Ilha Grande Hiking Tour is a great experience for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who wish to get off the beaten track. Ilha Grande (Big Island),is an island situated 2 hours south of Rio city, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, about one hour away by boat once we reach Angra dos Reis city. The island is mostly undeveloped and known for its beauty, which includes deserted beaches, lush vegetation and a rugged landscape. The whole island area is around 193 km² and safeguards an untouched Atlantic Rainforest, one of the most important ecosystems in the planet. It also shelters many endangered species, like the brown howler monkey, the maned sloth and the red-browed parrot. The whole island is a protected area and most of its land is part of the state park. However, small doses of ecotourism is encouraged by the local administration. The island has over 150 km of hiking trails, linking villages to beaches and mountain peaks.
Ilha Grande Hiking Tour – Program
Our Ilha Grande Hiking Tour starts from Vila do Abraão, the largest village in the island with a bit over 2000 inhabitants. From there to Lopes Mendes beach, it takes about two hours . The trail begins right at the end of the main city beach, in Abraão Village. The trail takes you up and down through hills inside the rainforest, where wild animals like monkeys and birds maybe spotted along the way. Eventually it touches the beaches of Palmas and Pouso, and finally, after 02 hours of hiking, the wonderful beach of Lopes Mendes, which was recently elected the most beautiful beach of Ilha Grande and one of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil. Trip Advisor’s members ranked Lopes mendes the 13th most beautiful beach of the world, in 2014. On the way back, we take a boat trip back to Abraão Village, where we take the second boat back to land.
Around 14 hours round trip .
Transportation and guiding services
From 02 to 14 people
Easy to Moderate
Daily, under request . Pick ups at 6:00 am
Wear good walking or hiking shoes, take towels and bathing suits, take a small backpack with plenty of water , fruits and snacks, wear comfortable clothes, wear a cap and sun block on sunny days. We do not provide food in this tour but there are places to eat along the way in the island. Time to stop and eat is included in the tour duration.
How to Book :
Please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page, and pay the required deposit (R$ 99,00) Choose an available date. We usually need at least 24 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case the chosen date does not appear on our booking calendar, please send us an e-mail requesting availability. Remainder is always paid in cash to the guide, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.
* We do not operate this tour during Carnival Season.
* Boat tickets not included in the price. Costs between R$ 60,00 & R$ 80,00 per person, according to the season.