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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

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Neighborhood: Lagoa
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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Night tour (off menu)

We were a party of 6 (3 elderly). I was looking for specifically a night tour that was different from the nightclub scene. Rafa's website was the only one that offered a tour deep... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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sea of tranquility
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a party of 6 (3 elderly). I was looking for specifically a night tour that was different from the nightclub scene. Rafa's website was the only one that offered a tour deep in the suburbs of Rio. Unfortunately that tour was no longer offered due to safety. Luckily, he offered an equally unique 'off-menu' tour, taking our group... More 

Thank philpots
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Had the most amazing day with Raf. I had to fit in as much as possible in one day. He promised me fun and it certainly was. He is a very know knowledgeable tour guide. We visited Rio Centro, the oldest Street in Rio, the kings favourite brothel. I got to taste the feijoada in a traditional restaurant with beautiful... More 

Thank jetsetter004
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

How can you not love Rio when you have Rafa for absolutely intense two days in Rio...all our concerns were gone which is quite typical when we think about Rio...Not true...Violence is everywhere in the World and Rio is striving hard to defeat crime and the population feels safer, we see police everywhere...I was told about being careful with the... More 

Thank Bella F
Hallandale Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Me and my my fiancé when there for couple of days and seeing Rio with Rafa it's just unbelievable the food tasting that he took us different markets and flea market. And I'm a sightseeing guy and if you guys are the same Rafa is the man for that.. Usually if I see a place I don't go there again... More 

Thank Danishimon
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I was an athlete from the Paralympics and after all the bad publicity about Rio I was so worried about parents coming to site see. Rafa made me and my parents feel so safe and we never experienced anything negative at all. From the time of pick up to the time of departure at the end of our 9 day... More 

Thank melaniehawtin
Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Spent two amazing days with Rafa he is the most amazing tour guide you can meet. Rafa is so knowledgeable and loves his city and takes you to places we're only home town people would know about Extremely reliable on time and goes above and beyond to give you an ever lasting fantastic experience Do not go to Rio without... More 

Thank mhawtin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We were in Rio for the Paralympics from September 10-19, 2016. We found Rafa from his great reviews on trip advisor. We booked airport transportation and a 2 day personal tour with Rafa before we got to Rio. Rafa met us at the airport with a huge smile, a hug, great English and a luxurious van ;). Rafa was great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had a great experience with Rafa as our guide. Very friendly and loves his city. Spending time with Rafa you can learn about the all the people groups and influences that make up Rio and Brazil. And we always felt safe and never saw any bugs in our 3 days there. I would recommend Rafa as a tour guide... More 

Thank Kerry E
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I am here in Rio on business and unexpectedly had a free day. I was able to connect with Rafa at the last minute and he opened his heart to show me a glimpse of the soul of Rio and to feel welcome in a city and country I have never been to. I felt the colours, I saw a... More 

Thank BluPirate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We are a London based family who visited Rio during the Olympics. Rafa took us for a wonderful days sightseeing. He is fun knowledgable, relaxed and we had a wonderful day in this gorgeous city! Highly recommended!!!

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  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
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