Day tour “Pai Pukú”

Day tour “Pai Pukú”

On this tour we visit the city of Villa Hayes and the Pa’i Puku school.
This school is a comprehensive training center, which gives the children from the Chaco the opportunity to learn and live here because the distances in the Chaco are great, so that they cannot come and go every day.
In addition to traditional training, they also receive training in various professional fields. The center also has an orchard and some livestock for their livelihood.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Villa Hayes, Villa Hayes, Presidente Hayes Department

05.30 / 06.00 am Pick up at a hotel or a private address in Villa Morra (or in Las Carmelitas). Departure north on the Transchaco route.
7.30 / 8.00am Stop in the Villa Hayes to take a walk along the coast of the Paraguay River.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chaco Paraguayo, Paraguay

9:00 am The journey continues north. We make a few stops along the route to admire the wildlife of this region, especially the many species of birds that stay here all winter.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Escuela Pai Puku - Km 156 - Chaco Paraguayo, RutaTranschaco, Zona Moises Galeano, Paraguay

12:00 pm Arrival in Paí Pukú village, where we learn more about the history and commitment of this beautiful place. The María Medianera Comprehensive Training Center, better known as the Pai Puku School in Chaco, is unique in its kind. Since June 1965 it has been on km 156 of the Transchaco route in the Benjamin Aceval district in the department Pdte Hayes in operation. It offers full education to low-income students. Of the 550 students and 60 teachers, almost 90 percent live there thanks to their self-administration during the school year. Their mission is to contribute to strengthening educational work, human and Christian support. It covers an area of six hectares and its large complex is made of materials from Chaco, such as karanday and palm trees. The center was “baptized” by the residents as the “Pai Puku School” in honor of its founder, the Belgian priest Pedro Shaw.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Escuela Pa'i Puku - Centro de Formación Integral María Medianera, Ruta Transchaco Km 156, Dpto. Pdte. Hayes, Zona Moises Galeano, Paraguay

For its part, the “Pai Puku Foundation” was born out of the idea of --a group of local farmers and friends of Shaw who had joined together with the main goal of supporting the initiatives and activities of the school. It includes polyprofessional education for children and teenagers from the Paraguayan Chaco, although some students come from the eastern region, but only because their parents work at Estancias in the Chaco. However, all students come from low-income families. A specialty of this educational center is its self-administration, in which the students themselves are protagonists. They also work and produce beautiful furniture on an industrial scale. They have four organic gardens run by very young people, in addition to cutting and sewing activities, housekeeping, rural health promotion, hairdressing, typing, computers, electricity, beekeeping and plumbing. At 3:00 pm we retake the journey back to Asunción.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"

Horário de Início: 08:00 AM
Duração: 6 To 8 Hours
Ponto de partida: Quesada 5050c, Asunción, Paraguay
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up location has to be defined by the booking! Other location (included in other cities) on request!

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: Para receber um reembolso integral, cancele até 24 horas antes do início da experiência.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Escuela Pai Puku - Km 156 - Chaco Paraguayo
  • Entry/Admission - Escuela Pa'i Puku - Centro de Formación Integral María Medianera

Não Incluído

  • Lunch


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