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Price depends on the number of guests and time of year traveling. Maria is happy to guide solo journeys, couples, families, friends, alumni groups, or company teams. Contact us about planning your next adventure.

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Description

Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago for centuries, following the many paths to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St James. Today, you can walk the Camino for spiritual reasons, as a physical challenge, to experience its unique culture and beauty, or all of the former. The Camino often referred to as “The Way,” is a trip of a lifetime, an extraordinary journey that inspires many.

Included
Daily meditation, restorative yoga, and energizing breathwork.

Itinerary Varies based on your desires

*an additional trip to Finisterre and Muxia can be arranged as well.

  • Day 1 Santiago | Sarria

    Welcome to Spain! Upon arrival at Santiago airport, you are met and transferred to the town of Sarria. Sarria is a favorite starting point of the Camino de Santiago with many pilgrims starting their journey here. Explore the town center where you will find churches, chapels, monasteries and seven pilgrim hospitals. The main street, Rúa Maior, has a friendly atmosphere, where you can relax while enjoying a drink or bite in one of the charming cafes around. Visit the Igrexa de Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the castle fortress, and the Magdalena Monastery. You will have a meet and greet with Maria and your local guide over dinner at the hotel. Hotel Alfonso IX | D
  • Day 2 Portomarin

    Today, expect a calm walk through pretty villages and peaceful hamlets under the shade of oak trees and along quiet country roads. Along the way, you will spot many Galician traditional ‘hórreos’ (granaries). Visit the beautiful Romanesque church in the village of Barbadelo. Your destination for the night is the town of Portomarin. 6 hours walking (13.6 mi/22 km). Hotel Ferramenteiro | B, D
  • Day 3 Palas de Rei

    Starting from the lovely village of Portomarin, today the Camino will cross the river Miño, Galicia’s longest river, and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass lovely hamlets such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop to visit the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the Romanesque church in Eirexe, with its portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals, as well as Pilgrim Santiago. 6.5 hours walking (15.5mi/25 km). A Parada das Bestas | B, D
  • Day 4 Melide

    Today, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. You will split what was traditionally a long day into two shorter days and take a break in the lively market town of Melide, where you will try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish, in one of the many ‘pulperías.’ 4 hours walking (9.3 mi/15 km). Pazo de Sedor | B, D
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  • Day 5 Arzua

    The Camino crosses several streams and follows a forest track bringing you to the village of Boente and the church of Santiago. Next is the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa, famous for its local cheese. In Arzúa, you visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena. 4 hours walking (8.6mi/14 km). Casa Brandariz | B, D
  • Day 6 Amenal

    Today’s Camino will take you through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams for most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. En route, stop to see the lovely hamlet of Rúa. The rest of the journey to Amenal is along a mix of excellent and calm country roads and forest tracks. 5 hours walking (14.3 mi/23 km). O’ Muino de Pena | B, D
  • Day 7 Santiago de Compostela

    After Amenal, your next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago. This is where pilgrims used to wash in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo, ‘Mount of Joy’, and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. When you arrive in the city, population 80,000, explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s architecture and delight in the beautiful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural city. With only 9.9mi to walk today, you should be in Santiago in time for the pilgrim mass (12 pm). 4 hours walking (9.9mi/16 km). Parador Santiago de Compostela | B, D
  • Day 8 Your Journey Ends

    Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to Santiago airport where you check in for your flight back home. | B

Private VIP Experiences

We specialize in curating bespoke experiences. Want to summit Kilimanjaro on a full moon so you can ask your sweetheart to marry you? Plan a gastronomic experience along the Camino De Santiago with your foodie friends? You dream it. We make it come true.

Price depends on the number of guests and time of year traveling. Maria is happy to guide solo journeys, couples, families, friends, alumni groups, or company teams. Contact us about planning your next adventure.

Camino de Santiago, Spain

+1-800-869-0538

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PRICE PER PERSON (double/twin)

$3,325.00

Pricing based on the number of guests and time of year.

The more guests, the less it costs per person.

