Your questions


I used to live in Paraguay in the 1950s, when I was a child. Not knowing anyone there today, I would love to find out where to obtain a visa and what kind of tours are available, especially if there are river cruises on the Paraguay River.

- Dieter Lorenz, Rockdale


Visitors from Australia need a valid passport and visa, available from the Paraguayan consulate in Melbourne. Single-entry visas cost $US45 ($58). See for detailed information on visa requirements.

Vantage World Travel has a number of cruises departing from Asuncion travelling up the Paraguay River, from four-day to 11-day trips.

There are opportunities to hop off and visit the eco-region of the Chaco and visit historical ports along the way. See

Pantanal Tours has a six-night cruise leaving from Corumba (just over the border in Brazil) and visiting Porto Sao Pedro and the Acurizal nature reserve. See

Crucero Paraguay has a three-day cruise departing Asuncion and travelling to the branches of the Paraguay River. Stops include the city of Villa Hayes, the Chaco region and a typical ranch. See


Elite Tour Operators offer a number of circuits travelling the river, from eight to 21 days. See

Aerolineas Argentinas flies from Sydney to Asuncion via Buenos Aries. Qantas also flies to the capital via Santiago. See and

- Lynne Whiley

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