My name is Madson Araújo and I am a licensed private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I started serving as a tour guide in 2004 and I quickly developed a strong following providing private tours. I have provided private tours to over three thousand people from a wide variety of nationalities.

My clientele has included representatives from the National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Footprint and French travel guide Petit Futé. My tours have also been featured on French TV France 3.

Providing a great private tour is a very individual and personal endeavor requiring the ability to work with all types of people seeking to learn and do a wide variety of activities while in Rio de Janeiro. With all modesty, I believe I provide a very friendly, courteous and professional service.

I can drive you and guide you to the following places:

Corcovado (Christ Statue)

Corcovado (Christ Statue)

Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf

Maracanã Football Stadium (Soccer)

Maracanã Football Stadium (Soccer)

# Copacabana & Ipanema beaches

Copacabana & Ipanema beaches

Downtown/business district

Downtown / businessdistrict

Santa Teresa (250-year old neighborhood)

Santa Teresa (250-year old neighborhood)

Sambadrome (where Carnival takes place)

Sambadrome (where Carnival takes place)

Samba City (where Carnival floats are made)

Samba City (where Carnival floats are made)

Folk, Bossa Nova or Samba concert

Folk, Bossa Nova or
Samba concert

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Open-air fruit market

Open-air fruit market

Modern cathedral

Modern cathedral

International Naïve Art Museum

International Naïve Art Museum

Sélaron staircase

Sélaron staircase

Secluded beaches Grumari and Prainha

Secluded beaches Grumari and Prainha

Búzios (Brazil’s Saint Tropez)

Búzios (Brazil’s Saint Tropez)

Paraty (colonial city)

Paraty (colonial city)

Petrópolis (imperial city)

Petrópolis (imperial city)

Hangliding

Hangliding

Hangliding

Helicopter flight

 

…and last but not least, I can take you to experience a typical Brazilian lunch where locals eat!

Learn about rates and check my availability at www.tourguiderio.com

and book a fully customized private tour in a roomy and air-conditioned car.

 

Photos of Madson with past customers

View more photos with past customers here.

Madson & Stevan and Ana (Bosnia)

Madson & Stevan and Ana (Bosnia)

 

Madson & Franco, Dufour & Martin (France)

Madson & Franco, Dufour & Martin (France)

 

Madson and Ausra Sharples group (Lithuania)

Madson and Ausra Sharples group (Lithuania)

 

Madson and Mr. and Mrs. Lopin (France)

Madson and Mr. and Mrs. Lopin (France)

 

Madson, Walter Lueder, his wife and friends (USA)

Madson, Walter Lueder, his wife and friends (USA)

 

Madson, Roberto and his family (Italy)

Madson, Roberto and his family (Italy)

 

Madson, Robert, his wife and his friends (Australia)

Madson, Robert, his wife and his friends (Australia)

 

Madson & Mr. and Mrs. Woelffel (France)

Madson & Mr. and Mrs. Woelffel (France)

 

Jean-Marie et Carine Rion (France)

Jean-Marie et Carine Rion (France)

 

Gemma and her family (Spain)

Gemma and her family (Spain)

 

Québec Group (Canada)

Québec Group (Canada)

 

Guillet Family (French Guyana)

Guillet Family (French Guyana)

 

Madson & Alison Pentith

Madson & Alison Pentith