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Pico do Papagaio

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Address: Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 24999292415
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Fantastic Hike

I hiked this solo and it was about 5 hours roundtrip, but I was moving at a rapid pace. It's a long and steep hike, but not challenging beyond that (e.g., no scrambling.) It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
carter0013
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hiked this solo and it was about 5 hours roundtrip, but I was moving at a rapid pace. It's a long and steep hike, but not challenging beyond that (e.g., no scrambling.) It is not appropriate for children. Bring some food and about 2 liters of water. If you are somewhat experienced, you do NOT need to hire a... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to the parrot peak is a MUST if you're into hikes. But if you are REALLY into hikes you must do the night hike with Sunrise Pioneers. It leaves at 2am and although that might sound challenging, is worth every single moment. If you're in a budget you can do the hike during the day, the path is... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Do the hike on a clear day go early its brilliant best thing to do there by far , Don't go to the base head straight for the top for better pics and views Takes 2 1/2 hours up 1 1/2 down Don't bother with a guide just keep to the path

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

A GREAT recommendation to everyone who want to have an amazing and memorable adventure to the top of tropical paradise island of Ilha Grande! The sunrise we saw that night was the best I've ever seen. Just unbelievable, what colours the sky can offer at this time of the day. No picture can do the justice, you really have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The hike is hard due the tropical weather, but the view makes it totally worth it! Don't go by yourself, the pad can be very slippery and there is no signal the call for help.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Awesome, there's a night trek that leaves at 2 in the morning from the village, with flash lights , to see the sunrise from the top of the Pico do Papagaio. The company is called Sunrise Pioneers, definitely worth it !

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Martin was a great guide and this was one of the highlights of our Brazil trip. Hiking through the jungle in the dark, listening to the sounds of the night, and ending the trip with a beautiful sunrise was quite an experience. Don't let the 2am departure time scare you! Martin was a great guide and is passionate about these... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

Great trek. I went solo with no guide. Left at 8am and passed the sunrise crew as they were heading down (great guides and friendly!). You can do this alone no problem during daylight. I have a lot of respect for the sunrise crew getting people up there in the dark!! Wear good shoes Bring 1l water per person Sign... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Hiked Pico do Papagaio with sunrise pioneers, I was unsure due to a 2am start time but it was more than worth it. I've not done much hiking in my time but this wasn't too challenging, as long as you're in a fit state you won't have any issues. We didn't have perfect views of the sunrise, but that didn't... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Saw the comments on trip advisor, tried it, and LOVED the experience ! Asked for Martin, nice guy really. He explains things well (difficulty, how far you are, advice, weather forecast, walking bamboo sticks, safety). We weren't expecting clear weather and arrived on a sudden breach in the clouds, mind blowing! Not an "easy" hike, but we were not regular... More 

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