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Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide

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Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the fact that we already visited the more popular touristic attractions, we also wanted to see a different, less touristic, side of this beautiful part of Brazil. Rafa's private tour in his birth place Niterói was just what we needed! Before exploring this lovely...More

Thank RosanneL93
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just visted Rio De Janiero. Our safety was my biggest concern, however having Rafa guiding us around made us feel at ease. In 3 days Rafa managed to fit it the popular sites in Rio, such as Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer),...More

Thank Kim P
RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

When I read words of friends telling that they have a blast in Rio is everything I need to be convinced that I am walking in the right path. Thank you very much for all the thoughts, good vibe and laughs we had during our...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Prior to our holiday in Rio my wife and I were planning our stay and were looking for different things to do in the city. We were a bit concerned about our safety since we read about Rio not being the safest place in the...More

Thank MauroDam
RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2018

Words are not enough to describe the big honor of showing Rio to you, and I am sure that now, Brazil and especially Rio de Janeiro will be in your heart for a life time. Thank you very much for your trust and friendship, and...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018

You know how sometimes things just feel right from the word go .... Raffa is your man. He picked is up on time with a smile and what an amazing time we had. Raffa is so warm and considerate at all times. He took us...More

Thank Donald F
RafaTraveller, Owner at Rafael Torres Lopes Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

What to write when you read so many marvelous words??? Well, gratitude is all I can think about, I am so happy to have met such a great couple, thanks to you I have Scotland deeper in the heart and it was a pleasure to...More

Reviewed May 16, 2018

We recently visited Salvador, BA. Our flight back had an 8 h layover in Rio de Janeiro. Not long enough to do much but definitely too long to sit at the airport. A brilliant idea occurred to me: Let's do a day tour. I found...More

Thank XSharp
Reviewed May 8, 2018

My wife and I visited Rio last fall. Our trip was truly enhanced by hiring Rafa as our guide. Rafa picked us up after a long flight, and it was great to see a friendly face waiting for us at the airport to take us...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

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

Thank PCVagabond
Reviewed April 1, 2018

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

Thank Bin407
Reviewed March 31, 2018 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 April 2, 2018

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

Reviewed March 21, 2018 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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jerry s
March 22, 2018|
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Response from RafaTraveller | Property representative |
Hallo Jerry, I think if you click on his name you will see his email address. I hope it is not to late to answer your question. I just read it today.
February 28, 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!
Arturo M
November 10, 2016|
Response from wtitus | Reviewed this property |
Please contact Rafa directly at donrafainrio (at) gmail com