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Pico do Papagaio

Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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A most challenging but rewarding walk

The sign at the bottom says 3.5 hours up and 3.5 hours down - they are not exaggerating. A walking... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
Southampton, United Kingdom

Probably the hardest hike I have done yet. The weather was great but the heat (even in winter) was... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“night hike” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The sign at the bottom says 3.5 hours up and 3.5 hours down - they are not exaggerating. A walking pole is extremely helpful - to save ones knees on the way done. You need to be able to climb 'steps' (tree roots, stones) of...More

1  Thank clickawick
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Probably the hardest hike I have done yet. The weather was great but the heat (even in winter) was excruciating. Make sure to bring lots of water (I drank 2L). We hired a guide from one of the tourist booths in Abraão which I recommend...More

Thank jtsabouri
Reviewed 31 July 2016

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...More

2  Thank carter0013
Reviewed 28 July 2016 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...More

2  Thank renascimento27
Reviewed 11 June 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...More

Thank Thepaulmonty
Reviewed 12 May 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...More

Thank Kristjan K
Reviewed 7 May 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.

Thank Stijn V
Reviewed 5 February 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 !

2  Thank PabloFdz
Reviewed 15 January 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...More

2  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 15 January 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...More

2  Thank Plexiaw
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