Cheap Flights to Paraguay

Rich in natural resources, Paraguay is a landlocked country in South America that borders Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The country bested them all with its exotic natural reserves and massive man-made dams. Paraguay is known to be the home of the Guarani Aquifer, the world’s largest drinking water reservoir beneath its soil, while the Itaipú Dam is known to be the biggest hydroelectric producer that lies on the border with Brazil. Paraguay’s capital is Asunción.

What to see & do

Casa de la Independencia, the country’s iconic landmark, can be found in the capital Asunción. It dates back from 1772, but became more relevant in history as the place wherein the country marked its independence in 1811. Paraguay is known to be the first country in the continent to do so. Also in Asunción, you can visit the Jardín Botánico, which is a former estate of the López dynasty turned into the city zoo. The Jardín Botánico houses a small nature reserve, plus a couple of odd museums such as the Carlos Antonio’s colonial house, and his son, Francisco’s former mansion, which houses the Museo Indigenista.

Veer away from the capital and get into Ciudad del Este, another busy border city that serves as the gateway to the famous Igauzu Falls, deemed as one of the great natural wonders of the world and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Coming from the root word Guarani or Tupi words “y,” which means “water” and “ûasú” which means “big,” the falls come from the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. River flows through Brazil, but the falls can be found on the Argentine side. You can reach the falls via the city’s bridge that connects with Brazil.

How to get around within Paraguay

From Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, you can reach the capital Asunción and roam around via a choice of taxi or a city bus. City buses are accessible a block away, a short walking distance from the airport. You should hop into the bus number 8, which will take you to the town. Normally, there are two types of services, the común, which is a cheaper option that stops in every small town or community, and the rápido, which directly goes to destination with a few stops in between.

If you want to reach other cities of Paraguay, it is best if you travel by bus, which is the most common public transport. You can also opt to travel by car, since the highways are well connected with the major regions of Paraguay. Take note that most of them are one lane each only.

How to get there

You can book a flight and reach the country of Paraguay via Skyscanner, your online source for cheap flights and tickets. You can fly directly to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, Paraguay’s main national and international gateway. The airport is being served by airlines such as Aerolíneas Argentinas, Amaszonas, American Airlines, Avianca Peru, BQB Lineas Aéreas, Copa Airlines, Gol Airlines, TAGUA, and TAM Paraguay. The aforementioned airlines fly to and from a number of destinations such as Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Montevideo, Santa Cruz e la Sierra-Viru Viru, Miami, Lima, Panama City, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Encarnación, Ciudad del Este, Lima, and Santiago de Chile.

However, the airport is being served by direct flights from Central America only and no direct flights from other parts of the world are recorded. If you are coming from any destination outside of Central America, it is best if you land in the airports of São Paulo in Brazil. São Paulo has three major airports, of which Guarulhos International Airport, rebranded as GRU Airport in 2012, is the busiest airport in Latin America by passenger traffic. The airport is served by a number of airlines that fly to American, European, and Asian destinations. From the GRU Airport, you can switch to a connecting flight that will take you to Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.

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