San Rafael National Park Short Break


  • Immerse yourself in the most biodiverse reserve in Paraguay.
  • Explore amazing flora and fauna in Atlantic Forest
  • Enjoy a swim in the magnificent lake during the heat of the day,
  • Led by Paul Smith, Paraguay´s foremost zoological expert, discover the biological wonders of this ancient jungle.


Officially the most biodiverse reserve in Paraguay a short break in San Rafael is the best way to assure a wildlife bonanza. The trip includes time in the Atlantic Forest and a visit to the Kanguery grasslands, home to a completely different suite of animals. There is also time to enjoy a swim in the magnificent lake during the heat of the day, to cool off ready for a night walk once the sun goes down. An area of extraordinary natural beauty San Rafael is one of the jewels in the crown of the Paraguayan wilderness.

This trip allows us to build a list of Atlantic Forest and grassland birds in a short space of time. In the forest our main targets will be sought after AF endemic species such as Surucua Trogon, Spot-backed Antshrike, Yellow-fronted, White-spotted and Robust Woodpecker, Pileated Parrot, Spot-flanked Wood-quail, Buff-bellied Puffbird, Spot-billed and Saffron Toucanet. In the grasslands localized species such as Grass Wren, Capped Seedeater, Saffron-cowled Blackbird and Sharp-tailed Tyrant will be on the menu. Depending on the time of year we will also be searching for reptiles and amphibians.

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