Rolling hills of the Sierras, natural reserves of dense subtropical forests, extensive palm tree savannas, and an infinite number of rivers, streams, and lagoons make up the varied Paraguayan landscape, the original territory of the extensive Guaraní World.
Green and dense forests, sheer and aggressive hills, lagoons, cascades, rivers, creeks, parks, and natural reserves with rich flora and varied fauna, both with exotic species. In this backdrop, the local population and immigrants of German descent and twenty native ethnic groups, create a cross-cultural environment of great interest for tourists and academics that visit the country.
The city was founded by Juan de Salazar y Espinoza in 1537, and has been called “mother of cities” because during the colonial age Asunción became an important place to rest and a supplying center for those who arrived from Europe and the River Plate, searching for the gold and the silver of the Alto Perú. Today the city has a lovely appearance because of the combination of antique and modern buildings.
Imagine an ecosystem with a
surface almost as large as Poland, a huge inner delta almost uninhabited,
except for an impressive wildlife. Supported by a depression of the Earth's
crust formed by the same process that gave rise to the Andes range; several
rivers flow to it and together compose a huge internal delta.
This is the Pantanal, one
of the most immense and pristine ecosystems on the planet. A natural wonder, home to a great diversity
of flora and fauna. A real primitive shrine.
During the humid season,
between December and May, the water level rises 3 m and the Pantanal is
inundates, giving rise to a system in which the aquatic flora predominates,
that reaches here an expression without equal in any other place of the world.
Since May, at the end of
the wet season, the level of water will reduced and wildlife concentrates
around the lakes, rivers or canals, and there is nowhere else on earth where
you will see such vast numbers of birds or caimans.
The Pantanal, with its
wetlands, palm groves, forests and savannahs is the one of the best places in
South America for spotting wild animals and birds. Fascinating species such as
capybaras, jaguars, giant river otters, anacondas, caimans, iguanas, howler
monkeys and the largest number of blue parrots in the entire planet will flock
to produce one of the most beautiful live shows on Earth.
This place is unique to
capture awesome moments of nature in its entire splendor: crocodiles trying to
blend in with their environment, toucans posing in the branches of trees,
capybaras nursing their young or anteaters enjoying the sun. The Pantanal is an
experience for a lifetime.