MBransford Rio Private Tours

MBransford Rio Private Tours

MBransford Rio Private Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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My prices are per tour with up to 4 PAX but it estates on site per pax. I do not seem to be able to change it. Thanls.
Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Valreas12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The hotel helped us book Marco for a tour of Rio de Janeiro. We actually did two days tours because we enjoyed it so much. It was very interesting, since Marco not only showed us some iconic features of the city but also some art galleries and other things we were interested in.
Marco is an enjoyable companion and very knowledgeable. He speaks fluent English also and is versed in other cultures as well as the Brasilian culture.
We highly recommend Marco as a tour guide and we value his friendship.
Written July 30, 2022
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Thank you very much for reviewing so positively my services. Looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Abraços.
Written August 1, 2022
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themightythor2015
Dallas, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We spent 3 fantastic days exploring Rio with Marco! Being in Rio for only a few days and wanting to see as much as possible...Marco facilitated every aspect of our explorations. Having decades of experience in Rio and a seemingly bottomless interest in architecture, arts, music, food, culture, flora and fauna his breadth of knowledge is staggering. Not only was he a wealth of knowledge and could answer nearly every question we through at him, he knows the city so well he can navigate safely and quickly to get you to next site or restaurant etc. We had many great conversations with Marco and when we return to Brazil would not hesitate to gather with him again.
Written January 9, 2022
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Jane L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
I highly recommend Marco for tours. He is very knowledgeable, intelligent, thoughtful, and someone with whom you'll enjoy spending the day. He got to know our group by asking insightful questions about our interests, and he then tailored our tour specifically to our family group of six adults. Beyond our list of "must-see" sights, he offered additional highlights about which we had not previously been aware. He explained which sights we should do on our own and made a point of showing us all the key sights that would be difficult for us to do without assistance. For the days that we weren't with him, he offered numerous helpful suggestions for the rest of our time in Rio. Our time in Rio wouldn't have been nearly as satisfying without Marco. You must book him!
Written February 17, 2024
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Hi Jane , Thank you very much. It was my pleasure showing Rio to you and your family. I look forward to meeting you again in the future. Forte abraço.
Written February 17, 2024
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Robert C
Townsend, GA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
If you're looking for a little side trip from Rio for the day, we highly recommend a tour to Petropolis. The city is really interesting and unique and the drive from Rio is beautiful (through Serra dos Orgãos National Park). Marco is an exceptional guide and his background in the travel and hospitality industry lends itself well to his expertise as a tour guide. His English is perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and couldn't have been more pleased with the special lunch place that he chose for us.
Written January 30, 2024
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Jesse H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Marco provided one of the best tours I’ve ever experienced. My American family and I took his English version tour that he tailored just for us and were extremely impressed. We opted out of including Pão de Açúcar and Cristo as these attractions take a lot of time and tend to have large crowds. We let Marco take us to the best spots in Urca, Downtown and Santa Teresa. The downtown cobble stone streets showed a completely different side of Rio. I highly recommend it - all while feeling 100% safe at all times.

As a native Carioca, Marco knows everything about his city. He speaks perfect English and is such a pleasant person to be around that you’ll enjoy every moment.

I look forward to returning to the Cidade Maravilhosa and taking another tour with Marco.
Written July 24, 2023
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Yael N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Looking back to our recent visit to Rio de Janeiro we're happy that after a one day tour with Marco we were able to schedule a second day! Thanks to Marco we had two perfect days in this beautiful city. Aside from his perfect English and the fact that Marco is so knowledgeable, the way he talks about Rio is fascinating, so while having an amazing time we also learned a lot about the places we visited.
Written December 9, 2023
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Thank you so much. It was my pleasure showing you Rio. Forte abraço e obrigado.
Written January 4, 2024
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Angelo D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Marco went above and beyond to get us into a rare architectural site not often open to the public. Despite having not been there before or having a contact in which to access Marco was still able to gain entry and supply us with a fantastic day to remember. we saw a home that we thought wasn’t possible as well as local sites from the car as he drove us around town. His knowledge is unparalleled as he is a Carioca himself and was born and raised in Rio. Not to mention he speaks at least four languages! Will definitely see him again for our a tour in Rio.
Written February 20, 2022
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Indeed, literally above and beyond. 😄 We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Abraços.
Written February 20, 2022
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Clive C
Hutton Rudby, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We chose a private tour with Marco following a recommendation from Vila Santa Teresa where we were staying. Our intention was to make the most of our day in Rio because we were short on time. Marco was absolutely superb. Everything was planned out perfectly, and even though it was a long day, we felt that at the end of it we had seen Rio properly and had ticked off all of the must see sights.
Marco is an absolute gentleman, interesting to talk to, and very knowledgeable about Rio because he was born there.
Thanks Marco for a great day in Rio.
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review on our services. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. We look forward to meeting you again in the future. Best regards, Marco
Written January 29, 2020
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Bruno R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
At short notice we decided for a tour through one of the favelas. The hotel organized us tour guide Marco Bransford within a couple of hours. Having made use of personal guides in many cities around the globe including Rio previously, we easily can say that Marco is among the top five percent in our experience. Grown up locally he is fluent in English, tremendously knowledgeable with great depth on any subject, is reading the minds of his clients before they know what they want to say or ask, very smooth in dialoguing and communication, open minded and with a high level of expressing joy naturally. We felt safe in the favela visited, in his (clean) car, and the local restaurant we went afterwards. Thank you, Marco, for the great afternoon. We will be back for another tour with you.
Bruno and Carol from Switzerland
Written October 26, 2021
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Thank you, so very much for your positive review on my TripAdvisor profile; a very welcome boost in these delicate times. It shall be my pleasure meeting you and your wife again in the future. Abraços.
Written November 1, 2021
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SuWa
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Dearest Marco,
Thanks a mille for giving us some absolute dreamy days in Rio and Petropolis, it feels like we are still there.
Thank you for, with some Marco magic getting us through the door of Burle Marx heaven. It will be forever imprinted in my memory.
The lunch in Petrópolis and how you safely steered us through the clouds down to earth again.
The boys riding bareback racing us in the streets of Centro.
From the bottom of our hearts thank you for reading our minds so well and understanding what really make us tick.
Lots of Love and hopefully we will see you soon again.
Written January 29, 2022
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Thank you so much for your generosity and appreciation to what I have organized for you. I look forward to meeting you again and agan not too far in the future. Forte abraço, Marco 💐
Written January 29, 2022
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