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Pico do Papagaio

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Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Worth every drop of sweat!

We decided not to go with a guide as this saved us approx R90 pp, but this also meant we had to go during daylight hours only. If you go in night time/early morning (with a guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We decided not to go with a guide as this saved us approx R90 pp, but this also meant we had to go during daylight hours only. If you go in night time/early morning (with a guide) I am sure that your chances of seeing tarantulas or other animals will increase and you will also get to see the sunrise... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The hike to Pico do Papagaio (parrots peak) can be done solo or with a guide. A group of us went with the guide Guillermo Farabollini for a sunrise hike. The 2:30am start was a bit of a killer and the hike was harder than I had anticipated, but the view from the peak was simply phenomenal. You have a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Hiking Pico do Papagaio is easily the hardest, but the best thing that I have ever done. While I like hiking, I am not physically active or in great shape. I had to stop many times throughout the hike, but it was so rewarding to make it to the top! Our guide, Martin, prepared us ahead of time for what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I traveled in South America and arrived to Ilha Grande. I must say that if you love hiking and not afraid of some obstacles this is an amazing experience- definitely one of the best in South America! I recommend to go to this hike with the experienced guide Guillermo Farabollini. He will help you through the way, will encourage you... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a fantastic thing to do on Ilha Grande. A walk through the jungle in the dark until you arrive at the summit in tme for sunrise and an amazing view over the whole island and beyond. Guillherme was such a great guide with information about the area and the jungle. After a few days on the beach it... More 

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Juiz de Fora, MG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

At the start of the travel in was nice and sunny so me and my friends I met in the hostel departed with high hopes for a nice view from the peak. But during our way up, after we met a nice dog that would end up with us at the top, the clouds came rolling in! Close to the... More 

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Xerem, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The trail is very hard, but doable. Have a big breakfast and a good night sleep the night before because you will need loads of energy. Uphill is very steep sometimes you have to go on your fours. Choose a sunny day, because it can become dangerous if it rains. The view makes the trail worth doing it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Helloo! I'm ~30yr old female and hiked with a friend and 6 other local Brazilians with a guide - Martin. He will set you back 90reals but comes with expert knowledge on the hike, e.g. will tell you when at 50% of hike or 85% etc. He also knows the shortcut, has headlamps, bamboo walking poles and the GoPro pics... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went to the top without guide, we are a family with kids at age 10, 10 and 11 years. The kids needed some motivation, but everyone was happy with the trip in the end. It was a lot of jungle sounds, but we only saw some birds and squirrels. The view from the top was amazing. We brought one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Challenging trail but in the end you will be rewarded with a fantastic ~ 270 degree view over the island. Some parts of the island you will still not be able to see because of the trees. I would strongly advice against walking the trail in flip-flops as some parts are very steep, others you can pass only by relying... More 

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