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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
+55 45 3576-7000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank MaggsNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit itself is not a big deal. There's not much to see. If you have extra time and enjoy engineering might be interesting. However, go willing to 'fight for your seat', most of the details is only possible to see from the top seats...More

Thank JulesRec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As one of the seven wonders of the modern world, it is worth a visit. This huge dam produces more electricity than any other. It straddles the border between Paraguay and Brazil, is owned and operated by both, and can be accessed from either country....More

Thank Darin S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I know realise a lot more about how electricity is produced-& realise that the decision was made to build the same in the time of the military dictatorships.....which probably would not happen now. Nonetheless the project now focuses on ecology & sustainability- with animal refuges...More

Thank TAoxford
Reviewed 17 August 2017

So named by the American Society of Civil Engineers, this facility is one of two reasons to visit Foz do Iguacu. As a civil engineer, this was a site not to be missed...and as my wife says, "every trip involves civil engineering". You need to...More

Thank WC-Travelers-75
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing visit. The scale of everything is so impressive. Well organised. Recommend that you book over the internet before your visit

Thank Adj25
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I took the extended tour that takes you into the dam. It was fascinating - you get to see the entire operation from the inside, including standing meters away from the turning turbine. Guidance in English was excellent. Recommended to book in advance on their...More

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The dam was quite far away from everything. It was quite impressive how large the dam was, but there was hardly any water so that took away some of its image. You ride through the area with a bus with a guide speaking. Only thing...More

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The proportions are so huge that it is hard to figure out how big Itaipu plant really is. A pitty our tour did not include a visit of the command station...

Thank Gatinho
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Kees R
27 October 2016|
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Response from Maria Lucia 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