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Pico do Papagaio

Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #6 of 45 Attractions in Ilha Grande
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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