DialAFlight’s Alternative Summer Sports Festivals
For those looking for an exotic Olympic alternative, tour operator DialAFlight has the following sport festival packages this summer:
JULY: The Naadam Festival, Mongolia
The Naadam Festival is the largest festival in Mongolia and a major holiday where locals pour into the capital to watch their three sporting passions; wrestling, horse racing and archery. Steeped in history, the traditional games are played out over two amazing days in the National Sports Stadium with an elaborate opening ceremony featuring marches and music from soldiers, dancers, horse riders, monks and athletes before the real fun begins! There’s no better time to experience the culture, meet the local people and soak up the party atmosphere.
Tour operator DialAFlight (www.dialaflight.com / 0844 556 6060) is offering a magical 10-day tour of Mongolia with tickets to the Naadam Festival opening ceremony from £1,149 per person. Other highlights include visits to the ancient Buddhist monastery Erdene Zuu, Khustai National Park to see rare wild horses called 'takhi' and the national park at Terelj for relaxation or hiking as well as stays in Gers (yurts), the traditional home of Mongolian nomads.
Valid for departure on 6 July, the price includes nine nights’ accommodation in hotels and Gers with breakfast and two lunches, some sightseeing and entrance fees, tickets to the Naadam Festival opening ceremony and a local English speaking guide. Flights excluded. Call DialAFlight for the latest flight prices
AUGUST: Buenos Aires’ Tango World Championships, Argentina
August is Tango! See some of the world’s finest tango dancers compete in the most exciting tango competition of the year. Born in the brothels of Buenos Aires, tango is more than simply song and dance – it evokes the brooding sensuality and passion of the Argentine people. Prepare to be amazed and fall in love with its romantic rhythm! And for those who aren’t mad on fancy footwork, the annual festival also showcases a variety of talent with concerts, literary readings, art exhibitions and films.
Tour operator DialAFlight (www.dialaflight.com / 0844 556 6060) is offering four nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel and VIP tickets to the Tango World Championships in Buenos Aires from £1,399 per person. Valid for departures on 25 August, the price includes access to La Milonga (the festival’s main arena), the competition final and flights to Buenos Aires from London with Iberia.
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