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CAMINO

$2400 per person

The Camino has made the “Top 5 experiences” list by all four WorldTowning family members year after year. Avalon, Largo, Will, and I hiked Camino Frances in 2018. 44 days, 516 miles, and loads of memories. It was magical, enlightening, a test of our endurance, an intense family bonding time, life-changing, and much more. Everyone should go on a long walk, but if you can’t carve out that much time, how about a week with us?

The Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of St James and also just “The Way,” is a network of pilgrims’ ways leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition holds that the remains of the apostle are buried. Originally a religious pilgrimage, it is now home to those seeking recharge time, exercise, personal enlightenment, significant decision-making, celebration, connection to their hiking partner, and yes, for some, a religious pilgrimage. Most consider it a mental, physical, and spiritual challenge.

We will start our days at dawn just after we enjoy our café con leche and a Spanish-style breakfast. Our hikes on the Camino, a UNESCO World Heritage site, will take us through fragrant forests, small villages with ancient churches, and architectural eye candy. We will arrive at our accommodations welcomed with a comfy bed, hot shower, and a peaceful setting, often with church bells tolling far away. Our evenings will be filled with local Galician food, including tapas, pulpo (octopus), and vino tinto (red wine), all while we enjoy deep, meaningful, and fun conversations with our new friends.

You can watch our 43 Camino vlogs to learn what you might expect from this trip.

Come with us on a magical 7-day adventure through the beautiful Galician countryside and rustic villages in northern Spain. We will hike for five days, 100km from Sarria to Santiago, and receive our Compostela* at the finish line. On our final day, we will walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela or admire it from the outside, depending on your wishes.

This is for you if you want to explore a unique land, make new friends, and push yourself out of your comfort zone. If you care about connecting deeply with a new culture and its people in a way you cannot do on a traditional vacation, this is for you. This is for you if you approach the world with a glass-half-full attitude.

Do you think it sounds dreamy? The experience is all that and more.

Be prepared to hike an average of 6 to 10 hrs per day, approx. 16-32 km (10-20 miles) per day, with some shorter and longer days along the way.

What are the advantages of walking the Camino as a group?

  1. You will make friends with other WorldTowning Voyages guests who are like-hearted, seek adventure, and love to learn. In essence, you will be part of a really cool group. Our group will also be a support system for those tough days and a helping hand when you might need an extra snack or a Band-Aid.
  2. We plan it all for you. We reserve your accommodations. If you don’t want to carry your backpack, you can forward it (an additional fee applies). And if you need a zero-day, we can arrange transportation to the next location (an additional fee applies). You walk, and we handle the rest.
  3. We have reserved fabulous eateries for breakfast and dinner. You are only responsible for lunch; we’ll be able to guide you to a meal you enjoy.
  4. You get to hike with a family (and WorldTowning Voyages founders) who have hiked the entire trail and are full-time travelers. We are a relationship-based group travel company. We want to get to know you.
  5. Swag (big wink). We are having unique gifts made for this event and this amazing group of humans.

If you would like to get more details about our trips and who they are ideal for, you can do that here. The FAQ also answers many of the questions you may have about vaccines, accommodations, insurance, etc. Both of these pages may be helpful to you before you register for this trip.

Price is based on double occupancy (with one night possibly being a triple or quad). You can click the accommodations tab for additional occupancy information.

Our legs will be our transportation, so no other transportation is included in the price. If you need to take a cab to a location due to fatigue, blisters, or anything else, the fee is at the guest’s cost. Luggage transportation to each day’s new accommodations is available but is the full responsibility of the guest.

6 nights accommodation in hotels and pensions. Half board (breakfast and dinner included). Guests are responsible for their lunch.

*The Compostela certifies that a pilgrim has completed the Camino de Santiago. The Church authorities award the Compostela, which can be collected at the Pilgrim’s Reception Office in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. To receive it, you must get your Camino passport stamped twice a day at churches, albergues, and cafes.

The full itinerary is available for purchase for $100 in the event you can’t come on the trip but want to go on your own at some point.

