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Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 45 3529-2892
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Description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of...
This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of Paraguay's energy and 25% of Brazil's.
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Want to feel what is it like to be an ant? Visit the Itaipu Power Plant! Everything there is huge! It's amazing. We didn't go in the internal visit because our son is only 4 years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Want to feel what is it like to be an ant? Visit the Itaipu Power Plant! Everything there is huge! It's amazing. We didn't go in the internal visit because our son is only 4 years old, and the minimum age for this visit is 14. But it the panoramical visit was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited in 2001 and are very glad we went back. Visitors center is very impressive and the tour very informative. It is also a way to experience a bit of Paraguay without paying the reciprocity fee. We were in awe of the cooperation of Brazil and Paraguay in building and operating this hydroelectric plant. Should be a model for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Take the night ride, so you´ll see the lights over the dam being turned on and be thrilled that i can't explain why!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The dam is one of the largest in the world. It is spectacular. The presentations and the organization of the visit is very professional and informative. Visiting the dam is a very good addition to visiting Foz de Iguaçu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had visited in 2000 and this visit seemed to be much more fun and memorable. Everything was well planned and executed. Really recommend a visit as the project is very important to the region and represents a high degree of cooperation between Brasil and Paraguay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went with a friend for a second time and we did the panoramic tour and the animal refugee. The tour was quite good but the refugee was on another level in terms of our guide. He was amazing! We kind of had a private tour by Diego as only me and my friend spoke English and he was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I had no idea Itaipu was this big. The bus tour I did (panoramic) lasted 2 hours and we spent most of the time on a bus. The tour guide, Eneias, was friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the construction. He was very patient, even though he had to explain everything in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Admittedly, they had a water shortage and only one generator was working. The "concrete" of the dam is impressive but Hoover dam has a lot more to see and is a lot more photogenic. By the interesting parts (from a photographic view point) you can not get out of the bus. A lot of blah, blah, blah about the co-operation... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was quite spectacular in size. I did not like that we travelled everywhere by bus and where quite rushed through the entire tour, like on a strict timetable in order to get as many people through there as possible. But on the whole very well organised and managed. I was also disappointed that we did not go inside the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Recently visited the dam with my engineer boyfriend who was keen to do the technical tour, when we arrived I was told that for the technical tour you had to have trousers below the knee and closed shoes, since I was in shorts and sandals we ended up having to go back to our accommodation to change and come back... More 

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