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Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

1. Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, 20 minutes from Foz do Iguaçu and a world leader in clean and replaceable energy production. Itaipu is located in the middle of Brazil and Paraguay, so you’ll visit both countries on this tour. Your tour begins with a 10-minute video at the Visitor Center, which tells the history of the construction of the dam. The guided tour continues by bus outside of the reservoir with three stops to allow you to appreciate its panoramic views. See the view from the edge of the dam and continue on the path that will take you to the natural surroundings of the dam and the beautiful scenery inside the Touristic Itaipu Complex. At the end of the tour, enjoy the beautiful view of Itaipu Lake before returning to your hotel.  

From Foz do Iguaçu: Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam Guided Tour

2. From Foz do Iguaçu: Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam Guided Tour

Embark on a thrilling journey from your hotel to witness one of the Modern World's seven wonders: the magnificent Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant. Prepare to be awe-struck as we explore this engineering marvel, offering panoramic views from a centrally located viewpoint. Nestled along the Paraná River, which forms the border between Brazil and Paraguay, this extraordinary tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours and takes place aboard a comfortable open-air tourist bus. As we traverse the vast expanse of the second largest hydroelectric plant on the planet, you'll gain a deeper understanding of Itaipu's construction and its significant environmental preservation projects through an informative 30-minute video documentary at the Visitor Reception Center. Our adventure continues as we proceed to the dam, where we'll make a stop at a lookout point, granting us a spectacular view of the dam itself and the mesmerizing water spillway. If the weather conditions permit, we'll ascend to the crown of the dam, treating ourselves to an awe-inspiring vista of the magnificent Lake Itaipu. As our visit comes to a close, we'll have the opportunity to browse the souvenir shop, allowing you to take home a tangible reminder of this truly remarkable experience. Relish the chance to bring a piece of this unforgettable journey with you. After an exhilarating day, we'll conclude our tour by returning you to your hotel, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the grandeur of Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant and immerse yourself in this captivating adventure.

From Puerto Iguazu: Itaipu Dam Tour with Entrance Ticket

3. From Puerto Iguazu: Itaipu Dam Tour with Entrance Ticket

After being picked up from your hotel, arrive at the Itaipu Dam Visitor Center. Watch a 10-minute introductory video in the cinema room which explains how the dam was constructed. Learn about how the Itaipu Dam extends for 7,719 meters across and 196 meters in height and is a world leader in renewable energy production.  Continue the tour with a ride in a double-decker bus along the perimeter of the reservoir, making 3 stops for you to admire the incredible panoramas. This route allows for privileged views of the spillway at the edge of the dam and gives you the chance to admire the beautiful natural scenery within the Itaipu Complex. The dam was constructed across the border of Brazil and Paraguay so during the tour, you will hop from one country to another. At the end of the tour, take the opportunity to soak up the beautiful views from the top of Itaipu Lake before taking advantage of a return transfer back to your hotel. Upgrade your tour to include access to the special ciruit tour, which allows visitors into the inner section of the dam, or the illuminated tour, which includes a special audiovisual lights display.

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What people are saying about Itaipu Dam

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 71 reviews

The guide was on time, provided good service. It was interesting to talk with him, learn about the country and people. But in principle, Itaipu is not far away and you can get there on your own by taxi. Uber available.

It was very nice trip! I was the only one who needed guided tour in Itaipu in english, and two other who needed in spanish. Luckily we had a multitalented guide, so it was no problem for him!

The guide was fantastic. He sent me a message the day before to make sure I was all set. The trip was very smooth and would highly recommend

I opted for the tour with just the entrance ticket ... wish I opted for the inner circuit.

interesting tour. was picked up at the hotel on time. personable guide.