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Duty free shopping

A crossing of just 350 metres over the Parana River separates Brazil from Paraguay – and your chance to enjoy a duty-free shopping experience in multicultural Ciudad del Este. Come along and cross the Bridge of Friendship for this tour and avail of cheaper prices for a wide variety of goods such as electronics, clothing, cosmetics and perfumes to name but a few. Ciudad del Este is a feast of the senses, a rough and ready border town that began life in the late 1950s as Puerto Flor de Lis in what was then a wild jungle. Thanks to fiscal concessions by the state, most notably its designation as a duty free port, it has grown from a faraway outpost in the middle of nowhere – albeit sitting on one of the world’s greatest natural wonders – to become Paraguay’s second city. Wander the bustling streets of the three blocks after the bridge, which are lined with every conceivable item imaginable from steering wheel covers to scuba diving flippers to DVD players. If it’s not here, it’s because it has yet to be invented. For a less earthy experience, explore the upscale shopping centres, where you will find the latest hi-tech goods and an unbeatable range of designer goods. This shopping expedition takes you right to the heart of the duty free zone so that you can check out some of the world’s best brands at the best prices. You will be transported to and from Ciudad de Este safely, with two hours of shopping time. A crossing of just 350 metres over the Parana River separates Brazil from Paraguay – and your chance to enjoy a duty-free shopping experience in multicultural Ciudad del Este. Come along and cross the Bridge of Friendship for this tour and avail of cheaper prices for a wide variety of goods such as electronics, clothing, cosmetics and perfumes to name but a few. Meeting/pick-up point: Roundtrip transfer to/from most Iguazu Falls hotels. Duration: Four to five hours. Languages: English and Spanish. Others: Remember to bring your passport.