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I am going to Paraguay from June to August this summer and so a day trip to Igauzu Falls is definitely in order!
What I am trying to figure out is how to get from Asuncion to the falls (onto the Brazilian side) with the least hassle and without a visa as it will be only a daytrip!
I've been doing a lot of reading on different forums for this trip, and from what I can tell, the cheapest/easiest way seems to be to take a bus from Asuncion to CdE...and then the details get a little blurry from here. From what I gathered...I'm guessing that the bus will...drive straight into Brazil without being stopped? But I'm also reading that you must get stamped on your way out? What exactly does this mean? Does this mean that you will have to pay for a Brazilian visa to enter the country as well? Or just get stamped for leaving Paraguay?
(I have a Canadian passport, but will be tra... more »
I went to the Paraguayan embassy in Santiago, Chile today. I was told the cost of a tourist visa was US$135, whether single or mutiple entry. However, the woman merely drew a line through the printed information which said $65 for a single entry and $100 for multiple entry, and wrote 135US. She confirmed the amount when I questioned it.
Has anyone very recently obtained a Paeaguayan visa and were charged this amount?
I am Australian
I won't go if this is what it is going to cost me.
In a few days I´ll be travelling to Iguazu from Tarija, Bolivia. I have a few days to spare so I´m thinking of going via Paraguay and visiting Asuncion. The other option is to go via Resistencia, Argentina. The question is whether Asuncion (or another place in Paraguay) will be worth a stop-over and whether it is safe, as I´m a girl travelling on my own?
Many thanks for your feedback!
Check out Paraguay.ch, Peter Gardner's website for his farm/backpacker place near Belen. Peter is from E.Germany and lives with his Paraguayan wife and kids on a farm about 12 miles from Concepcion. Room and board are around $25/day, plus beer if you drink it. Everything on served on the farm is grown there except potatoes, and there is a large fishpond and some very interesting tamed Paraguayan animals like a carpincho (capybara) and jabalí (wild boar). Peter has a store in Concepcion where he sells dairy,juices and other things he grows,and knows everyone. He can arrange canoe trips on the rivers. His place has AC and electricity.
Hi, I think I'm OK with this but I thought I'd just check..
I'm planning to enter Argentina from Brazil at Iguazu in August, exit briefly for a side trip to Uruguay in September...(and re-entering) I'll then be exiting again from the Northwest later in September into either Chile or Bolivia...and then re-entering AGAIN for a for a final time in late October by crossing the Andes from Santiago. I'm leaving South America in November and saving the lakes and Patagonia right til the end due to weather...
Is that OK?
I'm British so don't need a visa or have to pay reciprocity fees
Hi, am currently in Guarambaré and am interested in doing a trip up the river from Conception to Vallemi sometime over the next week but am having difficulty getting information on boats and times with my limited Spanish. Does anyone have any idea what boats might be going and when? Thanks
We will be looking to go from Encarnacion to Posadas during the week. Could anyone provide us with details as to whether the crossing closes and if so at what time? Also, what time do the buses stop at? We're looking to catch an onward bus from Posadas at 11.30pm.
We are currently in Argentina and were all set to go to Paraguay for maybe ten days. However we were advised not to visit Paraguay at all due to safety concerns like kidnappings, robberies etc.
We had been thinking of visiting Ciudad del Este and Encarnacion. What we are wondering is, are these places safe to visit if you take the usual precautions?
If so, does anybody have any tips on where to stay?
Thanks in advance!
just this, I'm in Asuncion now and arrive in Rio with 4 days to look at whatever.
I will be arriving in Asuncion on Sunday around 10am and departing on Monday at 11am.
1)What is the best way to/from the airport?
2)This being mostly a Sunday, is there anything open (shops, markets, museums)?
Thank you in advance for any input you can provide.
I will be on a whirlwind tour of Paraguay.
I would like to take in Cerro Caro national park. Is it possible to visit this park on a day (staying overnight) tour with some travel company?
Similarly, is it possible to arrange a day tour for Maracayu park?
We are going to travel around in Argentina, Paraguay and Chile for a few months.
We are planning to buy a car in either Paraguay or Chile, so are there anyone out there who have any experience with that?
We would like buy a van that we can rebuild or some kind of camper.
We are landing in Asunción around the 3th of december 2012.
I live in Brazil and I am debating getting a brace (one of the hidden ones behind the teeth) as I reckon they'd be much cheaper than back home and my options are, I think, Bolivia and Paraguay as these are the countries that would be the cheapest. Can anybody help me decide which country would be best in terms of quality and price and possibly recommend a dentist?
Does anyone know what restaurants would be good to go to while i am in Paraguay.
Also are there any special foods i should try?
I would be extremely grateful for some advice about Asuncion.
I recently moved to Miami to take a job covering Latin America and will be working in Sao Paulo each month - this time I have decided to spend a long weekend in Paraguay this weekend (have been to most of Brazil and Argentina with work).
1 - I have stupidly not taken my yellow fever certificate with me. My flight comes into Asuncion from Sao Paulo on GOL and I am wondering if this is a non-starter in any case? Do you have to present the certificate if you land from Brazil? Airline says no, CDC website says yes.
2 - If I am based in Asuncion. what are my options? I hear that I should do a city tour and something that sounds like the golden route? I grew up in Scotland and I am always a sucker for scenery and outdoor activity above museums / shopping etc
3 - I keep being warned about Dengue fever... s... more »
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