Spanish in the Camino


· Walking and Talking the Camino ·

From Sunday 3rd to Saturday 9th May 2020 .

Boost your Spanish skills while embarking on the internationally famous pilgrimage Camino de Santiago.

the walk

Walk the Camino

Six days of walking the Camino. The Portuguese way, from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. 

You will receive The Compostela – a certificate of completion of the Camino de Santiago, issued to you by the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela. 

the talk

Guided conversations in Spanish to create a rounded experience in which practising Spanish is as important as walking the path.

The Basics

Travel Details

4/05/2020 – Tui – Porriño (17km)

5/05/2020 – Porriño – Redondela (16km)

6/05/2020 – Redondela – Pontevedra (19km)

7/05/2020 – Pontevedra – Caldas (23km)

8/05/2020 – Caldas – Padrón (18.5km)

9/05/2020 – Padrón – Santiago de Compostela (25km)

The cost of accommodation is included. There is the option to have your luggage transferred from hotel to hotel.

All breakfasts and one meal (lunch or dinner) are included. Coffee breaks are not included due mainly to logistics. We understand that the group might not be walking at the same time, so the meals that happen during the walk time are out of the price.

On the arrival day, 9th May, we’ll share our “last” lunch together (which is also covered) before you can go back to your lives.

Learning Details

Guided conversations in Spanish to create a rounded experience in which practising Spanish is as important as walking the path.

  • A booklet containing the topics of discussion for each day, the vocabulary and some reflexion questions so you can prepare in advance and start every day predisposed.

To benefit both from the pilgrimage and the language, you will be invited to write – in Spanish – a daily entry in your travel journal. Your guides will correct your text (if you want) and give you feedback to improve your writing skills.

Your Guides and MENTORS

Maria Seco

I've been teaching Spanish in Ireland for years.

Now I live on the Camino de Santiago. I see pilgrims passing by all the time. This sparked my enthusiasm for the Camino, which is a life-changing experience. And I think that knowing at least some basic Spanish can enrich this experience. So I decided to combine my teaching experience with my interest in the Camino: I created Spanish for the Camino, in order to help pilgrims have a better experience by giving them the tools to communicate in Spanish.

Maria ortega

Teacher and Founder of a Spanish Language and Culture business where she creates engaging experiences for her clients to deepen their understanding of Spanish language and culture in ways that feel personal to them. She lives in the centre of the Camino francés, in the city of Burgos and knows well the pilgrimage experience.

She believes the best way to learn a language is to experience it, and the best way to travel and to experience a country is to speak its language.

The Investment

Early Bird
(until October 2019)

990€

Regular Price
(from 1st November 2019)

1190€

There is a deposit of 250€ to reserve your spot. If you are interested, email me, ask me any questions (we can schedule a call to discuss all details) and see if this immersion life-changing experience is for you, hit the button below.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is included in this experience?

  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a private room in hotels (when possible) / albergues.
  • Immersive, custom 6-day Spanish course and coaching sessions from native Spanish speaker and experienced tutors María Seco and María Ortega (two Marías!)
  • Breakfast and one meal (lunch or dinner).
  • Both structured and spontaneous conversation practice

If you have dietary restrictions, that’s not a problem. Let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What’s the necessary Spanish language level?

In this small group, we can adjust teaching to your level. The group is hand-selected to ensure that each participant will be able to achieve their language goals. 

As a guideline, you should be able to follow a conversation beyond the absolute basics. We are looking for participants between A1 and C2. If you a unsure about whether your level is right for this retreat, don’t hesitate to email me [email protected] and we will have a call where I will be able to guide you personally.

How do I get to Tui?

Fly to Vigo airport or Santiago for a quick connection by train or bus to Tui.

 

If you’d like expert assistance with your travel arrangements, let us know and we’ll find the best way for you.

How do I join?

Send an email to [email protected], including a bit of background about how long you’ve been learning Spanis, how you’ve studied, and a description of what level you’re at. You will receive an email from me with your decision and a payment link to confirm your booking within 24-48 hours.

I Have More Questions! What Should I do?

No problem! Email me at [email protected] and we schedule a call. I’ll be excited to hear from you!

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