A MILLENARY PILGRIMAGE

Camino de Santiago photography trip

We are thrilled to guide you in this incredible and millenary trip to Santiago de Compostela. During this one-week walking journey, you will be a pilgrim. You’ll walk the path of millions of people that have walked to Santiago for almost a thousand years, for religious purposes (the tomb of Apostle Santiago is there) to find themselves or to reconnect with humanity and nature. Whatever is your reason to walk the Camino, you will be captivated by the beautiful landscapes, the impressive monuments and architecture, and by the gastronomy and the traditions. But mostly, you will be delighted to walk the Camino with other people that you will find along the way, exchanging stories and sharing memories and journeys. Along the way, I will teach you some basics of photography so that you can take these beautiful memories back home. Buen Camino!

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May 2nd to May 9th 2021

PHONE

+17865933621

EMAIL

javier@lifeisaphototrip.com

CAMINO FROM SARRIA TO SANTIAGO

Because all roads lead to Santiago, you can choose to leave from many different places. In this case, we’ll start from Sarria, the most famous stretch of the Camino de Santiago. This section from Sarria to Santiago is ideal for those pilgrims who want to capture the essence of the Camino de Santiago, meet other pilgrims and enjoy the magnificent atmosphere along the way. Upon arrival in Santiago de Compostela, having walked more than 100 kilometres (average 20 km per day), we can obtain our «Compostela» certificate, and we can visit its beautiful old town. Along the way, we will find both small and large towns and villages where we can stock up, drink and eat. And we’ll not face significant inclines, which makes this trip suitable for all ages and does not require excessive physical preparation.

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO ITINERARY

Sarria is a small town located in northwest Spain. Here, tens of thousands of walkers start their pilgrimage every year for the claim of being the town that marks the minimum distance to be able to get the compostela (it is 114 kilometres from Santiago). In Sarria, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the town centre where you can find beautiful churches, chapels, monasteries and pilgrim hospitals. And of course, enjoying the gastronomy of Galicia from the very first moment. We’ll get all together at night to discuss the itinerary and give some fundamental basics for the trip.

Estimated walking time: 5h 30min – Difficulty: low – Distance: 22kms. We’ll go on a relaxed hike through beautiful towns and quiet villages walking along country roads under the shade of oak trees. We recommend visiting the Romanesque church in the town of Barbadelo.

Estimated walking time: 5h 30min – Difficulty: low. We begin crossing the Miño River and in the ascent to the Serra de Ligonde. We’ll cross through beautiful villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. A must-see is the Romanesque Church of Santa María de Castromaior and the Romanesque Church of Eirexe, where we can admire a sculpture of the Pilgrim.

 

Estimated walking time: 7h 30min – Difficulty: average – Distance: 28kms. We’ll continue on the Camino de Santiago walking through beautiful rural trails until reaching Coto, where we’ll continue to walk up and down many hills surrounded by many beautiful locations, such as the Iso River in Ribadiso. There is the possibility of dividing the stage by staying overnight in Melide.

Estimated walking time: 4h 50min – Difficulty: low – Distance: 18kms. On day five, our Camino de Santiago will pass through beautiful forests, quiet villages and streams. We’ll have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene with his famous statue of Santiago. We’ll also cross the beautiful village of Rua.

Estimated walking time: 5h 10min – Difficulty: low – Distance: 21kms. We’ll cross Lavacolla, where the pilgrims used to wash in the river in preparation for their arrival to the city of Santiago de Compostela. We’ll continue our pilgrimage along the Monte do Gozo hill, where we’ll catch our first glimpse of the Cathedral of Santiago. Once we reach Santiago, we’ll get to admire its rich local architecture and let ourselves be captivated by its historic centre that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We must arrive to Santiago in time to participate in the daily Pilgrim’s Mass.

End of our services. There is the possibility of arranging a guided tour of the Historic Center of Santiago de Compostela. You can complete your visit with a day trip to Costa da Morte, Finisterre. The tour stops in Pontemaceira, the Mirador de Paxareiras, Finisterre and Muxía and includes a bus from Santiago, official guide and lunch. If you want to spend more days in the city, you can include additional accommodation nights in Santiago.

Board.

You can choose between the following board:

  • Half board: breakfast and dinner.
  • Full board: breakfast, dinner and picnic. You can choose your full board also with lunch and snack. (We adjust to special dietary demands: allergies, vegetarian diets, prescription medical…).

 Accomodation.

Upon arrival at each of the destinations on the Camino, you will find nice accommodation, generally small family hotels, charming rural houses, high-level country houses and lovely hostels. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest, so you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago. All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. You can check with our team the possibility to book superior accommodations.

 Transportation.

We organize bus transportation to the starting point of the Camino from anywhere in Spain. We regularly collaborate with suppliers specialized in this type of transport which allows us to offer exceptional prices. If you need this service, please contact us, and we will provide you with a personalized quote designed to meet your specific needs.

Your guide

Javier Rodriguez

He is a multicultural citizen of the world and native from Santiago de Compostela. He is a certified travel photographer with a passion for grasping and capturing the beauty of this world, knowing people, culture and leaving a positive legacy. Throughout this trip, that is so dear to his heart, Javier will be happy to share his knowledge of Galicia and his passion for photography with you and give you some tips along the road. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and Gallego!

$ 1000

7 DAYS & 6 NIGHTS

Tour operator payment.

Guide fee and photo coaching.

Trip from Santiago airport and to Santiago airport.

Hotel for 4 nights on double room accommodation.

Half board: breakfast and dinner.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Travel assistance insurance.

Camino de Santiago
photography trip prices.

Not included:

  • Airline transportation to Santiago, Spain
  • Any kind of alcohol, snacks or food beyond the half board.

Please send your confirmation and all appearing questions to

javier@lifeisaphototrip.com – Javier (English, Spanish Portuguese) WhatsApp +17865933621

It is requested 20 percent of the price to formalize your reservation. Prepayment becomes non-refundable two weeks before the tour starting date.

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