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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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I LOVE BRAZIL

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 18 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

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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