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Itaipu Dam Tour

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Key facts

Where: Foz do Iguacu , Brazil Duration: Approx 4 hours

Highlights

  • Get the inside story of the incredible Itaipu Dam
  • Stunning views and photo-opportunities
  • English-speaking guide
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Visit the magnificent Itaipu Dam – largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world.

Marvel at this monumental creation – a feat of engineering so impressive that it was recognised as one of the ‘Seven Modern Wonders of the World’ in 1994.

See a film about construction of this incredible edifice and marvel at the sheer scale of the undertaking before enjoying a guided tour which explains how the facility operates.

View the plant and its immense structures from a well-placed look-out point.

Itinerary

For your Itaipu Dam Tour you will be picked up from your downtown Foz do Iguassu hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and driven to the Itaipu Dam.

Itaipu Dam is the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. Built on the Paraná River near the border between Brazil and Paraguay, the plant generates a power of 12,600 megawatts, that’s 25 per cent of the electricity consumed by Brazil and 95 per cent of the energy consumed by Paraguay.

The dam is a magnificent feat of engineering by any standards. The volume of concrete used in the reservoir could construct 210 stadiums the size of Maracaná and the iron and the steel would be enough to construct a building 380 times the size of the Eiffel Tower.

It’s therefore not surprising that, in 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers elected the Itaipu Dam as one of the seven modern Wonders of the World!

You will be shown a short film about Itaipu and its amazing history before boarding a bus for a guided tour which explains the significance of the dam and the operation of the plant. The bus will stop at a central lookout where you will be able to see the plant and its incredible structures including the gigantic pressure tubes.

The actual tour of the dam takes about 1 hour 30 minutes in total. Afterwards you will be taken back to your hotel.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx 4 hours

Start time

Start time: 08:00am and 2:00pm. (Exact pick-up time will be advised upon reconfirmation)
Duration: Approx 4 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in downtown Foz do Iguassu.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

You will be dropped back at your hotel

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Itaipu Dam entrance fee (approx 15 USD)
  • Food and beverages

Do/Dont's

Slippers, sandals and shorts are not allowed during the visit

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Please note

Complimentary pick-up service available from most hotels in downtown Iguassu. If possible please advise the name of your hotel at time of booking. Also, please call the activity operator when you arrive in Brazil, or at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour, to re-confirm the name of your hotel and arrange the time of the morning pick-up.

Please present your printed voucher to the guide on the day of your tour.

This tour is subject to a minimum passenger requirement and depends on weather conditions. Therefore it is mandatory to call the local isango! partner at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the tour to confirm the departure time and location.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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