Gallery of VERY Satisfied Past Clients

Since July 2004, I have served as a private tour guide for more than 8.000 (!) foreigners visiting Rio de Janeiro. The photos below represent just a fraction of all the visitors I have guided.

As you will see I have guided:

Solo travelers

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.


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.

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!

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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Madson Rio de Janeiro Private Guide

• 19 years of experience
• Well-organized guided tour
• Absolutely fluent in English
• Private air-conditioned vehicle

“Thanks for the great service and good laughs on tour.”Dennis Giokas, Toronto – Canada