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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  • October 6, 2017
    I took this hike at one of the last days of my holiday and it was absolutely amazing! We had a full bright morning and although the hike is challenging, it is doable. Hire a guide, I can recommend Sun...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Super thanks for the partnership of trainer Martin! In addition to great guide, has a really good vibe to pull people on the trail. Climb the Peak was amazing and worth it to wake up so early to follow the Sunrise that way! Was the best experience of the big island, SUPER indico!
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  • September 30, 2017
    Standing at 1:00, 3: 00 ascent to the front through the jungle, it was a tough hike but the payoff is down the road with a local guide, humorous, and doing a little grain of madness.
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  • October 27, 2016
    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
  • May 28, 2016
    Great trail, takes around 3h30 to go up, 3h down. Great 360° view of the island at the end !
  • February 3, 2017
    Beautiful must see
  • January 11, 2016
    i dont know how long did it take to be on the top , but definetely it is worthy
  • August 27, 2015
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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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