The least visited country in South America, but the most adventurous?

Paraguay is probably the least visited country in all of South America. You rarely hear about its highlights, festivals or whatever. But here too you will find the Amazon, as well as ancient cities and indigenous peoples.

A tour of Paraguay is a real adventure, which makes it a real challenge. And yes, the country is not known for anything special. Although it does have the Amazon forest, for example, it is not easy to arrange tours for this jungle.

Paraguay is home to parts of well-known nature reserves. Including the famous Pantanal, which is mainly visited in Brazil. Fortunately, it also has its own best things to see and do. Discover them before your visit. Including World Heritage.


Asunción is the capital of Paraguay. Here you will find many colonial buildings that are in good condition. Including the Palacio de los López, which is strikingly white in color. La Costanera is the boulevard along the coast. And especially popular for the sunset with the locals. You can enjoy some good food and fresh drinks here. Do try the Street Food. You can smell it when you are already walking around here.

The most beautiful church is Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asunción. You can visit this cathedral. Pay particular attention to a large amount of silver inside. And is beautifully lit in the evening. If you want to experience the scents and colors of the city, the Mercado Cuatro is a must. You will also find many souvenirs here.

Trinidad ruins

The Trinidad ruins is a simple name for something special in Paraquay. They are mission posts from the 17th and 18th centuries of the Jesuits. Which were built along the river Río de la Plata at the time. The official name of these impressive ruins is Jesús Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Paraná and Jesús de Tavarangue.

La Santísima Trinidad is the most impressive. This mission post was the capital of the Guayrá. It was built in 1706 by the renowned architect Juan Bautista Primoli. When you visit this place be sure to check the Plaza Mayor. And see the main church with a small church, but also the school, the monastery and the various cemeteries.

Gran Chaco

You must experience the Gran Chaco. It is one of the driest areas in the world. But it does house many animals. And various Indian tribes and Mennonites, who have a very secluded life. Visiting the Gran Chaco is another adventure.

If you visit the Gran Chaco you will likely see capybaras, the largest rodent in the world. But also peccaries, a family of pigs. You also have a reasonable chance of various types of monkeys. And with luck possibly even a jaguar, cougar, tapir, giant anteater, and an unprecedented number of birds.

Cruise the Paraguay rivier

One of the best things to do is a cruise on the Paraguay River. Where you spend the night on the boat. And encounter countless wild animals along the way. Including many birds, but also caimans. And maybe even more.

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