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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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Itaipu Dam Tour with Catamaran Ride
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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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  • Average7%
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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 3 days ago

I visited Itaipu about ten years ago, as an engineer accompanied by a Brazilian contractor. To say it is impressive is an understatement. The construction is a very significant engineering achievement. For the engineers, the temporary works, involved the construction of a thin arch concrete...More

Thank rossbald
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a panoramic tour of the dam and must say that seeing the huge structure side by side and learning amount of energy, and water that it produced and learning about construction phase is interesting.

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You do not need to use a tour company to give the tour of the Itaipu Dam. You only need to get there and you can buy the tour there. I used the public transit bus to get there for about 4 reals each way....More

1  Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative definitely go for the special visit you really do see the inside of the Dam you don’t regret it, other tour is a bit boring

Thank Janujan1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing experience here. We did a full facilities tour in which the construction and current operation were explained. They gave us a tour inside the dam, walking past the turbines etc. This was well worth the trip. Recommended, if only to experience...More

Thank JelleGF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it was somewhat interesting, not sure it was worth the time or price. I expected to see some of the inner workings, but it turned out just to see the dams themself and not much more

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the 2nd largest dam in the world after the 3-gorges dam in China and the first by yearly power production so you should not miss it if you're in the area: the size will astonish you! Now, we took the "special tour" which includes...More

Thank Jeff_Proulx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to be at least 14 years old to do the extensive 3-hour ‘nerd’ tour with all the technical explanation inside the dam. Since one of us was 13 we had to go for the 1.5 hour panoramic tour. This starts with a nice...More

Thank DutchCarioca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This colossal structure & the Three Gorges Dam in China are the biggest dams in the world. You don't have to be an engineer to appreciate what an immense undertaking it was & the massive amount of clean & renewable hydro energy it produces for...More

Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

... or if you are nerdy on the subject of sustainable energy - this is definitely the place to go. You get a tour with a lot of information, as well as a couple of nice views.

Thank Rune87
chibiaqui, Communication Analyst at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your opinion! Nerds and engineers really love this tour, but knowledge is always interesting to everybody, and we try hard to do our best for all visitors. Good energies!

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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
27 January 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.
15 January 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