Photo of Visitors on Tours in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Tour Guide Madson and Hundreds of Happy Customers

I have served as a tour guide for literally thousands of groups visiting Rio de Janeiro. To make this page load quickly I have uploaded only 120 photos. As you will see I have guided:

  • families
  • couples
  • group of friends
  • solo travellers

These tourists wanted comfort, to have fun and visit Rio through the eyes of a Brazilian tour guide absolutely fluent in English. Besides, they wanted to be sure they wouldn’t find themselves in dangerous areas and wanted to visit the best sights in short time.

They made the wise decision to book a tour of Rio with a reputed tour guide. Take your time to read the reviews on the top navigation bar before, you too, book your unforgettable private tour of Rio de Janeiro!

Guiding solo travelers in Rio de Janeiro

I have been a Rio de Janeiro guide for several solo travelers — men and women — who travelled to Brazil on business or for leisure. I have had a fantastic time with many of them. Besides, I have given them tips and how-to instructions on visiting other attractions in Rio de Janeiro where my guiding services was not necessary.

Rio Guide Madson & Harold in Copacabana at the end of sightseeign tour of Rio de Janeiro

Helicopter tour of Rio de Janeiro

Tour guide Madson welcoming back an American tourist after a helicopter flight

Private tour of the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Tour guide Madson and American tourist Joann visiting the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Private tour of Corcovado (Christ statue) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tour guide Madson taking Frenchman Mr. Derozard on a private tour to Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro

Guided tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian tour guide Madson and Frenchwoman Magali (a year later she visited Rio again and took another tour)

Maracana guided visit -- Rio de Janeiro -- Brazil

Tour guide Madson and Lebanese Rami on a guided tour of Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visit of Santa Teresa area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio tourist guide Madson taking Frenchman Richard Dornier a on safe visit to Santa Teresa

Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian tour guide Madson and Greek Nicolas after a full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro

Half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tour guide Madson and British Mr. Clemens on a half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro

Tour of Rio de Janeiro and Santa Teresa neighborhood

Madson taking American tourist B. McQueen on a tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro Tour Guide Madson and Irish tourist Chiara visiting Sugar Loaf

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Half-day guided tour with an American solo traveler visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio Tour Guide Madson & British Alison Pentith at Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro

Guiding couples visiting Rio de Janeiro

Couples represent a great percentage of the visitors I have on my tours in Rio de Janeiro. Despite of being already a party of two (sometimes four) some of them wanted to interact with a local, visit Rio de Janeiro hidden treasures and visit the best attractions on a fast manner in order to have more free time to enjoy on their own Rio’s beaches and other sights that are perfect for couples, such as, the Botanical Garden.

Rio Guide Madson took Mexican Eduardo and friend to buy Brazilian flips-flops at the end of the guided tour

Guide Madson, Vivek and his wife on a private tour to Sugar Loaf (India-USA)

Madson, Andre and his wife on a guided tour in Rio de Janeiro (Montreal-Canada)

Madson, Loren and Myra in a shop in Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro

Tours in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio tour guide Madson and French couple Stephanie & Laurent in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tours of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tourist Guide Madson taking Spanish couple Rocio y Pako on as guided tour of Sugar Loaf in Rio, Brazil

Tourist guide Madson taking French couple Sylvie and Philippe for a snack at Colombo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nightlife tour of Rio de Janeiro

Tour guide Madson taking French couple Xavier et Florence on a night out in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Tour Guide Madson & French Couple — great views of Rio on the background

Kevin, Maria and Tour Guide Madson in a shop in Copacabana

Madson & Belgium couple on a guided tour in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Guide - Brazil

Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Robert, his wife and his friends (Australia)

City Tour - Sightseeing - Rio de Janeiro

French-speaking tour guide Madson, Michele Noanes and husband (France)

Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Mr. & Mrs. Bertrand from France

Trip to Paraty - Rio de Janeiro State

Tour guide Madson, Rupert and Valerie (USA) — photo upon arrival in Paraty – Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Private City Tour

Rio tour guide Madson, Michel and Julie (Switzerland) in front of Copacabana Palace Hotel

Rio de Janeiro Guide -- Rio Tourist Guide

Rio de Janeiro private tour guide Madson, Mary and Bryan Morwood (England)

Rio de Janeiro Tours - Sightseeing - City Tour

Tour Guide for Rio de Janeiro Madson, Melody and her husband ( New-York) visiting cloudy Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Tour

Tour Guide in Brazil

Tour guide Madson Araujo, Canadians David & Loiuse on a tour to Selaron Staircase (Canada)

Madson, Germans Klaus and his wife after a helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro

Madson, Germans Klaus and his wife after a helicopter tour in Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour of Sugar Loaf

Tour guide Madson and French couple Gagnard – view of Copacabana Beach in the background

