In 2015 four ‘Camino with a Difference!’ Tours are planned. Two tours are offered in the European Spring (May and June) and the other two will be conducted in the European Autumn (September and October). Each one follows our now ‘well-worn’ path along the Camino Portugues. Two tours (W and Y) include include three days of walking on the rugged Finisterre Peninsula beside the Atlantic coast. A journal writing option is included in the two Tours that are offered in May and June 2015.
We are also extending our tour portfolio to include Latin America. The first in this cluster of new tours under the banner of ‘The Andes, Cuba and Beyond’ will be to Cuba! Participants will experience the rich cultural diversity and hear about the turbulent history of this Caribbean paradise. Commencing in Havana we travel the length of the island from the tiny agricultural town of Viñales in the west to the isolated settlement of Baracoa situated on the Atlantic coast. Along the way we visit French influenced Cienfuegos, the well-preserved colonial city of Trinidad and the cosmopolitan city of Santiago de Cuba, once home to Fidel Castro. Soulful, vibrant music and dance that unites the best of Spanish and African rhythm and movement are a daily encounter.
Expressions of interest are now called for to join this 15 day tour in March 2015. Ground transport will be by minibus and local taxi. Accommodation comprises a mix of casas particulares (home stays) and small family run hotels. A detailed itinerary will be posted shortly.
Stay tuned as well for news of travel offers to other intriguing Latin American destinations such as Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. The focus will be to provide participants with an opportunity to visit important cultural, scenic and archaeological sites; investigate the impact of the Spanish conquest and the subsequent unfolding of the colonial enterprise; and observe how local communities have recovered and continue to recreate themselves today in both rural and urban areas.