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  • Location:Quito, Ecuador
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

See the renowned National Folkloric Jacchigua Ballet, whose costumes and choreographed dances tell the story of Ecuador’s people. At the National Theater in Quito, you’ll enjoy three hours of entertainment as 90 talented dancers and musicians – wearing colorful hats, ponchos, shawls and skirts – demonstrate their ancestral traditions and customs from several Andean regions of Ecuador.


  • 3-hour show by the National Folkloric Ballet Jacchigua
  • Learn about the traditional lifestyle of Ecuador through music and dance
  • Enjoy entertaining performances and captivating costumes
  • Round-trip transport from most Quito hotels

What You Can Expect

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

Ecaudor’s National Folkloric Ballet Jacchigua, has made its name thanks to its talented dancers, exceptional musicians and colorful scenes. ‘Jacchigua’ originates from an agricultural festival that patróns (landlords) gave for workers after the harvest -- a fiesta that included food, drinks, dancing and music. The ballet company today has made its name thanks to its talented dancers, exceptional musicians and colorful scenes, all of which you'll have the pleasure of watching!

During the 3-hour show, admire the vivid costumes and choreographed movements of the dancers and musicians. With your knowledgeable host, learn more about Ecuador’s fascinating celebrations as you become mesmerized by the energetic and fluid movements of 90 performers onstage.

Acting out multiple scenarios and stories from history and folkloric traditions, the Jacchigua Ballet offers a beautiful representation of the cultural traditions and customs of Ecuador. It’s an enchanting evening you’ll want to savor!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved the colorful outfits, the music, the dances, everything!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Charming contact picking us up at the hotel. Great show. Easy liason to return to hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

The Folklorica Ballet was wonderful.....fast paced and very colorful. We really enjoyed it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Wonderful experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

The ballet is not a typical US ballet. It is performed in bare feet. The music was superb as well as the costumes. The seating is random, but all seats give you a good view. It is two hours long, but starting at 7:30pm, might be a bit too long for young children. I would definitely see it again.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

altlhough the building seemed a bit "nondescript", the show was fabulous !!


3 star rating: Worth doing September 2011

The Folkloric Ballet was great! I learned so much about Ecuador just by looking at the costumes and actions.
However, it would have been better if there was an English translation.
The second half of the ballet was a bit dull and fell asleep but over-all it was great.
Part of my tour includes a dinner. I was taken at Pimms. The food there was excellent and the view of the city in the evening is spectacular.
Now about the local contact, I wasnt impressed at all with the tour guide that was assigned to me, Juan David was the name. He is friendly yes, but he acted tired and even fell asleep when he was supposed to pick me up after dinner. Good thing, I decided to look for the van, otherwise I would have probably stayed in the restaurant more than I expected to stay.
In addition, although he speaks English, I couldnt comprehend him. Everything sounded slurred.
There was also a problem with the booking. When I booked thru the website, I indicated Nu House as the pick-up.
I got an email from Viator and they told me that I should go to Hilton Colon instead as this one was nearer.
All my emails indicated Hilton Colon. I have all the emails still should you want any proof.
On the day itself, I waited for the van and decided to call the 24hr hotline. Good thing, or I would have missed the show. The guide was in Nu House. No one informed him that the pick-up was changed to Hilton Colon. So, where was the problem? Was it Viator? Or the local contact?

Katrina C

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2010

The explanation is all in spanish by the MC. The dancing itself was good. They handed out a book in English so we had an idea of what it was about.
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