Pico do Papagaio, Ilha Grande

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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. With our custom trip planner, Ilha Grande attractions like Pico do Papagaio can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Visual discharge peak sensational comments worth every drop of sweat of the climb! Martin guide excellent very experienced knows every track metro super nice people!! And has a very good recommend energy without doubt
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  • Great hike with a very energetic guide. The view from the mountain top at Sunrise is stunning! The hike is long (three hours to the top and three hours back) but not too difficult.  more »
  • It is a relatively long, steep trail in the middle of the virgin forest, which is extremely important to be made in the company of a good guide. We were guided by Everaldo, which is native to the island and the childhood composed the Miriam Brigade, took us with tranquility and demonstrating good knowledge of the region. We can get in 2:40, and down in 2:00. It is important not to let up after the 12:00 hours, because if they want to come down on the same day will run the risk of being part of the route without the aid of sunlight. Adventure but always safely. In more, enjoy and behold another strand of this paradise.
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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 !
  • Beautiful must see
  • i dont know how long did it take to be on the top , but definetely it is worthy
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Where to stay in Ilha Grande

The village area by the dock is home to the largest number of Ilha Grande's accommodations, with options varying from family-run, rustic pousadas (guesthouses) to mid-range and luxury hotels. Elsewhere on the island, you'll find upscale resorts offering wide-ranging amenities, such as swimming pools, bars, restaurants, and spas. Though most lodgings lie along the coast, a couple of options farther inland situate you in scenic parts of the jungle interior. Alternatively, head back to the mainland to sleep at one of the simple hotels in Conceicao de Jacarei, the destination of the Ilha Grande ferry service.
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