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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

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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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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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Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

To get to the dam take bus number 101 or 102 from the central bus station. You are taken to a guided tour which is very interesting. The tour itself will take about two hours and count on another two hours for the way if you take public transport, much less by taxi. Definitely worth your while if you stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It didn't help that we went to see this when it was wet and windy but i don't think even good weather would have improved the experience much. The highlight for me were the little owls sitting on some road signs and a big group of capybaras on the roadside. I think such man made phenomenon as this definitely appeals... More 

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São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the prides of Brazil, humbling in its size and complexity, especially considering how long ago it was built. Good tour as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Itaipu Hydroelectriv Power Plant is an enormous undertaking that would probably never have been built other than under the rule of the military junta of the time. It is an astonishing example of power sharing of a venture between two countries. The output of this is greater even than the Three Gorges in China. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This used to be the largest hydroelectric power dam in the world until it was surpassed by the Chinese Three Gorges dam. A humongous and very ambitious project between Brazil and Paraguay. It's capacity of 14400 MWatt which supply electricity to 70% of Paraguay and 15% of Brazil. The length is almost 8 kilometers. If you are an engineer, this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We paid US$40 for Itaipu visiting tour that I think it was over priced for what it was. Although it is interesting to see that humans have made such a huge thing, if you are not interested in engineering (like me) do not spend time and money for visiting there.

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