Hike through History: The Camino de Santiago

One of the three pilgrimages of Christianity (alongside Jerusalem and Rome), the Camino de Santiago is an ancient network of walking paths leading to the city of Santiago de Compostela, in the northwestern region of Spain known as Galicia. Hundreds of thousands of spiritual seekers have traversed these paths since their foundation—in search of peace, healing and discovery. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as much a rite of travel as of religion, the Camino is a journey that leaves no explorer unchanged. Join us for the Indagare take on this legendary experience, traversing the Portuguese route to conquer over 100 kilometers, or nearly 70 miles. The itinerary also includes ample time to savor the unique towns of the Iberian countryside, and their art, history and cuisine.

Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley shares eight key learnings from hosting our first Camino journey this spring—and discover more inspiration in her essay “Walking the Camino: The Way of the Traveler.”

What to Expect

Get a closer look at our spring 2023 Indagare Insider Journey along the Camino de Santiago:

Itinerary highlights:

  • Walk the historic Portuguese route of the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, to reach the sacred Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. The route will cross Roman roads with centuries of stories behind them—following stunning coastal footpaths dotted by cultural curiosities and charming villages. Along the way, expert guides will share their knowledge about the history and importance of this route and provide stamps for your Pilgrim’s Passport certificate—the tradition of the Camino and a true badge of honor for those who walk over 100 kilometers.
  • Begin your journey on the Baiona Bay, the home of La Pinta, the first ship to return to Europe and share Columbus’ findings in the Americas in 1493.
  • Enjoy ample time to reflect in nature—and also share this profound experience, tread by so many travelers and seekers before you, with fellow travelers who share your interests.
  • Stay at authentic “Paradores” hotels as you make your way to Santiago de Compostela, and stop in historic towns to sample Galician cuisine, wines and local crafts.
  • Conquer the Camino de Santiago, the Indagare way—with support from the best guides and private car transport on the ground, whenever you need it, from start to finish.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and can help plan custom trip extensions in Spain, Portugal or beyond (with the purchase of Indagare membership). Plus: You’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

  • When
    October 12 – 19, 2023
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Adventurers , Soul Searchers , Intellectuals
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    October 12 – 19, 2023
  • Length
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 12 travelers


  • All accommodations as detailed in the itinerary at “paradores”—simple but high-quality state-owned hotels, housed in restored buildings, that support tourism
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert guides and drivers, as indicated in the itinerary, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all Journey details, international flights and trip extensions for those who want to arrive early or stay later in the arrival or departure cities (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from the Camino and roundtrip airport transfers
  • Meals not specified and beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Custom trip planning for add-on travel to destinations not included in the Journey is available; please inquire
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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