Explore our selection of trips to Paraguay and embark on a journey to reconnect with your roots and explore your cultural heritage


Next Gen: Paraguay began with the Ties Program reflecting on our commitment to heritage journeys over the past 30 years. As more adoptees entered adulthood and started families of their own, we wanted to present a program that was uniquely tailored to their desires for staying connected with their birth country. Traveling alongside other adoptees is invaluable. Our focus is on personalizing your experience, tailoring it to your interests, and emphasizing reconnection with Paraguayan culture and everyday life.

Join us on this meaningful journey, where you'll benefit from a supportive community of fellow adoptees who share similar life experiences. Experience Paraguay in a way that resonates deeply with your heritage and aspirations, while enjoying the camaraderie of a like-minded group.

Next Gen: Paraguay

July 27 - August 4, 2024

9 Days

Stay in The Heart of Asunción

Reconnect with People and Places

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Day 1 - Arrive in Asunción.

Day 2 - Orientation and Loma San Jeronimo, Mercardo 4, and Afternoon Movie.

Day 3 - Explore Downtown Asunción including the Cathedral of Asunción, the Government Palace, and Calle Palma - a street lined with vendors.

Day 4 - Travel to the City of Pirayú where we learn about Ñandutí (AKA spider’s web lace), a traditional Payaraguan textile. Visit The Iglesia de San Buenaventura and the Herminio Jimenez School of Music.

Day 5 - Spend the Day in The Countryside in the Small City of Tobatí where we will explore local ceramic artwork and then off to a ranch to relax for the afternoon. 

Day 6 - Travel to Itaguá where we explore indigenous art collections, the Paraguayan Harp, and shops.

Day 7 - Visit the South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL) and Travel to San Bernardino - for your choice of ziplining, mountain biking, or a boat ride. In the Evening, Enjoy a Farewell Dinner. 

Day 8 - Make it your own day: feel free to explore the city on your own, or we can help arrange activities with you.   Some Travelers start their journey home today.  

Day 9 -  The rest of the Travelers' journey home and beyond.


Ben Kaanta

Ben is a former engineer who worked for 20+ years in the biosciences in roles from project management to CEO.  Longing to work more closely with people making transformations in their lives, he is a CPCC and ICF certified coach. After spending most of his life in Colorado (with stints in Indiana and California), Ben and his wife Tanya decided to pursue another passion of theirs - expanding their horizons through adventure. Along with their teenage daughter, this led to splitting their time between Colorado and living abroad. They also have a son attending college in Colorado. Ben is married to a Korean adoptee, and participated in heritage camps with his family over the years.

Please note: Ben may not travel on every trip.

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