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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 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the nightly light show and were very happy with the quality. The show if free, but you have to register your name and info to get on the bus. The bus takes you over the dam to an observation amphitheatre where they...More

Thank camelot43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge structure that took decades to complete. At the time of its construction it was the biggest dam in the world although it has since being overtaken by the 3 Gorges dam in China. It supplies about 20% of Brazilian power and a stunningly...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

I did the special tour at Itaipu and thought it was worth it. Only go to Itaipu if you have planned to stay one full day on the Argentine falls and at least half a day on the Brazilian falls. We had time and thought...More

Thank emysp
Reviewed May 12, 2017

The Itaipu hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River on the border between Brazil and Paraguay is the world's second largest dam It is known for its nighttime light show and its 18 turbines.

2  Thank Dr Raymond D
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We attended the Special Tour at Itaipu Dam and it was well worth the visit. The tour starts with an audio-visual presentation at the auditorium, followed by a short bus ride to the dam, with a stop for photo opportunities. During the tour there are...More

1  Thank Fifi4256
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Itaipu Dam is one the greatest constructions in the world, it's massive. If you're in Foz do Iguaçu don't miss it. Do the technical tour, it takes you inside the industrial area.

1  Thank Mene T
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Check taxi prices carefully--buy tickets at entrance, bring document, nice double bus, dress warm due to breeze. Optional water yacht ride available-- Amazing engineering features! Snacks available-- 3 hours total.

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed April 25, 2017

It's much bigger than I ever thought it would be and there are many floors down. You can also take great pictures there and you have to wear a hat like the workers during the visit.

Thank Niel O
Reviewed April 24, 2017

first you see an interesting film about it, then you drive with buses around the whole area. Water is only floated, when the sea has too much water. But you see floating in the film.

Thank mlangen2017
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Found it difficult to book online on my iPad so reception did it though they had to telephone to secure an English tour time. You need to get there ahead of time to have your photo taken etc and you need original ID e.g. Passport....More

Thank davidmgeer
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Kees R
is the dam on strike now (26 October 2016)
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Maria Lucia M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know.
Mani K
Hai, As an electrical engineer would like visit the Dam fully from inside as well including the major equipment. Where are tours available, at the Dam itself or has to be booked online? Just give a guide/tip where to book. Planning to visit on Feb 16, 2016. Thanks
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.
Interested in the Electric Vehicle Driving experience.
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