Overview & Highlights
A comprehensive holiday in the last undiscovered country on the continent, wedged between Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina but with a unique and distinctive culture and landscape in its own right.
Ask most people where Paraguay is, and not that many will be able to point to this shyly land-locked country on a map. And most of them won’t know anyone who has been there. But that isn’t a reason not to go: what was in living memory merely a despotically-run, underdeveloped republic is now an optimistic place with a creative, youthful population and a commitment to restoring the attractions of the Spanish colonial era in its quirky riverside capital, Asuncion.
In addition, in the bird-filled wetlands, saltpans, lagoons and thorn forests of the Chaco Paraguay hosts some of the most remote wildlife wilderness on the continent and a stunning clutch of well tended ruins of once glorious Jesuit missions, which are also found over the border in Brazil and Argentina. For history, culture, the arts and nature, this comprehensive holiday will satisfy all the curiosity of the visitor who wants to go beyond the most popular destinations.
- Walking tour of Asunción
- Excursion to Sapucai railway village and museum
- Guided explorations in the Chaco
- Visit to the Franciscan church of Yaguaron
- Visit to the Jesuit-Guarani art museums of San Ignacio Guasu and Santa Maria de Fe
- Visits to the Jesuit ruins of Trinidad and Jesus de Tavarangue
- Walking tour of Trinidad by night (Fri-Sun only)
- Guided tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls
- Guided tour of the Argentine side of the Iguazú Falls
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City tour of Asunción.
Visit Sapucai railway museum.
Drive through the Chaco wilderness of pastures, wetlands and thorn forests.
Safari tour of the salt lakes and cactus forests of the Chaco.
Visit Filadelfia's Mennonite museum. Return to Asuncion.
Visit historic towns on the Ruta Jesuita.
Visit the Jesuit Missions ruins of Trinidad and Jesus.
Explore the San Ignacio Mini Mission in Argentina. Continue to Iguazu.
Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.
Visit the Argentina side of Iguazú Falls.
Transfer to airport for connections to international flight.
Things to do
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Paraguay / Asuncion and the heartland
La Mision Hotel Boutique
Paraguay / The Chaco
Paraguay / The Jesuit Missions of the south
Santa Maria Hotel
Paraguay / The Jesuit Missions of the south
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru
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Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert
Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert
Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Alex Walker - Travel Expert
A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.