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Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
+55 45 3576-7000
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Largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipu is the current world record holder in power generation and is considered one of the 7 wonders of modern engineering. Built on the Parana River, the seventh largest river in the world, between Brazil and Paraguay, it is 8 km wide, has a maximum height of 196 m and a lake of 1350 km². Itaipu enchants not only for the dimensions and technical aspects, but also for being a vanguard in sustainability and tourism, with several options of visits, from the classic Panoramic Tour and the award-winning Special Tour, that leads to the interior of the plant, to boat trips on the lake and night tours of the plant. Visiting Itaipu is to know, closely, what human capacity can accomplish.
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Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can´t go to Foz do Iguacu without pay a visit to this wonderful place, it´s a such spectacular engineering construction and very organized state company.

Thank JoaoHenriquepilot
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know about the brasilian side but the Paraguayan side is for free. You take a taxi or a non findable bus to the dam. Taxi from city centre costs around 100-150 Arg pessos. You arrive there, get in a bus and go with...More

Thank Diego_Manfred
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This place is incredible. You get a lot of knowledge from the experience and it’s truly a fascinating place to visit, one of the 7 Modern Wonders is the World and it lives up to it, especially when you see this sheer size of it....More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We booked the special (with technical details) Tour. That was very interesting. For the special tour you go first with a bus to the technical rooms and see the details. Then the bus goes to the overwiew point, where you change the bus to do...More

1  Thank sailor2502
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Very interesting place. The biggest hydroelectric power plant in the world. 14.000 MW installed. Free admission on Paraguay side. Open from 8-16. Takes 1/2 day. I did in one day Itapiu and Brasil Waterfalls. Next day Argentina.

Thank Zdzislaw100
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We did the special tour and its definetly worth. You first go inside the dam and afterwards join the normal panoramic tour. The first partwas way more impressive!

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The itaipu hydroelectric dam is Large, and generates 80% of paraguay's energy use and 30-35% of brazil's. Bus tours take you along the dam, for nice panoramic pictures. You also see the lake, and hear some background about the construction. One can add a catamaran...More

Thank RHAHJ
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Ok, enough has been said about the dam. Here some pointers. - You can drive your car up to the visitor center - You don't need "big boy" pants to enter the dam, as long as your shorts reach below the knee - Check first...More

1  Thank HCovik
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We came by for an afternoon and did the longer tour — about 3 or 4 hours long. You get to see the inside of the dam and also take the bus tour over it. Definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

If In The area this is interesting and they offer private tours from time to time inside the damn which is fascinating.

Thank Laurel L
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Response from RHAHJ | Reviewed this property |
By bus. If you go to the bus station close to the zoo, just ask which bus line you should take. Knowing a bit of Portuguese helps, but if you just mention the Itaipu dam, and you understand the numbers (for the bus line... More
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
Hey! Yes, you can only book them directly at the dam. It's the most expensive option but I think it's worth it.
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