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Football: Argentinians’ Passion (Sports)



In Argentina, football is much more than a sport; it is an experience that unleashes great passion and fanaticism by its fans, who bring on an amazing show in the stands.


Buenos Aires is the city with the largest number of football stadiums in the world. The stadium or “cancha”, as it is called in football jargon, is one of the main places that tourists want to visit to have a first-hand experience of the excitement that football causes in its fans.

When you enter a stadium, you will find pieces of paper falling, the crowd clapping, the arms moving, the drums, and the whistles, which accompany the rhythm of the chants. Many of these are about love, but also other feelings are unleashed. The joy of winning, the euphoria of a last-minute goal, the rage of losing, or the anger over a referee’s decision.

For those who are lucky and coincide with football fixtures, the must-see event is the “Superclásico.” This is the game between Boca Juniors and River Plate, the most popular teams in the country, which come together at least twice a year. As soon as the referee starts the match, the whole city comes to a halt. And inside the stadium, the fans vibrate to the rhythm of the ball. For more information click HERE.

With over 18 years of experience, Tangol invites you to experience football from within by offering one of the safest services to attend football matches in Argentina. Tangol offers specialized guides and tours, which include transfer and tickets to the stadium. Visiting River Plate and Boca Juniors clubs is a must that you cannot miss in your visit through Buenos Aires City. First, the tour goes to the south of Buenos Aires City to visit La Bombonera, founded in 1940 and located in La Boca iconic and colorful neighborhood. Here you can see the outdoor murals painted by artists Pérez Celis and Rómulo Macció, or the one located in the entrance hall, which was painted by Quinquela Martín. You can also enjoy a visit to the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Boca Passion Museum), the locker rooms, and the stands.

Then, the tour goes towards the north of the city for a visit to the Monumental Stadium and all its facilities, together with its modern museum. Here you will learn about the club’s history since its foundation in 1901, its greatest stars, and the titles won. In both tours, you will be able to take the typical photo in the football field and shop in the official stores. Tangol Fútbol Experience also invites you to the Vida de Diego Armando Maradona Tour, so you can learn about the history of this iconic football player and visit the most significant places of his personal and professional life.

For those looking for a simple way of buying tickets, www.tangol.com offers a selling service that allows you to choose the best locations and enjoy the main matches of the national and international football fixtures.



Feel like another fan on your way to the stadium:

-Eat a choripán: A typical habit is to buy an Italian sausage (chorizo) with bread (choripán, a portmanteau of the Spanish words chorizo and pan) in a grill food cart.

-Scream goals loudly: In the stands, the glorious moment when the ball hits the net is intensively experienced by spectators. You have to fill your lungs with air and scream “goooooaaaaaaal” as if it was the last shout in your life.

-Walk along the street: Grandparents, children, parents with their children, groups of friends or siblings walk along the streets towards the stadium. It is worth stopping and watching how each person experiences the ritual that is about to start.

-Learn a chant: Many of the current musical hits become great chants in the stands. This adapted versions are sung with the heart as a demonstration of loyalty to the team.





Source: Revista Buenos Aires Day&Night




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Paragliding In Tucuman (Sports)



Close to San Miguel de Tucumán is San Javier Mount. In this place, the warm air currents invite you to unforgettable flights. Loma Bola is one of the best places in South America for paragliding, and it is not necessary to have experience. This place is for experts, amateurs, and beginners.

There is a flight for tourists. It is at a double-seater, and you will be accompanied by trained instructors. The flight time depends on weather conditions, but it takes from 15 to 45 minutes.

Loma Bola is an ideal place to take off for this practice due to its geographical location and excellent weather conditions that allow flying all year round with great safety. Many flight schools operate in Loma Bola. In addition, this site hosts national and international meetings of the specialty.

When you arrive at Loma Bola, the first thing that you can see are many instructors preparing their equipment, and people getting ready for the flight.

When you contact the instructor, he will show you the paraglide and the instruments. The paraglide has something similar to two armchairs. The pilot goes in the rear and leaves the passenger in front of him. The instructor will give you some indications such as the importance of running at the moment of taking off and how to be calm during the journey.

When you took off, the calm begins. First, the instructor will do a short reconnaissance tour.

Second, in a more relaxed state, you will enjoy the green of the trees and the color of the sky. Far away, you can see the city showing its usual haze.

You can also see other paragliders in the sky, and the show is wonderful. The sky fills with colors.

Finally, you will be headed towards a landing field in the plain by the instructor. 

This is an experience that many people do, and they ask to repeat it almost immediately.





