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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  • Thomas and Martin, were people that guided us to the top of the peak and are excellent professionals, but I mistake Martin is the pioneer on this hike. A walk sincerely level 1000W, super recommended to wear good hiking shoes, I do not wear and my feet paid the consequences. The hike lasts from 2.30 am to 9:30 am, get to the top before 5 am to be able to see the Sunrise. Worth all the effort no doubt the location make 1 thousand times more. I and my partner that day did the tour of paradise islands and think that you were not going to hold, but once there is not other that follow! The walk is divided into %, the first 10% is unbearable you want to pay! Then you can go up to 30% and then to 60% and there is more feasible.
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  • There where people gathered to worship you, enemies gave their cries of war and placed their gods to commemorate the victory. Psalm 74.4, Alive
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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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  • 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