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Asuncion cityscape, Paraguay

Places to visit in Paraguay

Visit landlocked Paraguay and you’ll add a most unusual feather to your travel cap. A strange, liminal country still in recovery from a brutal past, Paraguay is nonetheless a rewarding destination for intrepid visitors, as our specialists will tell you. They’ve explored its points of interest far beyond the capital, Asunción, and can suggest how you can easily incorporate a side-trip to Paraguay into your explorations of Brazil and Argentina.

Places to go in Paraguay include the grand skeletons of Jesuit reducciones (‘missions’) in Encarnación. There’s also the Chaco, a vast stretch of virtually trackless land that includes dry forest and desert-like plains. You can observe its botany and thriving wildlife — everything from jabiru storks to armadillos — with a guide from the Mennonite community, who’ve lived here since the 1920s.

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Popular places to visit in Paraguay

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Paraguay, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travellers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

Map of places to visit in Paraguay

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