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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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An outstanding tour guide!!

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to stumble across Rafa through tripadvisor. We only had a short time in Rio so we decided against one of the typical, hotel organised tours as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to stumble across Rafa through tripadvisor. We only had a short time in Rio so we decided against one of the typical, hotel organised tours as we wanted something more personal and tailored to our needs. That was exactly what Rafa offered us. He was so kind and welcoming and really went above... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Rafa was a great tour guide. He provided a comprehensive one day tour of Rio and Niteroi, including frequent stops with great views of Rio. He also provided useful information on dining and entertainment options. His English is outstanding.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We got Rafa at short notice due to a cancellation and we were so grateful that it happened. From the moment Rafa picked us up from our hotel we felt so welcomed. He really is such a nice and kind person. We managed to fit so much in to one day, he knew all the great spots. Rafa even used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

You really can't go wrong with Rafa. He was nice enough to accommodate us even though we were late to book our tour with him. He was communicative the days before, kept us up to date and let us know what to expect/how to prepare. On the day of the tour he was right on time and we've had a... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our family of six (two teenagers and a 10 and 7 year-old) had a wonderful day with Rafa in Rio on Christmas Day. As a former exchange student to Rio some 20 years ago, I wanted to show my wife and kids the natural beauty and energy of this vibrant city and chose Rafa to be our guide. Based on... More 

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cannock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The title says it all really. Rafa gave us a full day of sightseeing in Rio and beyond in an interesting and very enthusiastic manner, we couldn't fault him, even when the rain came. Driving in Rio is an art in itself and Rafa is a master of that art and he needs to be ! As others have said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wanted to use Rafa for my tour in Rio due to his high ratings but he is so popular that he was already booked but he sent me with his associate Sonia. She was fantastic also. I was traveling with my daughter who is a rabid soccer fan after spending most of the day showing us the sights including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Is it possible to feel like you've known someone forever without even ever meeting them? This is the impression I got when first researching tour guides for my trip to Rio. Rafa went way beyond my expectations in all our communications providing detailed information on his services and answering all of my questions. He definitely approaches you like a friend... More 

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Azzah Qureshi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Rafa is an amaaaaaazing tour guide!!! From the moment he picked me up to the airport to taking me to his moms place to dropping me and picking me up from the hostel and non tour days, to the actual tour, all of it was completely fantastic!!! Rafa is the person you want on your side when visiting Rio de... More 

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Monastir, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

First time i asked him "Rafa Torres" is that you real name ? (seemed to me like a made-up noun with Raphael Nadal and Fernando Torres)... But yes this is a real name, for a real person that holds a real magic :) One day, only one day and you feel like you know him for years. This man is... More 

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