Ilha Grande 3 Day Hiking Tour

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Explore the "Big Island"!
Explore the "Big Island"!
Beautiful island of Ilha Grande
Beautiful island of Ilha Grande
Lopes Mendes in Ilha Grande
Lopes Mendes in Ilha Grande
Go snorkeling at Lagoa Azul
Go snorkeling at Lagoa Azul
Abraao in the beautiful island of Ilha Grande
Abraao in the beautiful island of Ilha Grande
Lopes Mendes in Ilha Grande
Lopes Mendes in Ilha Grande

What To Expect

Explore the "Big Island"! Head to four of the island's over 100 beaches, passing by the village of Abraão on the way. Take a boat trip along the island's coast, go snorkeling at Lagoa Azul, visit Freguesia de Santana's and Saco do Céu and hike up to Parrot Peak!


Tours in Rio de Janeiro
Departs From:
Rio de Janeiro
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
3 Days / 2 Nights
daily at 6:00 AM
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If you like tropical beaches and hiking, the "Big Island" is the perfect place. Its area is about 200 square kilometers of mountains, jungle, historic ruins and over 100 beaches of transparent green water, linked by well kept trails. It is located 2 hours south of Rio, in the Angra dos Reis Bay, and it's part of the largest remaining area covered with Atlantic Rain Forest, known as the Costa Verde (Green Coast). The island hosted Brazil's largest high security prison during most of the 20th century, which is why it was kept relatively isolated and largely unspoiled. In 1994, the prison was closed and the island became a state park with no roads and cars, which makes a paradise for hiking.


Day 1

  • 05:30am Pick-up at the hotel, get primary instructions and fill the agreement form

  • 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Mangaratiba

  • Ferry boat trip (1 hour and 45 minutes) to the village of Abraão

  • 3-hour hike visiting 4 beaches: Palmas, Mangues, Pouso and Lopes Mendes

  • Time for swimming at the beach

  • 45 minute boat trip back to Abraão

  • 1 hour 45 minute ferry boat trip to Mangaratiba

  • Accommodation in Abraão village

Day 2

  • Half day boat trip along the island's cost

  • Snorkeling at the island's best spot Lagoa Azul

  • Visit Freguesia de Santana's and Saco do Céu

Day 3

  • Hike 6 hours to Parrot Peak (roundtrip)

  • Rest at the summit (959 meters)

  • Ferry back to Mangaratiba at 5:30 pm

  • Return to Rio, arrival around 9:00 pm


  • Round-trip transportation

  • Bilingual guide

  • Boat tickets

  • Hiking tour

  • 2 nights with breakfast at Pousada

  • Ferry tickets

  • Boat tour

  • Snorkeling equipment and kayak rental

  • Personal insurance


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • The difficulty level of this tour is moderate / hard.

  • We recommend you wear light clothing, a jacket, a sun hat and hiking shoes.

  • We recommend you bring a swimsuit, a small towel, bug repellant and sunscreen.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 44 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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