Have you ever thought about traveling to Paraguay for vacation? Admittedly, it’s not one of the most popular vacation locations in the world, but it is one of the vacation world’s best-kept secrets. Paraguay has a lot to offer!
If it’s your first trip, you may not have a lot of information helping you figure out a plan of action to have along your trip, which is why we’re going to give you 4 wonderful days right here in this article. Keep reading to find out how much fun stuff you can do and see with your first 4 days in Paraguay. By that time you should be acquainted enough to make your way for the rest.
In day one you’re going to start out in Asuncion, which is an ancient city with a lot of ancient attractions. You will likely have some jetlag, and you don’t know much about the culture you’re dealing with, which is why it will be the perfect day to tour some museums!
Start with Museo del Barro and Museo de la Estacion Central del Ferrocarril Carlos Antonio Lopez. Then head over to the Museo del Cabildo after lunch. Afterward, go to Teatro Municipal to see what show is awaiting you there, and then settle in for the night.
Day two you’re going to stay in Asuncion and tour the outdoor world to see the attractions. Make sure to get photos of Government Palace, Casa de la Independencia, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and Casa de los Diputados to be sure you have a lot of important sites to remember.
Take a trip to Jardin Botanico y Zoologico to get to see the flowers and animals, and pack up for your next location! Congratulations! You spent some wonderful time in Asuncion enjoying the sites and seeing the culture and history of Paraguay, and now you’re about to move onto the next location to do and see some more!
Day 3 you’re going to be in Cuidad de Este, which has a lot more wildlife and outdoor activity to offer you. No matter what time of year you’re going the temperature won’t be freezing, because 50 degrees is the low. However, be sure to pack according to the weather and prepare for even more. Also, don’t forget your bathing suit!
You’re going to spend your day in Este exploring waterfalls! Iguassu Falls, Las Cataratas, and Saltos de Monday are great sites to see and everyone enjoys them! Don’t forget to get wet in the mix, and dry off during luunch in town. Then go to the Scientific Monument Moises Santiago Bertoni to see some beautiful land scenery.
Day 4 will be spent in Encarnacion! Make your first sto La Santisima Trinidad de Parana, which is a beautiful historic site to see, full of history and wisdom. Then, go to Ruinas jesuiticas de Jesus de Tavarangue and walk through the ruins and take a lot of your own pictures. Spend the rest of your day on San Jose Beach, enjoying the sun and the sunset, as well as the waves splashing and finish up your vacation in the most relaxing way!
What You’ll Need
We mentioned a little about the weather, but you’ll really need to be careful how you pack. It will get as low as 50 degrees and as high as 80, so pack an assortment. Then, also make sure you pack a first aide kit, some hiking boots, a light and medium jacket, a bathing suit (or two), and a camera with extra batteries!
You’ll also want to pack a couple of pairs of extra shoes and socks to be sure that you’re always comfortable, and pack some short and long sleeve pants and tops. If you do this, you should be good to go.
Who This Trip Is For
This trip is for the person or people who would like to see a lot and relax. Overall a relaxing trip full of fun site seeing adventure but not full of a lot of physical activities other than walking. If you would like to go to a place where you can jet ski, hike, and snowboard all in one day, this trip may not be for you. If you want to go to a place where you can learn about culture and history, relax under the sun, see some cool places and take some nice pictures, then this place may be for you as long as you’re also willing to play in some waterfalls.
Paraguay is beautiful, and though it’s not a world-favorite vacation spot, that doesn’t mean that it’s no one’s favorite vacation spot. A lot of people really enjoy Paraguay, and head back year after year to travel through its cities and relive the sites.