Paraguay Heritage Journeys

Paraguay Ties–Our Flagship Program
Departure dates will be determined based on interest.

Next Generation Paraguay
Exclusive for Adult Adoptees & Those Who Love Them
Summer 2018

Private Travel

Paraguay: What do you want to do?

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You are going to be your heritage journey!
  • Arrive in Asuncion, where Ties staff will meet you and provide transportation to the hotel. Paraguayan Ties families stay in moderate, clean hotels, where after a day of experiencing many new tastes, smells, sights and sounds, families can relax.
  • Gather for an orientation meeting, a chance to connect with the other families, and discuss the journey ahead.
  • Explore Asuncion, where history and current culture come alive. Eat scrumptious Paraguayan food. 
  • Shop in Pettirossi Market–maybe you would like to buy some Nantudi lace, unique to Paraguay.
  • Travel to Ita to experience the countryside, and connect with people where they live, work and attend school.
  • Continue to Tobati, rich with local artisans.
  • Ride an ox-cart, a not-to-be-missed adventure. Learn about music, dance, cooking and the arts. 
  • Ride the boats (and get REALLY wet) if you’d like, or simply take in spectacular Iguassu Falls.
  • Play some soccer with local kids. Game on!

We’ve also allotted time for adoptees and their families to reconnect with people and/or places important to their adoption. The Ties Program is happy to help with the arrangements.

Paraguayan Ties offers our signature Connect & Chat for adoptees, and Talk Time for parents.

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As Paraguayan adoptees are now in their young adult years, we are finding there is a need for a travel program suited to their unique interests.

Who is Next Gen: Paraguay for?

  • Adult Paraguayan adoptees, traveling solo or accompanied by those who are part of their lives.
  • Spouses, friends, significant others, children of adoptees.
  • Parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family–all are welcome.

Whoever you decide you would like to travel with, we’ll be inclusive and provide activities they will enjoy.

Each departure will likely be unique with a unique makeup of participants. We’re flexible and will add in activities according to the group that gathers.

 

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Next Gen: Paraguay Highlights

  • Time with other adult Paraguayan adoptees
  • Explore downtown Ascunsion: Cultural Center Manzana de la Ribera, House of Independence, Government Palace, Cultural Center Cabildo, including Urban Art Displays
  • Lunch at La Alondra Hotel & Museum (history collection displayed by Alejandra Peña)
  • Museo del Barro and CONMEBOL Museum (South-American Soccer Confederation)
  • Soccer practice
  • Visit and journey with bikers that are part of a movement to convert the old railroads into the longest bike road of South America
  • Organic vegetable gardens in Aregua with Cocue Guasu farmers
  • Cooking class in San Bernardino
  • Zip-lining and kayaking in San Bernardino (Hotel del Lago and lake)
  • Craft workshops in Aregua and Pirayu.
  • Lunch in Pirayu with Paraguayan “asado” (barbecue)
  • Recycled Orchestra Project in Cateura
  • Time with other adult Paraguayan adoptees (intentionally added twice since SO important!)
Should you prefer to travel as an individual family, or with another family you know, we are here to help. We will be happy to help with hotels, transportation, guides/translators, sightseeing, etc. We can also customize your important adoption related visits.

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    Ties Program Features

    How to prepare, opportunities to process. YOUR NEED-TO-KNOW INFORMATION!

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    Possibilities for Adoption Visits

    Connect with people and places related to your adoption. SEE WHAT'S POSSIBLE!

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    Related Services

    Flights, Connect & Chat, Staying Connected. LEARN MORE!

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    Financial Help

    Need financial help? Or would you like to help an adoptee make this important journey? OPTIONS & IDEAS!

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    Project Kindness

    Created especially so that Ties participants can help in the communities they have visited. BE INSPIRED!

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    Read & Learn

    Articles to help you on this journey of identity. DIVE DEEP INTO INFORMATION!

"A tremendous family experience and adventure, and the journey that filled the gap in our son's sense of self."

John Giudecessi

“For the first time in my life, I felt complete and at peace with who I am.”

Landy Hancock, 18

“Traveling with other kids was AWESOME!”

Anna Armour, 10

"I think the healthiest outcome of the trip for my daughter is that going with a group 'normalized' her situation and her adoption.”

Bonnie MacAdam