What is the Camino?
The Camino de Santiago, or Way of St James, is the third oldest pilgrimage in Christianity, behind only the journeys to Jerusalem and Rome. Santiago de Compostella is the alleged burial site of St. James the apostle. There are many different paths or “ways” to walk, the most popular and well known being the “French Way”, which begins on the French side of the Pyrenees and winds through northern Spain.
We will begin our journey on the French way in the small town of Sarria in the northwestern province of Galicia. Situated a little over 100 km from Santiago de Compostella, Sarria often serves as a jumping off point for pilgrims, as walking more than 100km allows you to receive the certificate of completion in Santiago.
Who is this trip for?
Everyone is welcome on this journey and age is no boundary to the walk. The Camino can be a bit hilly in places but we will take our time (no day will feature more than 10 miles and most will be closer to 7). All youth or children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
When is the trip?
July 6-18, 2017
How much will it cost?
$3,500/person (double occupancy room)
The costs for the trip covers hotels, flight, travel insurance, all meals while in Spain, and transport of luggage from hotel to hotel. Single Occupancy rooms can be arranged for an additional $300. Beyond this cost, only a limited amount of money is needed on the trip, mostly for purchasing souvenirs.
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