I have been chosen to be the private tour guide of dozens of solo travelers — men and women — who have travelled to Brazil on business or for leisure. They all have had a fantastic time.
In addition to adding as much value as possible to their private tour, I have given them tips and directions on visiting other attractions in Rio de Janeiro where my guiding services were not essential.
Couples represent a great percentage of my clientele. Many of the couples below wanted to interact with a local tour guide, visit Rio de Janeiro hidden treasures and the best attractions on a fast manner in order to have more free time to enjoy on their own Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, nice restaurants and other sights that are perfect for couples.
Rio Guide Madson took Mexican Eduardo and friend to buy Brazilian flips-flops at the end of the guided tourGuide Madson, Vivek and his wife on a private tour to Sugar Loaf (India-USA)Madson, André 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 JaneiroRio tour guide Madson, Martha Keiser and her husband (Las Vegas, USA) visiting MACTourist Guide Madson taking Spanish couple Rocío y Pako on as guided tour of Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilTourist guide Madson taking French couple Sylvie and Philippe for a snack at Colombo in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilTour guide Madson taking French couple Xavier et Florence on a night out in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRio tour guide Madson and French couple Stephanie & Laurent in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Rio de Janeiro Tour Guide Madson & French Couple — great views of Rio on the backgroundKevin, Maria and Tour Guide Madson in a shop in CopacabanaMadson & Belgium couple on a guided tour in Rio de JaneiroTour guide Madson and Mr. and Mrs. REISS on a Rio Private TourRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Nada and her husband (USA) in CopacabanaRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Robert, his wife and his friends (Australia)French-speaking tour guide Madson, Michèle Noanes and husband (France)Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Mr. & Mrs. Bertrand from FranceTour guide Madson, Rupert and Valerie (USA) — photo upon arrival in Paraty – Rio de JaneiroRio tour guide Madson, Michel and Julie (Switzerland) in front of Copacabana Palace HotelRio de Janeiro private tour guide Madson, Mary and Bryan Morwood (England)Tour Guide for Rio de Janeiro Madson, Melody and her husband ( New-York) visiting cloudy Sugar LoafBrazilian tour guide Madson, John Sterwart, his wife and friends (USA)Tour guide Madson Araujo, Canadians David & Loiuse on a tour to Sélaron Staircase (Canada)Madson, Germans Klaus and his wife after a helicopter tour in Rio de JaneiroTour guide Madson and French couple Gagnard – view of Copacabana Beach in the backgroundTour guide Madson and French couple visiting Niteroi in Rio de Janeiro StatePrivate guide Madson, French Jean-Pierre and wife visiting Maracana in RioTour Guide Madson and French couple Jean Marie et Carine RION in Niterói – Rio de Janeiro StateTour Guide Madson & French couple Durst visiting Sugar LoafBrazilian guide Madson and Colombian couple — stop for a coconut milkPrivate tour of Rio – Hilary Castle, her husband and friends (England)Private Tour Guide Madson, Gerald Radin, her wife and friends in Copacabana after the tour (Florida-USA)Tour Guide Madson and American couple on a secluded beach in Rio de Janeiro – BrazilPetrakovic, his wife from Bosnia & Rio de Janeiro Guide Madson at a viewpointRio Tour Guide Madson group from Québec on a tour across the bay in Rio de JaneiroTour guide Madson, Magali and her friend (France) visiting Rio for the second time with MadsonRio tour guide Madson, Julien and Elise (France) visiting Colombo Coffee ShopRio de Janeiro guide Madson, Dan and his wife (USA) visiting a favela (shanty town) Rio tour guide Madson, R. Janik and his wife (USA) at a stop for a beer at the end of the tourRio tour guide Madson, Alcide and his group (Italy)…when tho latin cultures mix!Rio Tour Guide Madson, Ernesto Gonzalez and his wife (Cuba-France) in the Botanical GardenRio tour Guide Madson, Vladimir and his wife (USA) — stop for lunch at a local restaurantTour of Santa Teresa neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro — French GroupTour Guide Madson touring Maracanã Stadium with French Frédéric and girlfriendTour Guide Madson on a tour with Spanish couple Mario and CarmenBrazilian tour guide Madson and the British Jim & Christabel on honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBrazilian tour guide for Rio de Janeiro Madson and French couple BOURGEOIS at the end of a safe tour of RioRio tour guide Madson and French couple Jean and his wife on a personalized tour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Madson taking Mikhail and family (USA/Russia) on a Rio de Janeiro custom-made tourRio tourguide Madson, Tom and his family visiting Rio de Janeiro on a half-day tourRio Guide Madson & Americans tourist family on a private tour of an art galleryTour Guide Madson and Argentine couple before heading to Sugar Loaf
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.
