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Introducing Paraguay

Overview

Welcome to Paraguay! This 6 day itinerary offers the perfect introduction to this lesser known South American destination. Start your cultural and historical journey in Paraguay's vibrant capital before heading to Encarnacion and the beautiful Monday Falls National Park. 

 

 

Trip Code: PATSIP

Location: Paraguay

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Arrive at Asuncion International Airport. Asuncion, Paraguay’s energetic capital and largest city, is built on unassuming hills above the east bank of Paraguay River. There are thankfully few high rises, downtown. El Centro retains its intimate 19th century feel with low balconied buildings and orange trees lining the narrow streets. Upon clearing customs and Immigration, you are met and transferred to your accommodation for check-in and overnight stay.

Arrival in Asuncion

Breakfast and early visit to the city of Asuncion, with its colorful combination of modern and colonial architecture, including downtown, residential and other areas such as Independence House, the National Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Railway Station, the National Heroes Pantheon, Mariscal Lopez Avenue, in addition to the well-known Avenue of the Embassies, finishing in the popular artisan market, the Recova.

Asuncion

Transfer to Encarnacion by private vehicle, visiting on the way, Yaguaron and San Ignacio Jesuitic Museum. Yaguaron is known for its large baroque church and fine resorted Franciscan missionary carvings. San Ignacio Guazu, called Guazu (big) to distinguish as being older than San Ignacio Mini (in Argentina) was found in 1609/1610. Chief Arapizandu, invited the Jesuitics to build it. In the main square of the city there is a statue of the beatified Roque Gonzalez, showing how important the priest was to the development of the mission. Continue to Encarnación, Arrival and overnight.

Asuncion - Encarnacion

Transfer (290 kms) by private vehicle to Ciudad Del Este (triple frontier zone), visiting on route, the Jesuitic Missions of Trinidad del Paraná and Jesus de Tavarangué, both declared a World heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO. In addition to their artistic interest, these missions are a reminder of the Jesuitics’ Christianization of the Rio de la Plata basin in the 17th and 18th centuries, with the accompanying social and economic initiatives. Continue to Ciudad Del Este for overnight stay.

Encarnacion - Ciudad Del Este

Breakfast and early departure for a full day visit to 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''. 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. If there’s time we’ll stop for shopping at the largest shopping centers of the triple frontier, return to Asuncion. Overnight.

Ciudad Del Este

Breakfast and at leisure until time to transfer back to International airport. Transfer by private vehicle. End of our services.

Departure from Asuncion
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We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

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Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.