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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...more
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Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
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Itaipu was the biggest hydroelectric power plant for over 30 years (it is now Three Gorges in China). I work there for over 10 years and it is always a great landscape every time I lay my eyes on the huge wall.
On my third visit to Iguaçu, I finally took the time to visit the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, and I'm just disappointed that I waited so long. We did the "Special" tour that costs a little more, but it was well worth it to get a...More
My family and I visited this place in September. Weather was very good so views were absolutely great. I personally enjoyed the explanations (in English) and was really impressed by the whole project of the two nations - Brazil and Paraguay.
We made a last minute decision to visit the Itaipu Dam on our trip to Foz. Truthfully, we were able to visit the Falls and the Dam on the same day as both could be accomplished in about 3 hours each.
The dam is easily...More
This is a great tour to give you a quick overview of the Hydroelectric dam. It is almost entirely on a bus so it is great even for people with mobility issues. We were the last tour of the day and the sunset was beautiful...More
The dam is impressive. There you can feel the nature power and the human one. At the beginning of the tour you’ll understand why this build is so impressive. During the tour you’ll see that it’s not only a story.
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I thought the technical tour was interesting and added to the experience of visiting the dam (you get to appreciate more of the power plant aspect in addition to the dam construction). The technical tour lasted about an... More
I thought the technical tour was interesting and added to the experience of visiting the dam (you get to appreciate more of the power plant aspect in addition to the dam construction). The technical tour lasted about an hour and then you can get on the bus to take the Panoramic tour as well (there might be a little bit of a wait for the next bus since it runs on a schedule). I think this one was a little under an hour. It was like a hop on hop off bus that gave people time to get out and take pictures but you could always catch the next bus if you wanted to remain at one of the stops. I found the time to be sufficient and didn't really see the need to remain at any of the stops.
A group of four of us split a taxi to the dam and that was reasonably priced (can't remember the exact amount). We ended up taking the public bus back, which was relatively easy. Definitely check the bus schedule in advance. It was probably because it was a Sunday, but we had to wait about 15 minutes to catch the first bus and then about 25 minutes at the central bus terminal for the connecting bus. There was a guy at the front of the bus collecting the fare so just be sure to be have an idea of the rate in advance and have cash ready.
If you go for the technical tour, make sure to bring proper photo ID! You are also supposed to wear closed toe shoes and long pants.