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Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
+55 45 3576-7000
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Largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipu is the current world record holder in power generation and is considered one of the 7 wonders of modern engineering. Built on the Parana River, the seventh largest river in the world, between Brazil and Paraguay, it is 8 km wide, has a maximum height of 196 m and a lake of 1350 km². Itaipu enchants not only for the dimensions and technical aspects, but also for being a vanguard in sustainability and tourism, with several options of visits, from the classic Panoramic Tour and the award-winning Special Tour, that leads to the interior of the plant, to boat trips on the lake and night tours of the plant. Visiting Itaipu is to know, closely, what human capacity can accomplish.
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Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
+55 45 3576-7000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I know realise a lot more about how electricity is produced-& realise that the decision was made to build the same in the time of the military dictatorships.....which probably would not happen now. Nonetheless the project now focuses on ecology & sustainability- with animal refuges...More

Thank TAoxford
Reviewed 6 days ago

So named by the American Society of Civil Engineers, this facility is one of two reasons to visit Foz do Iguacu. As a civil engineer, this was a site not to be missed...and as my wife says, "every trip involves civil engineering". You need to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing visit. The scale of everything is so impressive. Well organised. Recommend that you book over the internet before your visit

Thank Adj25
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the extended tour that takes you into the dam. It was fascinating - you get to see the entire operation from the inside, including standing meters away from the turning turbine. Guidance in English was excellent. Recommended to book in advance on their...More

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dam was quite far away from everything. It was quite impressive how large the dam was, but there was hardly any water so that took away some of its image. You ride through the area with a bus with a guide speaking. Only thing...More

Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The proportions are so huge that it is hard to figure out how big Itaipu plant really is. A pitty our tour did not include a visit of the command station...

Thank Gatinho
Reviewed July 14, 2017

I recommend the Panoramic visit in the double deck bus and specially the cruise during sunset (approx. 5pm during the winter and 7pm during the summer) - both are very good experiences.

Thank Fernanda S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

It is amazing to visit this place and the construction history mainly the admisitration issues not related to Brazil or Paraguay government relationship, instead following indepent contract agreement

Thank Hitomi N
Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you come to Foz do Iguaçu, do not miss a visit to the Itaipu Dam. You will know one of the best man made engineering knowledge - the "complete" visit during the day is very important to see its functions, while the night visit...More

Thank reimonte
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Size does matter Size does matter! Worth the visit just to see close up the massive scale of the entire set-up. Truly impressive!

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Kees R
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Maria Lucia M | Reviewed this property |
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Mani K
January 27, 2016|
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Response from Chris G | Reviewed this property |
Hey! Yes, you can only book them directly at the dam. It's the most expensive option but I think it's worth it.
January 15, 2015|
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Response from thabata2014 | Reviewed this property |
We took a regular tour bought at the ticket booth at the entrance of the power plant. The tour consisted of a short video, telling the history of the Itaipu power plant, followed by a diesel bus tour. There wasn~t any... More