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7-day trek on the island of Ilha Grande near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Explore the exotic island of Ilha Grande, just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, during a 7-day trek with certified guides from Nattrip.

Duration7 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Dec
Skill LevelAll Levels
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Discover lush rainforest, jagged peaks, pristine beaches and more.

  • Experience breathtaking nature at it finest on Brazil’s Ilha Grande.

  • Benefit from having a certified guide with you on the isolated island.

Description

Few islands in the world pack so much beauty, wonder, and interest than Ilha Grande, just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

The rugged island is scarred with a macabre history while possessing raw outstanding beauty.

The pristine island has been out of reach for visitors for centuries, having been used as an isolated place for a leper colony.

Then later its solitary location was thought to be ideal for holding one of Brazil’s most infamous high-security prisons, Candido Mendes. Yet the facility closed in 1994 before slowly opening to tourism.

Given its curious history, much of the island remains untouched and undeveloped, leaving you with a sense of trekking among wild pristine landscapes.

Almost all of the island is blanketed in rainforest while hosting one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the whole of South America.

This 7-day trekking experience blends elements of white sandy beaches and thick lush jungle, home to waterfalls and ravines, jagged peaks and endemic wildlife.

Some species are threatened such as the pig-like white-lipped peccary, the woolly spider monkey, and the iconic jaguar, all symbolic of the region.

Cross rivers and ascend the mountains, stick to trail paths and explore the sandy coast. And get to know the local fishing villages, or caiçaras.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on the island paradise of Ilha Grande for a 7-day trekking adventure off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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Rio de Janeiro.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Ilha Grande - Abraão Village - Saco do Céu beach

Travel from Rio de Janeiro to the small village of Abraão in Ilha Grande. Departing from Vila do Abraão, we will cross the small villages of Enseada das Estrelas and Saco do Céu. Hike around 8km.

Day 2: Saco do Céu - Bananal Beach

Get to know the beaches of Japariz, Freguesia de Santana as well as its historical church. Then we go to Bananal. Hike around 7km.

Day 3: Bananal Beach - Araçatiba Beach

We will cross the Matariz beach, the Sítio Forte village, the Passa-Terra, Ubatubinha and Longa beaches, before reaching the fishing village of Araçatiba. Hike around 11km.

Day 4: Araçatiba Beach - Provetá Beach - Aventureiro beach

We will reach the fisherman village of Provetá, home to an evangelical community living in harmony with nature and almost completely isolated. Then our destination will be one of the most beautiful and famous beaches in Brazil, Aventureiro (Adventure Beach). Hike around 8km.

Day 5: Aventureiro Beach - Parnaioca Beach

Between Aventureiro and Parnaioca beaches is the biggest biological reserve of Ilha Grande, the Reserva Biológica da Praia do Sul. This is a protected area preserving a unique biome. We will do some hikes to explore the beauty of the area.

Day 6: Parnaioca Beach – village of Abraão

Final day of trekking, we will head back to the small village of Abraão. We will visit the beach and the maximum security prison of the small village of Dois Rios. Nowadays this center is dedicated to environmental studies and is managed by the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Hike around 16km.

Day 7: Ascent to the Parrot Peak of Ilha Grande

You will have free time to enjoy your last moments in the small village of Abraão. For adventurers who are eager to hike more, we can go to the Parrot Peak, one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Ilha Grande. Located at 982 meters, the peak offers a panoramic view on Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis and on clear days, we can even see Rio de Janeiro. Hike around 11km.


About the guide

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The year 2010 marked the beginning of a journey of creation of Nattrip, our company. Accessibility to ecotourism and adventure tourism was restricted, especially in Rio de Janeiro. There were still severe restrictions of public use to the existing Conservation Units, which went some way against what the world was experiencing. While other countries created policies to increase protected area visitation in an attempt to increase preservation, using the “understand to protect” approach, Brazil believed that prohibiting access was the best way to protect.

Thanks to the work of some conservation, tourism and sports entities, as well as some spheres of public power, this premise has gradually changed, giving space to a greater offer of experiences in the natural environment.
We understand that people, whether tourists or residents, needed tours and specialized services to practice the activities that these places provide. This is to promote a healthy life and generate environmental knowledge by insertion into the environment, creating a basis for environmental sustainability, responsibility, mutual conviviality, and protection.

That’s when we decided to create a company specialized in the eco-adventure segment, which could promote the sector with responsibility. A way of entertainment that creates environmental education by osmosis. However, the mission of Nattrip was beyond just being a company that provides nature and adventure tours.

We design the company’s performance in all aspects of tourism in Brazil, aiming to be a company of national reference, which can translate into quality assurance. Today Nattrip is one of the main agencies and operators of receptive tourism in Rio de Janeiro, a respected adventure operator in Brazil and has been showing all its power in the corporate, educational and travel segments.

“Protect by enjoying and understanding, never forbidding!”


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2557 each

Group of 2

USD 1516 each

Group of 3

USD 1165 each

Group of 4

USD 1165 each

Group of 5

USD 1165 each

Group of 6

USD 1165 each

Group of 7

USD 1165 each

Group of 8

USD 1165 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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