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Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

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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...more
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Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When visiting the Igusu falls best to spend 2 nights and visit Itapu Hydrolic center a wonderful experience to learn whats generated from nature

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 311melvynm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour is exceptionally interesting and well organised. Unfortunately with the Scenic tour one does not see Itaipu Town's infrastructure, nor any of the Hydroelectric active plants.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sightseer822527
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

we went there at 3pm and joined the panoramic tour. it was a simple tour by bus which would pass through all the viewpoint. this was quite nice as we could see the entire picture of the big dam. However, the light show was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oldkwany
Reviewed 2 days ago

As the title suggests, this is totally worth it for any of those that are curious about anything requiring intellectual ability. Go on the Paraguay side - it's free and they basically let you do whatever you want at times. The Brazil side charges, or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christopher V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The special tour of this dam gives you a real feel for the epic scale of the dam and is highly recommended. Subject to availability you can just turn up on the day to do it. Inside the walls of the dam you can see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lrrchapman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is really impressive! Seen pictures is not possible to realize the magnitude of this construction. It is really huge, and through the visit you get to know how was the construction. It is provided headsets for foreign. Can be visited in a rainy day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TelmaO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By been the largest hydroelectric dam in the world until the inauguration of three gorges this is really an engineering marvel. If you have the time and like to really appreciate what men can do, be sure you take the technical visit which have to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angelllllllllll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the longer tour. It was very organized and gave an excellent explanation of the dam and how the electric power is distributed to Brazil and Parraguay.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lynda_11040
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we did the inside tour, and also the bus tour across the dam. it was fairly unmemorable. also sad to know that it flooded a set of waterfalls as beautiful as iguacu, and the majority of the environmental work was greenwashing, but of course, that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bettina e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a wonderful way to understand how the engineering could use the natural resources to produce energy.

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 4, 2018|
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Response from chibiaqui | Property representative |
Hello, CJHLPH, we have two Ibis hotels here: "Hotel Ibis budget Foz do Iguaçu" and "Hotel Ibis Foz do Iguaçu". In wich hotel will you staying?
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from Travels4tenS | Reviewed this property |
I thought the technical tour was interesting and added to the experience of visiting the dam (you get to appreciate more of the power plant aspect in addition to the dam construction). The technical tour lasted about an... More
April 18, 2018|
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Response from 2torontotraveller | Reviewed this property |
I got the bus number from my hotel front desk along with a map showing the routes. If you have Wifi, the bus routes are also shown on the website of the transit company for Foz do Iguacu.