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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  • We only had one full day on Ilha Grande (a mistake on our part, we really should have stayed longer), so we decided to do the hike in the night to make the most of our stay and still have time to hit ...  more »
  • We booked a guided tour with sunrise pioneers to get up the Pico during night to catch the sunrise. The trip was quite expensive but the view and experience were definitively worth it. You leave at 2:...  more »
  • A few years ago I came to the island but I did rise, this year went to visit a friend and decided to do it. I did it two days ago, I'm still on the island, and I do not see photos, video and look at the peak from where East. It is a wonderful, a bit difficult to explain and express with words. It should do it, enjoy and live in this beautiful experience. As I said still on the island and still continuous astonished. Paragraph apart for Martin (Agency Sunrise Pioneers) super responsible, friendly, leaves the clear that he loves and enjoys that. I recommend you and say all... CLIMB TO THE TOP AND ENJOY THE MAGICAL DAWN!
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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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