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Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant

Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 45 3529-2892
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of...
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Type: Dams, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This massive hydroelectric dam, the world's largest, supplies 90% of Paraguay's energy and 25% of Brazil's.
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had some to we to spare so visit Got the last tour at 4.30 pm We'll priced lasted 2 hours Very educational, informative, stunning views of the dam We'll worth the trip

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have a background in engineering, so this visit to Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam was a thrill. Our first stop with the free tour bus let us see the overall view of the dam and gorge below it. The size is breathtaking, since the dam is 600 feet high, but so wide it looks fairly low. One of the the overflow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the most impressed I've ever been by anything man made ever. The sheer size and scope of the thing is staggering. It is an absolute must go and you should defintely take the more complete special circuit tour over the panoramic one. Definetely worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and I visited the dam on 4th February this year. I am old enough to remember it being constructed and the major difficulties encountered in doing so. Engineers and forty thousand other workers eventually managed to overcome what seemed to be almost unsurmountable odds and it is now the hydro-electric dam with the biggest output of any in... More 

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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A great tour and the guide went out of his way to explain everything to me in English, I was the only Brit on the bus! I am not an engineer but found the tour very interesting. Good value!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The visit is around 2 hours, there is a person that explain all the places in 3 languages (portuguese, english and spanish)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I am an engineer and therefore i wanted to see and listen the story behind this place. I was amazed about the fact that 2 countries with different cultures can work together towards a common goal if they want to. This dam serves the needs of both countries and has been since 20 years ago. I took the special circuit... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Better than I expected, mainly because of the scale of this giant project and dam. The "regular" bus tour is a bit boring. I think the inside tour (which I didn't take) could be better.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Must see the ilumination of the usina If Im not mistaken only avilable on saturdays, its very pretty , and the guide explains all about the place and how was build etc.. Price is very cheap for what you get. An unique experience.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a gigantic infrastructure and the guided tour is very informative; most of the tourists spoke Portuguese or Spanish but our guide made a point of taking us aside and explaining things in English.

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