Follow the Camino to Santiago de Compostela
An Unforgettable Experience for Christians of All Denominations
8 Days/7 Nights Walking Pilgrimage
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What is the Camino?
The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. The Camino Frances or French Way is the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela, dating from the Codex Calixtinus (12th century). It is by far the most celebrated and the best known internationally.
In Medieval times, thousands of pilgrims, mostly coming from France, walked the French Way to reach the Tomb of the Apostle Saint James the Great. Recently, the film The Way, directed by Emilio Estevez and narrated by Martin Sheen, rejuvenated interest to this most ancient pilgrimage. Shirley MacLaine’s book Journey of the Spirit and Paulo Coehlo’s The Pilgrimage have also created a new enthusiasm to the Camino. The route begins in Sarria and finishes in Santiago de Compostela. Traverse the hilly landscapes of Galicia, certainly some of the most beautiful of all the Caminos. Reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St. James.
Unique Guided Pilgrimage for Malaysians and Singaporeans
Until now, the very few pilgrims from Malaysia and Singapore who have walked the Camino have had to make their own arrangements. Now Suntravel is pleased to offer a unique fully-guided Camino Pilgrimage departing from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
For first time walkers, the best way to experience the Camino is the last 100 km of the French Way, from Sarria to Santiago de Campostela. We have got together with our local partners to create an easy-going yet fascinating 8-day Camino Experience. In just over a week you can enjoy stunning Spanish scenery and medieval architecture, dine on the finest home-cooked Spanish cuisine, sample some of the country’s great wines and make lifelong friendships with pilgrims of all nations along the way.
A Pilgrimage for Everyone
The Camino is a very personal pilgrimage – you do not have to travel as a group with a spiritual director (although you are welcome to do so), and you do not even need to be a Christian to walk the route and receive the Compostela Document. It is a remarkable spiritual experience to follow in the footsteps of St James the Apostle and the many generations of pilgrims who have followed this route for over 1,000 years.
According to the regulations set down by the cathedral authorities in Santiago, only those pilgrims who complete the last 100 km (62 miles) of the pilgrimage on foot can apply for the Compostela Document upon completion of their pilgrimage in Santiago, which is why we start in the town of Sarria, just over 100km from our destination.
2017 – Available Dates
The following dates are available for FIT travellers during 2017 , joining a multi-national English-speaking group of pilgrims (max 16 people). Dates include travel days from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore – the Camino Pilgrimage starts on the second day of the period shown.
- 14 Apr – 23 Apr
- 19 May – 28 May
- 02 Jun – 11 Jun
- 09 Jun – 18 Jun
- 23 Jun – 02 Jul
- 01 Sep – 10 Sep
- 08 Sep – 17 Sep
- 15 Sep – 24 Sep
- 22 Sep – 01 Oct
- 29 Sep – 08 Oct
- 06 Oct – 15 Oct
If you are travelling together in a group of at least 8 persons, we can arrange a private Camino Pilgrimage on almost any dates of your choice. Please contact us for further details.
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