About Choose Happiness Adventures

Each of our Choose Happiness Adventures Tours are carefully designed to give you a cultural and spiritual experience. We offer tours with distinct itineraries, the accommodations and cuisine are an essential part of the experience. We choose locally owned hotels and country inns that leave a lasting impression. We dine on exceptional local cuisine and sip the gorgeous regional wine.

Our Vacation/Yoga Retreats are held in lovely villas or country estates. We carefully choose their location to allow for several included excursions to nearby places of interest and the availability of other optional activities to do and see. As with our other offered tours, we dine on exceptional local cuisine and drink the regional wine.

Choose Happiness Adventures travel gets your blood pumping, your mind engaged and all five senses energized by the scent, sound and pulse of the local region. On one of our adventures you'll find your spirits soaring and your senses heightened as you discover the healthy benefits of a Choose Happiness Adventure.
On our adventures you can expect to experience a new zest for life. You'll smile and laugh more often, your strength and confidence will be renewed, you'll be excited by the scenery, food, history and connections with other cultures.
Walking or cycling the Camino with a Choose Happiness Adventure tour, whether for spiritual reasons, as a challenge or to experience its unique culture and beauty, the Camino is a trip of a lifetime, a special journey that inspires many both spiritually and religiously.
A Choose Happiness Adventure is a low-impact way to get your muscles moving, walking, cycling or practicing yoga refreshes in a way few experiences can. You will return from your adventure with memories, photos, new friends and stories to tell. Being outdoors engaged in an activity creates authentic encounters wherever you explore.

What We Do

Choose Happiness Adventures offers fully-guided and self-guided walking tours along the various routes to the Cathedral Santiago de Compostela. We also offer cycling tours along the Caminho Português routes.

The cathedral in Santiago has historically been a place of pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago since the Early Middle Ages; and is the reputed burial-place of Saint James, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We feature self-guided walking tours through national parks, through the Douro wine region and along the Atlantic coast in Portugal. We have also created a special self-guided walking and cycling tour which includes both coastal and inland regions of the Alto Minho area in Portugal.

We offer Vacation/Yoga Retreats based in country villas in Europe and in the Caribbean, where you can not only practice Yoga and Meditation but enjoy other included and optional excursions to sights nearby.

We offer self-guided walking and cycling tours as well as fully guided walking tours and vacation/retreats. No matter which adventure you choose you will enjoy exploring old world charms, creating memories, dining on glorious food and wonderful wine, but most of all you will delight in the adventure!

Our Adventures

The Camino de Santiago was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. In fact, it was the third sanctioned pilgrimage by the Catholic Church. The other major pilgrimage routes are the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago for centuries, following the many paths to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St. James.

The main purpose of a Vacation/Yoga Retreat is to help break away from everyday life and move into a space that helps to discover and reestablish oneself by growing spiritually as well as physically. The wonderful part of our vacation/retreats is that yoga is optional and doesn't restrain people based on body type or age. One of these vacation getaways will relieve you from a stressful life while enjoying the beauty of the European countryside.

