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The well-known city of Iguazu sits 110 miles east of Independencia.
For a day of adventure, pack some supplies and head to Cerro Akati. It's located about 8 miles from Independencia.
You'll need to head 3 miles southeast to get to Melgarejo. Here you have the chance to check out The Swiss Jump and Pai jump.
If you'd like to keep active without getting your heart rate up too high, why not try a bit of cycling? Bird watching is another nice way to spend some time outdoors.
Mix learning and leisure by getting on board one of the region's guided tours, such as guided nature walks, wildlife spotting tours, wildlife safaris and city walking tours.
Want to have a thrilling experience during your time in Paraguay? Try sky diving. You'll be talking about it for years to come.
If you can't get enough of the water, dive in! Swimming is a popular option here, and so is canoeing.
If the weather forecast isn't looking too good, take a trip to the region's art museums, nature museums and history museums.
If you ask residents for their favorite activities in the region, they'll often point to the lovely open-air museums, street art, farms, open-air markets and gardens.
The region's past comes to life when you discover its time-weathered ruins and old towns.
For some insight into the spiritual life of Paraguay, visitors usually make their way over to its churches.
Stimulate your senses in the region's numerous cafés and bars.
You mightn't have paid much heed to the intricacies of corn and milk in the past, but you're guaranteed to be an expert on these characteristic ingredients by the end of your trip!
Sopa paraguaya (soup) and soo-yosopy (soup) are well-known dishes worth ordering.
Taste some sopa paraguaya (moist cake) at the conclusion of your meal. This divine dessert is impossible to say no to.
If you need a non-alcoholic drink, have a mate (tea made from yerba mate leaves).
Getting your head around the local language is one of the best ways to break down cultural walls, so learn some useful Spanish expressions and greetings before you go. Mucho gusto Encantado translates to pleased to meet you. ¡Buena suerte! is also useful. It translates to good luck.
A lively day of national celebration, Independence Day is something you won't want to miss. It takes place on the 14th of May.
When it is time to depart Independencia, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend any remaining guaranies on last-minute souvenirs and say a warm "Hasta la vista" to this unique part of the world.
You don't have to worry about missing your flight. Just make sure you remember that the closest airport is 85 miles to the west.
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is in the same area as Salto Cantera, Pai jump, and The Swiss Jump. Regional attractions also include Cerro Akati.