Pico do Papagaio, Ilha Grande

(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Hike through the rainforest and up to Pico do Papagaio, the highest point on the island. Take some light food, plenty of water, and hire a local guide to take you up this steep climb. The trek can take several hours to complete, and you do need an experienced local to show you the way through the thick Brazilian jungle. This trail is worth every drop of sweat, because at the top (which looks like a parrot, hence the peak’s name) you are rewarded with a view of the entire island and the town below . Pick a clear day to avoid clouds obscuring the final vista. Lucky visitors also get to see howler monkeys, the region’s noisiest residents. Before you head to Ilha Grande, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ilha Grande itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Ilha Grande has to offer, including Pico do Papagaio.
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  • Trail clean, amid dense forest. There are signs, and typical of mateiros marks on trees along the way. the end of the trail is a little more complicated, but the way this "well hit" by the frequency of visitors.
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  • I am SO glad I made the decision to do this night hike. Having never hiked before, I found this hike very tough. That being said, Martin & team were so good at making sure we were all going at a pace ...  more »
  • We started our hike from our hostel at 7:50am arrived at the T13 trail starting point around 8:15 to start our trek. It took us just over 2 hours, arriving to the top at 1025am. It says up to 3.5 hour...  more »
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  • Five stars for the amazing view you get on the top. You must know this is not an easy hike, it demands strength due to the steep natural stairs formed by trees that take you up 1000 meters! Take enough water and food, plan ahead if you want to make it up there so to be back before dark. It is very easy to get lost at night in the mountain, take a flashlight always just in case. In case of any doubts ask the local guides for information
  • Great trail, takes around 3h30 to go up, 3h down. Great 360° view of the island at the end !
  • Top view of Ilha Grande !!!
  • i dont know how long did it take to be on the top , but definetely it is worthy
  • Natureza exuberante, ótimo local para rapel