Alto Parana Paraguay

Alto Parana Tati Yupi Paraguay

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 Paraguay

Asuncion Paraguay

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.

Chaco Paraguay

Chaco Paraguay

The Paraguayan Chaco is a semi-arid, sparsely populated area in Northern Paraguay, and is a rich ecosystem.

The local fauna includes jaguar, ocelot, tapir and giant armadillo and many more species of animals and birds.

Apart from the indigenous peoples, this area has various Mennonite settlements.

Among them is Filadelfia, founded in the early 20th Century and whose inhabitants still live their lives according to their beliefs, and are run by large cooperatives.

Chaco make for a fascinating visit.

Misiones Paraguay

Misiones in Trinidad Paraguay

Southern Paraguay is dotted with the ruins of Jesuit reductions from the 17th Century, offering a fascinating glimpse to that period of history.

The ruins at Santisima Trinidad del Parana are some of the best preserved of the region, built around a Plaza Mayor.

The ruins at San Cosme and Damian are also of interest as in the early 1770 they started astronomical studies.

The observatory can be visited to this day, making this trip well worth the travel.

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