Granja El Roble is a fully functioning farm and nature retreat. Currently on the farm we have a couple of carpinchos, a 7000 litre aquarium filed with two large pacu and many other varieties of local tropical fish, a howler monkey, a family of toucans, a couple of caimanin the lakes, and endless indigenous birds and animals constantly passing through.
El Roble has very comfortable accommodation and excellent traditional Paraguayan and German cuisine. Almost all ingredients are sourced from the farm. If you would prefer to source your own, there are excellent fishing opportunities nearby, and if you would like to strike out from the farm we provide many trips and adventure activities. There is an internet connection on the farm, and a large collection of quality books, many available for exchange.
My name is Peter Gardner and I have been living in Paraguay for the last twenty years. I have owned El Roble for the previous 13, and live here with my wife and our three children. Thank you for your interest in El Roble. My family and I hope to see you soon for some unique South American adventures.
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Bird Watching: Walking from the farm one can reach the Rio Ypane which is perfect bird watching country. This has many dense and secretive paths that can be explored, offering excellent opportunities to witness a true gallery forest. As well as many water birds there are also Howler and Capuchin monkeys.
We also take trips into the Chaco which is a 50 min drive away. Once there we travel onto private farms (estancias) and get right into the middle of one of the best and least explored bird areas in South America. As well as a huge variety of birds there will also be the chance to see caimen, snakes and giant anteaters. Staying at El Roble will offer you the opportunity to explore the Chaco and other areas of Paraguay and also strike out on your own to areas few other tourists will visit, giving the opportunity for a unique wildlife experience.
I build my own raft and took it down the Rio in 2009. This film – a short clip from the Brazilian company Globo that where filming on the river – gives an added idea to those interested in the kayak adventures of what awaits.