Doing the Camino de Santiago was one of the best trips we have ever done. From the lodgings, transportations, meals, to the Camino itself, everything was absolutely fantastic.
Every stage of the Walk was planned in great detail. And all of this was due to our tour guide, Rui, who was so instrumental in making sure that everything was carried out in the greatest detail.
During the Walk, there were always checkpoints where Rui was waiting for us with the minibus, fresh fruit, water and other snacks such as energy bars. If one of the group was a little delayed in getting to the checkpoint, Rui would get in contact with him/her by phone, as we had all been given a cell phone before starting out on the Camino. If he was not able to contact that person, he would begin walking to meet up with him/her to verify if the delay was caused by some problem or if the walker had just simply stopped off somewhere to do a little "shopping" in one of the villages we would walk through.
The only problems to arise were blisters that we might get on our feet, but "Dr. Rui" would immediately treat them in his very special way and they would stop being a problem.
Rui has done the Camino more than ten times and he is very well acquainted with all the "ins and outs" of the Camino. We always knew what to expect along the Walk and between the checkpoints.
Rui is very professional and an excellent guide; we couldn't have asked for anyone more capable and knowledgeable.
He is very personable, and we feel that everyone in the group thought very highly of him and thoroughly enjoyed him.
As for us, he became a very dear friend as well as being a phenomenal guide. We will never forget this Camino experience.
Armando and Nancy Brito, Sacramento, USA