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Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856970, Brazil
Phone Number: +(55)0800 645 4645
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Itaipu in detail: a special and unforgettable tour through the interior of...

Itaipu in detail: a special and unforgettable tour through the interior of the Plant

A special and full of energy visit: in addition to seeing the famous sights of the Panoramic Tour, you will still get a closer look of the details of the Plant, the architecture of the majestic concrete cathedrals that make up the 196 meters high dam (equivalent to a 65-story building).

                   

                   

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We decided to do the 'special' tour and I'm glad we did! We got our own English speaking guide on the bus, and he explained inside and outside of the dam really well. We were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to do the 'special' tour and I'm glad we did! We got our own English speaking guide on the bus, and he explained inside and outside of the dam really well. We were amazed by the scale of the dam and by how much we were able to see if the workings. Definitely recommended!

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Hadlow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not to be missed if you are into any sort of engineering civil or not. The worlds most powerful hydroelectric plant. We managed to get on a technical tour of the dam and see the workings, the old riverbed inside and understand how Brazil and Paraguay came to build and still run this on a 50:50 basis. Brilliant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best you can do is to visit the dam in the morning, around 8.30am so that there aren't so many tourist. The visit last around an hour and a half, if you wish you can spend more time at the marina restaurant.. The dam is a great project, you can't miss it!

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Eagle River, AK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the special tour, which goes inside the dam. The tour guides spoke English and were happy to answer questions. We stopped at several places outside for views and photos of the dam, including on the top of the dam, and then went inside to see the control room and the spinning turbine shaft and more. It's a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately Itaipu is often overlooked in favor of its glamorous neighbor, the Iguazu falls. It's a huge mistake! This facility is amazing. The statistics will blow your mind. The dam can only be visited by their tours. The facility is located about 30 minutes from Foz do Iguazu. We had a rented car and had no trouble finding it. Once... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour took us from the Brazilian side through the tunnel to Paraguay and allowed us to take panoramic pictures and see the workings of the dam. It was very interesting to be able to see behind the scenes of how this worked, as well as hear the history of the dam.

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One doesn't get a chance to visit the second largest (generating) dam in the world every day. I did the panorama tour that drives from the Brazilian side to the Paraguay side and back across the top. It doesn't follow the same route back so sitting on the left hand side of the bus gives the best views. The bus... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, the 2nd largest dam in theworld, but if are with children under 14 yo and you don't wanna stay in a bus to take few pictures, do something else

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Was much more impressed than expected. Highly recommend The special Circuit Tour, you go inside the Dam area and building with an experienced informative guide for this organized and safe Tour!! Wonderful experience after visiting the Magic Iguacu Falls, where you see and feel the Beautiful simple Power of Nature and then at Itaipu, you see and feel the Power... More 

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Hercules, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A joint venture by Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam is the highest rated hydroeletric facility in the world. Three Gorges in China is bigger, but this is more efficient at producing electricity. The tour takes about an hour and a half in a double decker bus, with frequent stops along the way and a dynamite guide who is fluent... More 

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