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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

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Photography Tour of Rio with Rafa

Rafa took us to places that few visitors will get to but which were gems. Our photographs are incredible and the experience will be forever etched in my memory. Views of Rio from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Rafa took us to places that few visitors will get to but which were gems. Our photographs are incredible and the experience will be forever etched in my memory. Views of Rio from across the bay, scenes of and from Santa Teresa, and historic buildings in downtown Rio were just some of the places we visited. To top it off,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a wonderful tour with Rafa. He was extremely enthusiastic and passionate about what he does and takes pride in showing people the hidden secrets of Rio that you would never normally see or even hear about. During our day with Rafa, he took us to Niteroi and showed us many amazing viewpoints and beaches. Rafa also enjoys photography... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Rafa is a true companion to see Rio de Janeiro with. Having started planning this vacation months in advance with Rafa, he was quick to respond to communication and tailor the perfect itinerary to our group's needs. We saw local spots no other travelers ventured, ate at local restaurants, and still were able to fit in all of the "tourist"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had an excellent tour with Rafa in Rio. We wanted to book him for two days but unfortunately were only able to get him for one. However, Rafa sent one of his trusted friends (Marcos, from Rio on the Map) who showed us around for the other day. Marcos is also excellent and we highly recommend him as well.... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Rafa was recommended by my brother who went on a tour with him last year. He was the best tour guide I could have wished for. I had 5 kids with me (four 11-year-olds and one 16-year-old) and he was very attentive to all our needs. He brought us to all the best places in Rio, including sights that aren't... More 

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Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Rafa 's services were much more than I expected from a private tour guide. I traveled alone to Rio on business so it was important for me to hire someone I can trust. Rafa took a special interest in finding out about me so he could plan the perfect day and that he did. We focused on nature and the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a very good tour with Rafa. He is very knowledgeable and courteous. The tour was very thorough and we really enjoyed the day we spent touring with Rafa. Thank you Rafa for showing us Rio.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I visited Rio during the month of June with my cousin, it was our first trip to South America. We had the pleasure of having Rafa as our tour guide for one FULL day. We really got explore all the parts of Rio we wanted to see as well as many many extras Rafa threw into the mix, opening our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Rafa and Marcone are the best tour guides in the world. Great sights. Great company. Clean. Affordable. Fun. I can only rave about them. They are a must if you are looking for tour guides in South America.

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

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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