Why do the Camino de Santiago with a guide? 8 reasons

Posted on November 27, 2021

The Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable experience. However, it is not a route that many people can do on their own. That is why it is worth hiring a good guide to enjoy it to the fullest without missing anything.

Advantages of doing the Camino de Santiago with a guide

The advantages of doing the Camino de Santiago in a group with a guide make the experience unforgettable. They are the following:

1. You will make new friends.

It doesn’t matter if you go alone, with your family, your partner or your friends, if you join an organized group on the Camino de Santiago you will be able to share the experience with the same group of people. And the best thing is that you have the possibility to make friends with them.

Besides, you can not only socialize with your fellow travelers. During the journey you will be able to spend time with the people who will accompany you from home and interact with other pilgrims outside the group if you wish.

2.         The guide will tell you unique anecdotes.

If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago in a group you have the advantage of being accompanied by a specialized guide throughout your pilgrimage. Our guides not only offer you support, massages, help, drinks, support, but also at important moments they will tell you anecdotes and stories that will make you see the Camino with different eyes. For this reason, not many pilgrims hire these services.

3. Your trip will be safer

The routes of the Camino boast a lot of security and very good signage. However, there is always a risk of getting lost or missing a few kilometers if you go on your own. Doing the Camino de Santiago with a guide prevents you from getting off the route, as the guides know each section perfectly.

Another advantage of the guided groups is that they also have travel accident insurance, telephone support en route and a vehicle in case of emergency. You will have security in case of any unforeseen event.

4.         You will be able to know every detail of everything

In each of the places of interest of the route you will have the possibility to enjoy the visits. Our guides of the Camino de Santiago specialize in all the Jacobean itineraries. They know every detail about the churches, archaeological sites, historical sites, monasteries, and typical architecture that you will be able to appreciate during your pilgrimage.

5.         You will not miss anything

Walking the Camino de Santiago with a guide not only allows you to see more places, but you will avoid having to be aware of the map and you will not miss places of interest. They know the points that you cannot miss in each section.

6.         You will be able to know which is the best restaurant

If you want to taste a good typical dish, the guide of the Camino de Santiago will always have a good recommendation for you, he will be able to tell you the most traditional or the most exquisite of the area. And if you want to taste a good wine to close the night, he will also have a good recommendation.

7.         You will learn a thousand stories, legends and anecdotes of the Camino.

One of the most fascinating things about this tour is listening to the anecdotes and stories of the Camino de Santiago. The guides can act as storytellers who, in all the stages of the route where there is not much to do, will be able to delight you with a thousand stories.

8.         You will be encouraged to know much more

The tour guides of the Camino de Santiago also know about movies or books inspired by the Jacobean tradition.

Convinced? Then it’s time to book your Camino Guided Tour with us.

At Marly we have more than 15 years of experience in offering routes with specialized guides that will make your Camino a spiritual, cultural, gastronomic and exclusive experience.


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