On May of 2015 my husband and I walked the Camino Portuguese with Arlena. It was a fantastic 2 weeks.
Upon returning home my two cousins, a sister and two friends expressed an interest in walking the Camino and they asked me to help them. My first response was "let's get ahold of Arlène". The six of us 60+ year old women took off on a fabulous adventure. Everything was perfectly planned, the meals were delicious. The accommodations were very nice (one was not the best but there was nothing else to chose from, yes it was acceptable, clean etc.) Our luggage was transferred to the next hotel and was waiting for us after our day's walk. All the people we met were polite and willing to help us when we were in need. Arlène organized an excursion to Finisterra which was great and additional days in Santiago.
We completed our Camino in June 2018. I would encourage people to sign up for Choose Happiness Adventures. Arlène will work with you to make your experience a good one.
The direction booklet is very helpful, but remember every step of your Camino can not be included it is to be a general guide, which does lead you to your next stage. Follow the yellow arrows!
Buen Camino to All
Walking the Camino in Spain and Portugal is always an emotional event but comes with the stresses of new places, the physical effort and different foods. Choose Happiness Adventures removed some of the stress with its planning and services leaving me free to concentrate on walking my Camino. Thank you. David
The first time I walked a Camino I carried everything and worried about food and lodgings on each day. The next time I used CHA and they organised everything for me, all I had to do was book my flights and do the walking. Bag transferred each day, accommodation booked, evening meal organised, what more could I ask for? Of course, a route guide, and they organised that for me as well. Brilliant, pleased to recommend them.
David Y, United Kingdom
Our Camino Portuguese was a wonderful trip and we will cherish these memories!
Thank you Arlèna and Choose Happiness Adventures for arranging great hotels, amazing meals, and adding those special touches to make this a "once in a lifetime" experience.
Breathtaking coastal views, eucalyptus forests, charming villages and farmlands.....The coastal route was a delight for the senses.
It was with great pleasure we could look forward to a comfortable hotel room and lovely dinner arranged for us each evening. Our itinerary was well organized and offered great detail on each segment of the trip.
Debra Barr, Portland, OR.