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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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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Nice enough, but the organized visit is short, mostly inside a bus, and doesn't give you the time to grasp the scope of the second biggest dam in the world.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Huge 14,000 MW capacity dam. Very impressive. I went solo while wife and daughter stayed at the hotel pool. Paid for the special tour where you go inside the dam, see the control room, and exterior areas. No restrictions on pictures. You have to be wearing shorts that cover the knee, and close toed shoes (no flip flops or sandals).

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I am a fan of hydroelectric dam projects (no, I'm not an engineer) so we took the special tour to go inside. Our guide was quite nice and spoke very good English but they rush you when the minivan stops and they don't reveal enough inner workings to make it unique.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Amazing to see this technological achievement but a bit of a boring tour. With not water pouring out the sluice gates you just see vast amount of concrete.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The Itaipu dam is impressive. Gigantic. Really big! It's worth taking the tour on the bus and seeing this humongous work of engineering up close. The tourist facilities are great and the staff was really friendly and helpful.

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Redford, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The information learned on this tour is incredible. It is very helpful that the guide speaks 3 languages - Portuguese, Spanish, and English. However, it would have been a far more exciting experience and visual if the water was actually coming through the dam at the time of visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

When we visited the plant, there was no water falling down from the dam, so it was nothing impressive. A lot of concrete and good infrastruture. Well organized for the tourists. The guide spoke 3 languages. If you want to pay by card, you need to show your id or paszport.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were surprised by the film and the bus tour!!! It was an amazing tour! We had in our bus one engineer that worked on the construction and told us many interesting stories about it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We took the special tour that gave us a drive around the entire dam and also a view of the inside workings. There were 2 guides on our tour and they split us between English speaking and Portugese speaking. It was a good opportunity to see why it was built together with all the considerations that had to be taken... More

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Our view flying in was as good as helicopter tour and drive out to the damn. Unless you are an engineer maybe you would enjoy tour. Having experience in the power generation field, there are too many other activities available to warrant this attraction .

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