June 25, 2022

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Welcome the New Year in These Off-The-Grid Destinations

Welcome the New Year the best way possible and discover destinations that offer both peace and adventure for all kinds of travelers. Whether you are visiting the alpacas in Peru, discovering the endless dunes of the Atacama Desert in Chile, or dancing to the rhythm of Brazil, we will show you the perfect places to enjoy with family, friends, or even by yourself and disconnect from the virtual world. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the world’s largest car rental company, invites you to kick off 2020 with an adventure across South America. Wherever you are, a New Year’s celebration in Latin America is always an unforgettable experience!

Cusco and Sacred Valley in Peru

Cusco is one of the most popular places to celebrate the New Year. Travelers from all over the world gather in Cusco, filling the streets to celebrate together. Vendors line up to sell their crafts and experience the music and lively celebrations. One of the most popular activities is simply to stroll the cobblestone streets and open-air bazaars and admire the superstitious objects that Peruvians buy for the celebration of the New Year. If you’re in the market for a piece, yellow is the color associated with luck! You will find everything in a bright yellow from hats and confetti to flowers and even underwear.

For those who seek a more adventurous experience, the Inca’s Sacred Valley or “El Valle Sagrado de los Incas” is a sacred land where you can disconnect in the silence of the sunken valleys, walk along the mountain sides, and enjoy the views of snowy mountain peaks. Besides the unique landscapes, you can also explore the temples and citadels of the Incas located in the countryside.

Atacama Desert in Chile

Despite the desert being considered one of the driest on the planet, its inhabitants have been living in the Atacama region of Chile for thousands of years. Today the town of San Pedro is also often used as a starting point for excursions and adventure activities and is considered the gateway to the human history of Atacama.

Encourage yourself to escape to the west side and travel to the Valley of Mars, where fiery red terrain lines a valley filled with incredible rock and salt formations that in the 50s and 60s were the fascination of the famous researcher, Gustavo Le Paige.

Dance to Brazil’s Rhythm

In Brazil, New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated and special days of the year and Brazilians take the new year very seriously. They celebrate with great festivities and with a series of rituals and traditions. Likewise, December is a summer month in the southern hemisphere and Brazil’s magnificent climate and natural beauty make it a great destination for New Year’s holidays.

Brazil is not only limited to beaches. In fact, many families prefer to avoid the coast at the end of the year and travel inland to relax and find some peace surrounded by pure nature. The southeast of Brazil, especially on the borders between the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais, is the ideal destination for this type of getaway with its countless rivers, waterfalls, and excellent local food.

Argentina’s Patagonia

If you’re wishing for a New Year’s Eve covered in snow, head to Ushuaia, one of the coldest cities in the world, located a few kilometers from Antarctica and at the crossroads of Argentina, Chile, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific. It is an incredible destination for all travelers, especially for those with adventurous spirits willing to explore the natural wonders of South America. Welcoming the New Year in Patagonia is an experience that nobody will forget.

Uyuni Salar in Bolivia

At the beginning of each year, the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia converts into the largest natural mirror in the world. This giant salt desert is covered with water during the rainy season in December, and reflects the light creating optical illusions that are unbelievable. Aside from admiring these unique views, you can also observe the stars when the sky is crystal clear. On a lucky night, you might be able to see the starry sky reflected on the still mirrored surface of the Salar. This is a magical experience that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!…

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