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Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu) Tours

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Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu)
Set near the convergence of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu) is considered one of the World’s Seven Modern Wonders, clocking in at 4.5-miles (7.2-kilometers) long and 65 stories high. With a maximum flow up to 40 times more powerful than nearby Iguassu (Iguaçu) Falls, the dam’s hydroelectric power plant produces roughly 20 percent of Brazil’s electricity. 

The Basics
Most tours of Itaipu Dam include a catamaran ride on Itaipu Lake and allow you to take in views from the observation deck and spillway, while some options also include a technical tour of the hydroelectric power plant. Don’t miss the Bela Vista Biological Sanctuary, which features a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) walk around the Piracema Canal and harbors animal species such as jaguars, quati, alligators, king vultures, and snakes. Nearby, the Casimiro Montenegro Filho Astronomical Pole features a planetarium, observatory, and an observation platform that allow travelers to view the night sky. Itaipu Dam tours typically leave from Puerto Iguazú or Foz do Iguaçu, and are frequently combined with excursions to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Itaipu Dam is a must-see for first-time visitors to the Iguassu Falls area. 
  • Be sure to dress appropriately; sandals, high heels, miniskirts, and shorts are not allowed. 
  • The visitor complex at the dam is fully wheelchair accessible and has a tactile floor to aid travelers with decreased vision.

How to Get There
Most visitors arrive at Itaipu Dam via prearranged tour. Cabs are available from downtown Foz do Iguaçu, and car parking is available for independent travelers. To get there via public transportation, take the Conjunto C Norte or Conjunto C Sul bus lines, which depart from the central Foz do Iguaçu terminal. 

When to Get There
You can visit Itaipu Dam year-round. Twice a week, there is a nighttime light show from the Central Lookout, which features music and views of the dam illuminated by nearly 1,000 spotlights and light fixtures. 

Itaipu Dam History
The Itaipu hydroelectric plant marks the spot where an 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 and the cliffs were destroyed with dynamite to ensure safer navigation on the new Itaipu Lake.
Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil
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Panoramic Tour in Itaipu

As one of the great achievements of modern engineering and the largest hydroelectric plant in the world in terms of energy production, Itaipu Binacional attracts thousands of views around the world. The immense work shared between Brazil and Paraguay, has become not only the largest power generation plant in the world, but also one of the main tourist attractions in Foz do Iguaçu, thus offering an organized tourist service with qualified services for visitors who want to know more about this great work. With that in mind, Itaipu Binacional offers various types of visits that include areas of technology and engineering, nature and historical rescue of the region. The Itaipu Binacional Tourist Complex is fully equipped to serve visitors with a restaurant, snack bar, souvenir shop and parking.
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Itaipu Panoramic Visit Ticket

This tour is ideal for family, since besides knowing one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World which is Itaipu, it is also possible to see certain animals that live in this binational area, the capybaras that can be found from the Canal Da Piracema. The guide during the tour when telling the construction story fills us with information which we were impressed with, for example: Did you know that a lot of ice was used in the construction of the Itaipu dam? Well, these and other information you will learn in addition to the stunning view of nature and the modern world.
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Light Show Ticket, Itaipu

The view that the tour provides is breathtaking, the lights synchronized with background music reflect on the dam, during the full moon everything becomes more impressive. There are 112 luminaires and 519 reflectors, connected by 60 kilometers of wires, cables and conduits that bring the giant concrete wall to life.
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Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam - Tickets Included

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Visit the Itaipu hydroelectric dam, one of largest dams in the world. The 7,919-meter-long and 196-meter-high structure built between two countries is responsible for 95% of the energy in Paraguay and 24% of energy consumption in Brazil. Since the operation of the first generator in 1984, it has been breaking successive revenue and production records. Begin your two-and-half-hour tour at the reception and see a video presentation of the dam. Follow to a panoramic visit on the main gazebo to enjoy a unique and outstanding experience seeing the water power. Besides the privileged view of the spillway at the top of the dam, the course allows the contact with the nature and beautiful landscapes within the Itaipu Tourist Complex.
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Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu

