New tourist option unites Paraguay and Argentina with a catamaran

A new tourist tour service in the area of the triple border was enabled this weekend involving the Paraguayan coast of the Paraná River, in the historic port of Presidente Franco, connecting directly to Argentina and Paraguay.

Photo: Guilherme Madaleno
Photo: Guilherme Madaleno

With the slogan “Three nations, two rivers, one place” began the so-called “Trinational Crossing” on board the Victoria Austral catamaran, which is a new tourism option made concrete through the efforts of the National Secretariat of Tourism (Senatur), the Paraguayan consulate in Iguazu, and the companies Cruceros Iguazu.

The crossing will take place from Iguazu to the Presidente Franco Historic Port, in a crossing that will last about 15 minutes, and after disembarking, tourists can opt for shopping tours or visit other attractions in the region, reports lavozdecataras.com.

During the official inauguration, the Minister of Tourism, Sofia Montiel de Afara highlighted the brotherhood that has been demonstrated and the effort of so many people who worked to offer this new product. “We are showing through a boat, how three countries have understood the way to work, united, promoting and selling a single destination,” he said.

Jeannine Nouche of the company Cruceros Iguazú, mentioned that the idea is to have the option already installed on weekends and then, according to demand, be able to do it daily. “The aim is that foreign tourists come to Paraguay, enjoy its attractions, shopping, and that Paraguayans also cross into Argentina,” he added.

One of the architects of the project, the Paraguayan consul in Iguazù Magno Alvarèz said: “I am extremely happy for this important achievement, promoting river tourism in the region. There were so many meetings, so many concerns but especially so much dedication and dedication to see reality as today. Minister Sofia Montiel de Afara spared no effort and accompaniment with the public and private sectors,” she said.

Author: Agencia de Información Paraguaya