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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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YOU have a friend in RIO!!

People...don't even read this review...just book "Rafa" ASAP so you don't miss him! But...read on if you need to know why I'm such a fan. Rafa is just the nicest guy you'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Hawera, NZ
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Hawera, NZ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

People...don't even read this review...just book "Rafa" ASAP so you don't miss him! But...read on if you need to know why I'm such a fan. Rafa is just the nicest guy you'd ever meet; very down to earth, knowledgable, great English (and 2 or 3 other languages as well), helpful, and funny...and just really darn fun to be around as... More 

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Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What can I say....we had two fantastic days with Rafa and Marcone. I went with my mother, 71 years old and they took excellent care of us...and after having been at many places in Rio, they took her to a samba-club and we had really so much fun. We would have never gone there alone. An experience we will remember.... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We spent one day in Salvador and two days in Rio with Rafa and Marcone and had the most fun we had of any tour guides in South America. We were on a cruise around SA and Rafa and Marcone brought their cities alive for us. We saw and did things that the other people on tours did not. We... More 

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to Rio and so we wanted to see some non touristy stuff. I contacted Rafa who was brilliant. We arrived in Rio after an overnight flight from Europe and Rafa picked us up at the airport and we spent that day with him straight from our flight. He is so chatty, I never had chance... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I recently had a wonderful trip to Rio that began with two days with Rafa. He was very knowledgable and friendly and has a sincere interest in making sure we had a good time and saw interesting things. He showed us a side of Rio that was unique and I am sure we wouldn't have otherwise seen.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Rafa organized a fun tour of Rio for our family of 4. We drove over to Niteroi and saw some out of the way spots over there. We also had a delicious lunch at Niteroi (not included in day tour price but very reasonable). He arranged for my son to go paragliding on a separate day which he loved. Rafa... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Prior to our trip, Rafa was quick to respond and was very personable. He provided full details of what to expect and catered our day specifically to our group. He also arranged a van with a driver for our group of 7 adults along with picking us up directly from the airport and taking us to drop off our bags... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went on a tour with Rafa with 4 11 yr old kids, and Rafa was great with them! Patient, engaging and just a lot of fun to be with. Definitely knew what he was talking about! The history, facts and all sorts of trivia of just about all the places we went to. Took us to all the places you... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had little time in Rio so, after searching the web and reading excellent reviews about Rafa, I went ahead and booked a full day tour with him. Expectations were as high as can be for a first visit to Rio, for someone who has been so exposed to Brazil's wonderful culture as I have been. I thought it was... More 

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Chaghcharan, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I communicated with Rafa over email several times giving him a sense of what I wanted to photograph on my upcoming trip to Rio. Rafa was very professional and responsive to my emails. On the day of the tour the rain was so bad but Rafa still came out to meet me and we agreed that due to the rain... More 

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