Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet - Quito

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See the renowned National Folkloric Jacchigua Ballet, whose costumes and choreographed dances tell the story of Ecuadors people. At the National Theater in Quito, youll 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.

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Ecaudors 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 patrns (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 Ecuadors 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. Its an enchanting evening youll want to savor!

Inclusions for Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

  • Ballet ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Dinner (if option selected)

Exclusions for Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet

  • Gratuities (optional)

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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9 Traveler Reviews

  • nice one

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

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

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

  • 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?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wonderful experience.

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