Paraguay is well and truly off the gringo trail, but has much to offer for those who like to get off the beaten track. Around 60% of the country is covered by the wild northern Chaco region, which forms part of the largest dry forest area in South America. It is home to an astonishing number of bird and mammal species, many endemic, and also supports the remaining indigenous groups of the region.
The word Chaco means “abundance of wildlife”. Enjoy a day of bird watching in Campo Maria and its surroundings, also a visit to the Salty Lagoon full of birds and other mammals and if we’re lucky we’ll have the possibility to see big cats, but it is not easy.
Trinidad del Paraná and Jesus de Tavarangué
The Jesuite Missions of Trinidad del Paraná and Jesus de Tavarangué, declared a World heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO.
Monday Falls National Park
Monday Falls National Park with a wonderful panoramic view of the waterfalls, 45 meters tall and approximately 120 meters wide falls are truly breathtaking. The name "Monday" (pronounced "mon-da-ugh") originates from Guarani language and means: "robbed river". Entrance fee included, In the afternoon we’ll be visiting the Itaipu Power Dam (Paraguayan side), the Largest dam in South America, with more power than 10 nuclear power stations it has supplied the second largest city on the planet with zero-emission electricity since 1984.