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  • Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz de Iguacu
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 4pm
  • Admission: US$15
Iguacu Falls is not the only natural wonder in this amazing neighborhood. Just 10km (6mi) from Foz do Iguacu, massive Itaipu Dam was, until recently, the world's largest manmade structure (since eclipsed by China's Three Gorges Dam) and is still the world's most productive hydroelectric facility.

The dam is considered one of the World's Seven Modern Wonders, clocking in at 7.2km (4.5mi) long, 65 stories high, with a maximum flow more than 40 times that of Iguacu Falls on a good day.

In fact, Itaipu marks the spot where an almost equally epic cascade was once the centerpiece of Guaira Falls National Park. The "Seven Falls of Guaira" (actually 18 cascades on the Parana River, gushing twice as much water as Niagara Falls) were drowned in 1982 when the dam was under construction.

The national park was dissolved, the cliffs dynamited underwater to ensure safer navigation on the new reservoir, and today Itaipu produces more than 20% of Brazil's electricity.

Practical Info

In addition to the 90-minute, US$15 Panoramic Tour, which can include add-ons such as nature hikes or visits to the onsite museum, you can book other options in advance, such as the Special Tour (2.5hrs, US$29) that visits the interior of the dam. A light show spectacular is offered twice weekly. Sandals, high heels, miniskirts, and shorts are forbidden.

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Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls and Itaipu Dam Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Puerto Iguazú

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Combine two great sightseeing excursions on this cross-border day trip from Puerto Iguazu to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls and the Itaipu Dam. First, ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.40
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Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Foz do Iguaçu

3 star rating: Worth doing 10 Reviews

While visiting Iguassu Falls National Park, take the chance to explore the Itaipu Dam, the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. Visit ...  Read more

Location: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.99

Iguassu Falls All-Inclusive Overnight Tour of the Brazilian Side and Itaipu Dam

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

If you only plan on spending one night in Foz do Iguaçu, this is the tour for you! Book this overnight Iguassu Falls tour and see the Brazilian side of ...  Read more

Location: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $134.99

Full Day Tour to Iguazú Waterfalls Brazilian Side with Optional Itaipu Dam from Puerto Iguazú

The trips starts with the pick up from your hotel, in Puerto Iguazú or Foz de Iguazú. On arriving to the Visitors center, we get on the panoramic ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazú, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.66

Itaipu Dam Tour with Catamaran Ride

Enjoy a visit to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, responsible for the production of 95% of the electricity consumed in Paraguay, and for 24% of all Brazilian ...  Read more

Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00

Itaipu Lights Evening Tour

Get dazzled by the energy coming out of the huge turbines in the dam lighting, illuminated by 747 spotlights and 112 fixtures. A soundtrack created specially ...  Read more

Location: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.00

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