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Maracanã Stadium: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

1. Rio de Janeiro: 6-Stop Highlights of Rio with Lunch

Start your adventure with a pickup in the morning from hotels located in the South Zone and head towards your first stop at Christ the Redeemer.  Enjoy great jungle views in the minivan ride through the Tijuca Forest that surrounds the Corcovado Mountain. Reach the peak of the mountain and meet the statue of the Christ the Redeemer with its arms right open over the city. Admire the sweeping views and take breathtaking pictures. Head to a nice walk outside the Maracanã Stadium and find out more about the passion of the Brazilians for football. Learn about the samba tradition in Rio by visiting the Sambadrome, the place with the biggest Carnival parade on the planet. Marvel at the beautiful street art of the Selarón Steps, a gigantic mosaic work of the Chilean artist Jorge Selarón. He started dedicating himself to decorate the stairs in the early 90s. The 250 steps have become a monument and an icon of Rio. Stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro to revel at the biblical passages on the stained-glass inside it, following a stop for lunch in an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. With the batteries recharged, there is still one place left.  Head to Urca neighborhood and marvel at the beauty of the Sugarloaf Mountain and be amazed by the cable ride to the top. From 220 meters above sea level take in the breathtaking 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi, and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron & BBQ Lunch

2. Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Selaron & BBQ Lunch

Discover the landmarks of Rio on a full-day guided tour, including pickup and drop off at hotels in Rio. Start with a visit to Corcovado Mountain. Ride by van to the top or board the train, both through the Tijuca Forest. Then, marvel at the main monument of Brazil, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, as you take in panoramic views of Rio. Next, head towards the mythical Maracanã football stadium and observe its imposing façade. Continue to the legendary Sambódromo where the annual Carnival parade takes place. Visit the modern Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, influenced by Mayan pyramids. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps at Lapa, before the lunch break. We have a typical Brazilian steakhouse lunch option if you wish to include it, but remember to choose the "Christ the Redeemer by Van, Sugarloaf, Selaron, BBQ Lunch" or "Christ the Redeemer by Train, Sugarloaf, Selaron, BBQ Lunch" option for a complete experience. After lunch, visit Sugarloaf (ticket included and not included option). Take the cable car to the top in two stages and see one of the most iconic natural landmarks in Rio.

Rio: Maracanã Stadium Official Entrance Ticket

3. Rio: Maracanã Stadium Official Entrance Ticket

Relive Maracanã Stadium’s greatest moments on a fascinating 40-minute visit to one of Rio's most memorable landmarks. Explore the stadium and museum of one of Rio's most popular tourist attractions. Admire an exhibition bringing together important pieces of Brazilian football history. Get ready to take your place in the changing room, prepare yourself in the warm-up room, walk down the tunnel and imagine the roar of nearly 80,000 fans. Visit the press conference room and fell like a Brazilian Football star after a big match. Explore this historical stadium built in 1950 and re-vamped several times over history to host 1950 World Cup and some matches of the World championship 2014. Also, hosted the Confederations cup of 2013, opening and closing ceremonies of the pan American games of 2007 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, in 2016. Besides the sport competitions, Maracanã has already been a stage for important events, like Madonna, Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner shows and camp mass, of the Pope João Paulo II, in 1980 and 1997.

Rio: Maracanã Stadium Live Football Match Ticket & Transport

4. Rio: Maracanã Stadium Live Football Match Ticket & Transport

Experience a live football match at the iconic Maracanã stadium, guided by an expert bilingual escort dedicated to ensuring you have both a thrilling and secure outing. Embrace the fervor that binds Brazilians as you cheer and sing in unison with thousands of enthusiastic fans. The Maracanã is a melting pot, where Brazilians from diverse backgrounds converge, united by an indomitable love for their teams. While the allure of the match is undeniable, navigating your way to the stadium can be daunting. Our meticulous planning ensures you can relish the experience seamlessly, with guidance every step of the way, ensuring you remain in sync with the event's tempo. Starting our journey from the Ipanema neighborhood, we'll private transport heading straight to the stadium. As you step into the Maracanã, be instantly captivated by the electrifying ambiance, the collective euphoria of fans, the live on-field drama, and the infectious spirit of participating in activities like "the wave". This immersive experience grants you the privilege of witnessing matches between Brazil's football powerhouses, Flamengo and Fluminense. These rival clubs not only play pivotal national and international matches at Maracanã but also share the honor of managing this iconic venue. Join local supporters, belt out the anthems, wave the flags, and root for the athletes. Along the way, you'll be regaled with tales of past legends and potential future stars of this hallowed turf.

Football Match in Rio

5. Football Match in Rio

Nowhere on the planet is the game of football more passionately loved than in Brazil. Get a feel for the importance of football to ordinary Brazilians by taking in a thrilling match. A match in any of Rio's Stadiums is an exciting experience even for those with only a passing interest in football. The atmosphere in the stadium is alive with fans waving huge silk banners and flags whilst setting off flares and fireworks. Chants and samba drums reverberate through the stadium as vendors climb through the crowds selling cold beers, popcorn, hats, scarves, and headbands. Experience the fevered frenzy of Brazilian football and join the thousands of colorful, joyous fans, playing music, singing, and jumping throughout the match. Rio's passion for football makes every game a game to remember. Matches take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 2023 Schedule: September 2nd 21:00h Botafogo x Flamengo September 20th 21:30h Fluminense x Cruzeiro

Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã Stadium Football Ticket & Guide

6. Rio de Janeiro: Maracanã Stadium Football Ticket & Guide

Experience the intensity, joy, despair, and excitement of a soccer match at Maracana Stadium in Rio with a local by your side. Join thousands of Rio residents and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of match day with a local football fanatic helping you feel comfortable in the experience. Attending a football match in South America can be intimidating for first-timers. Make the experience more enjoyable with the services of a local football fan to guide you through match day. Laugh, cry, cheer, and scream with the passionate locals, and learn a little more about the iconic stadium. Your Maracana matchday experience, includes a match ticket, drink, and your own soccer-mad local accompanying you throughout. Enjoy an exhilarating experience as you just focus on the game and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Maracana Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the world and has hosted the Olympics, Paralympics, FIFA World Cups, and many international music concerts. It is currently the home ground for Rio football clubs Flamengo and Fluminense FC.

Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

7. Rio de Janeiro: 30 or 60-Minute Highlights Helicopter Tour

For the 30-minute helicopter sightseeing flight, experience the spectacular sights of Rio de Janeiro from the sky. As you take off from the airport located near the Olympic center, head upwards and fly towards the shores of Barra da Tijuca. The captain will take you along the shoreline over Rio’s fabulous beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Joatinga, São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana.  Next, see highlights of the city, which include Sugarloaf Mountain and the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue, standing atop Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take unique photos while hovering in the sky. Alternatively, upgrade your tour to the 60-minute tour, which is the same as the 30-minute tour but also includes flying over the Modern Museum of Art of Niterói, Santos Dumont Airport, Downtown Rio, Maracanã Stadium, Tijuca Forest, and more. Book your flight during the day, at sunset or in the evening up until 8 PM..

Maracana Stadium Special Tour

8. Maracana Stadium Special Tour

Discover the excitement of football at its finest with our incredible tour. Our adventure begins by departing from our passengers' hotels towards the northern area of the city, where we will head to the legendary Estadio del Periodista Mario Filho, better known as the Maracanã. Get ready to immerse yourself in the history and passion of one of the world's most famous football stadiums! Built for the 1950 World Cup and renovated for the 2014 World Cup, the Maracanã has witnessed unforgettable moments and is home to the glories of Rio de Janeiro's teams. During our tour, we will explore the exterior of the stadium, where you'll find the iconic statue of Mauro Bellini, the historic captain of the Brazilian national team. As we enter the Maracanã, we will uncover the fascinating history and curiosities of Brazilian football through valuable pieces and historical objects donated by renowned players, including balls, jerseys, and legendary boots, including those of the king Pelé and the stars Zico and Garrincha. But that's not all. We will live the unique experience of venturing into the heart of the stadium! We will tour the dressing room and the warm-up room, but the best is reserved for the end. We will enter the tunnel leading to the field, feeling the excitement that fills the players on match days, and finally, we will take a step onto the sacred turf of the Maracanã. It will be an unforgettable moment that fulfills the dreams of millions of Brazilians. To complete this unparalleled experience, we will sit in the stands and climb the seats in the Maracanã Mais section, firsthand experiencing what passionate fans feel on match days. We will conclude our tour in the press conference room, where you can imagine the thrill of the great encounters. Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of football! Once the tour is finished, we will take care of bringing our passengers back to their hotels, leaving indelible memories of this incredible experience in their hearts.

Flamengo x São Paulo final game at Maracanã with barbicue!

9. Flamengo x São Paulo final game at Maracanã with barbicue!

Explore a live soccer match of Flamengo, The biggest team of Rio de Janeiro at the Maracanã stadium, the nicest stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Explore the feelings before and during the game, its insane. Starting the tour rigth at the meeting point, you can have the chance to know about the full game history between the teams and the atmosphere before the game starts. You will be guided by a local guide full of experience with soccer, the guide provides the whole instructons that you need to get to the stadium safety and sure happy. Getting to the stadium you will have some time for photos, drink something and inside yiu will see the biggest party of your life in a stadium, its really insane.

Rio de Janeiro: Full-Day City Tour with Optional Tickets

10. Rio de Janeiro: Full-Day City Tour with Optional Tickets

Make the most of your time in Rio de Janeiro with an 8-hour city tour. Throughout the duration of this experience, you'll discover the city's most iconic attractions whilst enjoying the company of a bilingual local guide.Enjoy a lively day filled with popular attractions such as the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Maracanã Stadium (outside), the Selarón Staircase, and the historical downtown district. You'll also encounter both the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, along with the Christ the Redeemer Statue and other sights.Later, discover the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, which is home to a collection of local boutiques and galleries. The tour follows a set itinerary for people of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities seeking to discover the beauties of the city in the company of an expert guide.

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What people are saying about Maracanã Stadium

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4.6 / 5

based on 2,049 reviews

I had a great time, the places are beautiful and Rio was hot, the van had a good air conditioner what helped me a lot. The guide was polite even though some people weren’t that polite. Had a great time

Brilliant well-organised experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The driver drove safely. Value for money. Definately recommend to do this tour.

We were so pleased with this tour . It was really efficiently run. Renato was an excellent guide. A really good way to get to do the major Rio sights in one day .

Amazing tour. We had a lovely day and saw everything we wanted to see. Very well organized and loved our guide Lavina. Lunch was very good as well, thanks!

We were amazed and enjoyed every minute of this tour!