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Day trip from Rio?

L A
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Day trip from Rio?

Is it possible or worth it to make a day trip from Rio to Ilha Grande? I know it takes about 4 hours to get there, but if it is possible to leave very early and return late, it might be worth the trip.

any suggestions?

Salvador, BA
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1. Re: Day trip from Rio?

Here's a site with bus/boat schedules:

www.ilhagrande.com.ar/singlepage.php?id=36

Seems 'difficult' (in the best Brazilian sense of the word) to pull off in one day.

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2. Re: Day trip from Rio?

besides the 4 hour trip by bus from Rio, you still have to take the ferry to Ilha Grande, so I think is too risky to try doing one day only. If you can stay overnight may be better.

best,

Gabriela

L A
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3. Re: Day trip from Rio?

Thanks -- this is helpful. I'll try to stay overnight to enjoy more time on the island.

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4. Re: Day trip from Rio?

I quite agree that a day trip would be very difficult logistically. I think you'll be happy to stay overnight; I often hear of people extending their stay after arriving there.

May I recommend the pousada my spouse and I stayed at? It is Farol dos Borbas. Please search "Ilha Grande Hotels" on this site and you'll find my review, posted in December, along with a few photos.

Have a great time!

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