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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
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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 hour and then you can get on the bus to take the Panoramic tour as well (there might be a little bit of a wait for the next bus since it runs on a schedule). I think this one was a little under an hour. It was like a hop on hop off bus that gave people time to get out and take pictures but you could always catch the next bus if you wanted to remain at one of the stops. I found the time to be sufficient and didn't really see the need to remain at any of the stops.
A group of four of us split a taxi to the dam and that was reasonably priced (can't remember the exact amount). We ended up taking the public bus back, which was relatively easy. Definitely check the bus schedule in advance. It was probably because it was a Sunday, but we had to wait about 15 minutes to catch the first bus and then about 25 minutes at the central bus terminal for the connecting bus. There was a guy at the front of the bus collecting the fare so just be sure to be have an idea of the rate in advance and have cash ready.
If you go for the technical tour, make sure to bring proper photo ID! You are also supposed to wear closed toe shoes and long pants.