Serra Verde Express
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Serra Verde Express information
The Serra Verde Express between Curitiba and Morretes offers sublime views of threatening mountain canyons, tropical green lowlands and the vast, blue Atlantic. As you descend, watch as the climate and environment change – the weather becoming hotter and muggier, the vegetation lusher and greener.
The train leaves Curitiba at 8:15am daily, descending 900m through the lush Serra do Mar to the historic town of Morretes, arriving at noon and returning at 3pm, arriving back in Curitiba at 6:30pm. There are three classes of service. One-way economy/tourist/executive class tickets cost R$79/99/149. Executive class includes a bilingual guide (and beer!).
Views are most spectacular from the left side of the train (right side on the return trip), but the democratic computer ticketing system prevents requests – it takes turns between left and right (good luck!). Reservations are highly recommended during summer. Prices and times change frequently, so be sure to stop by the train station or check the website in advance.