Paraguay may fly under the radar for most travellers to South America, but this country has much to offer those who like to get off the beaten track. About 60% of the country is covered by the wild northern Chaco region – home to an astonishing number of bird and mammal species, many of which are endemic. The Rio Paraguay runs north to south through the centre of the country. Take a river cruise to the Chaco and Pantanal regions on one of the grand old vessels that ply the calm waters.
The Jesuit Missions in the south of the country provide a fascinating glimpse into Paraguay’s past, while the Mennonite communities of Filadelfia and its surrounding townships are a more modern example of the country’s religious diversity.
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.