Welcome to Ciudad Del Este
Originally named Puerto Presidente Stroessner after the former dictator, the 'City of the East' is a renowned center for contraband goods, earning it the nickname 'the Supermarket of South America.' The part near the busy Brazilian border is chaotic and it can be a massive shock to the system if it's your first experience of Paraguay, but rest assured there is nowhere else quite like this. Give it a chance and... Read More
Top experiences in Ciudad Del Este
Ciudad Del Este activities
Foz do Iguaçu City Tour and Landmark of the Three Frontiers
Your sightseeing tour starts with a guided visit to the downtown area of Foz do Iguaçu, where you can stroll down Avenida Brasil (Brazil Avenue) and explore the different retail shops. You'll also visit the Igreja Matriz, the Catholic Cathedral of Iguassu Falls.Then, head to the Landmark of the Three Frontiers -- the meeting point of two rivers and three countries. Built right at the junction of the Parana and Iguassu rivers, this landmark commemorates the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The cement and stone obelisks are painted blue, green and yellow, the national colors of the three countries. After learning about the history of this landmark, visit the majestic Omar Ibn Al-Khatab Mosque. Built in 1983, this site is a very important place for the city of Foz do Iguaçu which has the biggest Islamic community in Brazil. Finally, you will see the Buddhist Temple of Foz do Iguaçu and learn all about it including the history of Buddhism and its teachings. End your tour catching great views of the city centers of Ciudad del Este and Foz do Iguaçu.
Foz do Iguaçu City Tour including Lunch
Begin your day with pick up by your driver/guide from your local hotel. Visit the sub-tropical city of Foz do Iguaçu, which lies on the border of three countries. See the famous Three Border Landmark where the Iguazu and Parana rivers meet. Great photo opportunities as three countries converge; Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Take in the beauty of the area that is home to the Iguazu Falls, which are three-times the size of Niagara Falls.Discover the cultural diversity and richness of Foz do Iguaçu. Visit the largest mosque in all of South America, Omar Ibn Al-Khatab, built in 1893. Observe the beautiful white dome with blue and white interior. See the Templo Budista, considered the largest center of Buddhist study and mediation in South America. Located above the city center, the area provides panoramic views of Ciudad del Este and Foz do Iguaçu. Meet the World Wonders, which contains replicas of the main monuments built by man. Visit the acclaimed Dreamland Wax Museum, home to more than ninety life-like celebrity wax figures. Dare to enter the Dinosaur Park with twenty animatronic dinosaurs. Be thrilled by these life-size robotic dinosaurs including the terrifying T-Rex, which stands 12m (40ft.) high. Return to your hotel provided at the end of your tour.
Foz do Iguaçu Tour
The Buddhist Temple is located in a privileged high area of the city where you can get a view of the center of Foz do Iguaçu and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). The beauty of the place allows a closer contact with the Buddhist philosophy, and a moment of rest during the trip.The Mosque of Foz do Iguaçu is a magnificent temple with an interior of incredible beauty. It is decorated with arabesques, geometric figures in perfect and unified designs. The art is abstract and architecture of religious character for the most part. Draws attention minarets, towers surrounding the mosque. Exquisite, although its specific function has always been to a high place which resounded five times a day the call to prayer, the towers also have other functions, the most important being the light signal.Where before it was only the Three Borders Landmark, today is located the complex Marco das Américas, which integrates itself the Three Borders Landmark, a sophisticated visitor center, with the exquisit Cabeza de Vaca Bar.