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. 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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  • Moderate path trail, heavy level, being recommended a specialized guide. This is the second (I think) highest peak of ilha grande, however the most accessible. The view of the entire island is sensational.
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  • The entrance is inconspicuous, 20 minutes from Abraao going along the path that leads to two rivers, right hand. I do not recommend making the ascent after rainy days, the road is difficult. He trail presents the greater difficulty in them first 20 minutes of rise by the inclination of the ground, then continues climbing but not is particularly difficult. At a good pace you can reach the top at 1.30 pm. I recommend paying attention in the last 30 minutes (when start to appear forests of bamboo rods) to remember the path followed, since it is easy to lose the trail on the way down. I recommend to leave early for the heat. Many people climbing at 5.30 - 6 or guide, but it is not at all necessary. Leaving at 8 you'll be fine. At the top there is place to eat in the shade. Go on a clear day, since but you see very little. The view is incredible, not leave Ilha without having uploaded. BRING water (1.5 liters per person, gets very hot)
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  • The tracks I know on the island is the most exhausting. Very steep rise and rise time of more than 2 hours. Visual upstairs is lovely and makes up for the adventure. Recommended only for those who have very good physical conditioning.
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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