- Full-day sightseeing tour of the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls and the Itaipu Dam from Puerto Iguazú
- Enjoy a guided visit of Iguaçu National Park and Devil's Throat
- Explore Itaipu Dam, the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
Leaving Puerto Iguazú behind, you'll cross the border into Brazil and visit Devil´s Throat, the largest waterfall in the region and one best seen from the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. Here, you'll watch as 14 falls drop 350 feet (107 meters) with such force that a 100-foot (30-meter) tall cloud of mist stays permanently suspended overhead. This area is famous for its rainbow, and great photo opportunities abound!
For a close-up of the falls, walk through the subtropical forest of Iguacu National Park to the base of Salto Floriano. From there, take the elevator to the top of the falls, or walk out over the falls at Salto Union.
Your next stop is the Itaipu Dam, the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. Built on the Paraná River near the border between Brazil and Paraguay, this plant generates a power of 12,600 megawatts, approximately 25% of the electricity consumed by Brazil and 95% of the energy consumed by Paraguay.
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.
Best tour we did whilst in South America. So different from the Argentinian side. Trip to the power station was just mind boggling, so big, just opened your eyes to what man is capable of.
Guides helpful and friendly plus good English.
After seeing the Iguassu Falls from the Argentinian side the day before it was still worth to also visit the Brazilian side. We found that the overall views were actually better from the Brazilian side compared to the Argentinian side. This is due to the fact that on the Argentinian side you are basically "in" or "on top" of the falls and from the Brazilian side you can take the better pictures as you are slightly further away. We would not have wanted to miss on or the other side and strongly recommend to visit both sides.
As for the trip to the Argentinian side that we had booked through "viator" as well we did not know in advance that the entrance fee to the falls is not included in the tour price which was somewhat disappointing. But in comparison to the Argentinian side we could pay with a foreign credit card.
Also the visit to the dam was really interesting and impressing.
Between the two parts of the trip we stopped for lunch which was included in the tour price (except for drinks). Although it was a lunch place where only tourist groups are brought to we were surpised how good the food was and how much variety was offered.