Ilha Grande 360° Trekking Expedition – 07 & 09 Days Packages

The Ilha Grande 360º Trekking Expedition is one of the most beautiful Beach Trekking Experiences in Brazil and a must do for adventure travelers. This 09 days package offers a complete experience and is the perfect mix between beach, wilderness and culture!

You will hike approximately 70 km across outstanding beaches and small fishermen villages. Trekking Ilha Grande 360º is performed throughout trails, constant mountain ascents and descents, rivers crossing and beaches of paradisiacal scenery.

During the Expedition, you will get to know fishermen communities also known as “caiçaras” villages, where men and nature found balance. You will stay overnight in house lodging, where you will have delicious typical caiçaras meals and will be able to interact with locals. This expedition includes breakfasts and dinners.

Take a look at the 09 days Ilha Grande 360° Trekking itinerary and embark on this adventure with Nattrip!

Ilha Grande 360° Trekking Highlights

  • The most beautiful beach Trekking of Brazil
  • 360º trekking in Ilha Grande, visiting the main beaches
  • Ascension to the 2nd highest mountain of Ilha Grande, the Parrot Peak
  • Overnights in housing lodge in local communities (caiçaras, fishermen)

07 days Itinerary (camping overnights)

What is the itinerary of 07 days Ilha Grande 360° Trekking?

  • Day 1: Transfer to Ilha Grande x Abraão Village x Saco do Céu beach
    • Private and boat transfer to Ilha Grande;
    • Hiking distance: 08 km
      ⇝ From 3 to 5 hours
    • Reception service in lodge Rio de Janeiro city 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.
  • Day 2: Saco do Céu x Bananal Beach
    • Hiking distance: 7 km
      ⇝ From 3 to 4 hours
    • During this day, we will know the beaches of Japariz, Freguesia de Santana as well as its historical church. Arriving at Bananal, we will set up for the night.
  • Day 3: Bananal Beach x Araçatiba Beach
    • Hiking distance: 11 km
      ⇝ From 4 to 5 hours
    • We will cross the Matariz beach, the Sítio Forte village (along with its beautiful school), the Passa-Terra, Ubatubinha and Longa beaches, before reaching the fishing village of Araçatiba.
  • Day 4: Araçatiba Beach x Provetá Beach x Aventureiro beach
    • Hiking distance: 08  km
      ⇝ From 5 to 7  hours
    • During this day, we will reach the fisherman village of Provetá, where stays an Evangelical Community living in harmony with nature and almost isolated from the events of the continent, after provetá our  destination will be one of the most beautiful and famous beach of Brazil, called Aventureiro (Adventure Beach)
  • Day 5: Aventureiro Beach x Parnaioca Beach
    • Between Aventureiro and Parnaioca beaches is located the biggest Biological Reserve of Ilha Grande, the Reserva Biológica da Praia do Sul. This is a protected area preserving a unique biome of the Atlantic Forest. The two beaches of the Reserve host the main stretches of white sand of the Island. Reaching Paranaioca Beach, also considered as one of most beautiful beaches of Brazil, we will do some hikes to explore the beauty of the area (waterfall, natural viewpoint, etc.) and rest.
    • However, it is also possible to cross the Biological Reserve with the authorization of the Environmental Agency responsible for the area. In return, our guides and participants collect the trash stranded on the beaches, brought mainly by the sea tides.
    • Hiking distance: 3,5 km
      ⇝ From 2 to 3 hours
  • Day 6: Parnaioca Beach x Abraão small village
    • Hiking distance: 16 km
      ⇝ From 6 to 8 hours
    • During our last 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.
  • Day 7: Ascent to the Parrot Peak of Ilha Grande
    • Hiking distance: 11 km
      ⇝ From 6 to 8 hours
    • During the last day of the Expedition, you will have free time to enjoy your last moments in the small village of Abraão. For adventurers eager to hike more, we will take you to the Parrot Peak which is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Ilha Grande. Located at 982m high, the Parrot Peak offers a panoramic view on Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis and on clear days, we can even sight Rio de Janeiro city with the Pedra da Gávea.

09 days Itinerary (Hostel overnights)

What is the itinerary of Ilha Grande 360° Trekking?