INCLUDED
  • 8 Days
  • All accommodations
  • Meals, as noted (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Private English speaking walking guide throughout the trip
  • All transportation and transfers as noted in itinerary
  • 1 piece of luggage per person transported by vehicle to next accommodation
  • Daily mindfulness talks, meditation, restorative yoga, and breathwork
EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Visa (where applicable)
  • Any meals not described in the itinerary
  • All drinks throughout the trip
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to leader, guides
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
  • Deposit Requirements: 25% per person deposit is required to confirm your booking.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
  • The trip cost has been discounted by 3% for check payment, which is not applicable if a credit card is used. Bank wire fees will still apply.

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HOTEL ALFONSO IX

HOTEL ALFONSO IX is a modern hotel located in Sarria, on the Camino de Santiago, a 114 km walk from the capital of Galicia. The hotel is located next to the Sarria river and has 60 rooms spread over 3 floors in a newly renovated building. It is an ideal place for pilgrims starting their Camino journey. The hotel offers its own in-house restaurant- ‘A Ponte Ribeira’.

HOTEL FERRAMENTEIRO

HOTEL FERRAMENTEIRO is located at the halfway point of the famous Camino de Santiago, it offers the best possible rest for walkers on their pilgrimage. Being close to Portomarin and Lugo, there are diverse cultural activities on offer. There are 21 rooms, many with stunning views of the natural surroundings of the Mino River a few meters away from the hotel. The hotel has modern amenities, a 24-hour reception and free wifi access throughout the property.

A PARADA DAS BESTAS

A PARADA DAS BESTAS is a charming rural accommodation on the Camino de Santiago that offers visitors and pilgrims the best rest and the best cuisine in a fabulous setting. A Parada das Bestas is an old house of Galician tillage eighteenth century. It consists of three main buildings: the main house, the barn and the oven tendal, and two annexes: the granary and one of the few mallars (where formerly the wheat from the chaff is separated) that still remain in Galicia. The kitchen is a gastronomic gem, they use seasonal ingredients and even the breakfast is an unforgettable affair.

PAZO DE SEDOR

PAZO DE SEDOR is a converted 17th-century mansion in Sedor, 40 km outside Santiago de Compostela. The Pazo is located on the Saint James Pilgrimage Route. And has 11 rooms. It offers attractive classical design, an outdoor pool and elegant rooms with free wi-fi. Each comfortable room presents a different style. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner in the grand dining room. There are also 2 lounges with sofas, board games and a fireplace.

CASA BRANDARIZ

CASA BRANDARIZ is a house of centenary origin (dating from 1553), its built on rugged terrain and is perfectly suited to the rural and natural environment that surrounds it. Brandariz is located in Dombodán, overlooking the valley, and just 1 km from Portodemouros Reservoir. It is near the Camino de Santiago, being the ideal place for pilgrims to place deserved rest. It offers 7 air-conditioned rooms with bath, comfortable and pleasant, with visibility to the valley surrounding the facility. The restaurant specialties are "Galician Veal", Cooked Gallego, varied homemade desserts, and the famous cheese with local origin " Arzúa-Ulloa ".

O’ MUINO DE PENA

O’ MUINO DE PENA is one of the most impressive rural houses to be found in the beautiful Galician countryside. The 200 year-old windmill is a charming hotel and enjoys a stunning rural location. O Muiño de Pena boasts beautiful and spacious rooms, decorated in the historical style with modern facilities. There is a comfortable, traditional-style lounge with fireplace and also houses an on-site ethnographic museum with an array of craftwork from the area’s most traditional professions; milling, carpentry, metalwork and sawmilling, throughout the mill’s long history. There is a restaurant, which serves excellent food.

PARADOR SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

PARADOR SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA is one of the most luxurious and beautiful hotels and is located in Santiago de Compostela. In this city, the destination of millions of pilgrims, rays of sunlight illuminate the building façades in summer and the rain creates a magical ambiance that overtakes the cobbled streets in winter. The Parador de Santiago, is a blend of history, art and tradition, the dream of pilgrims and emblem of Santiago. It is located on Obradoiro Square near the cathedral, an area of spectacular beauty in one of the most visited provincial capitals in the world. A stay at this Parador means a visit to a truly unique and exclusive location.

“I love the Camino. It is an inspirational microcosm of ‘the way’ we should all aspire to live.”

Maria Baltazzi
Founder

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