Brazilian tour guide Madson taking MILLS Belgium family on guided tour of Lapa and Santa Teresa in RioFrench-speaking tourguide Madson taking French family Cazenave to a restaurant in Santa Teresa, Rio de JaneiroMadson, Israelians Tammy Sheffer,her husband and daugther at Sugar Loaf in Rio de JaneiroJudith Kempf and her boys from Arizona,USA, with Corcovado MountainRio tour guide Madson with unforgettable French family DUMAS visiting Niteroi off Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson and French family POUCHUCQ on a guided tour of a fruit marketRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson and family from French Guyana on a visit to the Carnival floatsTourguide Madson taking French Family Chartenain to a visit of a safe favela in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRio tour guide Madson & Swiss family visiting Leblon viewpointRio tour guide Madson with Arbertus and his family (South Africa) on a tour of Rio on a Saturday morningRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson taking a French family on a guided tour to the Christ statueEnglish-speaking tour guide Madson taking Canadian family Sluyter for an all-you-can-eat seafood lunch in RioBrazilian tourguide Madson taking French Pascal and his family on a guided tour of Lapa and Santa TeresaRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Frenchman Gerard Memmi and family visiting Colombo coffee shop in Rio de Janeiro(France)Tour guide Madson taking French Joelle Devay and family on a tour of Rio de JaneiroRio tour guide Madson taking American tourist Ingrid and her family on a tour of the SambadromeRio de Janeiro private tour guide Madson taking a tourist family to a hidden and secluded beach in RioBrazilian guide Madson, French Laurent and familiy at Hippie Market in Ipanema, Rio de JaneiroRio tour guide Madson and French family LE BRETON (Bretagne, France) visiting the best of RioBrazilian tour guide Madson & Spanish family visiting Maracana Soccer Stadium in RioRio de Janeiro city tour: Guide Madson, Hernan and his family (USA/Peru) visiting Sugar LoafBrazilian tourguide Madson taking Jean Michel and his family (Nice, France) on a tour of the best beaches in RioFrench-speaking tour guide Madson taking Yves and his family (Switzerland) on a guided tour of Santa TeresaTour Guide Madson & Belgium Benoit, Camille and Veronique at the of a tour in Rio de Janeiro
Friends or co-workers
A private tour of Rio de Janeiro becomes a lot cheaper when you are a group of friends. Many book such a tour for that reason, others because they work too hard back home and deserve a hassle-free visit of Rio de Janeiro.
I have guided hundreds of groups of friends and we all have had a great time!
Madson & Australians Dr.Jennyt and Dr. Jedda atop Corcovado MountainTour Guide Madson, Jean Philippe and his French co-workers in Santa Teresa Rio de JaneiroNew Yorkers co-workers Tara and Joe with Guide Madson at the end of a trip to Buzios in Rio de JaneiroRio Tour Madson and French group Richard and friends before visiting Sugar LoafRio tour guide Madson and two tourists from Lyon (France) in the end of a private tour of RioRio de Janeiro tourguide Madson takes French FOX staff for Brazilian dinner Rio tour guide Madson, Frenchman Alain and his co-worker at Selaron staircase in Rio de JaneiroGuided tour of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi — stop for typical Brazilian food lunchRio tour guide Madson and Frenchmen tourists visiting Christ statue atop Corcovado MountainRio de Janeiro personal tour guide Madson, Allen & Roberto on a guided tour to Sugar LoafLithuanian group on a private tour of Rio de Janeiro in the safe hands of tour guide Madson Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson & Italian tourists on Carnival costumes at SambadromeRio tour guide Madson and the American girls Cindy & Kris. Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro..Rio de Janeiro guide Madson, Danielle Reynaerts and her cruise group on a guided tourRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Jason and his friends visiting Brazil (from New York)Walter, his wife and friends on a sightseeing tour with Rio de Janeiro tour guide MadsonNeila and friend visiting Rio de Janeiro safely with local tour guide Madson Rio de Janeiro tour guide Madson and a group of friends (USA & India) visiting the grass of Maracana stadiumRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson taking a Swedish group to visit the top 5 attractions in RioRio tour guide Madson and Swiss group visiting Maracana Football Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilRio tour guide Madson, Lurid and her friends (Norway) on a visit to the Botanical GardenRio de Janeiro guide Madson guiding Henrike and her friends (Germany) through some Rio’s highlightsRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson & Sandy Brown Group (Vancouver, Canada) visiting Sugar LoafRio de Janeiro tour guide Madson, Judy, Tony and Renee (UK & Canada) visiting Santa Teresa safely
What all these visitors have in common? They wanted a professional service delivered by a reliable Rio de Janeiro tour guide. In addition, they wanted to visit the must-see attractions in a short period time, in a safe, efficient and hassle-free way. And they all got that. Now it is your turn.
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• 19 years of experience • Well-organized guided tour • Absolutely fluent in English • Private air-conditioned vehicle