Spain conjures up a lot of images – but did you think about the Camino trail? Join Club Kunzum on one of the gems of travel.
The Classic Camino tour traces the route of a European pilgrimage whose origins go back to early medieval times. Walk the last 100kms of the famous Camino Francés from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, across the rolling green landscapes of rural Galicia in northwestern Spain.
The trip is curated jointly by Offbeat Travel and Club Kunzum.
OVERVIEW – 8 Days/ 7 Nights (111 km): April 19 – 26, 2019
This trip perfectly captures the essence of the Camino de Santiago: meet fellow pilgrims, discover local traditions and enjoy relaxing, hearty cuisines after your day’s walk.
The Camino trip, which takes a little over a week, begins in Sarria, the most popular Camino starting point for walkers, and consists of the last stage of the Camino Francés. You receive the R PILGRIM CERTIFICATE at the Pilgrims Office when you arrive in Santiago. With your ‘Compostela’ certificate in hand, it is time to explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town — nothing less than a UNESCO World Heritage city.
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EARLY BIRD (TILL MARCH 15, 2019)
Club Kunzum Members: Rs. 92,000 + Air Tickets
Non Members: Rs. 94,000 + Air Tickets
REGULAR PRICE (AFTER MARCH 15, 2019)
Club Kunzum Members: Rs. 97,000 + Air Tickets
Non Members: Rs. 99,000 + Air Tickets
All costs above are per person on a twin sharing basis. Single supplement is Rs. 30,000 per head.
GST EXTRA @5% will be applicable on all rates.
NO DISCOUNTS PLEASE!!
Please don’t embarrass us by asking for discounts on the above pricing. We cannot curate a memorable experience by cutting on prices. What we promise is that you will discover a new way to travel with Kunzum – and would want to do so again and again.
* Selected accommodation with private bathroom.
* Holiday pack with notes and maps.
* 24/7 support number during your trip and GPS files.
* Luggage transfers (one bag per person, up to 20kg).
* Daily Breakfast and Dinners.
* Airport transfers.
Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you two nights in the same town and arrange for transfers.
* Drinks including alcoholic and soft beverages and water.
* Laundry, shopping and personal expenses.
* Any other item not mentioned above.
* Visa if you are not travelling with the group and reaching on a different date.
* Travel insurance (not mandatory, but recommended)
* City Tax
* Travel Insurance (Recommended)
Kunzum Travel Café
T-49, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi 110016
Kunzum Travel Café
A40, Kibithu Villas Complex, Sector 47
Opposite Good Earth City Centre / Hilton Garden Inn Baani Square
Gurgaon 122018, Haryana
Mobile: +91.9650702777 / +91.8800200280
Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Mondays Closed
PAYMENT & TERMS
* You can secure a spot with an advance payment of Rs. 50,000. Balance must be paid latest by March 31, 2019.
* We will not be able to offer any refunds for cancellations. However, you are free to nominate someone to take your place or even resell your booking.
* Pricing may be modified if there are significant USD exchange rate changes.
You can register by paying the requisite fee as follows:
* Cash (with PAN details for payments of Rs. 25,000)
* Cheque favouring ‘Kunzum Ventures Pvt. Ltd.’
* Online: www.payumoney.com/events/#/buyTickets/caminospain
* Bank transfer (request for account information)
Day 1: Sarria
Transfer from Santiago Airport to Sarria.
Day 2: Portomarin (walk 22 km)
After your night in Sarria, 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.
Overnight in Portomarin.
Day 3: Palas De Rei (walk 25 km)
After your night in Portomarin, your Camino (path) will cross the river Miño (Galicia’s longest river) and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass picturesque 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.
Overnight in Palas De Rei
Day 4: Melide (walk 14 km)
You can choose to split the day from Palas de Rei to Arzua in two and stay in the town of Melide. This lively market town (454m) is famous for Galicia’s most classic dish, found in the many ‘pulperías’: Octopus. Continue along the marked Camino path through charming woods, sleepy villages and across streams until you arrive in the town of Arzua the next day.
Overnight in Melide.
Day 5: Casanova – Leboreiro – Boente – Ribadiso – Arzua (walk 14 km)
After your night in Melide, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. You can take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454m). 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 (389m), famous for its local cheese. In Arzúa, you should visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena.
Overnight in Arzúa.
Day 6: Rúa – Amenal (walk 23 km)
The next morning, your Camino will again take you through woods, 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, don’t miss the lovely hamlet of Rúa (310m) where you can choose to stay the night and split this walking day. The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.
Overnight in Amenal.
Day 7: Lavacolla – Santiago De Campostella (walk 16 km)
After your night in Amenal, your next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims once washed themselves 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’, 368m) and it is from here that you will catch your first glimpse of the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. When you arrive in the city (264m, population 80,000), explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s architecture, and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural city.
With only 16.5kms to walk today, you should be in Santiago in time for the pilgrim mass 12 pmm). After visiting Santiago Cathedral and recovering from your walk, take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Its old town will enchant you. In Santiago De Compostela, you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a bite and socialising over a glass of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.
Transfer to Santiago Airport.
Day 8: Departure
This Camino de Santiago tour concludes after breakfast. You can, of course, consider adding an extra night in this gem of a city, or perhaps a day tour.