Maracana Stadium Tour: Behind-the-Scenes Access - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    * Roundtrip transfer to/from most hotels located in Sao Conrado, Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon
    * Please wait for your guide in the hotel lobby of your selected hotel... read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Whether you call the sport soccer or futebol, make your pilgrimage to Maracan Stadium, hallowed ground for the game. On this 3-hour guided tour, delight in a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium renovated for the 2014 World Cup. Sit on a team bench and imagine the legendary moments that took place here, including Peles 1,000th goal and Brazils shocking defeat at the 1950 World Cup. For added convenience, enjoy round-trip hotel transport.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

After hotel pickup, travel with your guide to Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho, aka Maracan Stadium, constructed in 1950 to host the World Cup. Celebrated at the time as the largest stadium in the world, the site has since been popularized as the Maracan, after the vociferous parrots that flocked to the area.

Follow your guide into the impressive stadium and learn about the renovations made for the 2014 World Cup. Peek into press areas and get a good look inside the locker rooms, with T-shirts of famous players lining the walls, and watch video clips of awe-inspiring goals that have given the Maracan iconic stature.

Mosey over to the team benches and admire the same vantage of the expansive field enjoyed by players of Brazils best teams, Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco. Listen to how thousands poured into the stadium to pay respects to Garrincha, a futebol legend, whose remains were brought to the Maracan. Imagine the roar of 183,000 fanatical fans during Peles 1,000th goal here, and their collective heartbreak when Brazil lost the final match of the 1950 World Cup.

Finally, play out your fantasies and amble up the very ramp that players use to walk out onto the field, before enjoying transport back to your hotel.


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off to/from most hotels located in Rio's South Zone

Ticket to the Visit through Maracan Stadium

Entry/Admission - Maracana



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes

Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat in case its hot

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities

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  • 17-May-2022

    Très bon guide Luis, très bonnes explications., chaleureux et souriant. Visite très intéressante, sur place c est encore mieux, merci à l équipe Viator car pour avoir à l étranger un guide qui parle français ce n est pas toujours évident.

  • 17-Jan-2020

    Hermoso estadio de futbol con mucha historia. Parada obligatoria para todo futbolero que esta de visita por Rio es ir a visitarlo. El costo del tour son de 65 R$ con guía (cuentan la historia del estadio en portugués, español e ingles) y de 55 R$ sin guía, Pero no vale la pena hacerlo con guía. Me encanto el estadio en si, pero me quede con las ganas de conocer mas ya que el tour es solo por la zona mixta, el vestuario C (que no es lo mismo ir al vestuario donde estaba Alemania o Argentina en la final del Mundial 2014), en la sala de prensa que utilizan los equipos brasileños en los torneos locales (no es la sala de prensa tipo auditorio que se utilizo en el mundial o partidos de la selección de Brasil) y una parte de la tribuna que esta detrás del banco de los suplentes, no te llevan por los Palcos VIP.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    It was a miracle of memories to meet all the old icons again on film and pictures and to see this temple of football! As I am a swede it was interesting to learn that 138 000 people whatched the match between Brazil and Sweden in 1950 World Cup which was one of the first matches ever played in this stadium! Our guide was entusiastic and knowledgeable and made a very good job!

  • 01-Nov-2019

    It was a miracle of memories to meet all the old icons again on film and pictures and to see this temple of football! As I am a swede it was interesting to learn that 138 000 people whatched the match between Brazil and Sweden in 1950 World Cup which was one of the first matches ever played in this stadium! Our guide was entusiastic and knowledgeable and made a very good job!

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Comme nous étions à côté nous avons profité pour faire un saut au fameux stade. C’est assez joliment fait même moi qui ne suit pas trop fan de foot j’ai assez apprécié de pouvoir visiter les coulisses du stade en toute tranquillité.

  • 07-May-2019

    Visitamos el Estadio Maracaná el 3 de mayo 2019. Si bien fue remodelado absolutamente y está en perfectas condiciones, para los uruguayos visitarlo es revivir el partido de la final del Mundial de Fútbol en 1950 donde Uruguay le ganó a Brasil coronándose Campeón del Mundo.

  • 28-Nov-2018

    La visita no me sorprendió como yo esperaba, es mi segunda vez en Rio y me moría por ir al Estadio Maracaná, la primera no pude porque estaba en mantenimiento o algo así y no permitían el ingreso. El recorrido es muy simple, corto y además no puedes tomar una foto desde lo mas alto porque solo te permiten subir hasta la mitad de las tribunas. No es necesario estar con guía porque no tienes mucho que ver.

  • 28-Aug-2018

    Tour interessante, porém caro! Custando R$ 50,00 (não guiado) e R$ 60,00 (guiado). Diferente de um tempo atrás, as visitas ficaram limitadas, deixando de levar em alguns locais (camarote, tribuna...). Para os gringos a visita pode ser interessante sim, e sempre prefira as guiadas, pois um ponto positivo são profissionais que contam super bem a história do estádio e de alguns clubes e jogadores, além de responder todas as perguntas de forma cordial e simpática. Além dos guias falarem outras línguas.

  • 06-Aug-2018

    Conviene contratar a uno de los guias que estan dentro del estadio, por muy pocos reales de diferencia, tenes un guia (en mi caso una guia) que hablaba muy bien en español, y te contaba toda la historia de los grandes clasicos del futbol brasilero...super recomendable!!!

  • 02-May-2018

    The tour itself lasted about an hour but it's really only four stops -- the entrance hall, a locker room, the stadium, and then a press room. The guides provided a little history, but for the most part, we were left on our own. This is not like stadium tours in the US where you would generally receive a lot of narration and stops on the tour. Still, if you are a sports fan, this checks off one more item on your bucket list.

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