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MBransford Rio Private Tours

Rua Saint Roman 271, S204 | 271, #s204, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
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Excellent guide in Rio de Janeiro

We were lucky to be matched with Marco Branford as our guide through our luxury hotel in Rio. We... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Kathy E
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Absolutely fantastic day! Couldn't have been better! Really fun and very interesting knowledge of... read more

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Reviewed 27 February 2018
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Rua Saint Roman 271, S204 | 271, #s204, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to be matched with Marco Branford as our guide through our luxury hotel in Rio. We enjoyed him and his tour so much that we employed him again the next day. He picked us up both days in his private vehicle &...More

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Marco B, Owner at MBransford Rio Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thank you, Kathy. We are happy to know you enjoyed your tours in Rio. Looking forward to meeting you and your friends again in the future. Forte abraço.

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Absolutely fantastic day! Couldn't have been better! Really fun and very interesting knowledge of Rio too. Thank you Marco!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Because he asks what you like Because he listens to you Because he knows his stuff Because he knows French Because he knows English (and other languages) Because he wants you to have a good time, on your conditions Because he knows what he is...More

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Tourguide_13, Owner at MBransford Rio Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We are happy to know we were able help you during your stay in Rio. Thank you very much for your review on us. Abraços.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Marco Bransford is the perfect guide - knows everything there is to know about Rio and tailors the places he takes you to your tastes (e.g. takes you to old buildings in the city if you are interested in history/architecture and not to beaches, if...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Marco is simply outstanding and his knowledge of the city is so in depth. He has a lovely laid back manner .

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I met Marco by chance with a group of friends who did a tour of Rio and had him do a day tour with me. It was extremely informative, he had a great sense of intuition on what a person/group likes, very passionate about his...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Marco was great. He communicated well with us prior to our scheduled tour date. The tour was very nice. We did "Total Rio" which covered a lot of the key attractions that we wanted to see in Rio. He was great at keeping us moving...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Rio De Janeiro for my first time. I wanted to see the key important sights and learn some history and facts about the city and surrounding area. The Marriott suggested Marco. He was phenomenal!! His knowledge and wealth of information was impressive....More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just wrapped up a spectacular trip to Rio de Janeiro with my spouse and at the recommendation of the JW Marriott Copacabana we used the services of tour guide Marco Bransford. His knowledge and familiarity with "off the beaten path" sites was wonderful. He provided...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding and in fact inspiring day with Marco and his local guide in the favela Julio. Marco speaks English fluently and took us through the favela helping us experience the life and sense of community. We could have easily spent the whole day with Marco...More

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