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Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant

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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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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice to see the inside of such a great project. 14000MW of clean energy for 2 countries, an unique facility. Working in the enery area, I would have liked more technical answers or visits. I guess I'll try to organise a more formal one with the company itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One of the longest and biggest dam I have seen. Was good to go around the dam on bus tour. Wish could go inside and see turbines but could not as young children are not allowed. Surely a good trip to take as see. The tour is well planned and is kid friendly.

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