  • Day 1: Transfer to Ilha Grande and Lopes Mendes Beach
    • Private and boat transfer to Ilha Grande;
    • Hiking distance: 6 km
      ⇝ From 4 to 5 hours
    • Reception service in our Pousada (lodge) in the small village of Abraão in Ilha Grande. We will leave our backpacks and start a beautiful hike crossing some of the most outstanding beaches of Ilha Grande, Lopes Mendes and Santo Antônio. After enjoying and resting in these beaches, we will take a boat transfer to return to Abraão.
  • Day 2: Abraão x Saco do Céu
    • Hiking distance: 8 km
      ⇝ From 3 to 4 hours
    • Departing from Vila do Abraão, we will cross the small villages of Enseada das Estrelas and Saco do Céu.
  • Day 3: Saco do Céu x Bananal Beach
    • Hiking distance: 7 km
      ⇝ From 3 to 4 hours
    • During this day, we will know the beaches of Japariz, Freguesia de Santana as well as its historical church. Arriving at Bananal, we will set up for the night.
  • Day 4: Bananal Beach x Araçatiba Beach
    • Hiking distance: 11 km
      ⇝ From 4 to 5 hours
    • We will cross the Matariz beach, the Sítio Forte village (along with its beautiful school), the Passa-Terra, Ubatubinha and Longa beaches, before reaching the fishing village of Araçatiba.
  • Day 5: Araçatiba Beach x Provetá Beach
    • Hiking distance: 4,5 km
      ⇝ From 2 to 3 hours
    • During this day, we will reach the fisherman village of Provetá, where stays an Evangelical Community living in harmony with nature and almost isolated from the events of the continent.
  • Day 6: Provetá Beach x Aventureiro Beach
    • Hiking distance: 3,5 km
      ⇝ From 2 to 3 hours
    • Our destination is one the most beautiful and famous beach of Brazil, called Aventureiro (Adventure Beach).
  • Day 7: Aventureiro Beach x Parnaioca Beach
    • ⇝ Boat Transfer
    • Between Aventureiro and Parnaioca beaches is located the biggest Biological Reserve of Ilha Grande, the Reserva Biológica da Praia do Sul. This is a protected area preserving a unique biome of the Atlantic Forest. The two beaches of the Reserve host the main stretches of white sand of the Island. Reaching Paranaioca Beach, also considered as one of most beautiful beaches of Brazil, we will do some hikes to explore the beauty of the area (waterfall, natural viewpoint, etc.) and rest.
    • However, it is also possible to cross the Biological Reserve with the authorization of the Environmental Agency responsible for the area. In return, our guides and participants collect the trash stranded on the beaches, brought mainly by the sea tides.
    • Hiking distance: 3,5 km
      ⇝ From 2 to 3 hours
  • Day 8: Parnaioca Beach x Abraão small village
    • Hiking distance: 16 km
      ⇝ From 6 to 8 hours
    • During our last 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.
  • Day 9: Ascent to the Parrot Peak of Ilha Grande
    • Hiking distance: 11 km
      ⇝ From 6 to 8 hours
    • During the last day of the Expedition, you will have free time to enjoy your last moments in the small village of Abraão. For adventurers eager to hike more, we will take you to the Parrot Peak which is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Ilha Grande. Located at 982m high, the Parrot Peak offers a panoramic view on Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis and on clear days, we can even sight Rio de Janeiro city with the Pedra da Gávea.

Inclusions and Exclusions

What’s included in Ilha Grande 360° Trekking Expedition?

Included:

  • Leader specialized in long-course hikes and trained with first-aid fundamentals;
  • Guided expedition in Ilha Grande;
  • Guided hike to Ilha Grande highest peak (optional on the last day);
  • Bus & Boat Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande;
  • Boat transfer from Praia de Aventureiro to Praia de Parnaioca (Biological Reserve);
  • One breakfast per day;
  • One lunch (caiçara meal) per day;
  • Gear purchasing advisory before departure (at your disposal);
  • Food advising (for snacks during the trekking) before leaving;
  • Remote monitoring of the Expedition;
  • First-aid kit;
  • Gift of Nattrip Expeditions;
  • Insurance against personal accidents;
  • SpotGen3 satelite remote tracking and monitoring.

It is possible to rent gears from Nattrip if needed.

Not included:

  • Meals not mentionned in the tour;
  • Personal use medicines;
  • Any item not described as included.

Weather information

Average temperature in the region of Ilha Grande

Pantanal Wildlife Tour temperature

Average chance of rain in the region of Ilha Grande

Pantanal Wildlife Tour rain

Equipment Checklist

What kind of gear do I need to bring Ilha Grande 360° Trekking Expedition?

Mandatory documents:

  • Identity document (Passaport);
  • Vaccination Certificate – Yellow Fever

Mandatory Equipment:

  • Trekking Backpack (minimun of 60l);
  • Walking stick (01 or 02);
  • Headlamp and batteries;
  • Water compartment (minimum of 2l);
  •  Boot/Hiking shoes;
  • Dry Fit/Polyamide shirts;
  • Anorak;
  • Waste compartment;
  • Backpack rain cover;
  • Toilet paper;
  • Cellphone;
  • Sandals;
  • Sunscreen;

Optional Personal Gear:

  • Fleece;
  • Second Skin (shirt and legs);
  • Trekking pants;
  • Bathing suits;
  • Bandanas;
  • Towels;
  • Hats or caps;
  • Flip-flop;
  • Kitchen Kit/cutlery;
  • Multi-purpose pocket knife;
  • Dry bag/sack;
  • Technical packs;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Digital camera;
  • Poncho;
  • Wet wipes;
  • Lip balm;
  • Emergency blanket;
  • Paracord 3-5 mm;
  • Water purification tablets;
  • Silvertape;
  • Energy gels;
  • Personal use medicines.