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Rafting In Maipo River (Sports)



Close to Santiago, on the route towards the Andes, you will find San José de Maipo. It is a place to get away from the city. Here, you will listen to bird songs and waterfalls.

In this small town you will enjoy nature and its classic architecture.

San José de Maipo is a renowned spot for their activities such as rafting, cable rides, fishing and trekking.

One of the most interesting activities offered is rafting. The location is the Maipo River, which flows from the foot of the Andes.

In Cascada de las Animas you can find different tours related to the Maipo River.

The water course of this river is classified in Class 4 betwwen November and February and Class 3 the rest of the year, according to the international scale applied for this activity (It goes from I to IV).

Being close to this river is a great opportunity to do this activity, and it is accessible for any person.

Maipo River has a great torrent. When it is passing through Cascada de las Ánimas has an elevation of 1,100 meters above the sea level. The rocks in it give shape to obstacles and it is those places where are the most demanding rapids.

This is an experience for anyone. Most people who visit the river are going to raft for the first time.

Be sure of contacting people who warrantee your security. They should be care about rafts and the equipment. In addition, they should provide highly trained and experienced guides. These things are important because they will always monitor your safety.

Anyone is welcome to live this experience; In fact, more than 70% of our clients raft for the first time with us. To ensure that everyone will enjoy a great trip, we care about having rafts and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as highly trained and experienced guides, who will always monitor your safety and be attentive to your needs.

When you visit this pace you also can enjoy ecotourism, areas of camping, picnic, horseback riding, fly fishing and restaurants.

Offers may vary depending on what the rafting companies offer to the visitors.





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Surfing In Peru (Sports)



Peru is one of the most important destinations for surfers in South America. It offers opportunities for every class of surfer. There are world-renowned waves such as the largest left-hand point break in the world and the longest left-handed wave in the world.

There are three mainly surfing areas, the points in beaches to the south, the waves around Trujillo and the beaches of Mancora.

Huanchaco

It is close to Trujillo. This is the place for surfers, body boarders, and wave enthusiasts. These beaches offer a nice selection of beach break and point break.

There are many surf schools offering lessons in Huanchaco. It does matter if you are a beginner or an advanced surfer, they can help you.

Here, it is possible to surf in a boat made of reed that the fishermen of the place use.

Playa Chicama

This place, recognized as the longest, left-breaking wave in the world, is about 20 miles north of Trujillo.

We recommend bringing booties to protect your feet on the rocky parts of the seafloor.

The jewel of Peru is Chicama, and any surf trip to Peru should be focused on this excellent wave.

Mancora

Mancora is a paradise where tourists can surf. This reef break has hollow, fast left waves that range between 3 and 12 feet. It also has the ideal conditions for barrels and tubes.

This place has the perfect combination for a surfer; it means consistent waves and perfect weather.

It is also possible to practice Kitesurfing, shortboarding, longboarding, and bodyboarding.

Surfing has become a very popular activity in Peru since the emergence of the Peruvian Surf Champions. Peru has worldwide champions such as Sofía Mulánovich, 2004 female world champion, Luis Miguel "Magoo" De La Rosa ISA World Masters Surfing Championship 2007 leader, and Cristobal de Col, 2011 World Junior Champion.





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Kayaking In Puerto Natales (Sports)



Kayaking is a sporting activity becoming popular in Puerto Natales. It is an amazing experience for relaxing and look within ourselves.

Kayaking is a great way to see some parts with difficult accessibility. You will visit the more secluded areas.

The first thing that you have to do is to contact a tour operator. There are many close to the city.

You can take a tour that starts in Puerto Prat, where the first settlement was founded.

When you arrive on Puerto Prat, the guides will prepare the equipment and give you a talk about the boat's inertia, the paddle, and the pedals. Then the experience will start putting on the lifejackets and sitting in the kayak.

This adventure began on the Señoret  Channel. When you start this journey you think that you are so small compared to the vessels. Then you will go to the Eberhard fjord where you will face a first challenge, the waves.
  
You can see the Última Esperanza on the left side, Puerto Consuelo and the estancia with the same name is in the north.  You can stop in this place, and you will enjoy a warm drink and pastries. 

Then you have to continue paddling towards Villa Luisa, which was the home of Captain Eberhard and his family during the late 19th century. 

During the tour, you can see several local species, cormorants, and ducks.

To finish you will visit Puerto Bories, which is an old gateway for livestock products in times of thriving economy. A museum shows many things related to those times.

At the end, you will be tired but with a smile on your face. This is one of the happiest adventurous activities to do in Puerto Natales.

Kayaking allows you to get a unique perspective of the mountains, glaciers, and icebergs from the water.





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