And it will be time to arrive in Santa Maria with the South American Rally Race caravan on 17 and 18 February. And it will surely be as intense as the closing of the first edition of the SARR in 2020. The huge crowds at the entrance to the city were so exciting that the same or even more is expected for SARR2023.
The organisers have arranged for the first time at SARR to have an Open Bivouac. This means that teams will assist competitors throughout the town of Santa Maria de Yokavil. The arrival of the day will be at the Main Square Manuel Belgrano (GPS Point -26.69449, -66.04748), and then the competitors will be released.
The organisation together with the Municipality of Santa María suggests 5 places where the teams will be able to spend the day in the picturesque and warm town of Santa María. Also, for the first time, the accredited competitors will be able to have dinner in local gastronomic establishments by means of "vaucher's" given by the Organization.
The "Capital of the Calchaquí Valleys", as it is called in the northwest of Argentina, will show all its charm. Land rich in culture contrasting with beautiful panoramic views, the locals will offer the best options in accommodation, typical food and special activities such as trekking, horseback riding, historical tours; besides the classic religious circuits. At every step, almost without intending it, the visitor will find a proposal and an unrepeatable cultural appointment. It is a different exchange between man and nature than anywhere else.
The Odyssey continues...