Holy Thursday in Quito

$75.00

Join us for a traditional Holy Week lunch of Fanesca; a private tour of the Iglesía Santo Domingo, including an outdoor trek onto the domes with a stunning view of the plaza, the historic center of Quito, and the Pichincha Volcano; a late afternoon stroll downtown to the Plaza de la Independencía; and end the day with a viewing of the Holy Thursday Candlelight Procession as they walk the cobblestone streets in front of the Presidential Palace.

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Holy Thursday in Historic Quito

Come join us for Holy Thursday in Historic Quito.

Our small group will meet at 1:00pm in the historic neighborhood of La Ronda where we will enjoy a traditional Fanesca Lunch [soup of 12 grains, molo (dish made of potatoes), and higos y queso (candied figs with fresh cheese)].

After lunch, we will visit the Iglesia Santa Domingo for a guided tour. Then we will stroll the cobbled streets of Quito stopping at various churches that will be open especially for the Recorrido de las Siete Iglesias.

In the early evening, we will end our church stroll at the Plaza de la Independencia. We will have a small snack and wait for the Candlelight Procession to pass by. Then we will walk back to La Ronda and watch the Candlelight Procession enter the neighborhood via the narrow cobblestone street that passes directly under our viewing spot.

Costs included in this day trip:

Lunch and snack, including gratuities
Guided Tour of Santa Domingo 
Guide for Church Stroll and Candlelight Procession.

Except for the visit to Santa Domingo, guided tours are not allowed in churches on this afternoon though polite tourists will be welcome to enter and walk around; photography is not always permitted. 

Cost per person: $75

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