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Christmas & New Year in South America

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1. Posted by KyleMac (Full Member 60 posts) 5y

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Hey guys,

We are travelling throughout South America for around 5 months and are not sure where to head for Christmas and New Year. Has anyone spent these holidays in South America? Where do you think will be a good festive place to be? We really have no idea what to expect with South America so any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers, Kyle

2. Posted by Mr. Cheese (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Rio! Hear that place is crazy for NYE

3. Posted by samvas (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Do you have any idea of which country you're gonna be?
For New Years eve:
If you're in Brazil go to the big beach cities, specially Rio
If you're in Peru, Cusco is good place
In Equador head to MontaƱita
These are the main places I know
For Christmas I don't thing it makes much of a difference as most people stay at home with their families

4. Posted by KyleMac (Full Member 60 posts) 5y

Thanks for the reply.

Not sure where we will be yet. We're in Peru at the moment and most probably heading anti-clockwise around the continent, so possibly like Argentina or Uruguay for Christmas and maybe Brazil for NYE, still not sure though .

Cheers, Kyle

5. Posted by globetrotter123 (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y


I would recommend you to visit Peru for Christmas and New Year. You will find different choices to celebrate this two especial days. It doesn't matter what type of celebration you want, I'm completely sure that you will find something that interests you. If you feel like coming to Peru don't hesitate to contact me to help you to set up your trip.