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Pico do Papagaio

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

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Xerem, RJ
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Xerem, RJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We left at 2:40am with a guide in order to make it to the top for sunrise. I was the most challenging and rewarding thing that I have ever done!! I was very difficult, the majority of the hike is uphill. It is physically and mentally challenged. Our guide was great he provided us with head flashlights so we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

5 hour hike (round trip). Take at least 1-1.5 liters of water per person if it is a warm day. I will not hire a guide as it is a super straight forward trail. Super recommended to have lunch at the top (you have the base or the actual summit to enjoy the scenery). Nice views of Abraoo village and... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pico de Papagoia, or Parrot Peak, is almost 1000 meters High. Its a good hike from Abrao, through dense forest to the top where you get rewarded with excellent panorama views of Ilha Grande and the Costa Verde. Go to the top, you wont regret it!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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
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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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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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