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


  • 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

Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Foz do Iguaçu

Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Foz do Iguacu

Following pickup at your Foz do Iguaçu hotel, board a comfortable vehicle for the short trip to the Itaipu Dam, one of the Modern Wonders of the World.

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that gives you a close view of the dam and offers great photo opportunities. Take advantage of your guide's expertise and ask any questions you have about the dam or the surrounding area. Learn about its construction in the 1970s and 1980s and its importance to the people of Paraguay and Brazil. When the dam seized up for 2 hours in 2009, it interrupted power to entire country of Paraguay and large regions of Brazil, making this incident one of the world's largest blackouts.

When your time exploring, photographing and learning about the dam is finished, enjoy drop-off back at your Foz do Iguaçu hotel.

Customer Reviews

cally h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Unfortunately, the guide on the Dam tour didn't even offer an English option so I wasn't able to understand any of the information given. The dam itself is worth seeing though.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the best Dam tour ever! : Some people are annoyed that this tour essentially is transport to get to the Dam and back to your hotel, but it clearly states what's included and what's not. Depending on which hotel you stay at, the taxi fare round trip will be much more than this costs, so it's well worth it as the Dam is about a 20-minute drive outside of town. We weren't expecting much to see, but were pleasantly surprised at how organized and tourist-friendly a dam can be. Be sure to bring your passport and cash with you the rep wouldn't accept credit card as he booked our tickets as one large transaction he assumed we only wanted to do the panoramic tour but we were interested in the technical tour too. It takes about 1 hour for each tour and the only English version was at 10:30 back to back. The other 2 people in our bus only did the panoramic so they had to wait an hour for us to be done with our technical tour. We highly recommend the special/technical tour as you really get to see the inner workings of the entire facility up close and with knowledgeable guides. The short video before you go on the tour is very helpful, but we recommend watching something on YouTube from National Geographic beforehand to better understand the context and mechanics in layman's terms to fully appreciate the modern marvel that this place really is.

donghenz Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a privilege having accommodated for this tour. Actually i was taking Macuco Safari in the morning yet my tour agency in Iguazu managed to squeeze the schedule in order for me to join this Itaipu Dam tour in the afternoon.
The place is huge, i am amazed on how this dam was built. I am happy to know that both Brazil and Paraguay were benefited from this huge construction. This is really a massive engineering.
Highly recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

every thing ok, as espected


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very nice

Florian E

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2016

to less Information before: not clear how Long is the driving, how Long is the tour, which tour exactlly we are doing, if we have to pay additional entrance or not, etc...
but the Itaipu dam is nice and interessting to see!

Thomas C

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2013

This tour just covered the cost of transportation. A taxis would cost less.

Thomas C

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2013

This tour only covered the cost of transportation. A taxis would cost less.


3 star rating: Worth doing November 2012

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.

Prasob V

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2017

Just finished with this tour.IGU CITY BUS TOURS (local company) turn up an hour late and after being reminded a non English speaking guide turns up and gets some random person off the dam entrance queue to do the translation stating he wll pick us up after 2hrs and doesnt turn up there at all.

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