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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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“special tour” (69 reviews)
“panoramic tour” (55 reviews)
“power plant” (43 reviews)
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Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 | Visitors' Reception Center, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970, Brazil
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+55 45 3576-7000
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"special tour"
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"panoramic tour"
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"power plant"
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"an engineer"
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"control room"
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"special circuit"
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"the bus"
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"three gorges"
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"control center"
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"impressive structure"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's an impressive engineering work. Worth to see it if you are around. You can either go to the Paraguayan side or the Brazilian side.

Thank Veronica E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of Capybara and Quatis to show jungle life in this huge technological hydroelectric dam. Nice English speaking guide on the bus.

Thank Chriswyc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very organized park. Wonderful view of the biggest hydroelectric dam (a maior usina do mundo). Bilingual guides & the panoramic tour was great !

Thank Fabii F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice and interesting place . Truly one of the New wonders of the world . Unfortunately we had the outside tour not knowing there is an inside tour in the dam .

Thank Jaafoura
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the tour that went inside the dam from the Brazil side. It was really interesting to hear about the construction and the daily operations, including a view of the control room. It also includes an audit tour around the outside of the dam....More

Thank Travels4tenS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is extremely well organized with knowlegable tour guides fluent in several languages. The vehicles are new and extremely clean to make for a relaxed and enjoyable visit.

Thank sunshine918107
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend paying extra for special tour inside. Amazing how huge the place is and how well run. Great couple hours

Thank MDWalkup
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Itaipu is one of the biggest Hydroelectric of the world. When you are in Foz de Iguacu, please go visit the Dam.

Thank Silma P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative, organised tour. We took a cab to the entrance/centre. We did not have to pre-book. Tour was in English! Note: Bring long cloths

Thank Iliketotravelexplore
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

i don't regret going here because it's cool to see, but not something i'd miss if i hadn't gone. since it's in the area and free, might as well go if you have the time. but if not, don't stress.

Thank anarquista_cg
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Albertgerber
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.
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Kees R
27 October 2016|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
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Mani K
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Response from 2torontotraveller | Reviewed this property |
Actually I am an engineer that worked in the power industry in Canada. The Special Circuit tour shows you equipment inside the plant. I was surprised that they showed us the control room and I also got to see the turbines... More
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