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Signature Paraguay: The Missions and the Chaco

12 days from £3,600pp

Paraguay / Argentina / Iguazu Falls

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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. 

  • 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)
  • Walking trails and other activities at Yacutinga Lodge

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.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    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.

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    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Evie Oswald
    Evie Oswald - Travel Expert

    It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

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