Tour of Niteroi - Rio de Janeiro

Tour guide Madson and French couple visiting Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro State

Rio de Janeiro Tour - Football stadium

Private guide Madson, French Jean-Pierre and wife visiting Maracana in Rio

Tour Guide Madson and French couple Jean Marie et Carine RION in Niteroi – Rio de Janeiro State

Tour to Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro

Tour Guide Madson & French couple Durst visiting Sugar Loaf

City Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Brazilian guide Madson and Colombian couple — stop for a coconut milk

Private Tour Guide Madson, Gerald Radin, her wife and friends in Copacabana after the tour (Florida-USA)

Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Private tour of Rio – Hilary Castle, her husband and friends (England)

Rio de Janeiro Beach Tour

Tour Guide Madson and American couple on a secluded beach in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Petrakovic, his wife from Bosnia & Rio de Janeiro Guide Madson at a viewpoint

Rio Tour Guide Madson group from Quebec on a tour across the bay in Rio de Janeiro

Visit of fruit market in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Tour guide Madson, Magali and her friend (France) visiting Rio for the second time with Madson

Visit of Rio's downtown

Rio tour guide Madson, Julien and Elise (France) visiting Colombo Coffee Shop

Private tour of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Rio tour guide Madson, Martha Keiser and her husband (Las Vegas, USA) visiting MAC

Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro guide Madson, Dan and his wife (USA) visiting a favela (shanty town)

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Rio tour guide Madson, Alcide and his group (Italy)…when tho latin cultures mix!

Visit of Santa Teresa

Rio tour guide Madson, R. Janik and his wife (USA) at a stop for a beer at the end of the tour

Tour to Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro

Rio Tour Guide Madson, Ernesto Gonzalez and his wife (Cuba-France) in the Botanical Garden

Brazilian food - typical lunch in Rio de Janeiro

Rio tour Guide Madson, Vladimir and his wife (USA) — stop for lunch at a local restaurant

Tour of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro

Tour of Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro — French Group

Tour of Rio - Brazil

Tour Guide Madson touring Maracana Stadium with French Frederic and girlfriend

Tour of Niteroi - Brazil

Tour Guide Madson on a tour with Spanish couple Mario and Carmen

Tour of Santa Teresa in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian tour guide Madson and the British Jim & Christabel on honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Safe tour of Corcovado (Christ statue) and Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian tour guide for Rio de Janeiro Madson and French couple BOURGEOIS at the end of a safe tour of Rio

Personalized tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio tour guide Madson and French couple Jean and his wife on a personalized tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Custom-made tour of Rio de Janeiro

Madson taking Mikhail and family (USA/Russia) on a Rio de Janeiro custom-made tour

Tailor-made tour of Rio de Janeiro

Tailor-made tour of Rio de Janeiro. Tourguide Madson taking American tourists to a steakhouse

Half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro

Rio tourguide Madson, Tom and his family visiting Rio de Janeiro on a half-day tour

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Tour Guide Madson and Argentine couple before heading to Sugar Loaf

Guiding families with children in Rio de Janeiro

Many families do not choose Rio de Janeiro as a vacation destination because they think they would put their children at risk. However, it is possible to visit Rio as a family and go back home safe and sound after a great vacation in Brazil. Be families, couples or solo travellers I always give tips for after the guided tour (dinner, etc) and for at least the following day.

Rio Guide Madson & Americans tourist family on a private tour of an art gallery

Madson, Israelians Tammy Sheffer,her husband and daugther at Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro

Judith Kempf and her boys from Arizona,USA, with Corcovado Mountain

French-speaking tour of Rio de Janeiro

French-speaking tourguide Madson taking French family Cazenave to a restaurant in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro

Tour to Selaron staircase, Lapa and Santa Teresa

Brazilian tour guide Madson taking MILLS Belgium family on guided tour of Lapa and Santa Teresa in Rio

Guide visit of MAC and Niteroi, off Rio de Janeiro

Rio tour guide Madson with unforgettable French family DUMAS visiting Niteroi off Rio de Janeiro

Fruit market tour in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson and French family POUCHUCQ on a guided tour of a fruit market

Visit to Rio de Janeiro Carnival floats

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson and family from French Guyana on a visit to the Carnival floats

Guided visit to Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson taking an American family on a tour to Niteroi

Favela tour in Rio de Janeiro

Tourguide Madson taking French Family Chartenain to a visit of a safe favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tour to Christ statue in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson taking a French family on a guided tour to the Christ statue

Seafood Brazilian lunch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

English-speaking tour guide Madson taking Canadian family Sluyter for an all-you-can-eat seafood lunch in Rio

Visit to Leblon and Ipanema beaches in Rio

Rio tour guide Madson & Swiss family visiting Leblon viewpoint

Tour of Sugar Loaf, downtown and other sites in Rio de Janeiro

Rio tour guide Madson with Arbertus and his family (South Africa) on a tour of Rio on a Saturday morning

