I just ... Ok so! There is, like everyone else has said, the very very occasional glimpse of a pretty impressive view. At one point you could see for miles and miles of trees and a bit of a hill. And there was a waterfall at one point. That bit was pretty good.
Except you could only see these bits for about 20 seconds. The tour guide was literally rushing to speak as quickly as possible so that her description wasn't made redundant by the next tunnel, or generic bit of shrub that blocks your entire view. Out of a group of 12 of us who absolutely love seeing nature and scenic tours, the fact that with no hint of a lie, seeing 2 dogs having sex was the highlight sums up the majesty of this train tour.
This is a review written after taking the bus there, and the 3 hour train journey back. I quite honestly think that I might have had a brain enurism if I'd had to do 3 hours there and 3 hours back. I wouldn't call myself a 'tour expert', and I'm sure that many who have written 5 star reviews of this trip may claim otherwise, but when your tour guide falls asleep, I'd say that's a fairly good indicator of a trip that needs some life breathed into it. Maybe even paying some actors to dress as animals planted around the train line, or better, screens in front of the seat so you could pretend you were somewhere else.
There are positives. We didnt get injured. We could take beer on the train. We saw 2 dogs having sex (the highlight), and it only took 3 hours rather than 6. But oh my god!
Curitiba is lovely. There's lots to do. By all means try this train, but I genuinely think that this is the longest and best joke in the area. It's like the whole train journey was created to provide a stand up material to use about the worst way to spend £30.
But all in all, a great day out
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