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Address: 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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Itaipu is the current world...

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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Itaipu Dam Tour with Catamaran Ride
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Itaipu Lake Catamaran Ride
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Itaipu Lights Evening Tour

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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... read more

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Brazil
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 that we might as well lewrn something. The guides could be a bit more didatic.... More 

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Tamworth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Centurion, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 various station stopping points which includes areas such as panoramic views, architecture and construction stages,... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Calw, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. I used local bus and it was easy with help from others ESP. Students who... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The sheer scale and intricacy of the dam make it a worthy stop on any trip to Foz. The tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable about the dam. If you have enough time, do the circuito especial in order to see the inner workings

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The place is GIGANTIC.. Really good information for Children and adults. There is a good visitor center, it woud be fantastic if they were able to add a lab of eletrical experiences.

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