Rio de Janeiro Tour and visit to Colombo coffee shop

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Frenchman Gerard Memmi and family visiting Colombo coffee shop in Rio de Janeiro(France)

Sambadrome -- Where Carnival parade happens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio tour guide Madson taking American tourist Ingrid and her family on a tour of the Sambadrome

Visit of Selaron staircase and tour of Rio de Janeiro

Tour guide Madson taking French Joelle Devay and family on a tour of Rio de Janeiro

Guided visit of Lapa, Santa Teresa and downtown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian tourguide Madson taking French Pascal and his family on a guided tour of Lapa and Santa Teresa

Visit of hidden beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro private tour guide Madson taking a tourist family to a hidden and secluded beach in Rio

Visit of Hippie Market on a Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian guide Madson, French Laurent and familiy at Hippie Market in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Visit to Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio tour guide Madson and French family LE BRETON (Bretagne, France) visiting the best of Rio

Visit of Maracana Football Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian tour guide Madson & Spanish family visiting Maracana Soccer Stadium in Rio

Private sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro city tour: Guide Madson, Hernan and his family (USA/Peru) visiting Sugar Loaf

Tour of Sao Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches

Brazilian tourguide Madson taking Jean Michel and his family (Nice, France) on a tour of the best beaches in Rio

Tour of Santa Teresa and mini fruit market in Rio de Janeiro

French-speaking tour guide Madson taking Yves and his family (Switzerland) on a guided tour of Santa Teresa

Tour Guide Madson & Belgium Benoit, Camille and Veronique at the of a tour in Rio de Janeiro

Guiding group of friends in Rio de Janeiro

When you are a group of friends a private tour of Rio de Janeiro becomes a lot cheaper. Many book such a tour for that reason, others because they work too hard back home and deserve to visit Rio in style and with no hassle. I have guided hundreds of groups of friends and we all have had loud laughs!

Madson & Australians Dr.Jennyt and Dr. Jedda atop Corcovado Mountain

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New Yorkers co-workers Tara and Joe with Guide Madson at the end of a trip to Buzios in Rio de Janeiro

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Guide Madson and French co-workers having a good time in Santa Teresa neighborhood – Rio de Janeiro

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Madson, Frenchman Richard and his friends on a tour of Rio de Janeiro

Tour of Niteroi and Rio de Janeiro

Guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi — stop for typical Brazilian food lunch

Rio de Janeiro tourguide Madson takes French FOX staff for Brazilian dinner

Private tour of Rio de Janeiro

Rio tour guide Madson and two tourists from Lyon (France) in the end of a private tour of Rio

Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Rio tour guide Madson, Frenchman Alain and his co-worker at Selaron staircase in Rio de Janeiro

Rio tour guide Madson and Frenchmen tourists visiting Christ statue atop Corcovado Mountain

Tour of Rio de Janeiro & visit to Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro personal tour guide Madson, Allen & Roberto on a guided tour to Sugar Loaf

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Lithuanian group on a private tour of Rio de Janeiro in the safe hands of tour guide Madson

Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Visit to Sambadrome (where Carnival parade happens)

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson & Italian tourists on Carnival costumes at Sambadrome

Tour of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi

Rio tour guide Madson and the American girls Cindy & Kris. Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro..

Rio de Janeiro Tour

Rio de Janeiro guide Madson, Danielle Reynaerts and her cruise group on a guided tour

Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Visit to Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Jason and his friends visiting Brazil (from New York)

Tour of Rio de Janeiro -- View of Ipanema Beach

Walter, his wife and friends on a sightseeing tour with Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson

Tours of Rio de Janeiro -- Visit to Selaron staircase

Neila and friend visiting Rio de Janeiro safely with local tour guide Madson

Rio de Janeiro tours -- Guided tour of Maracana stadium

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson and a group of friends (USA & India) visiting the grass of Maracana stadium

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Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson taking a Swedish group to visit the top 5 attractions in Rio

Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Visit to Maracana stadium

Rio tour guide Madson and Swiss group visiting Maracana Football Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visit to Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Rio tour guide Madson, Lurid and her friends (Norway) on a visit to the Botanical Garden

Half-day tour of Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro guide Madson guiding Henrike and her friends (Germany) through some Rio’s highlights

Tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson & Sandy Brown Group (Vancouver, Canada) visiting Sugar Loaf

Tour of hidden treasures in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Judy, Tony and Renee (UK & Canada) visiting Santa Teresa safely

Filming in Rio de Janeiro -- Documentary for French TV FRANCE 3

Tour guide Madson, reporter Loic and his team shooting a documentary for Thalassa/France 3 (French TV)

Sunset at Sugar Loaf

Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson taking French group Cosmo Boutique for sunset at Sugar Loaf