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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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It has been some time (about 5 years) from my last time in Itaipu. The ride got better. I took the panoramic tour, but there is an option to go inside the Dam, but you have to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The trip here was part of a package that we booked when visiting Iguazu Falls, the dam and lake are BIG but I am not likely to return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It has been some time (about 5 years) from my last time in Itaipu. The ride got better. I took the panoramic tour, but there is an option to go inside the Dam, but you have to be older than 14 years (I was with my 4 year old daughter). This last one is called the special circuit. The panoramic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

When people first see that a dam is a tourist attraction they think that it would not be worth going and that it would be boring.... however, if you have the time and are in Foz i would definitely go and see Itaipu. It's history and facts are amazing and the scenery is awesome. definitely worth a visit.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As others have already reviewed, this is a marvel of engineering, it's amazing to see some of the statistics about it, such as the works being an equivalent of building a skyscraper every minute. One thing to add - the coolest thing I learned about the trip is that you drive to the Paraguay side as well (I boarded in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you like to see wonders of the engineering, you should do the full visit to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam. It's really impressive and very informative. I recommend visiting by night. The lights at the dam make an amazing view.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The basic tour is really interesting with a synthetic and accurate explanation of the biggest dam in Brazil/Paraguay

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Officially China's Three Gorges Dam is the biggest, due to power generating capacity (I've toured it in 2014). However, Itaipu's actual dam itself is much, much bigger; 5 times longer and 50 feet taller. Unlike the tour in 3 Gorges, the tour in Itaipu allows you to go on top, inside and all around the dam. The generating room alone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A bit long and drawn out. If you have never seen a dam up close then you may find it a bit more interesting than I did.

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Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was a very interesting few hours. Lots of facts. We only did the most basic tour but I wish we had had more time.

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Fountain Valley, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Our family took the special tour. Please be aware that there are certain tours that offer English, not all tours. The special tour a few times more than the basic tour, but for us it was well worth it! We went into the dam and saw the inner workings, which was very interesting! The guides were very informative and very... More 

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Address: Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 45 3529-2892
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Parana (PR)  >  Foz do Iguacu

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