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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 209 Activities in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Huntsville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As a little backgrounder, I wanted to plan a trip to Brazil to take my 70 year old father back to Rio where he lived 60 years ago when my Grandfather was sent there by Remington-Rand Corp to buy land and built a factory for them. He lived there for 5 years, and I thought it would neat to go... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just had a wonderful visit to Rio thanks to our tour guide, Rafa. We traveled through the neighborhoods of Rio, ate local cuisine and saw all the sights we had on our list. It rained most of the trip but that didn't damper our visit. He made it fun and we laughed most of the day! If you are... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My cousin booked a day tour with Rafa and I was a last minute addition to the tour which included me, my cousin and two other young men. He collected me from my hotel and from the second I met him till the end of the day it was non stop laughs. Rafa is a excellent people person, fluent in... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

On a friend recommendation we contacted Mr. Rafael Torres while visting Rio during the world cup. Rafa as he is called by his friends is a down to earth nice and easy going person who made us feel at ease while showing us of the many gems and wonders in and around Rio. He is very knowledgable about the history... More

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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We were so lucky to find Rafa to show us around Rio during our recent visit. My husband and I have two kids (age 9 and 13) and we took two trips with Rafa -- one in Rio and its surrounding areas, and the other in Rio's nearby jungles. On both trips Rafa was full of knowledge about our surroundings... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have used Rafa on both my visits to Brazil in 2010 and again now when I visited the 2014 World Cup. I was visiting with a friend who was a first time visitor to Rio, I decided to ask Rafa to take us on a quick day tour. He picked us up at our hotel on time. We started... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Rafa made our trip so memorable and enjoyable! We travel frequently and he is hands down the best tour guide we've ever had. In addition to be knowledgeable and passionate about his country, he's also fun and hilarious! I will definitely use him again when I visit South America. Highly Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Rafa made our whole trip to Rio memorable. We wanted to experience Rio like a local and that is exactly what we got. He picked us on time at our hotel, and the first stop was Feira de Sao Cristovao, which is a 24 hour market on the weekend. The market place had everything you could imagine. We end up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The reviews of Rafa on Tripadvisor, the description of the 'night tour’ on his blog, and our email communications with Rafa ahead of our arrival in Rio piqued our curiosity about this guy and how he can possibly open a new window into an extraordinary city like Rio. Our expectations were sky high as our minds had already been blown... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I had a whole day to tour Rio after our disembarkation from our cruise ship. We looked up Rafa on a friend's recommendation. What a tour he gave us! From 9 AM to 6 PM, Rafa showed us many spots in Rio . Many of these were off the beaten track and very interesting. My one hope... More

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