Camino de santiago hiking vacation for families with teenagers
500To520 excluding flights
Mid Season - April, May, June, Sept & Oct 500 p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement - 150. High Season - July & August 520 p.p based on two people sharing. Single Room Supplement - 175.
Description of Camino de santiago hiking vacation for families with teenagers
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
We are able to advise UK and mainland European clients on how to get to the start of their chosen Camino via train travel. We are able to detail the routes, approximate the travel duration and prices. We also provide the appropriate train websites in order to book tickets in advance. If traveling from London customers can take the eurostar to Paris and then catch two more trains stopping at Bayonne and San Sebastian.
1 Reviews of Camino de santiago hiking vacation for families with teenagers
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021 by Ian Schagen
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
It was all pretty memorable. Obviously one key moment was actually arriving at the cathedral in Santiago after walking for two weeks. There were lots of other great memories - the changing landscapes, the different town and villages, the other walkers. Climbing up to O Cebreiro in the sunshine was pretty memorable, with the scenery all around. Storks and frogs in the first section, horreos in the second part.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Practise walking long distances, and make sure your footwear is comfortable for the long haul. Take clothing for both hot and cold weather, as well as wet and dry - you will likely get all sorts. Don't overeat at breakfast or lunch - have your main meal in the evening. Watch out for manic cyclists!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Hard to say. I think those that live along the Camino benefit financially, and many seem to owe their living to it. Otherwise, there must be an impact on the environment from all those people walking through.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe focus on selecting local suppliers who are committed to preserve the environment. The taxi companies we hire use modern vehicles with low CO2 emissions. We also ration transport so we minimise the number of vehicles in use.
When sending our 'Camino Information Pack' and 'Detailed Itinerary Pack' to our clients, we use electronic format only, not paper. Our paper use is restricted to the Pilgrim's credential as this is necessary for them to collect their stamps in the different towns where they are staying.
Travelers are briefed on local environmental considerations including appropriate waste disposal. They are asked to be considerate not only with the local customs and culture but with the Camino trail they will use.
We ask our clients to:
- Not waste running water
- Not to litter and dispose of rubbish in the appropriate bins
- Pick up litter they encounter on the trails to help keep these beautiful environments clean
- Use ecological re-usable bags in supermarket, not plastic bags, or to put items directly inside their rucksack when possible
- Reuse materials where possible
- Take a reusable bottle and fill it up at the numerous fountains along the Camino,
- Respect all animals that they encounter along the Camino
- Respect all flora and fauna along the trail
- Stay on the sign posted path at all times.
To reduce international travel:
- We encourage clients to consider taking the train to get to the start of their Camino, when possible.
- We provide details of public transport options to clients for all our trips.
- We use family run accommodation providers and hire local guides.
PeopleOur business model supports suppliers at a local level so the majority of your money goes directly towards helping local businesses and their families in the Galicia region. We believe this is the best way to benefit the local economy. For example, we work primarily with small family run/owned hotels in these regions instead of large hotel chains.
For transport, we work with local taxis/drivers who are self employed and receive a fair price as regulated by the regional Government instead of large transport companies which tend to pay low wages to their drivers.
These type of hiking packages offer a greater contribution to the local economy and help create more jobs in the local community compared to traditional vacations packages that concentrate the money spent by tourists in one single location. According to researchers, 65% of your money as a hiker stays in the community on Hiking/Walking vacations compared to 15% for traditional beach-resort vacations.
In each town where they spend the night, we recommend three local restaurants so that clients can enjoy the regional cuisine as well as benefiting the local community, avoiding large franchise restaurants. For example, in this package clients can dine in local seafood restaurants in the town of Corcubiσn or the specialised seafood restaurants in Finisterre and Santiago.
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