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Address: Shopping Alfa, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 99989-0682
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: O Verde Eco & Adventure Tours is a company specialized in outdoors and...
O Verde Eco & Adventure Tours is a company specialized in outdoors and personalized trips on Ilha Grande. We deal with our clients directly and arrange customized tours based on their needs. We also offer tourist packages (transportation and accommodation on the island), guided tours, customized and private trips. If you are staying in Rio for example, and want to visit the island in just one day, we have our excursion "One Day Trip" (in which case our driver will pick you from your hotel door at 6:00 am and drop you off back at around 9pm). For intrepid and nature lovers, we do a hiking expedition around the island in 5-7 days, visiting the most pristine beaches and camping in some of the most preserved areas of the Ilha Grande State Park. Our goal is to turn your stay into unforgettable experiences! Not only by visiting beautiful places, but interacting with locals and feeling nature under your skin...
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Brazilian winter is the best season yet!

We had the pleasure of taking a tour with Gigi and several other travelers. Although the weather and water temperature was a little chilly, we could not have had a better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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New York City, New York
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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We tried to escape the rain in Rio to visit sunny beach on Ilha Grande. It was an easy booking process for private transfer (480$ for four) by O Verde. These people follow up personally and carefully the travel arrangements and everything spot on on time (no guarantee in Brazil..). Gigi, who runs the local agency on the island, was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had the pleasure of taking a tour with Gigi and several other travelers. Although the weather and water temperature was a little chilly, we could not have had a better experience on the Paradise tour. We went snorkeling (seeing some sea turtles for the first time), spent some time on the beach, and finished the day with a fantastic... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were in Ilha grande for just 2 days and despite the very nice chat with Gigi we decided to go for the organized "half tour of the island" trip, the one that all of the agencies would sell you. It was probably the crappiest tour I've done and I regretted not going with Gigi- she was really knowledgable and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Gigi (the owner and guide) was amazing. It was clear she loves the area and really respects the environment. She was able to cater the trips for our needs as my mum is not confident in the water and because of Gigi, my mum was able to experience her trips to Lopes Mendez and Lagoa Azul! She knows the area... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My gal friend and I ventured to Ilha Grande hoping for a great time and what we got was a marvelous eco-adventure experience beyond words, thanks in big part to O Verde: Liz, Guillermo, Omar & Gigi- You guys rock! Logistics: We used O Verde for 3 things: transfer (the ride from airport to the island, ride from island to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a suweeeet trip to Lagoa Azul with Gigi & her team. Gigi was super helpful & clear in her instructions & communicating what we would be doing. It was obvious that Gigi is very passionate about respecting the natural environment while operating a tour, and was very knowledgeable about the marine life & surrounding environment. Gigi also snapped some... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My friends and I booked our Eco hike through O Verde and I must say, it was very worth it! We had a group of 8 girls and our three guides were very accommodating. From the moment we arrived in the island, Gigi, Eli and Guillermo showed us around the island, took us to a great restaurant (I'll link that... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Excellent private transfer from the International Airport to to Ilha Grande and back, we wanted to get to the Island as quickly as possible, Gigi and her team sorted it out. Our driver was waiting at arrivals. He explained that if we wanted to beat the traffic, we would have to move quickly. We did and we were sitting with... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went to Ilha Grande in August. I found Gigi to be very slow to respond during my attempts at securing transfers from Rio. Big mistake to use her for transfers as she overcharges for bad transfer. The driver seemed lost and took forever to get to the dock. We had a shared transfer scheduled but when the other person... More 

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Overde-Eco-tours, Owner at O Verde Eco & Adventure Tours, responded to this review

Hi ecRich, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm really sorry that you weren't happy with the service you received from us. During the World Cup period we were overwhelmed with enquiries and our small team did find it hard to keep up with demand. The repeated emails I sent were also during this busy time, I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Despite the weather not being the best, Gigi and the team organised tours around what we wanted to do. Even with rain and clouds we went snorkelling and managed to see lots of fish in the crystal clear water. Without them I would not have been able to do activities such as repelling down a waterfall and would not have... More 

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