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Ruiz was our guide, he introduced some background of this Derby match and record the attendance number to told us after the match, it was a pleasure experience. (Flamengo vs Botafogo)
Everything went smoothly. Jose gave us a little background on the way to the game (useful for someone like me who doesn't follow soccer.
This trip was very well organized and a good size group for a soccer match with a great guide. The pre-game drink with the locals seemed like you were really enjoying it as the locals do not just part of some tour group!
Easy pick up at hotel in Copacabana. Fun ride to stadium for Botafogo vs. Vasco. Tour guide was informative and personable. They do play a game where you can put $10R in the pot, and some of this goes to the driver and guide, but they do not pressure you to play.
We arrived at the stadium about an hour before the match. The guide showed us to our seats and where to meet after the match. It was raining when we left, but our guide came out in the rain to help round us all up and gets us back to the bus.
We were picked up last, so we were dropped off last, but it didn't take that long, and in a way it provided a bus tour of Impanema, Leblon, and Copacabana.
I would certainly use this tour again if we ever make it back to Rio. 5-stars.
Con: Viator never confirmed my email request for a pick up, so I borrowed someone's phone to call locally. Pro: A van picked me up near my Ipanema location, excellent guide (a phychology female student) who explained in details about the teams, where are we traveling (north of Rio), how to behave in the stadium, and accompanied us to the seats in Engenhao stadium. The fans were great (crazy) and sometimes did not let see the game.
I give the tour 5 stars, it was one of the best experiences, as a lover of soccer we had the opportunity of experiencing a local derby match. The crowd and atmosphere was unreal, even though there was 80,000 people we always felt safe with our tour guide. Thank you Viator!!
The venue was fantastic. The atmosphere was great because we were able to see a semi-final tournament match between Botafogo and Flamengo. The cultural aspect of the stadium and the fan's energy is what I wanted to go there to see and they did not disappoint. We did the VIP Box and sat in air-conditioning with our own bathrooms and endless food and non-alcoholic drinks. If you want to have some adult beverages, make sure you knock them down before you go as no alcohol is sold within 1 km of the stadium. I would do it again, just make sure you have your hotel contact the local tour agency and confirm your time. Enjoy the game!
A unique experience. Apparently, everyone in town wanted tickets for this last game of the season and thanks to viator, I had mine for a reasonable price!
Wonderful tour guide. Definitely a must-do tour when in South America.
Realy enjoyed the experience -Louis, our guide to the Maracana, was very helpful and informative, as were all their guides. Unfortunately we were supporting the local team and they lost!I felt very secure. We continued to use the company throughout our 2 week trip. These trips included Petropolis, Corcovada, Pao de Azucar, Samba night - BRILLIANT!!! Viator were very helpful as we had a tight schedule for our first trip and we were able to confirm online rather than on arrival. Really appreciate all your help.
Lauren M D
Our tour to Maracana Stadium was great! Very easy and the game was exciting. Visiting this stadium while in Rio should not be missed.
The match was amazing and to be in Maracana. There was no tour, the tourgide didnt say a word of the stadium or it's history, he seemed to be drunk and the were late.
Had a great time at the match and with Joe who was a very good guide!
Unfortunately the Maracana is closed at teh moment and will not open until late 2013 due to refurbishment. However, going to a Brazilian Footbal Match is an expereince not to be missed, including the pre-match beers! We also went too a second game, I can now say i have seen both seedorf and ronaldinho play!