Paraguay is an unspoilt and amazing holiday destination – a trip here is to step back in time among an incredible variety of attractions.
Paraguay is sparsely populated, and a true off-the-beaten-track destination in the centre of South America.
Landlocked by Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina, Paraguay offers plenty.
There is Chaco (dry forest), pantanal and great wildlife plus Jesuit Mission ruins as well as mighty rivers and a border with the Iguazu Falls.
The mighty River Paraguay not only physically splits the country in two but is a natural divide to the arid west and the fertile east.
It is a fascinating destination with a tragic history, an incredible assimilation of the original peoples.
Official languages are Spanish and Guarani, and destinations and places untouched by the influences of mass tourism.
Paraguay, being at the “heart” of South America, can also be combined neatly with the neighbouring countries.
Below you will find a few of the many attractions Paraguay has to offer for your holiday.
The Alto Parana region is to the east of Paraguay and its main city is Ciudad del Este on the shore of the Parana River.
Across the Parana River is where you will find Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and the Iguaçu Falls.
The Itaipu dam – one of the largest of the world – can be visited and just South of Ciudad del Este the Monday falls are worth a visit.
The Tati Yupi Biological reserve offers the outdoors enthusiast interpretative trails of the wildlife and fauna as well as bike trails for the more energetic.
Asuncion is the capital of landlocked Paraguay and sits on the shore of the Paraguay River.
Asuncion is one of the oldest cities in South America and its character reflects the harsh and varied history of the region.
It also represents the diverse nature of Paraguay where Spanish and Guiarani – the indigenous language – are the official languages.
Places to visit include the National Pantheon of Heroes and the Independence House Museum.
A guided tour is recommended, to help you get the most out of your visit.
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