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Madson Araujo, Rio De Janeiro Tour

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Customized private tours to Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer statue,...

Customized private tours to Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer statue, colonial areas, and more. English, French, Spanish and Italian spoken. IMPORTANT: I do not send another tour guide to do my job -- I will be your guide.

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2 days in Rio with Madson

I really enjoyed my two days with Madson. I had a great time, and I learned so much about Rio and its people through his commentaries. He knows his stuff, is really funny, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my two days with Madson. I had a great time, and I learned so much about Rio and its people through his commentaries. He knows his stuff, is really funny, and just a cool guy to tour around with - I was travelling solo, and having Madson's knowledge of best times to go to places, his adaptability... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a tour guide who speaks English, has good knowledge of Rio De Janeiro and would make sure I had a nice, safe tour. Madson ticked all of those boxes. I've achieved everything I wanted to while here in Rio, and more besides! He's a great tour guide and I highly recommend him. Definitely coming back to... More 

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MadsonGuide, Owner at Madson Araujo, Rio De Janeiro Tour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for highly recommending my services. All the best, Madson. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Madson is awesome! We had been there before and saw the Mtn and Jesus. So he knew where all the street art was in the city. He took us all around the cobblestone streets where the big homes were located.He took to the old district.we ate a buffet lunch at Colombo which was wonderful. The place itself is classic gorgeous!... More 

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MadsonGuide, Owner at Madson Araujo, Rio De Janeiro Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. All the best, Madson. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had read the amazing reviews before we booked our tour with Madsen, but he exceeded our expectations in every way. He was the consummate professional, with extensive knowledge of every place we wanted to visit. Perhaps most importantly, he was able to save us hours and hours of waiting in line by knowing the best time to visit each... More 

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I am glad to read that I exceed your expectations. All the best, Madson. More 

Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We booked Madson from our cruise ship a few days out of our last stop in Rio. Cheaper than the shore excursion price from the cruise ship and totally personalized and exclusive. Madson met us promptly at the cruise terminal for an afternoon tour and took us on a walking tour of the downtown, visiting a huge street market, a... More 

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Thank you very much for the detailed review and for highly recommending my services. All the best, Madson. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Madson is without a doubt one of the best tour guides we've ever had. He was completely flexible to our needs and knew the best, most efficient way to get us to everywhere we wanted to go. We saw much more and enjoyed the tour much more than we expected. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all the aspects of the... More 

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MadsonGuide, Proprietário at Madson Araujo, Rio De Janeiro Tour, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the compliments, for sharing your experience and for recommending my services to anyone visiting Rio. All the best, Madson. More 

Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Madson knew all the great spots to take the best photographs, I got to see the beauty in the old and new of RIO. I especially was happy when he brought me to see Escadaria Selaron mosaics staircase and the Museu Nacional De Belas Artes which houses more than 18,000 original paintings and sculptures - Magnificent !!

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Thank you for all the compliments. All the best, Madson. More 

Le Mans, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have spent two morning of 5 hours with Madson. He has listened carefully my requests about what I wanted to see of Rio and accordingly he has suggested places to visit. He loves his city and he shares with you plenty of things about it by showing you places where Carioca lives (and not just postcard places). He also... More 

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Thank you very much for the review. All the best, Madson. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had an unexpected free day in Rio ahead of joining up with a group, and we're delighted to find Madson was available at short notice, to show us places that were not on our subsequent itinerary. He responded quickly and positively to our original enquiry, took great trouble to make sure he did not duplicate our later journey, and... More 

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Thank you for all the compliments and highly recommending my services. All the best, Madson. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Joined my wife Bev, with Jenny who booked the tour and another friend Debbie. Weather was a bit cloudy and slight rain on and off.. Madson showed us parts of Rio over the next 5hours that introduced us to the diversity that the city offers, his easy going conversational approach made it easy to follow the details he provided. Recommend... More 

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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