11 Days / 10 Nights
- Asunción city tour & surrounding areas
- The Chaco & Mennonites colonies
- Drive boat on the river in Concepción
- Itaipu Dam & Tatí Yupí park
- Iguassu falls
- Jesuits ruins
Discover South America's less-traveled paths in Paraguay. This small, yet fascinating country is incredibly welcoming and beautiful.
Interested in seeing the Jesuit Missions, Iguazu Falls, Asuncion or the Gran Chaco? Paraguay makes for an exciting travel destination, especially when paired with Argentina or southern Brazil, such as on a Pantanal-Chaco Cruise. Browse our Paraguay tour itineraries below, or create your own custom Paraguay tour today.
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As one of two landlocked countries in South America, Paraguay is a small but fascinating country that welcomes those who want to explore the lesser-traveled destination of South America.
As Paraguay shares a border with Brazil and Argentina near the Iguazu Waterfalls, many people will visit Paraguay to see the "3 Borders Monument." But to explore Paraguay further, you can visit the Jesuit ruins of Trinidad, which were built and abandoned hundreds of years ago. Or you can take a river boat cruise down the river through the Chaco and the Pantanal, which is a massive wetland along the border of Paraguay and Brazil.
Paraguay is a small sometimes forgotten country that is now considered one of South America's greatest charms. From the bustling atmosphere of the city's capital to the exclusive sandy beaches, you are sure to get a taste of everything when visiting this country. Start your Paraguay Tour in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. Here you will be able to brush up on your history with visits to Casa de la Independencia, Palacio de Gobierno, and Panteón Nacional de Los Héroes. Visit one of Paraguay's most famous eatery, Lido Bar, for some scrumptious empanadas. At night, Asunción's contemporary scene won't let you down. Here, you will find that there is a bar for everyone. Check out Britannia Pub for their extensive beer selection, Casa Clari for a laid-back cocktail lounge, or Pirata bar for some live music.
If Asunción wasn't enough history for you, check out the Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana. The Jesuit Missions are the remaining treasures of small colonies that were established by Jesuit missionaries in the 17th century. Walking through the ruins allows you to visualize first-handily how the Jesuit's accomplished building small communities.
From the Jesuit Missions, you can easily combine a tour to Argentina and Brazil through Iguazu Falls. If you are interested in visiting Paraguay, the up and coming destination in South America, don't hesitate to contact our expert travel consultants today!
If you're looking to combine a trip to Paraguay with one of its neighboring powerhouse countries, Brazil or Argentina, we will be happy to arrange that for you. We can seamlessly combine and modify any of our tours listed to make the perfect Paraguay tour, custom made just for you.
Paraguay can be visited throughout the year. However, there are two seasons that travelers should take note of: the hot season, and the extremely hot season. During the summer, from October to March, Paraguay experiences consistently warm temperatures and rainfall - creating a humid environment. If you don’t enjoy humidity, avoid the summer season. Instead, visit Paraguay from April to September, which is Paraguay’s peak tourist season. During this time, the weather is comfortably warm and there is an abundance of festivals which take place.
If you are more interested in a trip to Paraguay during the cooler months, then we suggest planning a visit from May until August. During the winter season, the temperatures drop pretty low and, the chance of rainfall lowers.
The Centers for Disease Control requires travelers to be up to date with their measles and routine vaccines. It is also suggested that you receive the Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccine prior to your visit to Paraguay.
However, it is highly recommended that you consult with your primary doctor or local travel clinic in regards to receiving any vaccinations for travel to Paraguay or any other destination in South America.
Paraguay has a destination for any age! To get started planning your trip to Paraguay, consider these top destinations in Paraguay. Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, is one of South America’s oldest cities. Which as you can imagine, boasts an abundance of historic sites you can visit. Explore the Casa de la Independencia as well as the Panteon Nacional de Los Héroes. The Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana is also a very popular historic site, as the ruins date back to the 17th century.
Another Paraguay destination commonly visited and combined with Iguazu Falls, is the Itaipu Dam. This dam is on the Panama River and is known as the largest operational hydroelectric energy producer in the world. For a nature-inspired visit, consider visiting the section of the Pantanal wetlands hosted by Paraguay.
According to the World Bank, Paraguay’s economy has been steadily increasing for the past 15 years. The unemployment rate of Paraguay has also fallen by an overall amount of 49%.
Regarding Paraguay is a rich or poor country, the poverty rate has been declining. However, the rate still remains high in the rural areas of Paraguay, with ⅓ of the population living below the poverty line.
In terms of monetary exchange, the US dollar widely accepted within Paraguay. This is due to the maintenance of a free monetary exchange policy and the purchase and sale of foreign currencies are not subject to any controls or regulations.
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