Marcos Vinicius Fertonani Private tour guide in Rio de Janeiro, Cabo Frio, Paraty - Brazil

Marcos Vinicius Fertonani

Guide profile:

Hi I'm 36 now and I was born in Rio de Janeiro, however, I lived in Europe for about 11 years.

In 2010 I decided to come back to Brazil, I became a licensed tour guide and I loved it from the first instance.

I feel very grateful to be able to impact visitors on their holiday, for me, this is a very special moment and as a well-travelled guy I take it very seriously.

I love what I do, been a Rio tour guide can be very challenging, tailor up different people expectations makes every day different.

I believe that if you found this website it's because you are looking for a unique experience and that's what I like to do, I enjoy building the tour differently from the majority including many hidden spots and not so touristic areas.

I invite you for an unforgettable holiday in our city providing transportation, information, professional skills and friendship.

My tours can be designed according to your specific desires or, in case you are not certain of what to do, I encourage you to browse my pre-plan tours on my profile.

I look forward to hearing from you so that we can create your perfect day in Rio de Janeiro / The Marvellous city!

My tours can be designed according to your specific desires or, in case you are not certain of what to do, I encourage you to browse the pre-planned tours on my profile. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can create your perfect day in Rio!

Please contact me before booking.

At your disposal,

Marcos Vinicius Fertonani.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Maura M.

Marcos was an excellent guide. He picked us up promptly from the airport and communicated with us through WhatsApp throughout our stay in Rio.

Marcos planned itineraries that helped us optimize our time and minimize travel so we never felt rushed. We really got to experience Rio!

Marcos' English is very good and we had zero problems communicating with him.

Personality wise, it’s hard not to like Marcos. He was very friendly, provided honest opinions, and has a good sense of humor.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

I can help you to organize your own tour ,but in case you´re not clear of how to build it i can offer some ready tours .

To see the full itinerary and details of each tour please click on the sightseeing tours on the bottom of the page .

Classic

This tour covers the mais attractions of the ¨marvelous city¨ of Rio de janeiro ,starting at the Corcovado mountain,at 710 meters height is placed the most impressive panoramic view of the city ,which ......

Eco favela tour

During this tour you will be able to experience the most extreme parts of Rio, in its nature and its social contrast ,from the jungle to the mountain ,VIP areas to the slums definitely this might have an impact in your life.Starting........

Coast ,food and relax

Copacabana ,Ipanema,Leblon are indeed the famous and most visited beaches ,but Rio has so much more to offer regarding breathtaking beaches..........

Gastronomic tour

This tour is not about fancy and expensive restaurants , those can be easily done on your own, we´ll make a tour around the historical botecos (little traditional bars), tasting the pastel (pasty ,mainly stuffed with..............

Please ,contact me before booking

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, i have a NISSAN Grand Livina brand new, very confortable for 4 passengers with luggage or 6 without. For a bigger group i´d arrange a bigger vehicle.

Airport Transfers

Bus terminal and port pick ups

Trips to ,Buzios,Ilha Grande,Petropolis

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

6-hours Customized tour Price Per Group 250.00 USD
8-hours Customized tour Price Per Group 300.00 USD
Airport transfers Price Per Group 90.00 USD
classic Price Per Group 300.00 USD
Coast ,food and relax Price Per Group 300.00 USD
Coast of the sun Price Per Group 600.00 USD
Eco favela tour Price Per Group 300.00 USD
Gastronomic tour Price Per Group 200.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

rio de janeiro sightseeing customized tours

Surfing ,hiking,fishing ,gastronomy ,exploring.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Maura M. 24 Dec 2017

Marcos was an excellent guide. He picked us up promptly from the airport and communicated with us through WhatsApp throughout our stay in Rio.

Marcos planned itineraries that helped us optimize our time and minimize travel so we never felt rushed. We really got to experience Rio!

Marcos' English is very good and we had zero problems communicating with him.

Personality wise, it’s hard not to like Marcos. He was very friendly, provided honest opinions, and has a good sense of humor.

5 stars NAIKE S. C. 29 Jan 2016

5 stars Tim V. 03 Jan 2016

Marcos did a great job considering the limited amount of time we had in Rio. He got us to the right sites at the right time. He was a great guide.