Camino Francés – Walk approximately 265 kms/165 miles from Astorga, Spain to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 17 days/16 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels/Casas Rural. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Baggage transport is provided. Enjoy a Queimada Spectacle and an excursion to Finisterre by private transport along with dinner in a quayside restaurant.
Caminho Português da Costa – Walk approximately 292 kms/181 miles from Matosinhos, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 18 days/17 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels/Seaside Resorts. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Baggage transport is provided. Enjoy a Queimada Spectacle and an excursion to Finisterre by private transport along with dinner in a quayside restaurant.
Camino Inglés – Walk approximately 126 kms/78 miles from Ferrol, Spain to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 11 days/10 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels/Rural Casas. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Baggage transport is provided. Enjoy a Queimada Spectacle and an excursion to Finisterre by private transport along with dinner in a quayside restaurant.
Self-Guided Caminho Português Valença to Santiago – Walk approximately 147 kms/91 miles from Valença, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 8 days/7 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Self-Guided Caminho Português Central Bicycle – Cycle approximately 280 kms/174.25 miles from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 8 days/7 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels and Casas Rural. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Self-Guided Caminho Português Coastal Bicycle – Cycle approximately 259 kms/161 miles from Porto, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 9 days/8 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels and Casas Rural. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Peneda-Gerês National Park – Explore the beautiful scenery and ancient villages. You will see age-old community farming practices on tiny terraced plots and vineyards. You may encounter farm animals as they wander grazing. The duration of the tour is 8 days/7 nights. You will spend your evenings in cozy rural accommodations. Baggage transport is provided.
Alto Minho Walking/Cycling Adventure – This adventures has been designed to help you explore both the coastal and inland areas of the Alto Minho region in Portugal. Explore the beautiful scenery and villages, feast on wonderful seafood and sip the delicious local wines. The duration of the tour is 8 days/7 nights. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Caminho Português Traditional – Walk approximately 235 kms/152 miles from Vilar do Pinheiro, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 17 days/16 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels/Rural Qunitas. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Baggage transport is provided. Enjoy a Queimada Spectacle and an excursion to Finisterre by private transport along with dinner in a quayside restaurant.
Camino Costa da Morte – Walk approximately 213 kms/133 miles from Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Muxia and Finisterre and back to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 17 days/16 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotel/Casas Rural. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Baggage transport is provided. Enjoy a Queimada Spectacle in Santiago de Compostela.
Finisterre-Muxia One Way – Walk approximately 124 kms/77 miles from Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Muxia, Spain. The duration of the tour is 12 days/11 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels/Casas Rural. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Baggage transport is provided. Walk up to the lighthouse and watch the sunset. Enjoy dinner in a quayside restaurant in Finisterre.
Self-Guided Caminho Português Central – Walk approximately 257 kms/160 miles from Vilar do Pinheiro, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 14 days/13 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels/Rural Qunitas. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Self-Guided Caminho Português Coastal – Walk approximately 286 kms/178 miles from Matosinhos, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The duration of the tour is 15 days/14 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Vacation/Yoga Retreats – The main purpose of a vacation/yoga retreat is to help break away from the stress of everyday life. Enjoy optional meditation, yoga classes, kayaking, walking or horseback riding should you desire. These adventures include 3 meals per day as well as excursions to various places of interest.
Self-Guided Douro Valley Tour – Walk through the picturesque slopes and valleys of the UNESCO World Heritage Landscape in Portugal following unpaved roads and footpaths. The duration of the tour is 8 days/7 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels and Country Inns. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.
Self-Guided Atlantic Coastal Tour – Walk along the Costa Verde in northern Portugal. You will spend time in the historic city of Viana do Castelo and walk all the way to the town of Caminha just across the river from Spain. The duration of the tour is 8 days/7 nights. Accommodations are in 3 Star Hotels. Breakfasts are included. Baggage transport is provided.

Our Services

What separates us from other tour companies? It's all in the services and extras we provide. Being on a Choose Happiness Adventure is ideal for making new friends from many different countries. If you choose a fully-guided tour your guide is with you the entire length of the way, you'll have plenty of one-on-one attention.

  • Included Extras
    On a Choose Happiness Adventure, the accommodations and cuisine are an essential part of the experience. We choose locally owned hotels and country…
  • Airport Transfers
    It is not hard to get from the airport to our beginning destinations. Options are listed below: Taxi Cab from the Airport -…
  • Luggage Transfer
    We have arranged for transport of one suitcase weighing up to 15 kilos or 33 pounds for each tour participant. This allows our…
  • Practical Information
    Practical Information Preparation Training before the tour If you are not used to walking long distances, start with short ones and gradually increase…

Our Team

What's so special about our Team? Each guide is knowledgeable and an experienced specialist in his or her field and willing to share that with our clients, but mostly each leader knows how to have a good time. Our enthusiasm, knowledge and good humor is infectious, which means our trips become more than simply following an ancient Pilgrimage road, a Trail or being on a Vacation/Yoga retreat. Our passion for what we do will provide you with nothing short of a remarkable and unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Contact Us
Choose Happiness Adventures

Tucson, AZ 85715
USA
Telephone: +1 201 805 5570
E-mail: CHadventures@outlook.com