When To Go
The climate of this low-lying country is sub-tropical. Summer is extremely hot and humid, with average temperatures in Feb reaching 35°C. In winter temperatures are variable and it can be very cold at night. Most precipitation falls Oct- Apr but it can rain at any time of the year.
Guaraní. Notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs in Asunción using a UK credit or debit card. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows. There are also many exchange houses in the capital and on the border where you can exchange US dollars and South American currencies cash (take your passport). When planning to visit the Missions region from Asuncion, acquire your local currency in the capital. If entering from Brazil or Argentina, change money on the border.
GMT -4 hours.
Argentina, entering the country via the border crossing at Encarnación, a 40min drive from Trinidad. You can take a new train service from Encarnación to Posadas. From Encancacíon you can proceed north to Ciudad del Este (3.5-4hrs) and cross into Brazil or Argentina there to visit the nearby Iguazú Falls..
Flight time to Asunción is 17-24 hrs. There are no direct flights from the UK. Some routes involve a change of ‘plane in Brazil, Europe or the USA.
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