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Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, Foz do Iguacu

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As the largest operating facility in terms of energy output, the Itaipu Hydroelectric 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. Make Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam a part of your Foz do Iguacu vacation plans using our Foz do Iguacu tour planner.
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  • Buy tickets on the site, take the voucher printed. It is mandatory to go to closed shoes and shorts must reach the knees. Take water! The structure is impressive by your greatness, organization and punctuality. From inception to the end of the tour (several options) is all well done, multilingual guides, helpful, well informed. Very good transport bus. Within the plant are required safety helmet usage and it caught my attention that the equipment was perfumed. Did the Special tour, and regretted not buying the full tour (the forward until the nighttime). I did the walk starts at 4:00 pm which enabled me see the sunset there. It was worth it. Takes place to stash your bag, there's souvenir shop. The sign of cellular and Wi-Fi are not good, then combine with the taxi driver that you left there. Take the GoPro so you don't lose the beauty of the place.
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  • When the human being wants to make a gigantic and beautiful work preserving the nature can, off the benefits it offers with the generation of energy.
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  • Make sure you book the Tecnical tour if you want to see inside the dam an the Turbine Room, this tour takes a couple of hours, otherwise you can do a Panoramic Tour where you get driven to all the loo...  more »