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“Clean power and great accomplishment”

Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam
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Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Foz do...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 17, 2013

The biggest clean power generation plant in the world built, engineered and shared by two countries. Only chinese are working on something bigger and still long way to go to finish it........ worth the tour if you like to admire the dam which dominated the 10th biggest river of the planet. It is simply a Mega dam result of 18 years of hard work. Take the special tour and the panoramic one. I did it from the brazilian side and spent a great time there with professional, keen and trained guides. Take the morning tours departing every hour till 1800. At night only fridays and Saturdays there is a special event at 2100 when Itaipu lights up the entire dam in a fantastic show. 30 minutes drive from main hotels strip at Foz do Iguazu. Again this is from the Brazilian side.

Thank corrysp
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you like large manmade objects you will love this place
about an hour long tour
unfortunately couldn't go inside. Those tours book up pretty fast.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

When we went to Iguaçu we went, obviously, just because of the Iguaçu falls. But there we realised that we were very close to the biggest hydroelectric in the world and we decided to visit it.

We pick the special visit (the most complete for tourists) as we want to learn as much as possible about this marvel.

It was very good, all the explanation we fantastic. The guide took us to different places in the plant outside and inside. It is fantastic to see the artificial lake, the control center and visit one of the 18 huge turbines. I really enjoy it.

Going to Iguaçu without visit the Itaipu power plant will be an incomplete visit

Thank jkhidalgo
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

What can I say? This is an amazing feet of human ingenuity and diplomatic will. Kudos to Brazil and Paraguay.

Thank ViajeroESQ
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

For any lover of hydroelectric plants, or just engineering marvels in general, leave an extra day in Iguazu to do this. Yes, the falls are amaze - both sides, Brasil first, then Argentina for the up close epxerience - but this is a testament to just how clever us humans can be at times (aside from the destructive environmental and social effects of dams such as these, a tension I cant quite reconcile). Just one hint though: pay for the more, was it, scenic tour, or panoramic tour? I can't quite remember the anme, but either way, you want the one that goes into the bowels of the plant. Amazing. Awesome. Awe inspiring. So glad I went. Buses are easy to navigate there and back, your hostel/hotel I'm sure can provide the information.

Thank Jared M
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