7 Days
12+ Age
  • Destinations
  • Departure Date
    September 26, 2025
  • Return Date
    October 2, 2025
  • Level of Difficulty
    Minimum age 12. Recommended maximum age is 65. This is only recommended, if you think you can physically do what is listed below we will not turn you away. Must be able to hike between 10-18 miles per day for 5 days in a row with early start times. Since this is a very short hike we will not have any rest days and in the event you are tired, injured or just need a break it will be your responsibility to meet us at the next location and pay the fee associated with the transportation. The terrain will be uneven, hilly, rocky and range from flat to steep. Of course we wish this trip could accommodate everyone, but this the Camino, and certain things are beyond our control.
  • Included
    Accommodations
    Gift Basket
    Live Q & A
    Meals (breakfast and dinner)
    National Park Fees
    Personal Guides
    Private FB Group
    Vegetarian Options
    Welcome Party
    WorldTowning Swag
  • Not Included
    Activities/Tours
    Arrival Day Meals
    Arrival Transportation
    Covid testing (if applicable)
    Departure Day Meals
    Departure Transportation
    Drinks (soda, alcohol, smoothies, juices)
    Equipment Rental
    Flights to Country
    Flights Within Country
    Laundry, Phone Calls, Room Service
    Meals during trip
    Porters
    Souvenirs
    Tipping at the Restrooms
    Tips for Guides
    Transportation
    Trip Insurance
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ARRIVAL SARRIA
ARRIVAL
Make yourself comfortable in the accommodations. We'll gather in the evening to commence our trip. Please note: If you would like to arrive earlier and explore on your own prior to the start date, that is fine. Our trip officially begins September 26th in the evening. We can't wait to meet all of you.

As a warm welcome, we would like to invite you to a meet n' greet of appetizers on the evening you arrive. If you will be arriving late, don't worry as we will do a more formal welcome at breakfast in the morning.

Get a good night's sleep because tomorrow we rock and roll!






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SARRIA to PORTOMARÍN


*videos do not always exactly coincide with the stops we will make on this camino, as they are based on the way we hiked with our family.

OPENING BREAKFAST
This is the first official day of our voyage together. We will all meet at the opening breakfast to discuss the day, address any questions, and meet those of you who got in late the night before and missed the meet n' greet.

WALKING DISTANCE:
23km (14 miles)

SETTING
Today we will start off on asphalt, but before you know it we will be enjoying small rural villages and chapels of Romanesque style on a quiet and peaceful path. Along the way we will visit Santiago de Barbadelo or the church of San Fiz de Reimonde. Once in Portomarín you will experience lovely views of the Embalse de Belesar lake. When the town was flooded by the creation of the Belesar reservoir, they dismantled the town’s historic buildings and rebuilt them on higher ground, so they can still be admired today.

LUNCH
You are responsible for your own lunch. We will discuss the options once the trip gets closer.

DINNER
We dine al fresco (weather permitting) in a farm to table style setting. 
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PORTOMARÍN to LODOS


BREAKFAST
We will have breakfast at our accommodations.

WALKING DISTANCE:
16km (10 miles)

SETTING
Today we will start out on a gravel path alongside the road with little traffic while cutting through gorgeous Galician forests. We will pass through a multitude of typical villages of rural Galicia. If time permits we will visit the church of Santa María de Castromaior, Romanesque style.

LUNCH
You are responsible for your own lunch.

MASSAGE
Available upon arrival for an additional fee.

DINNER
We will dine together on local dishes. This home cooked meal will likely be your favorite dinner of the trip.
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LODOS to MELIDE


BREAKFAST
You will be given a per diem to eat breakfast as you see fit along the way.

WALKING DISTANCE:
23km (14 miles)

SETTING
Today does have some asphalt, so prepare for some ups and downs. We will land in Melide for the night, home to around 9000 people, this is one of the most populated spots on our journey. Melide is renowned for its fantastic pulpo, a flavorsome octopus dish. And for dessert don't forget to try the mini glazed donuts.

LUNCH
You are responsible for your own lunch.

MASSAGE
Available upon arrival for an additional fee.

DINNER
We will dine together in the town on pulpo and other yummies.
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MELIDE to O PEDROUZO


BREAKFAST
You will be given a per diem to eat breakfast as you see fit along the way.

WALKING DISTANCE:
33km (20 miles). This will be our longest hike day and as a result we will start before daylight. The early moonlit morning hike was a trail favorite on our 2023 trip.

SETTING
Today we will stop by the medieval town of Ribadiso if time permits, before arriving at Arzúa, Arzúa is known for its cheeses. You all know how happy this makes me. We will then walk through forests of eucalyptus, villages and streams. It is recommended to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene at this stage. En-route, we won't miss the lovely hamlet of Rúa.

LUNCH
You are responsible for your own lunch.

DINNER
We will dine together in the town of O Pedrouzo.

*The vlog from today and tomorrow are the same as our family did the distance we will do in 2 days in 1. 
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O PEDROUZO to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA


BREAKFAST
We will have breakfast at our accommodations.

WALKING DISTANCE:
18km (11 miles)

SETTING
Finally, the last stage of the Camino. We will begin our day in green forest, you may like to take this time to quietly reflect on all you’ve achieved over the past week. From Monte do Gozo you can enjoy the best views of the city and the cathedral, the final destination. Once in Santiago, we will go to the Pilgrim's Office to ask for the Compostela, we will also stroll through the old area, to lie down in the Plaza del Obradoiro, and observe the majestic Cathedral. We will do our best to arrive at the cathedral before noon, so you can enter and participate in the pilgrims’ mass, where a list of all those who have collected their Camino certificates in the last 24 hours will be read aloud. If we do not make it, you can always return the next day. The group will also pay a visit to the Museum of Pilgrimage to learn about the history of the Camino de Santiago and other places of pilgrimage across the world. On the following morning you might want to visit the cathedral on the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro, which houses the supposed tomb of St. James the Apostle.

