Marco Bransford


  • Certified Rio de Janeiro Guide

  • Certified by: Cadastur - Ministério Do Turismo

  • Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

My name is Marco Bransford. I am a Carioca, which means "born and raised in Rio". I have lived in many cities around the world like Hamburg, Paris, London and Manaus, but I came back to Rio in 1986.

After I received my degree in Tourism, I worked as a head concierge at a 5-star hotel. I later became the President of the Golden Keys Brazil (International Association of Concierges). I speak five languages and have worked in the Brazilian Embassy in London, in the travel and hotel industries and leading global companies.

I later decided to found MBransford based on my work experience and interest in cultural life and high standard traveling. As a "Carioca da Gema" I have covered the streets and quarters of the city and its surroundings. I love discovering unique and exciting places worth remembering. In this way, I can plan and put together the most exciting tour of this beautiful city.

Through the years, I have established a good network both in Rio and abroad. Supported by this network and an intense "city scanning," MBransford is always able to provide exciting and up to date programs with the very best Rio has to offer.

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