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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, Landmarks
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited twice. We wanted to do the "full" tour but on the first day we went there was none so we settled for the basic tour by bus. Unfortunately that day was a massively rainy day and very cold and the bus has no window. They proposed we buy plastic covers but for a man my size they barely covered... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I recommend BOTH the daytime trip followed by the illumination at night trip. The daytime bus trip goes before the dam, past the turbines, into the adjacent country and back into the Binacional zone over the top of the dam. The nightie trip includes the illumination of the dam set to a great soundtrack delivered over a great sound system,... More

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Sao Francisco do Sul, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Well organized tours, directed to the tourists special interests at reasonable prices.There are different tours for different interests.The guides spoke fluently Portuguese and English, explanations were clear and understandable and on request more specific. The park is beautiful and well kept, nature at its best. A well equipped "souvenir shop" and restaurant on the premises. Spend a day checking it... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Certainly an impressive achievement but from a tourist's point of view not worth the visit. It's a bus ride with 3 stops showing different views of the same thing. Yes the bus does drive past the turbines and drive over the dam but no look inside at anything that would be really interesting.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you have an extra day, feel free to look for a different attraction. This dam, while impressive in size, did not offer the experience we had expected. The tour was mediocre and did not supply meaningful information. The good view was only visible from one side of the bus throughout the entire trip (the right hand one) and we... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Being an engineer, I quite enjoyed the massiveness of this project. Only issue, we thought it would be a bilingual tour but only in Portuguese. Not much to do while waiting for the tour bus to leave the visitor center. Be sure to pay for your parking when you buy you tour ticket or you end up going back.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Itaipu Dam is the world's second largest hydroelectric power station, and the one that produces most electricity. It is an impressive structure with a height of 200 meters. We visited the dam when the river was low, which was a memorable experience, but if you are looking for a unique “wow” experience I would suggest that you visit the... More

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beijing, china
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We've been to a few famous Dam, namely The Three Gorges in China and Hoover Dam between NV and AZ and Kurobe Dam in Toyama, Japan. However, this is the only time we get to go inside the Dam and experience the turbine running beside us! Highly recomended! Must book ahead else, you may not get a spot for the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Even though I visited during a drought! there was still a lot to learn and see. I did the 'special tour' into the actual power plant to see the generators. It was a great experience, I was the only English speaker on the tour so I was given my own guide who had amazing English. The guides have often spent... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Yes, 180 meters deep (the reservoir) 14 GW installed, 20 turbines (10 for Paraguay and 10 for Brasil) a quantity of rocks useful to build a road up to New York, A quantity of steel needed for 380 tour eiffels. Great work and a peaceful environment to look at. The only? problem is the ecosystem completely changed and the people... More

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