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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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Rafa, was fabulous, he gave us a fantastic tour of Rio. He was attentive and listened to all the many questions my youngest asked him. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Rafa, was fabulous, he gave us a fantastic tour of Rio. He was attentive and listened to all the many questions my youngest asked him. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him. He took us to a lovely local restaurant in the Santa Teresa area of Rio, it was absolutely delicious and not too expensive. Because I am a... More 

Thank Frances T
Great Neck, United States
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

I would like to tell you that Rafa is one of the nicest people you will ever find. He is warm, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. He will take you to special places if you request them, as well as all the great sights of Rio, and some really cool out of the beaten path if you want. His communications prior... More 

Thank Donna S
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Arrived in Brazil and was treated like Royalty! I yearn to step onto the shores of Brazil once again and cannot wait to see your smiling face. A trip that will never be forgotten and we're still talking about it. If you need a host then Rafa is the man for you!

Thank Darren S
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

best tour operator in Rio. Dont go anywhere else. Contact Rafa from his Cuban Friends Noel and famly

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Last Christmas my relatives from Europe decided to make a special trip to Rio, not only to see us but to enjoy the places in the city where tourists never go, i was Reading all the reviews here and Rafa caught my attention. He is very keen on off the beaten path, and he treat his people like family. I... More 

Thank Rodrigo V
Mill Valley, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We had so much fun with Rafa, he's a kick to be with. He's more like family then tour guide. We had one day and saw sugarloaf, across the bay to Parque de Cidade de Niteroi, museum of modern art, authentic Brazilian lunch and Ceramic staircase by Jorge Selaron. Before dropping us at the hotel, he helped us buy some... More 

Thank 2827karch
sea of tranquility
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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Reviewed 15 December 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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Reviewed 27 November 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
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Reviewed 26 November 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 

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