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

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