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Rafain Churrascaria Show
Dancers from all over Latin America shine at Rafain.

Back at the San Martin hotel now, we hit the pool bar for a couple of Capirinhas, then change clothes for the Rafain Churrascaria Show that evening (See Video).  Eddie picks us up from our hotel and drives us to the show where our reservations are waiting.  It's about a 10 minute drive from the hotel.  The food is buffet-style, as most "shows" are, similar to the one we'd had earlier in the day at Porto Canoas inside Iguassu Falls National Park.  We sample a new kind of Brazilian Wine with our dinner, and the show begins.  There are tour groups here from all over the world - Ireland, Italy, Russia, India, China, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Norway, France, Spain, and probably some others, which makes for interesting people watching.


It begins rather simply with a band singing some dinner music - Sandra says this is not part of the show, just ambience.  Then out burst a couple of wildly costumed women, shaking it to Latin tunes with everything they've got.  The show continues with costumes and traditional music and dancing from Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, and of course, Brazil.  

From Mexico, the Mariachi and the Mexican Hat Dance get the crowd really going, then from Uruguay a guy comes out and twirls batons of fire, wowing the crowd.  There is beautiful and fun dancing with beautiful costumes from Argentina and Peru, then it's time for show-stopping Brazil.  First incredible acrobatics from the Bahia area followed by wild costumes, nearly naked women and incredible dancing.  The audience is involved too, with the Irish table running up to dance in a line, and one guy doing Samba on stage with them. 


The cast is excellent at involving the audience, giving it a fun dimension, and the costumes are excellent.  The dancers are amazing, and everyone has a lot of fun.  We toast mariposas and the show ends.  The show is broadcast mostly in Portuguese, so we don't get out of it all that we could, but nonetheless it was a good time.  After the show, Eddie and his wife take us back to our hotel, where we go back to the bar for a couple more Capirinhas before we go to bed.  We are to get up at 3:30AM the next morning to make our flight out back to Sao Paulo, Recife, and finally Fernando de Noronha where we'll go scuba diving.

Rafain Show Iguacu Falls
The exotic costumes of Rio de Janeiro on display.

Cost (as of this writing): $90BR Per Person including dinner (not including drinks).

To Book This Tour:  http://www.rafainshow.com

See a Video:  http://www.rafainshow.com/rc/video.html


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