and tourism is an important economical factor to protect the historical heritage of small picturesque tows such Morretes and Antonina. The tourist demand for services and the inhabitants have been able to preserve or to “rediscover” old traditions, such as the typical foods and dances.
Booking the train tour, you will be supporting the Rain Forest preservation and the sustainable development of the Paraná Coast.
Book for more than 14 people, contact us directly
Visitors will be picked up from their hotel in Curitiba from 7:00 to 7:45. Please be ready at 7:00. As the participants are in different hotels, it is not possible to inform an exact pick-up time.
Please inform us of the following in your booking: Your complete names and passport numbers; hotel name and address where you will be. In case of children, please inform us the birthdays.
There are also other alternatives for the train tour:
Deluxe train Great Brazil Express - Saturdays and Sundays
Join-in tour Category Turista - with Portuguese-speaking guide
Private tour - Completely flexible based on your needs and interests. Available with guides in English, Spanish and German.
Or if you do not like to have a tour guide wity you, book only the train tickets in advance: category tourist (Portuguese - daily) or Executive (subject to confirmation).