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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%
  • Poor1%
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“panoramic tour” (53 reviews)
“power plant” (42 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank HCovik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth visiting if you don't have any other interesting thing to do. They also have an ecological park that it´s OK.

Thank hcosta4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a huge dam on Parana river between Brazil and Paraguay. The cheapest and best way to reach the dam from Brazilian side is via bus from Central bus station. Buses 101, 102 and 104 take the same route and hardly take half an hour...More

Thank Aditi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had limited time but had to spend the first 40 minutes in a queue waiting for a bus. At busy times there should be more frequent buses. Due to the delay getting away we did not have time to stop anywhere. We had to...More

Thank KiwiKate55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was part of our tour and very educational. It was raining and misting so not the best views but the movie was great.

Thank AKite F
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We were impressed by the good organization and structure of this attraction. The bus ride is really comfortable and you can have a perfect overview of the Dam with audio guide in 3 different languages. A lot of historical and interesting information is provided not...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 4 January 2018

There are many kinds of visits here, I think six kinds. I took the boat ride and it was fantastic. I recommend all of them. The place is very organized and gives us the idea of a country we want for us. Good for all...More

Thank Renata M
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent tour to see the making and operation of the Itaipu- a place that is governed independently by people from Brazil and Paraguay as a special territory. The tour showcases its grand design and how it operates to provide electricity to millions...More

Thank Joyce T.S. L
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Kees R
27 October 2016|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
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