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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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2 great full Days with Rafa in Rio!

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... read more

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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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Adelaide Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I organised day tours with Rafa (from home) for the Ports of Buenos Aires and Rio. This was in conjunction with a cruise I was on around South America. Rafa was extremely helpful in suggesting places to visit and things to do. We had limited time off the ship at each port and he tailored tours to suit our needs.... More 

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

Thank you very much, reading this makes me be sure that I am on the right path. The joy of my work is that I keep on making great friends like you! When you see work as a passion everything is easy. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any registered tour guide can take you to the classic sites of Rio, but Rafa showed us the hidden gems, the places only locals know - and it was AMAZING! His energy and joy are contagious! I highly recommend booking at least two full days to explore "off the beaten path" with Rafa. You can request a few highlights, but... More 

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Gainesville, Texas
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have been on a lot of tours with a lot of great tour guides but nothing like the couple of days we spent with Rafa. We were a group of 12 and Rafa had us laughing and acting up the whole time all the while educating us about the history and sights of Rio. Our visit was during Carnival... More 

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Palm Springs
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Having met Rafa through other friends who have traveled to brazil and other South American destinations over ten years ago, Rafa has honed his skills and become very knowledgable for those who want an inside look at the history and culture of Brazil. I have referred friends and family over these years and all have enjoyed imensly the tours Rafa... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

First time for me in Rio. A friend recommended me do a tour with Rafa. She was right! It was one the best tours I´ve ever taken and I´ve taken over 70 tours all around the world. Funny, knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you Rafa for making my first time in Rio an unforgettable experience!

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