Pre-booking information

Important things you should know before booking!

Important information
  • Before booking any product, check the risks involved, what’s included, the necessary equipment and the FAQ. If doubts arise, contact us.
  • When booking any tour, the tourist attests knowledge to the natural risk inherent in ecotourism and adventure activities as well as the activities risks. If you wish to understand more about the risks involved, contact us.
  • The excessive ingestion of alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs, as well as the carrying of weapons of any kind, before or during activities, is not allowed under penalty of exclusion of the participant.
  • The itinerary and the order of the tours can be changed due to the weather and/or adverse conditions inherent to the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
What are the vaccines needed?
  • Yellow fever is the only mandatory vaccine to enter Brazil, please check your country vaccine requirements.
  • We recommend Hepatitis B vaccine and the globally recommended vaccines: MMR (measles, rubella and mumps), DT (diphtheria and tetanus), polio, influenza and meningitis.
Do I need Visa?
  • Although most of the tourists can rely on fast and easy electronic e-Visas, depending on your country of origin a standard Visa can be required to enter Brazil.
  • Please make sure to verify the requirements before you travel for this is a responsibility of the tourist.

FAQ

FAQ Ilha Grande 360° Trekking Expedition

How many kilometers, on average, will we walk a day on the expedition to Ilha Grande?

Day 1 – 6 km and 4 to 5 hours hiking;
Day 2 – 8 km and 3 to 4 hours hiking;
Day 3 – 7 km and 3 to 4 hours hiking;
Day 4 – 11 km and 4 to 5 hours hiking;
Day 5 – 4,5 km and 2 to 3 hours hiking;
Day 6 – 3,5 km and 2 to 3 hours hiking;
Day 7 – Boat Transfer or 3,5 km and 2 to 3 hours hiking;
Day 8 – 16 km and 6 to 8 hours hiking;
Day 9 – 11 km and 6 to 8 hours hiking;

Will we hike all the time on the seaside?

No, we won’t always hike on the seaside. Ilha Grande 360º Trekking is performed throughout trails that surround the perimeters of the island. During the first 3 days, we will actually follow the electric energy wires, path also used by local residents to get from one beach to another. Frequently, these trails include mountain ascents and descents and cross the Atlantic Forest. The overnight places are always located on the seaside expect on the Abraão small village, where you will be hosted in a Pousada.

How are the overnight places during the Ilha Grande 360º Trekking?

During the Ilha Grande 360º Trekking, we will overnight in local resident lodging who are allowed to receive tourist in the Ilha Grande State Park. These are simple but confortable rooms and most of the time, there are located on the seaside.

Is there any cell phone signal during the trekking days?

There is only cell phone signal during the first 4 trekking days and the last day. For those who wish to use the mobile device for photos it is valid to carry a ‘power bank’ during the activity. 

How’s the group? Who will I be travelling with?

Our expeditions consists in small groups. In case of large number of people, we will divide into small groups that will hike with minimum interval. Other people might join the same group. If you want to go on a private group, contact us before booking!

What kind of gear do I need? What are the luggage restrictions? Packing tips?

A comfortable backpacking pack (60L minimum) is mandatory.  Rentals are available (under availability) in case you need, please let us know prior to departure. Assistance before departure is available, contact us.

Do I have to bring cash?

We always recommend to bring cash with you. In the small village of Abraão, there is possibility to buy local handcraft and souvenirs. Drinks and tips are not included also.

Any wildlife risks?

The highest risk are venomous animals. They usually get away from humans, but there is the possibility to find snakes or spiders along the way.

What ages is it suitable?

Each person knows their limits. We don’t limit anybody, but we don’t recommend to youngers less than 12 years old.

If the weather forecast is unfavorable, is the expedition canceled / deferred?

Nattrip constantly monitors the weather forecast for the specific climate of Ilha Grande, including during the expedition. If Nattrip agency and /or Activity Guides understand that the physical integrity risks inherent to natural activity are being exceeded, the event may be postponed or cancelled.

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Prices

07 days package (camping Overnights)

1.130USD per person (for 03 or more persons group)


1.470USD per person (for 02 person group)


2.480USD per person (for 01 person group)

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09 days package (Hostel Overnights)

1.820USD per person (for 03 or more persons group)


2.325USD per person (for 02 person group)


3.830USD per person (for 01 person group)

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Availability

This tour has daily departure

• Daily departure available

• Please consider that this tour requires booking 3 days in advance

Group type and promotions

  • Small groups (10 persons max)
  • Bilingual tour guides
  • Bookings for more than 5 persons, contact us!

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Destination:

  • Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

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