When To Go
The climate of this low-lying country is sub-tropical. Summer is extremely hot and humid, with average temperatures in Feb reaching 35°C. In winter temperatures are variable and it can be very cold at night. Most precipitation falls Oct- Apr but it can rain at any time of the year.
Spanish, Guaraní.The Mennonite communities speak a version of High German.
Guaraní. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs in Asunción using a UK credit or debit card. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows. There are also many exchange houses in the capital and on the border where you can exchange US dollars and South American currencies cash (take your passport). When travelling to the Chaco, acquire your guaranis in Asuncion before you go.
GMT -4 hours.
Combine a visit to the Chaco with a stay in Asuncion and a tour of the southern Jesuit Missions.
Driving time from Asunción is around 8 hours along the two-lane highway called the Ruta Transchaco..
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