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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Amazing, two day, personalized tour

We spent two days with Rafael Torres Lopes -Rafa- in Rio de Janeiro. He is a warm, friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PCVagabond
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Kansas City USA
Two great days with Rafa

My wife, Annette and I had two days in Rio before joining our formal tour. Picking Rafa turned out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bin407
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Sydney
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two days with Rafael Torres Lopes -Rafa- in Rio de Janeiro. He is a warm, friendly, outgoing guy who seems to know everyone in Rio. He drove us around the city with ease showing us the beautiful sights everyone sees and the special...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, Annette and I had two days in Rio before joining our formal tour. Picking Rafa turned out so well. If you like your guide to be knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible enough to adjust to your needs and full of life and fun, Rafa is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don Rafael Torres Lopes Is The Best Tour Guide in Rio and he made both my husband and myself feel so welcomed-waiting for us when our cruise liner docked we had a full day with him and it just wasn’t long enough he absolutely took...More

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RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You were my first guests from Gibraltar and it is a big honor for me, I welcome two wonderful guests and I said good bye to great real friends, thank you for giving me all the inspiration to make Rio so much better for all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rafa was very smart and flexible in how he planned and led our 5-hour tour of the Niteroi and Santa Teresa neighborhoods during our flight layover in Rio. Very engaging and with a great sense of humor. Rafa showed us the more local and less-traveled...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

When I planned an extended layover in Rio de Janeiro on the way to a trip to South Africa for me and my girlfriend, I found the planning overwhelming. As we got closer to leaving, I decided it would be best to enlist the services...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Thank you Rafa, for your entertaining, knowledgeable and fun approach to our time with you in Rio. Even though we only had a short time in Rio, we loved Rafa’s adaptability to managing to meet each of our needs (2 older adults travelling with our...More

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RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

You have no idea how delicious is to read these words. That's the plan, making Rio so much special that Rio will always be in your mind! Rio is a home for you now and you can always come anytime. I will be here to...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We have known Rafa for many years since 2013 when he was the guide to some Singaporeans who visited Rio and they really enjoyed the excursions. Recently we recommended him to our friends in Italy and Rafa brought them to so many iconic places in...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We were in Rio for a long weekend and spent much of it with Rafa. The first day he had his associate, Claudio, take us out for a fascinating day of history, art, and culture before Rafa took over the rest of the trip. He...More

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RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

What to say when we simply have a great time with people that have free entrance to your heart??? Well, thank you. Rio is easy when I feel all this interest about a new place to visit. And we always want to show Rio as...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I have just spent 5 days in Rio de Janeiro with Rafa and his friends taking in the sights and sounds. This was my fourth time with Rafa, the previous times being in 2011, 2014 and 2016. This time I was traveling with my American...More

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RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

It seems that coming to Brazil and meeting Rafa is now a strong tradition, eh? I will be always grateful for trusting me different periods of your life visiting Rio. It is a privilege to have you here in Brazil and thank you very much...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the honor of meeting and choosing Rafael Torres Lopes (RAFA) to show us a view of Rio that captured the culture and flavor of the city! Rafa knows the city and neighboring areas like the back of ones hand. He...More

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jerry s
23 March 2018|
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Response from Lisa E | Reviewed this property |
If you look up Tour Guides in Rio on here - and in particular, Rafael Torres Lopes Tour guide, Rio de Janeiro - you should be able to contact him through clicking on his page.
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XSharp
1 March 2018|
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Response from MauriceBr | Reviewed this property |
Christ Redemtor has the best view of the Rio bay, but the weather has to be perfect and the crowds very thin. Contact Rafa and discuss your plans with him. I hope he is available the day your are in Rio. He knows better!
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Arturo M
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Response from wtitus | Reviewed this property |
Please contact Rafa directly at donrafainrio (at) gmail com
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