Barefoot Expeditions: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Peru Travel Adventures

Pilgrimage to El Quinche. Experiencing Ecuador from within

I had heard about the pilgrimage to “El Quinche”, I read that it is a traditional event that happens every year around November 21st for the past 420 years. Every year about half million people walk to El Quinche, a town located in the north-eastern side of Quito from four different points (Pifo, Sangolqui, Calderón and Cayambe). They walk around 5-8 hours.