Day 2Full Day Trip: The Life of the Indigenous
In the morning, depart Asunción and head towards San Lorenzo. In San Lorenzo, visit the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum of Guido Boggiani. The ethnographic collection consists of over 3,300 pieces of Paraguayan Native life. Stop by the photographic series, “The land without evil” by Zamuko of Buffe JP (1986 and 1993) and a collection of photos made by Guido Boggiani (1898-1905). Later, the journey continues to the Indian tribe, Maká. The Makas originally sustained with hunting, fishing and collecting honey, today they sell handmade souvenirs as a primary source of income.
Next, walk the Remanso bridge, crossing the Paraguay River. Nearby your crossing is Villa Hayes, the capital of the department of Presidente Hayes (one of the three departments of the Paraguayan Chaco). While here, visit the Museum of History, which displays uniforms, weapons, photographs and paraphernalia from the time of the Chaco War.
Afterward, explore another indigenous community in Cerrito, Chaco – “Toba Qom”. The Toba Qom Native community is located about 45 kilometers north of Asuncion, behind Villa Hayes. There are more than 1,000 inhabitants. This native tribe, originally from Bolivia, lives between the Mosquito and Rio Negro rivers and is rich with cultural history. After the visit you will enjoy lunch, with your choice of various locally caught fish, on the bank of the Paraguay River. At night, return to Asunción.