From the time Rafa greeted my sons and me in our hotel lobby until the end of our two days together, Rafa welcomed us with open arms and treated us as long-time friends. He was truly warm, personable, knowledgeable and lots of fun! Not only were we able to see the "typical tourist sites" at times to avoid the crowds, Rafa took us to places where only a long-time native and resident would know about, which added to our enjoyment of all that Rio has to offer.
And what a fun guy! Rafa's English is excellent and his enthusiam contagious!
Thanks Rafa for a wonderful two days, of which my sons and I will always remember as the highlight of our vacation to Brazil!