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Discover the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls and other city attractions on this 4-hour sightseeing tour from Foz do Iguaçu. Travel deep into Iguaçu National Park for the region's best, up-close views of Devil's Throat and feel the power of this natural wonder. Then head to the Parque das Aves (Birds Park) to learn about the Brazilian bird species that reside in this sanctuary. Finally, visit the incredible Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam and learn how it provides 20% of all Brazilian energy using the power of the nearby falls. Round-trip transportation from Foz do Iguaçu hotels is included.
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Itaipu Lights Evening Tour

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Get a sense of the raw power coming from Itaipu Dam during this dramatically lit nighttime presentation. During this 3-hour event, watch the water-powered turbines work while illuminated by almost 1000 spotlights and light fixtures. Listen to a custom-composed soundtrack that further heightens the drama of the presentation and watch a documentary detailing the operations of the dam. Round-trip transportation from most Foz do Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazu hotels is included.
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Itaipu - Light Show

Dynamic and unique lighting of the genre throughout the world, impresses onlookers with beauty and grandeur.
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Visit the largest hydroelectric plant in the world on this private tour to Itaipu. This dam harnesses the power of the nearby falls and generates over 100 million megawatt hours to parts of Brazil and Paraguay. Next, visit the Bird Park and see over 140 species of birds including the beautiful macaw. End the tour with a visit to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls and admire its immensity.
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The Lighting of the Dam in Foz de Iguazu is a popular event that you can only experience for a limited period at certain times in Brazil. This guided tour ensures you won't miss it. This package includes your ticket to the show, as well as round-trip transportation.
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Visit Itaipu Dam, the largest functioning hydroelectric power plant in the world, during this 4-hour outing from Foz do Iguaçu. Learn about this excellent example of modern architecture from your knowledgeable local guide, as well as its environmental impact, its construction and its importance in the lives of the Paraguayan and Brazilian people. Round trip transportation from Foz do Iguaçu hotels is included.
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Spend 4 days exploring Iguassu Falls, enjoying the views from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. Enjoy engaging and informative commentary from your local guide while you trek around the falls to the various scenic viewpoints. Visit Itaipu Dam, which provides hydroelectric energy for Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Round-trip transportation to Cataratas Airport and 3 nights' stay at a 3-star hotel is included.
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A tour unlike anything you'll find in Foz do Iguaçu. In a single tour you will be able to discover the most secret stories of Foz do Iguacu and explore the region's economic cycles within a rich and incredible history until you build one of the most amazing man-made works, the largest power plant in the world , Itaipu Binacional. This itinerary of the Iguassu City Tour includes the entrance of the Itaipu Binacional panoramic visit. The tour inside the plant is done in the City Tour's charming, modern and exclusive Red Bus.
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Get to know the interior of the gigantic dam of the Itaipu Binacional Hydroelectric Power Plant and discover a little more about all the work that is done there.
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Get to know the Land of the Falls in a unique way, live unforgettable moments in Foz do Iguaçu. Package included: ✔ Arrival Transfer (IGU Airport / Hotel) ✔ Iguaçu BR Bird and Waterfall Park, with tour guide ✔ Shopping in Paraguay (5/4 hours) ✔ Itaipu Panoramic Tour, (on-site guide) ✔ Outbound Transfer (Hotel / IGU Airport)
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Total Duration:5 - 8 hours • Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, 4 hours • Catedral Diocesana Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, 20 minutes • Buddhist Temple, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, 1 hour • Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, 45 minutes • Triple Frontier, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, 1 hour
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Tourist tour monitored to the main external points of the plant. Presentation video followed by boarding buses that travel by train to panoramic observation points, and on a route that allows the observation of the natural bed of the Paraná River, the Bypass Channel, Spillway, the Dam itself, Forced Ducts, and the Reservoir, called popularly from Itaipu Lake. * If your hotel is Belmond Catararas or Mabu Interludium, you should consult the boarding availability and possible additional costs.
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