Traveling along 110 km of a railroad with 125 years of history through the largest preserved area of Brazil’s Atlantic forest. The Mountain Range Train of Paraná departs from the city of Curitiba to Morretes everyday and on Sundays it also arrives at Paranaguá. The trip takes approximately 3 hours.
Curitiba is the capital of the state of Paraná, where Serra Verde Express headquarters are and it is internationally recognized for providing differential treatment to socio-environmental issues. The effort to recycle garbage, dedication to environmental education (the city has a record green area per capita comparing to the other capital cities) and the public transportation system, which is a model for the world, make the city one of the most requested of the country as a destination for Brazilian and foreign tourists.
What to see: Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Botanical Garden, Barigüi Park, Graciosa Road, Santa Felicidade, Wire Opera House, Panoramic Tower (Telepar)
Events: Theatre Festival and Christmas of Light
The city of Morretes was founded in 1721. It is in the middle of the Mountain Range of Paraná, between the capital and the coast. The bucolism of its routine, the pleasant climate, the options for ecotourism, the gastronomic attractions and historic buildings attract hundreds of citizens from Curitiba (Curitibanos) to the city every weekend. Morretes is being discovered by tourists who love nature and seek, through ecotourism, an interaction with the environment.
What to see: Typical Food, Graciosa Road, Mountain Range tracks, Historical Center, Marumbi Park, Porto de Cima, Nhundiaquara River.
Events: Sugar Cane Party, bike rides, Agricultural Fair and Crafts Festival, Winter Festival, Barreado Festival.
As Morretes and Antonina, Paranaguá is a historical city of Paraná’s coast. The city had its development stimulated by the railroad construction which connected it with Curitiba. Thus, the Port of Paranaguá became the second of Brazil in terms of volume and the first in terms of grain transportation. Founded in 1648, the city is rich in historical buildings to explore such as museums, churches, colonial mansions, monuments, among others.
What to see: Art Market, Colonial Houses, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Events: Nossa Senhora do Rosário Party, Nossa Senhora do Rocio Party, Christmas Auto