Paraguay is a country that may not seem like a popular destination to visit due to its lack of attractions. It is nothing but an unexplored deceit, waiting to trap its visitors in its plethora of liveliness and contrasting environment. Travel here for its perfect blend of rustic and sophistication amidst the exotic natural reserves and majestic manmade structures.
Encarnacion is your destination to begin your journey. It is one of the most attractive cities in the country and also known to be home to the best carnivals here. Next, travel to Ciudad Del Este, best known for the various shopping ventures located here. Travel onwards to Villarrica which is known for its tranquil old fashion town. Don’t be fooled by its colourful period architecture and peaceful life; it is also home to the best and liveliest carnivals here. Asuncion is your next destination, filled with a simplicity and original colonial ambiance that still exists here since ancient times. Keeping in touch with the old colonial feel, Concepción will feel just like home to you. Don’t forget to go on a river cruise when you are here. Filadelfia is your final destination. While there is not much to see here, it is known for its dairy co-operative and its lively Mennonite community.
Paraguay has plenty of attractions both natural and manmade that will captivate you with its beauty and marvel. A must visit is the Saltos del Monday waterfall is part of the Municipal Park Monday. Apart from this majestic attraction, the natural reserve is filled with a diverse species of flora and fauna. Apart from this, you must also visit the Cerro Cora National Park. Apart from its protected forested area, it also houses several historical monuments, a museum and a recreation area. Museo del Barro which is also known as the Clay Museum is wonderful place to visit especially if you want to experience the wonderful artists work by the native Indians. For trip down the country history, visit the National Pantheon of the Heroes which is also the national monument.
The Paraguayan food is one of the most diverse cuisines that reflect the South American regions. In addition to this, you will also find a lot of Brazilian influences here. Some of the popular dishes are the empanadas and milanesa. Asado is also popular mostly eaten along with sopa paraguaya. Do try the tortillas which are served with the local flavour. The lampreado and the mazamorroa are also delicious. The desserts here include kosereva and mbaipy -he- e. Do try the national drink of the country which is known as terere, apart from the different fruit juices.
There are plenty of activities one can do here. Go on a safari or even sail the rivers and streams in a wooden boat. You can even catch a football game between the locals or even at the football stadiums here. Do look out for the carnivals that occur here in specific parts of the year. Some of the natural reserves also have various recreation activities that allow you to zip line across the canopies of the trees.
Planning your vacation trip will require a lot of decisions. While you may plan it to make the most of the fun and adventure, at times, you will be faced with certain incidents or accidents which will hamper your trip or even harm your safety. To be well protected, you must have a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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