- Guided sightseeing tour of the Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
- Learn about the construction of the dam and the famous power outage
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
After many negotiations between Brazil and Paraguay, the construction of the Itaipu Dam began in the 1970s. When completed in 1984, the dam measured approximately 645 feet (196 meters) in height and 26,000 feet (7,920 meters) in length. The size of the dam and its impressive construction led the American Society of Civil Engineers to elect the Itaipu Dam as one of the modern Wonders of the World in 1994.
In 2009, transmission from the plant seized up, causing a power failure. The entire country of Paraguay and large regions of Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, suffered a blackout. The power outage lasted approximately two hours and affected more than 50 million people, leading to one of the world's largest blackouts.
Your guided sightseeing tour gives you an up-close view of the Itaipu Dam and offers you the chance to take some great photos! Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have.