Asuncion Excursions & Tours - City Tour Asunción
Asuncion Excursions & Tours: Discover Asunción, the ‘Mother of Cities’, and see and learn of all its main attractions in this three-hour guided tour of the city. Sights include: the National Heroes Pantheon, Independence House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the old Parliament, the Government Palace, the Congress building, the old Train Station, the Port, local craft markets and more.
Lying between Palma and Chile streets in downtown Asuncion is the National Pantheon of Heroes. A place of national significance, it is a mausoleum wherein lie the remains of the great heroes of Paraguayan history. A visit to Independence House and its museum will allow you to see artefacts and photos from the declaration of independence in 1811. Just around the corner you can find the Central Post Office and the grand Metropolitan Cathedral, a beautiful pink-hued church with a stunning silver alter inside. The National Congress Building is one of the more modern buildings in the city nicknamed it the UFO because of its striking mirrored façade and rounded features. A visit to the old train station allows views of the old steam trains that now are used in tourist trips to the cities of Luque and Areguá.
Making a trip to La Recova, a craft market full of local handmade goods is well worth it and driving through the main residential neighbourhoods lets you see how real Paraguayans live. The Mburuvichá Roga, the official residence of the Nation's President demonstrates how the other side lives. Set among 20 hectares of gardens, this palatial building is living on a grand scale.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from the hotels. Please confirm it to the supplier.
Duration: Approx. three hours.
Start/opening time: 9am and 3pm.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese.
Others: Children aged 0-8 years go free of charge. Admissions, meals or any additional items not mentioned are not included.

Asuncion Excursions & Tours - Golden Circuit
Asuncion Excursions & Tours: On this full day tour through the countryside around Asuncion you will learn the history and enjoy the craftsmanship and beautiful landscapes of the region. The tour includes visits to the cities of Itá, Yaguarón, Caacupé, San Bernardino and Itauguá.
South-west of Asuncion is what is known as the capital of ceramics, Itá. Here you may discover Hispanic ceramics viewable in the artisan’s homes. Onwards, you reach Yaguarón located at the base of Yaguarón Hill and containing a stunning 17th century church. A beautiful expression of the baroque style of the Franciscans, the church houses gold carved sculptures. The town began as a Franciscan reservation for the Guaraní Indians.
Caacupé may appear to be a quiet provincial town but it is the site of the Virgin of Caacupé, which is housed in the cathedral. A major religious festival is held annually on December 8 in honour of the statuette of Our Lady of the Miracles. An enormous basilica stands in the centre of the town, and here 300,000 of the faithful make their way here in a pilgrimage for the festival.
San Bernardino is the main location for water sports and summer activities in Paraguay. This holiday destination located beside the famous Lake Ypacaraí is very picturesque. Originally founded in 1881 by German immigrants, you can still see buildings remaining from that period. In Itauguá you will be able to observe and buy the incomparable lace called Ñandutí. Listen to one of the locals proudly tell you of the legend of the Ñanduti.
Meeting/pick-up point: Transfers included from the hotels. Please confirm your pick-up with the supplier.
Start/opening time: 9am.
Duration: Seven hours.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese.
Others: Children aged 0-8 years go free of charge. Admissions, meals or any additional items not mentioned are not included.

Asuncion Excursions & Tours - Shopping Tour
Asuncion Excursions & Tours: Enjoy the best shopping in Asuncion with this guided shopping tour. Escorted by your friendly driver, you will visit the Del Sol and Mariscal Lopez shopping malls where you will find the best deals on clothing, jewellery, electronics, dvds, and books.
First you will visit Del Sol shopping mall, a stylish air-conditioned centre with over 120 stores. The biggest shopping mall in the country, this is the place to find the most variety of outlets and the most upscale of stores. Stores include: Adidas, 360 degrees the urban store, United Colours of Benetton, Champs Elysées, Democrata, Kosiuko, Nike, Pret-a-Porter, Swatch and much, much more. By showing your passport you will receive discount coupons that you can use throughout the mall.
Next stop is the Mariscal Lopez mall, located in the centre of the city in Villa Morra. Here you can find national stores and international brands. Everything you could possibly need is available here. International brands represented here include: Tommy Hilfger, Mimo & Co, Calvin Klein, Converse, Hush Puppies and much, much more. You can also enjoy a refreshing beverage or snack from one of the many food outlets throughout the complex. Why not try a delicious chocolate treat from Chocolarte or a coffee from Café Havanna.
After an exhausting morning or afternoon of shopping, you will be escorted back to your hotel in air-conditioned comfort.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel collection.
Duration: Three hours.
Start/opening time: 9am or 3pm.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

