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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
+55 45 3576-7000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very impressive structure with a very good tourist setup. We did the tour where we went into the dam and control room. The tour was split between Spanish/English very well done.

Thank Dick943
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour to visit the Dam. Very well organized. From the main entrance they take you on a bus with three stops.

Thank adela954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute decision to visit the Itaipu Dam on our trip to Foz. Truthfully, we were able to visit the Falls and the Dam on the same day as both could be accomplished in about 3 hours each. The dam is easily...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great tour to give you a quick overview of the Hydroelectric dam. It is almost entirely on a bus so it is great even for people with mobility issues. We were the last tour of the day and the sunset was beautiful...More

Thank amgrahek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dam is impressive. There you can feel the nature power and the human one. At the beginning of the tour you’ll understand why this build is so impressive. During the tour you’ll see that it’s not only a story.

Thank felipeperez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This immense dam built on the border between Brazil and Paraguay is really impressive. Very well organised tour with very good information.

Thank silage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the dam twice. First for the evening illumination and then for an inside visit. The evening illumination consisted of a film about the dam, 2 musicians and a singer performing Portugese music for about an hour,illumination of the dam and some fireworks....More

Thank DEL67NJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a bi-national dam operated by Brazil and Paraguay. It has 20 generating units. I have seen many dams and hydroelectric plants, including Three Gorges in China, Hoover Dam in the USA, Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Stations in Niagara Falls, Canada, numerous hydroelectric...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Itaipu Dam was a real learning experience. The engineering marvel completed in 1984 is the collaborative effort of two countries Brazil and Paraguay. The Parana river bed was allowed to dry up and redirected to all the trough to be blasted out and Dam constructed....More

Thank seas0nedtraveler61
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I visited the dam by the complete tour (panoramic tour + inside the dam tour), it's worthy. You can see the turbine working and also visit the command center of the dam. There is a movie theater where you can watch a historical movie showing...More

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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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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
19 April 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.