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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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Rarely have I met a tour guide that is so knowledgeable not only in the immediate site information but include political influence, historical background, personal touches which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paethius
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Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rarely have I met a tour guide that is so knowledgeable not only in the immediate site information but include political influence, historical background, personal touches which he has because he genuinely loves his home and country. He has so many interesting sites to see and each one has a personal touch he relates to you. It becomes so personal... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was raised Portuguese in ethnicity by my parents. Complimented by a strong community ambience here in Toronto, which made Brazil one of the first places to visit on my bucket list. I dreamt of a far and tropical land with a lot of portuguese personality, vibrant colours and great people. Naturally when my mom wanted to see Rio before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rafa was such a delight and we enjoyed our day with him as he showed us the beautiful city of Rio. Rafa picked us up at the airport very early as our flight arrived at 0600 from the US. He dropped us off at our hotel in Copacabana in the evening after sharing with us his city that he truly... More 

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RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this review

Dear Pam, when I say Dear, I mean, dear!! :) Thank you very much for all your words, this always gives me inspiration to make Rio better, simple, easy and fascinating. I am happy that you enjoyed your day!!! Brazil will always wait for you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Cruise ship was due to dock at 8am, and Rafa was going to meet us at 10am for a wonderful day in Rio before dropping us off at the airport. Unfortunately our cruise ship was delayed due to a medical emergency and an unexpected stop in Barbados... From the beginning I had communicated with Rafa, he is very spirited... More 

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RafaTraveller, Proprietário at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this review

When you love what to do then you do not work, you just have fun and live your passion. I was there for you because I knew that anytime you would come but you know these things happen so I went home, but at least I was sure I got a friend forever, and this friend entrust me his mother;... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Rio during the Olympic games with friends and wanted to see the beauty of Rio. We booked a tour to see the secluded beaches. Rafa was amazing! He went above and beyond to show us the hidden beauties of Rio and to make sure you enjoy the experience. In fact, he is truly the best guide I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first trip to Brazil and it was during the Olympic games so things were pretty hectic. Initially we did not have a travel guide, however we made some friends there who booked a few tours and through them we met Rafael, and I'm glad we did. Rafa took great care of my friend and I during our... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am so happy to read so many reviews of my guide Rafa that I am sure my review will make way more people to contact him and have the best of Rio. I always come to Rio and I thought I knew a lot, since I contact Rafa, and he gave me all the secrets of this fascinating city.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited Rio for the Olympic games. We wanted to get as much out of the trip as possible so we decided to go on various tours during some days and events in the evenings. However, there were so many sites we were not able to see despite our efforts until we were introduced to Rafa. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rafa is one of the best guides i've ever met. The way he takes his clients and introduces the attractions is really creative and innovative. Always carrying a smile and opening possibilities to adjust the visits due to weather changes, traffic jams, and so on... Always see his clients happy. If I would recommend someone who speaks english, spanish, portuguese,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I booked a day tour with Rafa. We loved him instantly. He was very caring and friendly. He makes you feel like you have are long lost friends. He took us to a beautiful spot in Niteroi, where you can see Rio and it was breathtaking. We even had a mini photoshoot. He took us to the... More 

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