The traditional show and dinner in Santiago had no atmosphere, as there was less than 12 people in the venue.
the show was partly audience participation with the four dancers. It lasted for about forty minutes. The dinner was
okay and the driver of the taxi Patricio was very pleasant and understood some of our English. The venue was just a restaurant
with a bit of a stage and three musicians at one end. 73 each was not a good deal.
Henry, our guide, picked us up at our hotel right on time in a very nice mini-van. He was very knowledgeable about Santiago history, culture, and the city neighborhoods. The show was a very pleasant surprise. It is a multi-cultural display through music and dance. The food was good and the service was very good as well. I would recommend this tour and found it to be well worth the cost. Thanks Henry for a wonderful experience.
Our driver picked us up at the hotel, and waited while we had dinner and watched the show, so no worries about getting back. He spoke excellent English, and provided an interested tour of the city as we drove to the show, and then back again.
The dinner was good, and the drinks were great. The show as amazing! Many different cultures and customs were presented. Loved it!
The show itself was very good but I had no idea what I was watching or listening to as the emcee only introduced the segments in Spanish. But the dancers were phenomenal and talented. I did not like when they brought up members of the audience. I know it's all in fun, but I thought it was rather awkward, especially when one clearly out of shape man had his shirt and undershirt removed by one of the dances and he was doing a belly dance. Not something I want to remember! LOL!
As far as the food goes, it was mediocre at best. For bland food, I thought this dinner show was vastly overpriced. I don't know if I'd ever do this again, but if you haven't seen traditional Chilean dances, this is then worth it.
Enjoyed the event..did not have the best seat and made reservations fairly early...there was an open table in front of us and they did not move us any closer to the stage - we were in the back..food was decent..
Loved Santiago overall and this tour is a nice cultural experience.