Travel Planning
Paraguay
Travel Planning
Paraguay

Paraguay at a Glance

Paraguay's rich natural beauty, strong at times European-vibe, and its friendly welcoming people make this hidden gem a fun place to visit. 

Explore the rain forest filled with monkeys, butterflies, insects and huge, green plants. Hire a guide and hike along side raging rivers and through dripping underbrush. If you like drier exploration, head north and ride the Rio Paraguay or spot Mennonites mixing with local indigenous populations. This remote, wild area is filled with wildlife and breathtaking solitude. 

As you travel Paraguay you'll stumble on charming colonial villages dressed in bright paint. For a colonial gem and some urban activity, visit the capital of Asuncion. Shaded squares, intimate coffee shops and old Spanish buildings give this city a quiet charm. If you look further you'll find all the restaurants, nightlife, music and shopping that you could desire. 

  

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  • Asuncion Asuncion
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  • Major Airport Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

Australian, New Zealand,  Canadian and American tourists need to obtain a visa from a Paraguay Consular office. Most visas can be picked up the same day. Be sure to have your passport actually stamped upon entrance to avoid fines when leaving the country. To learn more information, contact the Paraguay Consulate's office in your country. American citizens can also use the U.S State Department website as a resource. 

Need to Know

Severe Weather Paraguay has abundant rainfall and can be quite hot and sticky during the summer. It is best to visit during the winter months May - September. 

Safety Concerns Paraguay is generally safe, however it is best to avoid displaying valuables or flashing cash. Avoid walking alone at night especially in border areas and in Asuncion.  

Health Concerns Poisonous snakes, mosquito and strong river currents can injure or kill you. Hire a knowledgeable guide to help you in the back country and bring a water filter to purify water before drinking. 

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