5 stars Talia S. 02 Jan 2016

Marcos was AMAZING!!! There were 10 of us ranging in age from 68 - 8 and we were all interested and entertained. He has an excellent knowledge of Rio and nothing was too much trouble, everything was possible. Highly recommended!!

5 stars Lesley D. L. T. 27 Dec 2015

Marcos was very attentive and had a genuineness about him that did not go unrecognized! We look forward to touring around this beautiful city with him this week!!

5 stars Viive N. 23 Oct 2015

Marcos helped us with airport transfers and gave us two fantastic tours of Rio. He adapted his tours according to our family and made sure that both grandmother and kids were happy. We could stop for ice cream when needed and watch the monkeys as long as we wanted without any stress. With Marcos we could see Rio in two days much more than we could have done by exploring it ourselves or with any group sightseeing tour. We warmly recommend Marcos and his Rio tours.

5 stars Rex B. 01 Aug 2015

Marcos took my wife and me on a tour of Rio de Janeiro, and we give Marcos four thumbs up! He is very personable and knowledgeable, and he has excellent connections that make for a very good tour. Marcos met us at the airport, took us to our hotel, led us the following day on a 6-hour tour, and dropped us off the airport. He took us to the main sights in Rio under an easy schedule. You can't go wrong with Marcos--we would choose him again without any hesitation.

5 stars Randy H. 15 May 2015

Having only 2 days to explore Rio and not having any experience in Portuguese, we knew it would be wise to hire a guide to get us around the city. Marcos was fantastic! He took us to the main tourist spots (Corcovado, Selaron Steps, Parque de Ruins, Sugarloaf, Santa Theresa) and also to some out-of-the-way cafes and bars for refreshment along the way. It was great to have him as our guide! He was very knowledgable about the city and its history. We highly recommend Marcos as a guide!

5 stars Randy H. 14 May 2015

Marcos

Having only 2 days to explore Rio and not having any experience in Portuguese, we knew it would be wise to hire a guide to get us around the city. Marcos was fantastic! He took us to the main tourist spots (Corcovado, Selaron Steps, Parque de Ruins, Sugarloaf, Santa Theresa) and also to some out-of-the-way cafes and bars for refreshment along the way. It was great to have him as our guide! He was very knowledgable about the city and its history. The next evening we went with Marcos for a "Gastronomic Tour" of Rio. This was a great way to experience Rio the way the locals do! We stopped at several bars for drinks and snacks and ended up at a nightclub to dance and finish off the night.

We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend Marcos to anyone traveling to Rio!

5 stars Larisa G. 10 Apr 2015

Excellent guide!

5 stars Sonia T. 11 Feb 2015

Marcos was not just a guide he was an instant friend. Very knowledgeable, experienced, reasonably priced & excellent driver. He is fluent in English. He took personal interest & care in showing us places that we wanted to see and also taking us to spots that only Brazilians would know about. He didn't mind taking our pictures. We highly recommend him. We were with him for 2 days and enjoyed every minute of his company.

Thanks Marcos for making our trip to Rio worthwhile.

5 stars Mo B. 20 Sep 2014

Marcos was an excellent guide. Very well informed about Rio. He took us to places only natives would know about; for example: the Celaron. Marcos speaks very fluent English, is reasonably priced; has a very comfortable car. He was punctual, polite and very accommodating. He is very customer focussed, flexible, patient and knows Rio inside and out. I would strong recommend Marcos specially for groups of 6 or less and those travelling with families.

Tour Guide Comment: Helo Mo ,i´d like to thank you for all the complements and i would like to tell you that was a pleasure to take you and your wife around Rio , hope to see you again! Bregards Marcos Vinicius

5 stars Luciana G. 31 Jul 2014

Marcos is a fantastic guide, friendly and helpful and above all very experienced. We got picked up at the hotel and showed us the most beautiful things in Rio always making us feel safe and satisfying all our needs. Really to be recommended!

5 stars George Y. 24 Jun 2014

Rio on the Map makes you feel like you belong. They know the area and can take ensure you get the best experience possible in Brazil.

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