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Pico do Papagaio

Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #5 of 45 attractions in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The best view of the island, hard trekking but this worth, takes 6 / 7 hours to go and come back. Brink a lot of water and attention if you are not going with a guide, if you dont have experience you can get lost.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

To avoid missing the head of the Pico do Papagaio (Parrots Peak) trail (like I did and expend 2 unnecessary hours) it is best to walk on the left hand side of the Dois Rios trail and look for the wooden sign structure which is on the right hand side. Remember that the wooden sign structure is quite early on... More

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Hillerod, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One of the most extreme things you can do on Ihla Grande if you ask me, The reword how ever is fantastic a 360* view of the island. Remember to bring plenty of snacks, and even more water.

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Zug, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I went there with a friend. we missed the path so we walked for 2 hours in the wrong direction. anyway we headed back and were on the right path very late. but it was actually perfect cause the times they tell you 6-7 hours to get there and back is a lie!! if you are good by foot you... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a magic hike. To be in a proper tropical forest, listening to Arapongas & Bugio monkeys, is a unique experience. If you are fit and enjoy active holidays, love to explore and get to know interesting places and nature, this is the hike for you. It was great to hire a local guide. This way we could relax... More

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Alderley Edge
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a hike to the highest point in the island. It takes about 6 or 7 hours to do the return trip. Ideally you should hire a guide as you could get lost doing it on your own. One more tip, don't have a big night the day before as you will need to be in good shape especially... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

A good 5 hour round trip hike from Abraao but so worth it. Not every day you hike through rainforest, pick a dry day. Get a guide as you could get lost, we went with Joao Pontes (ask at your hotel) and he was excellent!

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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Interesting hike, if a bit caustrophobic (it IS a rain forest, after all) --- the entire island, whose economy is tourism, could use signs --- would love to have know how far I actually was from the peak so I could have decided better when to decide I'd gone far enough and whether I should forge on.

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The difficulty was perfect for us (fitting the category in the title), and the view is sublime. You need to go on a clear day, since clouds easily obscure any view. We got to see howler monkeys as well!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

After a nice hike you will be rewarded with amazing views of the island and the town bellow. With the Lopes Mendes beach this is the second 'must do hike" ...

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