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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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Madson is a Great guide, very knowledgeable, friendly, creative and professional

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mill Valley, California

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Le Mans, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank you for the review. Regards, Madson. More 

Inverell, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Rio. My husband in conference , my birthday , I hate big bus tours .. I googled Found Madson through trip advisor ... thank goodness. Found three others on conference ( partners that were not going ) and off we went. What a fantastic two days we had with Madison's private tours. We all had so much fun.... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. I am glad to read that it was your best birthday in years. Al lthe best, Madson. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We usually do our own when visiting foreign cities but because of adverse publicity we were rather reluctant to do so in Rio and booked Madison to show us around. And what a good decision that turned out to be. We got to see everything we wanted to see and so much more (400 yo Portuguese church and Colomba cafe),... More 

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

Timing is everything. Thank you very much for writing a review. Regards, Madson. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to start our 6 days in Rio with a private tour. We thought it would help get us acquainted and then could leave us with recommendations and info on what to do on our own. We spent a great 5 hours with Madsen. We has quick and professional in booking and showed up exactly on time at our... More 

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

I am glad to read that it was a great way to start off your stay in Rio. Thank you for the review. Regards, Madson. More 

Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had an absolutely great day with Madson. After reading his reviews and giving him our itineray, we put our day in his hands. When he realized that we would have a few days to discover our own, he designed our day with things off the beaten path that we may not have discovered any other way. He was very... More 

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

I am glad to read you had a great day with me. All the best, Madson. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Today Madson picked me up exactly when he said he would. It was early in the morning (i'm not a morning person!) but he knew exactly what he was doing. I wanted to see Christ The Redeemer and Sugarloaf so we went to Christ first, Madson's insight meant that I basically got Christ to myself! I understand that I can... More 

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

I am not a morning person either but beating the crowd is a priority on my tours. And as you realized, it paid off. Thanks for the enthuastic review and compliments. All the best, Madson. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My fiancé and I were in Rio recently for the Olympics but also wanted to spend some time getting to know he beautiful city. We found Madson and were so glad we did. Madson was knowledgeable, polite, funny and all around a great guy. He was very flexible and couldn't do enough to make sure we saw the best of... More 

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

My pleasure to make your holiday more special. Thanks for the review. All the best, Madson. More 

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