LUNCH
You are responsible for your own lunch.

DINNER
We will dine on Italian food in the city of Santiago de Compostela

NIGHT TOUR
We will take a 90 minute night tour of the Cathedral after dinner.
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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
This the last day of the trip and the toughest. Saying goodbye to new friends is never easy, but we like to think of it as "until we meet again!" After our final breakfast, the trip will officially conclude. We will miss all of you terribly!
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9.5
Meals
9.5
Transport
10.0
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Comments:

  • Gina Duncan

    December 20, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    I just returned from the trip of a lifetime with WorldTowning Voyages (WTV). From our introduction to Morocco welcome baskets to the carefully chosen local tour guides, accommodations, and meals; they were committed to making sure we had an incredible time. WTV interspersed culture, history, and adventure into their activities. Jessica, Will, Avalon, and Largo provided a unique and immersive experience for all ages. I look forward to traveling with them again!

  • Iris Trask

    December 24, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    WorldTowning’s preparation for the trip was right on point. We had such a great time. Enjoyed every minute with fun, lively group of people. Trying local food was wonderful, variety kept everything interesting. Loved the desert tents and camel riding. Shopping was so such an exciting adventure, I bought a large rug, colorful light, slippers, oils and more. Be sure to pack an extra bag for all the treasures you’ll want to bring back. I would absolutely recommend this trip for anyone who loves adventure.

  • John & Vicki Carbee

    November 29, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    We have just returned from our Morocco 2022 trip, and LOVED every minute of it! We are avid watchers of the World Towning YouTube channel and the family is exactly what you see on TV. The entire family is down-to-earth, open to sharing their lives, and so much fun! From start to finish, our trip was fantastic.

    Will and Jessica guided us through the cities of Marrakech, High Atlas, Dades, Merzouga, Fez, and Chef. Our family (2 + 1 teenager) truly experienced the people, history, culture, and the beauty of each city. The guides and drivers were excellent; always on time, professional, and informative.

    Book your trip now, you will not regret it! This is a trip of a lifetime!!!

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  • Teresa Bragg

    December 1, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    WorldTowning Voyages are amazing! 10 out of 10 in my book! The hosts, Will and Jessica, are super friendly and from the start you feel like you are among friends. Accommodations are sourced and you will stay in the most comfortable accommodations available. Some of the overnight stays are a bit off the beaten path so though your accommodations might not be a luxurious hotel, they are the very best to be found and the activities in those areas really make the trip more worthwhile, often activities the average tourist will miss. My trip to Morocco exceeded my expectations. The food was delicious and being able to participate in cooking classes for the local cuisine was super fun and rewarding! Activities are bountiful but they are very understanding if you need to sit out and rest. Our guides went above and beyond to be helpful and accommodating to everyone in the group. The value for my money was more than I expected and knowing I could just show up and not worry about anything but whether I had enough spending money with me made for a very stress-free adventure! I felt very safe! I would not hesitate to book another adventure with WorldTowning and, in fact, plan to book a trip for 2024! HIGHLY recommend!

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  • Brandy

    December 3, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Wow! What a magical adventure. Group travel is not normally thing…but this is different. There is so much thought and care put into the planning. I surely would have never managed to see, do, and learn as much on my own.

    This thoughtful/ethical and FUN travel.

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  • Michelle

    December 4, 2022 at 5:01 pm

    I don’t know how Jessica and Will did it, but they assembled a group of strangers that were kind and supportive of everyone! We had six wonderful teenagers on the trip and all the adults engaged with them. My two teenagers felt right at home. They were already asking about the trip to India!
    This trip was really a food tour so be prepared to eat. The cooking class was one of my favorite excursions.
    This trip is not for the resort-only traveler. This experience comes with noise, smells, dust, long days in the van, hard pillows, and lots of stairs! We also met wonderful people who opened their homes and lives to us.
    It’s an experience we’ll never forget!

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Since we will be staying in 6 different accommodations during our 7-day trip, the sleeping arrangements may vary. Single travelers joining this trip are paired in multi-shared accommodations with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. There are no private rooms on this tour. You can expect to stay in small family-run hotels or pensions (with the exception of some larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities. You may not have elevators, air conditioning, or English-speaking staff, but most importantly, all are locally run, with traditional character, and in central locations to give you maximum time for exploring. You can expect to find clean, safe, simple accommodation in convenient locations. In one location, you may be asked to stay in a triple or quad room.