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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

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Neighbourhood: Lagoa
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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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+55-21-98018-0510
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Our new best friend in Rio!

My husband and I were coming to Rio for a long weekend and we had no idea on how to prioritize the sites and things to do and see. However, thanks to a personal friend's referral... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were coming to Rio for a long weekend and we had no idea on how to prioritize the sites and things to do and see. However, thanks to a personal friend's referral of Rafa, we connected to Rafa. I would say that he was the best tour guide we've ever had, but he really doesn't fit... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just finished my tour with Rafa and had one of the best days of my life! Rafa expertly crafted and led our day from a welcoming start to a highly satisfying finish. He listened closely to the experience we wanted and was able to deliver and exceed my expectations. He has secret locations throughout Rio that truly no other... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my cousin booked a day tour with Rafael in advance of going to Rio-de-Janeiro..... Its was the best decision we made. Rafael collected us from our accommodation and Brought us to the stunning Nitoreii and showed us the stunning views the city has to offer.....we also went to view point in the nature reserve and the wetlands.....each place... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my fifth day in Rio, an acquaintance, now a friend who was also visiting recommended Rafa to me. This was my first time in Rio and I have already taken some tours since I've got there. I am so fortunate to meet Rafa. There are not enough words I can express how wonderful he is. He came up with... More 

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Thank Yonas M
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rafa is great at what he does. From tailoring his tour to your needs/wants to the small details he makes during the tour! Rafa is incredibly knowledgeable about his hometown of Rio de Janerio, and probably knows a little more about your country than you might! Rafa is great at making his tour seem less like a tour and more... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rafa and his team was great to us. This was the 3rd time I have used his services. Rafa is dedicated and knows the right spots in Rio. Rafa avoids the touristic commercial aspect and focuses on the real Rio, good food, nice scenery and good laughs and photos.The day we spent in Ilha Grande was special! I will always... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We simply had a blast during our 1-day tour with Rafa in Rio! The program was 100% customized to our needs and very flexible according to weather and traffic conditions. We saw a few touristic places but mostly beautiful spots that few tourists ever get to see - and all of this without paying a single Real for entrance fees.... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Rafael Torres grew up in Rio de Janeiro, near Copacabana Beach. He is not only familiar with places tourists expect to see, but places they probably never heard of that are just as awe-inspiring. Our 3-days in Rio was the culmination of a nearly 4-week experience starting with Antarctica, then Buenos Aires, followed by Iguazu National Park. Rio was our... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Once again, Rafael, took great care of us in Rio. Wile we have enjoyed days with this wonderful Carioca and guide, yesterday we only had 6 hours in between flights. Rafael met us at Rio's intl airport. We, and all our luggage, were efficiently collected. Rafael took us to the "back side" of Urca. Although this was 3rd visit to... More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

My husband and I were fortunate to be part of a group that spent 4 days with Rafa Torres in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janerio and I cannot say enough good things about this time which was the highlight of our cruise. Rafa had set up a wonderful itinerary which covered all the highlights of both areas. You could... More 

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