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Botafogo Matchday Experience

5 Excellent (8 reviews) Rio de Janeiro

From €69,00 69,00


5 hours


Specific Tour

Group Size

Max 15 people


English, Portuguese


Experience the heartbeat of the Most Traditional Football club at Nilton Santos Stadium!

Greetings, fellow football enthusiasts!

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere of one of Brazil’s most iconic football stadiums with the most passionate fans?

I’m Mari, a 27 year old ESL teacher and football fan. And I’d love to guide you through the amazing experience of being a Botafogo fan for a day in Rio. (Hopefully you’ll stay a Botafogo fan after that :D) 

I’m thrilled to invite you to an unforgettable matchday experience at the legendary Nilton Santos Stadium, nestled in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. Prepare to step into a living tapestry of football history, where every cheer, every chant, and every moment is steeped in the rich legacy of Botafogo Futebol e Regata. The Most Traditional was the home of several players who were responsible for making Brazil the “country of football”: Didi, Garrincha and Nilton Santos  and many more legends who have shaped Brazilian football over its course. These idols have etched their names in history, and you have the opportunity to be a part of the next chapter.

This matchday experience isn’t just about football; it’s about embracing the Botafogo way of life, the most traditional club of Brazil. From savoring authentic Brazilian flavors to forming bonds with fellow supporters, every aspect is designed to create an immersive and unforgettable journey. Whether you’re adorned in the classic black and white stripes or simply seeking an authentic taste of Brazilian football culture, this experience promises an adventure that transcends the boundaries of the pitch.

I’ll gladly guide you through everything you need to know so you’ll have the best experience on this tour. I’ll sort out the logistics and make all the arrengements: I’ll contact you to set up our meeting spot, take you to the location where we’ll soak up in the thrilling prematch atmosphere, we’ll have a beer and local food together. I’ll give you plenty of time to look around and maybe pick a Botafogo jersey for yourself. When the time comes, we’ll get in the stadium and choose the best seats to enjoy 90 minute of intense cheering and football. 

So, are you ready to paint the stadium in black and white, to chant alongside the faithful, and to be part of a community that lives and breathes Botafogo? Seize this moment to become a living part of Botafogo’s history, to create memories that will forever hold a special place in your heart.

Secure your spot now and join me on this unforgettable voyage through time and passion! 

Additional Botafogo Matchday Experience information

Confirmed Experiences: book Botafogo games with the special price!

26/06 – Botafogo v RedBull Bragantino – Brazilian League 7pm 
07/07 – Botafogo v Atletico MG – Brazilian League 6pm 
14/08 – Botafogo v Palmeiras – Copa Libertadores Playoff  9:30pm
18/08 – Botafogo v Flamengo – Brazilian League

Note: The dates above are CONFIRMED.  so all others are considered TBD and may change or may not. I’m available to answer any questions you may have regarding your booking or the game calendar. Don’t hesitate to contact me at any time!

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Member Since 2023

8 Reviews

Experience organized by Mari_Nunes

Verified Homefans Host 8 Reviews


  • Live a true carioca football fan experience as a local
  • See Botafogo live at the beautiful Olympic Stadium
  • Learn more about Botafogo's rich history and its legacy
  • Meet up with Botafogo fans
  • Make new friends

What you will do

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Meet your group and host

On the previous days to the experience I will contact you to coordinate the meeting point and to share all the details for the matchday.

Pre-match experience

When we get to Nilton Santos' surroundings, we'll soak up in the pre game atmosphere. We'll have the chance to try local food and drinks while we get into the party spirit together with the fans

Kick off time!

We'll take our seats in the stadium for 90 minutes of unforgettable football!

What you get

  • Botafogo's match ticket (long side upper sector)
  • A local pre match experience + 01 beer
  • Private transport to the stadium
  • Local experienced guide
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance


Based on 8 reviews
Very Good

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cathal kenny


Best football experience in Rio

I’m not normally one to leave a review but this was an amazing experience I’ve done a good few trips with Homefans but this was definitely the best and most informative. The guides knew everything about the club and provided us with a wealth of knowledge. Next time I am in Rio I will definitely be coming back to see my friends at Botafogo!


This is a proper football experience!!! After being picked up, its food and drinks on the streets close to the ground with the locals. Seats in the ground were excellent, right in the heart of the atmosphere!!!   Mari was brilliant, everything ran like clockwork!!!   This was real football with real fans!!! Thank you so much!!!



Great experience and fantastic host!

Highly recommend going to a Botafogo match with Mari!!! Amazing stadium, passionate fans and Mari knows it all about Botafogo and football in Brazil. I was very short on time before the match, but Mari went out of her way to make sure that we'll get to the stadium for kickoff. We met up with her friends and later stayed in the neighborhood for post-game drinks and food. Great day, great memories!!!

Lars Erik Bolstad


Botafogo vs Palmeiras 20231101

Thanks for a very well organised matchday experience! Transportation to the stadium went smoothly despite heavy traffic. Great experience to attend the match as part of a group of like-minded fans from all over the world! The match itself and the atmosphere in the stadium were unforgettable!

Shannon Nolan


Highlight of our South America trip !

My wife and I had an incredible match day experience thanks to Mari! From the moment we arrived, Mari's warm and friendly welcome set the tone for a memorable day. She guided us through the vibrant atmosphere, ensuring we didn't miss out on any of the local traditions and delicious food. Mari's deep knowledge of the team and the area added a layer of authenticity to our experience that we wouldn't have gotten elsewhere. She was attentive, patient, and went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time. Mari truly made our visit special, and I can't recommend her enough for an unforgettable Brazilian football experience!
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FANtastic experience!

Mari is definitely a great host. She is so friendly and well organized. It was an amazing experience to visit the Botafogo match and also the pre-match experience was great at all. Mari ensures to feel safe for the complete time. The Atmosphere was fantastic and I made new friends of Botafogo supporters. Mari is so passionate for Botafogo and has a huge knowledgeable about her team. She exceeded all my expectations. For me the best choice to visit a match via homefans. Muito obrigado e vamos FOGO! :)
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Perfect Rio Soccer Experience: Botafogo with Mari

Mari is a fantastic host and is the perfect option for a local experience. The pregame beer and food amongst the lively, loud supporters was a great introduction to the club. The atmosphere was even better and you can't help but be affected by the passion of the Botafogo supporters. We even were lucky enough to take part in the tifo. Mari provided very detailed information on pickup, match plans, and safety. She made sure we were safe every step of the way while making sure we had fun with the locals. She even took the time to teach me some soccer phrases in Portuguese. You won't regret seeing a Botafogo match at the Nilton Santos with Mari! Obrigado Mari e Vamos Botafogo!
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Jon Hugo


Botafogo v. Flamengo

Mari was an amazing host! So friendly, well organized, and very knowledgeable and passionate about her team! This was a huge game and she took care of all logistics for a large group of people coming from all over the world. What would have been chaotic and stressful for me, was seamless with Mari. Highly recommend! Pregame beers and walking though the neighborhood around the stadium, and an intense, passionate fan base made for an amazing time! I only wish Botafogo would have won! Thanks so much again for a great time and I highly recommend going to a Botafogo with Mari if you are in Rio!
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