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

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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 :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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 Maracana Stadium

Entry/Admission - Maracana



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 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!

  • 23-Sep-2017


  • 06-Mar-2016

    Love the tour!

  • 02-Mar-2016

    As a big football enthusiast, this was the first tour I booked when I planned my holiday to Brazil.
    Even after watching a game at the stadium the day before I had the tour booked, I was still excited to see all the facilities and stadium from another perspective.

    Our guide spoke perfect English, was very accommodating and friendly throughout, gave us plenty of time for photos, and knew his stuff about the history of Brazilian football.

    Overall, I am very pleased with what I saw and would recommend this tour to any avid football enthusiast.

  • 14-Feb-2016

    Only book this tour if you absolutely don't want to take cheaper options such as the subway or a taxi. This tour is nothing more than a transportation service to/from hotel/stadium. Once you're at the stadium, your tour guide is an employee of the stadium. There's not much information shared by the Viator tour guide. You get no special access compared to those that arrive by subway and pay for the tour at the stadium.
    We decided to use Viator because we thought the lines to get into the stadium would be long with tourists due to Carnaval. However, at 9 am there was a total of 50 people total touring the stadium. Absolutely NO LINES! The tour lasted less than one hour.
    I highly recommend doing this tour on your own unless you fear public transportation and don't mind over paying for this service.
    In all, the stadium is definitely a MUST SEE!

  • 14-Jan-2016

    The bus for the tour was huge causing the tour itself to be very late to arrive at the stadium. I did expect more things to see at Maracana, it's no where close to be the museum some of the other prestigious stadiums in the world are. JB was very nice but began sweating profusely and therefore penetrated the front of the bus with his strong body odor, but he was very kind and meant well. If I had to do this tour again, I would've taken a taxi there and bought the ticket at the door. It's way cheaper and faster. But Maracana is definitely worth seeing.

  • 06-Jan-2016

    Overall it was good. Only saw the basics of the stadium e.g. Pitch side, changing room area not including showers/baths. Compared to other stadium tours this was very little

  • 20-Dec-2015

    We enjoy this tour and our guide was very good

  • 30-Nov-2015

    Our guide was full of great information, spoke great English, and was friendly. The tour was interesting. I felt we saw a lot. I would recommend this tour.

  • 29-Jul-2015

    Great way to see the Maracana Stadium in a short amount of time. We hit all the high points and it only took a couple of hours including transport to and from. Walking out to the field through the players tunnel was a really cool experience.