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Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant

Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
+55 45 3529-2892
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Type: Dams
Description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of Paraguay's energy and 25% of Brazil's.
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Fortaleza, CE
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172 reviews 172 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

If you are an engineer this is a place to go. Take the visit with the option to see inside the hydroeletrical plant. Very nice to see how huge this place can be. Amazing.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took the Special Tour after reading other ratings and recommendations on Trip Advisor. From what I can gather, it appears that this is the way to go if you have a few hours to devote to it. The Panoramic Tour appears to provide some good views as well, but does not include going inside the dam. I believe that... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were very dissapointed with the tour of Itaipu. It could have been intersting, but on the tour bus we could hardly hear what the guide was saying (it was an open bus, so a lot of noise from otside and windy too). Also there was another guide, only portuguese speaking who actually worked there. It seemed like he was... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I had seen pictures of the water cascading down the dam only to find upon arrival these are the surge gates which only open 5 PERCENT of the time. It was a bit like turning up to Iguassu in a drought. With the most impressive part of the tour not forthcoming and the intro video only shown in Portuguese and... More

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São Miguel do Oeste
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The regular visit is disapointing, since you see a movie about the construction, and after that you to a bus tour and it's over. If you're considering visiting the plant I really recommend the "special visit", on this tour you can really get inside the dam, see the control room, and turbines, this is reallly a worth doing tour. You... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We did the bus tour and it was every bit worth it. There are not many things to do in Foz (National Park, Parque das Aves) so if you have time and are looking for something to do, the trip is worth it. It is a very impressive dam and the Eng/Span/Port speaking guide did a nice job sharing lots... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The tour is well organized, and there are several stops along the way, and you can stop at the final point for cafe, and take the next bus back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had the chance to have an English tour in the power station. We strongly advise to have the complete "sepciale" tour in order to see the whole operation' system. We could then visit the cathedral (reinforcement wall of the dam), the control room and the shaft and bearing of the linkage between the rotor and the turbine. it takes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A real eye-opener and amazing technological feat. Very, very informative with guides speaking many languages. A must-see!

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Glen Waverley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the special tour. Our tour beginning at 3:30 had poor visibility due to light rain and reducing late afternoon sunlight. No water could be seen going over the spillway. Could not see anything but water from the top of the dam. The rest of the tour was more interesting. The inside of the dam was impressive. The volumes... More

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