Asuncion Excursions & Tours - Typical Dinner Show Paraguayan
Asuncion Excursions & Tours: Spend a delightful evening in a Paraguayan restaurant where you may enjoy delicious Paraguayan cuisine and appreciate traditional live music and dance performances. This all-inclusive dinner-show with transfers to and from your hotel will provide a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all.
A friendly driver will pick you up from your designated hotel and escort you to the restaurant. Feel the warm welcome from your hosts as you are greeted with lovely Paraguayan guitar by the talented professional musicians. Paraguayan music is distinctly special, with its origins in Europe based on the instruments of the harp and the guitar. It is a strange phenomenon to witness Paraguayans playing European-style harps adopted from Europe and yet know that they mainly still speak their indigenous language. There are two main genres of Paraguayan music, the Polka or Purajhei which has been adapted from its European original to one with its own Paraguayan flavour and the Guaranda, a slower version which, unlike the former, is not danceable.
Witness a performance of the famed bottle dance wherein a solo dancer will demonstrate a high level of skill through balancing bottles on her head whilst dancing. Other popular dances include “Valseados”, a local version of the waltzes, like for example “El Chopí”, “Santa Fe”, “Taguató”, “Golondrina” and “Solito. While your eyes are feasting on the performance, let your hunger be satisfied with a complete BBQ preceeded by some traditional Paraguayan "bocaditos". After the feast you'll be able to see the lights of Asuncion at night whilst you cruise accross the city on your way to your hotel. This is an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
Meeting/pick-up point: Transfers included from the hotels. Please confirm your pick-up with the supplier.
Start/opening time: 8pm.
Duration: Four hours.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese.
Others: Drinks not included in ticket price.

Asuncion Excursions & Tours - Ypacarai Lake & Handcrafts Towns
Asuncion Excursions & Tours: This tour will take you to the city of San Bernardino, which is located by the famous Lake Ypacaraí. On this scenic tour you will also visit the cities of Luque, Aregua, Itaugua and Capiatá.
Travelling east from Asuncion, you reach the city of Luque. Established in 1636, Luque is renowned for its craftsmanship of guitars and Paraguayan harps as well as Filigranas, gold and silver filigree jewellery including the seven-band ring Carretón de Siete Ramales. Leaving Luque, and a further short drive through rolling hills and you reach the town of Aregua. The distinctive landmarks of this pretty colonial town are its beautiful Koi and Chororí Hills that provide its backdrop. The town is alos known for its craftsmanship in clay and the production of strawberries. The colonial architecture, largely preserved, along with its original cobble stone streets makes this small town a very quaint destination. Here one can find magnificent mansions, which are laid out as surrounding corridors enclosing a central courtyard which usually consists of a beautiful flowered garden.
The city is famous for its cobweb like lace, the Ñanduti weave, is Itaugua . Here you can buy the beautiful intricate lace as tablecloths, table covers and dresses or frame it and hang it on your wall. Listen to one of the locals proudly tell you of the legend of the Ñanduti. Reaching your destination, San Bernardino commonly known to the locals as Samber, you can enjoy this holiday location found on the shores of the lovely Ypacarai Lake. On the return trip you drop in to Capiatá with its pretty baroque church.
Meeting/pick-up point: Transfers included from the hotels. Please confirm your pick-up with the supplier.
Start/opening time: 8am and 2pm.
Duration: Four hours.
Languages: Spanish and Portuguese.
Others: Children aged 0-8 years go free of charge. Admissions, meals or any additional items not mentioned are not included.

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