Duration: 9 hours
The single-track line through the Serra do Mar is one of the highlights in Paraná. Opened in 1885it was for the engineers one of the big challenges of that time. The track starts in Curitiba in 934 m above the ocean and ends in Morretes just some meters above sea level. The distance until Morretes is approx. 70 km and takes about 3h30. The track leads through luscious tropical vegetation of the Atlantic Rain Forest , numerous breathtaking bridges and tights in a train of the 1960´s.
Morretes was a very important place by the end of the 19th century and had 3 river ports to export the mate-tea and sugar-cane produced in the region. Transfer to Antonina, a lovely colonial harbour town with beautiful views to the bay. Typical lunch – you will taste “barreado”: boiled beef cooked in a closed casket for many hours. It will be served with fish and seafood. Visit to Morretes after lunch. Return to Curitiba by road.