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Paraguay Expedition - Asuncion to Iguazu

From £2020 for 12 days
Trip Overview

Join Intrepid on its first foray into the very heart of South America – landlocked and seldom-visited Paraguay. It’s an off-track destination Intrepid has been eyeing for a little while, and this itinerary will not disappoint those in search of something a little left of the big-ticket destinations. After a taste of local food and culture around the capital, Asuncion, delve into a world of charming colonial-era treasures, wetlands brimming with birdlife, remote Atlantic forest, and Jesuit and indigenous Guarani histories rich in myth and magic. Finally, head over to Brazil and Argentina, where mighty Iguazu Falls delivers the spectacular conclusion.

Essential Info
Starts: Asuncion
Ends: Iguazu Falls
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Expedition
Trip Code: IGGOP
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Argentina, Brazil
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Kick off in Asuncion, Paraguay’s understated but loveable capital. A guided tour in and around the city takes in everything from historic mud cottages to Paraguayan embroidery

•   Visit the colonial town of Yaguaron, famous for its ornately painted Franciscan church which was once described as the most beautiful church in the Americas

•   The lush wetlands of Neembucu boast some 279 different bird species, and on two separate drives through the area there’ll be ample opportunity to spot some

•   Discover the intriguing history of Jesuits in Paraguay, with visits to churches, ruins and a historic quarry

•   Spend two days as guests of the Hostettler family in San Rafael National Park, where guided day and night walks can take you into the endangered Atlantic forest

•   Try a variety of South American cuisine, from Paraguayan vori-vori to rich Brazilian barbecue, even yerba mate-flavoured icecream

•   Finish the adventure at mighty Iguazu Falls, taking in its spectacular cascades from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides

Dates & Availability
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End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 5th Jul 2019
Returning: 16th Jul 2019
£2,020pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 3rd Jul 2020
Returning: 14th Jul 2020
£2,120pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
The adventure begins in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. There's a welcome meeting and safety briefing to attend at 6 pm. Other than that, you're free to explore as you please. If you arrive early, perhaps check out the Barro or Cabildo museums to soak up some local history, or see what's on at the Juan de Salazar arts and cultural centre.
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