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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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A free tour that was well worth it!

If you happen to be in the area, try to visit the dam on the Paraguayan side instead of on the Brazilian side, as the tour is free in Paraguay. The tour around the dam was free... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be in the area, try to visit the dam on the Paraguayan side instead of on the Brazilian side, as the tour is free in Paraguay. The tour around the dam was free (though my passport was required) My tour guide Maria was knowledgeable and helpful. I also joined the zoological tour, on which I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

No wonder why the Itaipu Dam was picked as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-- it truly is a magnificent structure of epic proportions. A tour in and outside the Dam is not only interesting, but also enriching. Well worth the visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The dam is massive and impressive, but if your children are under 14 you are not allowed into the special visit. A wasted opportunity of exploring children's natural curiosity. The explanation in the opening video could be less propaganda and more science education on how a hydroeletric dam works. Still a nice visit. Bring your sunblocker!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I cannot argue that the figures around the Itaipu dam are really impressive, making it probably the most powerful in the world. Yet the 90 minutes panoramic tour is a mere bus trip around and on the dam, with few explanations from a guide. Not enough to practically feel this power.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

It offers a nice variety of excursions. It's a pity that I could not take my husband ad daughters inside the hydroelectric because my youngest is 10. They could have a better restaurant at the central place. The one in the port is oo far.

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Brisbane, Australia
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

If you are interested in impressive constructions, and particularly if you are an engineer or technically trained, a visit to this Hydro Scheme is a must if you find yourself in the area - possibly drawn by the nearby natural wonder - the Iguazu Falls. For years it has been the world's largest Hydro-electric generator, perhaps soon to be eclipsed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We did the special technical tour - my engineering husband was in engineering heaven. I was not bored out of my mind - actually reasonably interesting and tour was well run. Would recommend to anyone interested in power generation

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

True engineering marvel. Mind-blowing numbers of human acomplishment between two nations: Paraguay and Brazil. Vastly interesting for technical and non-technical people alike. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was impressed with the visitor centre facility and the staff's hospitality. Despite the rigidity one would expect in a utility company, I was surprised by employee-made posters celebrating Jul 13 ( rock day). Other than that, we were impressed by the scale of the dam and we were lucky that the doors to flow water in excess were open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a HUGE dam and worth the short trip out if you are staying in Foz do Iguacu. Their guided bus tour is nice as you get to see the dam from a distance, and then get right up to it to appreciate the enormity of it. Was worth the minimal fee for the tour. You do not get... More 

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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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