- 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.
This tour just covered the cost of transportation. A taxis would cost less.
This tour only covered the cost of transportation. A taxis would cost less.
The dam itself is quite impressive. However, I find that the tour was a bit short. The tour included a film, which presented the history of the dam, and a bus trip around the dam with several stops for picture-taking. I suggest to those who will visit to also include the park in the itinerary.
The package only for transport, the driver is great, but still a bit expensive for transport.
Not worth seeing if there was no overflow from the dam. DO NOT DO THIS TOUR! very very very disapointing as our guide was DEFINTELY NOT ENGLISH SPEAKING and we felt very unsafe! we got to the dam and nothing was organised and we had to book another tour on arrival to the dam. very very unhappy