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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Ranked #11 of 225 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Brasilia, DF
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Rafa was an excellent guide and very informative. Glad to have him as our guide! Definitely recommended! The tour was excellent and personal! We felt like a friend was showing us around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We recently spent two amazing days with Rafa touring Rio and Niteroi. The first day we hit the main tourist items on our list: Sugar Loaf, The Christ, and Santa Teresa. We had a great time and learned alot about the city and it was mostly what we had expected. During the tour Rafa asked a lot of great questions... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We spent two days with Rafa and it was well worth it. My husband and I never get tour guides but he was able to show us sites we wouldn't be able to see on our own. His English is fantastic, he takes you to things that you are interested in and he gives you great history of the city.... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I work as a tour leader and was looking for a reliable guide to take care of my group. Rafa came highly recommended and I could not have asked for a better or more fun guide. His energy and enthusiasm is amazing. In the build up to our tour he was very responsive via email, giving me all the information... More

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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband & journeyed to Rio de Janiero from Atlanta to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I saw on Trip Advisor that Rafa was a highly recommended tour guide and because we had limited time in the city, we decided to inquire about his services. This was the BEST decision we made. Rafa wrote to us as an old friend... More

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RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this review

Showing Rio for you is easy because of your high energy and such a reason for coming to Brazil to celebrate your 25th anniversary. Lots of love in everything we did in Rio, more love for everything we will do in the future. You simply deserve the best. More

Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This August I traveled to Rio with a colleague for the second time. Last year we spent two amazing days with Rafa and left knowing that we had just met a life long friend. When we met this year it was as if no time had passed, and we continued our adventures to Paraty , an incredible colonial town, where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I visited Rio with my husband and two young sons (ages 7 & 5) in August. We decided to do a tour for one of the days we were in Rio. After reading reviews, I contacted Rafa and set up our tour for highlights of Rio. I was soooo glad we did this! The time you will save getting from... More

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Huntsville, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As a little backgrounder, I wanted to plan a trip to Brazil to take my 70 year old father back to Rio where he lived 60 years ago when my Grandfather was sent there by Remington-Rand Corp to buy land and built a factory for them. He lived there for 5 years, and I thought it would neat to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just had a wonderful visit to Rio thanks to our tour guide, Rafa. We traveled through the neighborhoods of Rio, ate local cuisine and saw all the sights we had on our list. It rained most of the trip but that didn't damper our visit. He made it fun and we laughed most of the day! If you are... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My cousin booked a day tour with Rafa and I was a last minute addition to the tour which included me, my cousin and two other young men. He collected me from my hotel and from the second I met him till the end of the day it was non stop laughs. Rafa is a excellent people person, fluent in... More

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