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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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Tickets for the Panoramic Tour - Itaipu
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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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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 1 week ago

I recommend the Panoramic visit in the double deck bus and specially the cruise during sunset (approx. 5pm during the winter and 7pm during the summer) - both are very good experiences.

Thank Fernanda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing to visit this place and the construction history mainly the admisitration issues not related to Brazil or Paraguay government relationship, instead following indepent contract agreement

Thank Hitomi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to Foz do Iguaçu, do not miss a visit to the Itaipu Dam. You will know one of the best man made engineering knowledge - the "complete" visit during the day is very important to see its functions, while the night visit...More

Thank reimonte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Size does matter Size does matter! Worth the visit just to see close up the massive scale of the entire set-up. Truly impressive!

Thank Laidbacktraveller78
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We went for the nightly light show and were very happy with the quality. The show if free, but you have to register your name and info to get on the bus. The bus takes you over the dam to an observation amphitheatre where they...More

Thank camelot43
Reviewed 4 June 2017

A huge structure that took decades to complete. At the time of its construction it was the biggest dam in the world although it has since being overtaken by the 3 Gorges dam in China. It supplies about 20% of Brazilian power and a stunningly...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 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...More

Thank emysp
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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.

2  Thank Dr Raymond D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Fifi4256
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Mene T
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Kees R
27 October 2016|
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Response from Maria Lucia 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.
16 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