As the largest operating facility in terms of energy output, the Itaipu Dam and Dam has been named one of the seven modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. This hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River is located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
You'll have to sign up for the Tourist Excursion tour to enjoy a panoramic view from the Central Belvedere (central tower). From this vantage point, you'll realize the dam's truly gigantic size as you walk along the dam. Then, you can stroll along the top of the immense concrete wall for a view of the reservoir.
To visit the inside of the power plant, you'll have to book the Special Tour Circuit, which also includes access to Central Belvedere. Inside, the building's hollow shape is reminiscent of cathedral architecture, built on the former Paraná River bed. In the Production Building, you'll have the opportunity to view the command room that controls the turbines and generators, as well as the gigantic gallery where you'll view the generator covers. Your tour around this dam enables you to see the channel that passes water from the turbines back into the river.
Children under 14 years are not permitted inside the facilities, and sandals, high-heeled shoes, flip-flops, and shorts are not permitted anywhere during your visit. For Itaipu Dam and beyond, use our Foz do Iguacu online holiday planner to get the most from your Foz do Iguacu vacation.
Tours to Itaipu Dam
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $78
Duration: 8 hours
Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $26
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Itaipu Dam Reviews
Fiz os três passeios: interno, externo e o noturno (iluminado). Indico todos! É impressionante conhecer a estrutura deste lugar, é tudo muito grandioso. No passeio interno chegamos pertinho de uma tur... more »I did the three tours: internal, external and the Night (illuminated). I nominall you! It's amazing to know the structure of this place, it's all very grand. On the inner promenade we arrived close to a turbine. On the outside we see the dam from several angles and we pass on it. At night we see the lights light up from a gazebo we visit during the day. There's a little live show of local music before. It was very tasty.
Se você está em dúvida entre fazer compras no Paraguai e visitar Itaipú, esqueça o Paraguai! Fizemos o passeio especial pela Usina. Compramos os ingressos pelo site e utilizamos um Uber de transporte.... more »If you are in doubt between shopping in Paraguay and visiting Itaipú, forget about Paraguay! We took the special tour of the power plant. We buy tickets through the site and use an Uber transport. In the special tour, besides making the panoramic visit, you will know the internal part of the plant and understand its operation. It's amazing what was built there by the man. A colossal masterpiece. Well worth a visit!
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