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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 177 activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Powell, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Three years after our first day trip with Rafa in Rio we were back again for another great day out. As before he was a fantastic guide, companion and friend - a part of our family for at least a day. We shopped for Monte Siao pottery in Leblon, explored the Tijuca visit and visited Corcovado together. Our thanks to... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had a tour with Rafa. All I can say AMAZING! He is kind ,funny ,English is perfect and a great tour guide. So if you are reading this now people then look no more and get booking Rafa! We was only there for a day and he took us everywhere. Places less touristy with incredible views then of course Sugar... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Most importantly, we had the most memorable and incredible time in Brazil. Attending Samba Parade and being in Rio over the Carnival is the highlight of our trip and the most amazing time ever. And thank you so much for organising the tickets – it was just breathtaking and impossible to describe in words how much we loved it and... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Booked a private day tour with Rafa and so so glad we did. We were only visiting Rio for a day as we were on a cruise and wanted to see as much as possible. Rio was the place we were looking forward to the most and it did not disappoint - Rafa was a big part of this. On... More

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Oakland, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

After a 31-day Cape Horn/South America Cruise, the Rio tour capped our great vacation. Thanks to Rafael who arranged our two- day tour and assigning Marcone to us. I think this is the most enjoyable 2-day tour in all my travels. Not only is Marcone knowledgeable in all aspects of the history, politics, of Brazil , he also took us... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I must say that the private full day Rio tour with Marcone was the highlight of our visit to Rio. I felt as if I had known both Rafa and Marcone forever as we had been corresponding before we arrived in Rio on the cruise ship. Both gentlemen were very energetic, knowledgeable, and solicitous of us. It was wonderful having... More

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Southeast, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My family and I stopped in Rio de Janeiro on February 17 while on a Brazilian cruise. We made prior arrangements with Rafa to be picked up at the port at 10 a.m. We were able to disembark from the ship earlier than expected, and Rafa was already outside waiting for us. We boarded a luxurious bus and proceeded to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We spent a day and a half in Rio with Rafa and this was enough to completely fall in love with the city. And mainly due to Rafa and his personality and his passion and his sense of humor! Rafa showed us his Rio, the way he sees and loves it and that was just great. We clicked right away... More

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Penticton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a terrific day with Rafa. Rafa has a great sense of humour and put us at ease immediately. He showed us a side of Rio not often seen by the average tourist. We also stopped for a delicious lunch at a traditional style Brazilian restaurant. Thanks for a wonderful day Rafa!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I visited Rio in Dec'13 and had a great tour with Rafa as my tour guide. He showed me the main attractions like Sugar loaf and some more off-beat but awesome spots like the street art at santa rosa. He made me feel like family and even introduced me to some of his friends. He knows all the best spots... More

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