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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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  • Average7%
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Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
+55 45 3576-7000
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Reviewed yesterday

This colossal structure & the Three Gorges Dam in China are the biggest dams in the world. You don't have to be an engineer to appreciate what an immense undertaking it was & the massive amount of clean & renewable hydro energy it produces for...More

Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

... or if you are nerdy on the subject of sustainable energy - this is definitely the place to go. You get a tour with a lot of information, as well as a couple of nice views.

Thank Rune87
chibiaqui, Communication Analyst at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your opinion! Nerds and engineers really love this tour, but knowledge is always interesting to everybody, and we try hard to do our best for all visitors. Good energies!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the “special circuit” tour- a two hour tour through the innards of the dam. The tour guides are very knowledgeable about the construction and engineering of the dam. The tour started with a 15min video with English subtitles. The smaller special circuit group...More

Thank krshootingstar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Itaipu on a day when the water was being held back because the water level was low. However we were taken in a full size tour bus with only 12 of us English speakers in it, the whole bus just for us, and...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A modern very impressive dam. Learn about the history of the development and the great human achievement. All very clean, beautiful and organized.

Thank Iris O
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Nice tour. Stunning views of the second largest Damm in the world. Very well organized by Itaipu's tour operator. Buses take you to several viewing spots. Restaurants, bathrooms and free WiFi everywhere. If you wish, you can also take a catamaran boat tour on the...More

Thank Raymond K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This dam was fantastic, we took a guide and it was amazing. The lake at the top is huge. Was just incredible, a must see

Thank CMDow
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We done the deluxe tour. I liked it but it's probably not for everyone. I wouldn't go if you're not interested in engineering or things along those lines I was disappointed to hear afterwards that it's in the location of an old waterfall which was...More

Thank colinmul88
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A well organized bus tour of the dam sight. A commentary in several languages with heaps of interesting information. Recommend it.

Thank MaggsNZ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Even though to build this dam it was needed to finish with Sete Quedas in Paraná River, the result is impressive and all the numbers are gigantic: the dam is the height of a 60 floor building, the quantity of employees to build it was...More

Thank Silvia A
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Kees R
27 October 2016|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
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Mani K
27 January 2016|
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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.
15 January 2015|
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Response from thabata2014 | Reviewed this property |
We took a regular tour bought at the ticket booth at the entrance of the power plant. The tour consisted of a short video, telling the history of the Itaipu power plant, followed by a diesel bus tour. There wasn~t any... More