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Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

Lake of Bays, Canada
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Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

We just finished a two day tour of the southern Paraguay Missions which started in Asuncion and ended in Encarnacion. En route we visited the Fransiscan church in Yaguaron, two Jesuit museums in San Ignacio and Santa Maria de Fe as well as the Trinidad and Jesus Jesuit Reduccions. Our guide, Jose Acosta Perez, is knowledgeable and passionate about this topic and as a result of this tour we feel we have a good understanding of the history, purpose, architecture and art of the missions. As there are no explations in English, two of the attractions were not open until Jose contacted the gatekeepers, and the fact that they are somewhat remotely located, it would be difficult to do this visit without a guide and certainly not within 2 days. In addition to his knowledge of the missions, Jose talked about the country, history, towns we were passing, the economy and the wildlife we saw. He also does tours of the Chaco. He has a great sense of humour and is enthusiastic.

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Barrington, Illinois
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1. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

Please tell me how you contacted him. I am planning such a trip in August. Thank you.

Nottingham
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2. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

And I'm planning a trip next year so would also like details!

Lake of Bays, Canada
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3. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

Jose can be contacted at joseeacosta@hotmail.com.

Lake of Bays, Canada
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4. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

I am sorry for not contacting you earlier. I just saw your post now.

Asuncion, Paraguay
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5. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

Waa an honour to be your guide

Thank you very much

Miami, Florida
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6. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

Hello Jose

Is there a day tour from Asunción to the ruins of Santísima Trinidad ?

Napier, New Zealand
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7. Re: Report of great tour of the Franciscan and Jesuit Reduccions

HI to visit Trinidad and jesus you will need to be based in Encarnacion or the surrounding area as Asuncion is far as a day trip. Another guide based there is Paul from faunaparaguy. Highly recommended.

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