SYMPATHETIC COUNTRY IN THE HEART OF SOUTH AMERICA
Located in the heart of South America, Paraguay borders Brazil in the east, Argentina in the south and west and Bolivia in the north. Largely unnoticed by tourists, you can still experience the country and its people in their original form.
The Rio Paraguay divides the inland into two natural parts: La Occidental in the west – the sparsely populated Gran Chaco , which takes up around 60 percent of the land area – and La Oriental , the eastern region, in which over 97 percent of the population lives.
In the east is the historic Paraguay and heartland of today’s state. Compared to the savannahs and semi-deserts of the Gran Chaco landscape, the east is varied with diverse mountainous terrain, tree savannahs, marshlands and the last remaining natural rainforest stands. According to youremailverifier.com, the capital is Asuncion .
COUNTRY INFORMATION PARAGUAY
National language: Guarani, Spanish
Foreign languages: partly English, German
Capital: Asunción, approx. 900,000 inhabitants, 140 m above sea level.
Local time: CET -4 hours, CEST -6 hours
Airport fee upon departure: US $ 25 (usually included in the flight price)
Entry requirements: Valid passport for stays of up to 90 days.
Vaccination regulations: Yellow fever when entering from areas of infection
Currency regulations : Currency unit: 1 Guarani (PYG) = 100 Céntimos
Recommendation: take US $ and € bills with you, as other foreign banknotes are not accepted by the banks. Intern. Credit cards are partially accepted in larger shops and hotels.
Power supply: In the larger cities 220 volts alternating current, 50 Hz, mostly 2-pin flat plugs and adapters required.
Best time to travel: From December to March Paraguay has a hot summer with a subtropical climate and high humidity, the winters can cool down to 10 ° C.
With a trip to Paraguay you go to the authentic center of South America. Because tourism has not been developed here so far, you can still experience the people and their culture in an absolutely unadulterated way. The Rio Paraguay river divides the inland into two very different parts: In the west (“La Occidental”) lie the savannas and semi-deserts of the sparsely populated Gran Chaco . The eastern region (“La Oriental”) is much more varied with its mountain landscapes, tree savannahs, swamps and rainforest areas – over 97 percent of the population also live here.
PARAGUAY – COUNTRY OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
The fact that Paraguay is still relatively unknown as a travel destination does not mean that there is not much to see and experience on a Paraguay trip. There is, for example, the capital Asunción with its colonial architecture and the typical South American markets . Discover with us the fascinating ecosystem of the Gran Chaco , where animals such as flamingos, caimans and capybaras can be seen in the saltwater lagoons . Visit old German colonies , typical estancias or the impressive ruins of the Jesuit city of Trinidad del Paraná .
In the south of Paraguay, extensive wetlands, swamps and the Río Paraná invite you to take boat trips. Other highlights include the sand dunes of Cerrito , the Laguna Capitán salt lake and the inactive Acahay Hill volcano . For nature fans there are a number of national parks and nature reserves in Paraguay, in which you can observe hiking and a wide variety of animal and bird species.
And of course a detour to the gigantic waterfalls of Iguaçú in the triangle with Argentina and Brazil should not be missing. In general, a Paraguay trip can be combined very well with these countries as well as the other neighboring country Bolivia.
ADVENTURE IN THE GRAN CHACO & CERRADO
10 days short trip from / to Asunción
- everything from a single source: can also be booked with flights from Germany / Austria / Switzerland
- exclusively for 2 people
- Travel with a private guide
- Implementation daily
The ecosystem of the Gran Chaco and Cerrado is a savannah landscape in the heart of South America and is determined by wide, sun-drenched plains, dry forests and thorn bush vegetation – so to speak, the “outback” of South America. Here you can also observe animals such as flamingos on the salt water lagoons, caimans, capuchin monkeys and capybaras. Further south the landscape becomes greener and is defined by watercourses, gallery forests and lagoons.
Day 1: Asunción
Upon arrival in Asunción, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon you will get to know the cultural contrasts of the city on a city tour.
Day 2: Asunción – Filadelfia
Early in the morning departure for Filadelfia in the heart of the Chaco region. During several stops along the way, you can observe the wildlife and get a first impression of the unique nature. You will visit a local village and the salt lake “Laguna Capitán”, where hundreds of flamingos gather in winter. In the evening you will reach your hotel in Filadelfia. B / L / D
Day 3: Estancia Iparoma
After breakfast departure to the 1,200 hectare Estancia Iparoma. From the hotel you drive to the nature reserve “Campo Maria”, which is a great place for bird and animal watching. On the way you stop briefly at the lagoon “Laguna Capitán”. Lunch takes place directly at the viewing point Chaco Lodge, where you You can also find tables, chairs and bath and relax afterwards. In the afternoon you can take a walk to explore the unique surroundings and look for crocodiles, capuchin monkeys and capybaras. In the evening you will return to your hotel in Filadelfia. B / L / A
Day 4: Filadelfia – Conception
After breakfast you visit the Jacob-Unger Museum. On the way to Concepción you cross the Rio Paraguay and leave the Chaco area. After lunch and a leisurely stroll through Concepción, you can take a boat tour on the Rio Paraguay. F / M / A
Day 5: Conception – Vallemi
Today you drive over sand tracks to Vallemi. The town lies at the foot of the mountains of San Luis and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding valleys. F / M / A
Day 6: Vallemi
During a boat trip on the Rio Paraguay you will discover limestone formations that are reminiscent of the white cliffs of Dover. You will then visit the cities of Puerto Casado and San Lázaro on the Rio Apa. In the afternoon you will explore the caves in the area. F / M / A
Day 7: Vallemi – Chacurru
A sandy road takes you to the Fort of San Carlos, which was built by the Spanish Crown in the 18th century. The ruins of the former fort still dominate the landscape. Then continue south to the Chacurru ecological reserve. F / M / A
Day 8: Chacurru
Experience interesting hours in the reserve. Take a canopy tour and walk over six suspension bridges, ride a cable car, or rappel over a waterfall. Whether hiking, bird watching or relaxing, there is something for everyone in the reserve. F / M / A
Day 9: Chacurru – Asunción
Use the morning to relax in the tranquility of the woods before heading back to Asunción. Arrival in Asunción in the late afternoon and transfer to the hotel. F.
Day 10: Asuncion
Transfer to the airport. F.