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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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Great introduction to Rio & Brazil

We travelled as a family all the way from Mumbai, India - Our first introduction to Rio and Brazil was Rafa - Seeing such a warm and friendly face after a 25 hour journey just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We travelled as a family all the way from Mumbai, India - Our first introduction to Rio and Brazil was Rafa - Seeing such a warm and friendly face after a 25 hour journey just took away all the tiredness from our faces - he picked us up from the airport and ensured we were well settled into our AirBnb... More 

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New York City, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The trip included myself, my best friend, and my two cousins. We had a great time with Rafa! We stayed in Rio de Janeiro for about 7 days and we took Rafa as our tour guide for 3 days out of the 7. We went to Niteroi, Lapa, Santa Teresa, Maracana Stadium, Petropolis, City center, giving us a taste of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was awesome. Rafa and Marcone were fantastic. They know all the great places you need to see and all the great places you should see but only the locals know about. They have become great friends. 7 family members went to Rio for the world cup and we engaged Rafa and Marcone for 4 tours. They enhanced our experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a trip of a lifetime! We owe many thanks to Rafa and Marcone who showed us the time of our lives while visiting their beautiful country. Not only were we there for the World Cup, but we also wanted to see all that Brazil had to offer. Rafa and Marcone showed us just that. Make sure to visit Isla... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Between Rafa and Marcone. We did everything and had a great time doing it. These two were helpful, fun, knowledgeable. Entertaining, we ate at a few exotic restaurants, kicked a soccer ball around on the beach. Which was a bucket list thing to do, and we got it done. Even when they were off duty, they still made sure we... More 

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Westchester, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The best decision we made on this trip was to book this tour. Everything went seamlessly and was extremely organized – even with Rio traffic.Rafa obviously loves his job. He was funny, engaging and very knowledgeable, and by the end of the day I felt I could consider him a friend in Rio!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We got everything we wanted and more with Rafa! He's was very flexible with the time that we wanted to go and with what we wanted to do. He of course has a set of recommended sights to see but he leaves it fully up to what you want to do, which work well for us as there were things... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Not sure where to start!!! I have been travelling all around the world and I have never had a guide like Rafa. His reviews really can't describe the experience you will have with him. It is not a cookie cutter tour and if you don't wanna go somewhere you don't have to. If you wanna add something in, that's not... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Rafa was recommended to me from a friend and I could have been more pleased! He was professional, personable, passionate and knew all the great places to go in Rio based on our interests. We felt very safe and he took many photos of my partner and I during the tour that he sent to us a few days later.... More 

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Hawera, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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Address: Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa

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