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Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
Phone Number: +(55)0800 645 4645
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Amazing visit to see the dam from the inside

I am a Mechanical Engineer by background and passionated about engineering. Therefore, I decided to take the special tour to see the dam from the inside. It was extraordinary! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Muenster, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I guess, if you are in Foz and have a day more to spend, you can go there. Because of the rain today, I decided to do the special Tour. I have to admit that I am not very into mechanical or electrical engineering, so I was just "a dumb tourist". But this was not a problem. The guides, who... More 

Thank Whabada
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a Mechanical Engineer by background and passionated about engineering. Therefore, I decided to take the special tour to see the dam from the inside. It was extraordinary! The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and answered all the question I had. You even get to see one of the turbines in operation at the end of the tour. I'd... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the special tour which meant that we could go inside as well as the standard panoramic tour on the bus. For this tour, you will need to have a photo ID such as a passport or driving licence. The tour was very interesting and you get to see things such as the control room and a running turbine.... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Engineers dream and amazing background history but don't expect too much. We went there the day after the waterfalls so it was kind of boring but it's not expensive so worth marking it of the bucket list. It may not be the biggest dam in the world but it beats the rest by water volume. Best to reserve if you... More 

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son was not old enough for us to go into the powerhouse so we took the panoramic tour on the bus around the grounds. It was still really cool. We drove over around and past the damn so many times you definitely get a sense for the size. Very cool place!

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Ansonville, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great engineering. Sustainable energy. The visit is very well organized, guides speak English. Overall, a great visit, pleasant and educational as well.

Thank Maria Lucia M
Weinheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go there by bus (3 Reas, but we took a taxi, because we were pretty late. Usually a taxi cost around 40 Real, but we payed 60. On Itaipu there are different tours (Panorama, Eco, technical, etc.) with different Prices. We heard there are also evening tours, but couldn´t find any Information about that. Anyway, on Weekends, there... More 

Thank Ama90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting the Brazil side of Iguazu falls this is great to do in the morning. Book a special tour online the day before. You get to see all around the dam, including inside one of the turbines. It lasts about 90 minutes. Lots of opportunities for interesting photos. The history of the dam and how it is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most enjoyable experience I've done! The guides assists you very well, explain all about the dam, they are bilingual or trilingual. The view is amazing. I strongly recommend this trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second largest dam in the world. It is free to visit so if you have the time, no reason not to. The videos show the 3 spillover flood gates open, which would be an amazing sight, however I'm guessing they are rarely open, so don't expect to see that. The bus from the visitor center takes you... More 

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