One of the most sought-after activities in Rio de Janeiro is a tour of Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande—but very few people see the beautiful beaches only accessible via hiking trail. Pico do Papagaio is the most beautiful trail on Ilha Grande. You'll visit Lopes Mendes Beach, considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, and one of the highest points of Ilha Grande—the best viewpoint of Angra dos Reis.

Highlights

  • Visit Lopes Mendes Beach, considered one of the world's best
  • Take in the stellar views of Ilha Grande from Papagaio Peak
  • Overnight in charming Abraão Village on Ilha Grande

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande - Lopes Mendes Beach Vila do Abraão
Day 2 From Abraão village to the Papagaio Peak  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro City (hotel Pick-up) x Ilha Grande x Lopes Mendes Beach

Lopes mendes beach hiking
Lopes mendes beach hiking

On the first day of  Angra dos Reis trekking, we’ll visit Lopes Mendes Beach, considered one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world located on the ocean coast, facing south, with approximately 3 km of white sand, very fine and firm, has been for many decades the most famous place of all Angra dos Reis.

The sea of Lopes Mendes seems always busy, suitable for surfing, so it is the beach where this sport is the most practiced. It is a beach of shallow depth and the water transparency is impressive, as well as its shades variation. Lopes Mendes was once inhabited by the Caiçara community, when the penal colony of ‘Dois Rios’ lived its peak, but today it is an almost deserted beach with a lot of natural shade from the almond trees.

We'll have some dinner and then have some free time a Abraão Village. 

Duration: 5 to 7h
Distance: 6.5 miles (10 km)

Day 2: From Abraão village to the Papagaio Peak

The Parrot Peak and the 360º view
The Parrot Peak and the 360º view

The hiking to Ilha Grande's Pico do Papagaio Peak is a must activity for adventurers who want to enjoy the wilderness of Ilha Grande and discover one of the most beautiful views of the island. With its 982 m altitude the Pico do Papagaio has panoramic views of Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis and even Rio de Janeiro with clear sky it's possible to see the Pedra da Gávea Mountain at Rio. 

After the climb to Papagaio Peak we'll have reached the end of our trekking expedition to the most beautiful beaches trekking in Brazil, we will leave Ilha Grande to the mainland by boat and then we will take our transfer to Rio de Janeiro where all participants will be left in their lodgings.

Duration: 5 to 8 hr
Distance: 7 miles (11 km)

Map

Map of Rio de Janeiro Trek: Angra dos Reis & Ilha Grande - 2 Days
Map of Rio de Janeiro Trek: Angra dos Reis & Ilha Grande - 2 Days