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Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour

by Gray Line Brazil
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Touring the massive Itaipu Dam hydroelectric plant

  • Breathtaking views of the spillway & Paraná River

  • Up-close look at one of the biggest facilities of its kind

  • Engineering marvel that supplies power for Brazil & Paraguay

  • Eco-museum dedicated to the plant's history & green efforts

Highlights

  • Touring the massive Itaipu Dam hydroelectric plant

  • Breathtaking views of the spillway & Paraná River

  • Up-close look at one of the biggest facilities of its kind

  • Engineering marvel that supplies power for Brazil & Paraguay

  • Eco-museum dedicated to the plant's history & green efforts

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Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour

Activity Location

Itaipu Dam

Avenida Tancredo Neves, 8000 Jardim Itaipu

Foz do Iguaçu 85867-000

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Foz do Iguaçu

  • Hotel Pickup

    Puerto Iguazú

  • Exe Hotel Cataratas

    KM 4 Ruta Nacional 12

    Puerto Iguazú 3370


Description

Explore the massive Itaipu Dam, an impressive joint venture by the governments of Brazil and Paraguay and one of the most powerful hydroelectric plants in the world. See the engineering masterpiece on the border between the two countries for a sense of the efforts that made it happen.

Operating since 1984, the dam turns the powerful water flows into energy that supplies most of Paraguay's electricity, and no small amount of the power that runs Brazil. Designed and constructed by engineers from both sides of the border, the plant offers some unique views of the Paraná River and a landscape transformed by its presence.

The dam includes an eco-museum dedicated to the clean, green energy produced here, the Bela Vista reforestation program financed by the company, and the construction and maintenance of the plant itself. For an extra charge, you can choose a panoramic tour around the premises or a technical tour that also introduces you to the heavy machinery behind the plant.

On this tour you will do the Panoramic Tour. As the ticket is not included, you will pay for it on the spot.:

  • The Panoramic tour: Watch a documentary film on the power plant. See the dam and spillway from the central observation deck (without entering the facility).
    The grandeur of a plant built between two countries, when revealed in numbers, is surprising: the Itaipu dam is 7,919 meters long and 196 meters high. But when viewed from close up and from various angles in a tour around the Itaipu Panoramic, it impresses even more and guarantees a unique and striking experience. In addition to the privileged view of the spillway at the top of the dam, the path still allows contact with nature and beautiful landscapes within the Itaipu Tourist Complex.

  • The Technical tour cannot be done in this tour.


Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from most Foz do Iguaçu or Puerto Iguazu hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages

  • Entrance Fee to the Panoramic Tour to Itaipu Dam (must be paid locally)


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must present a valid passport on the day of the activity.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Foz do Iguaçu and some Puerto Iguazu hotels, as well as a central meeting point in Puerto Iguazu. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please check if you require a Visa or a similar document to enter Brazil. You are responsible for obtaining these documents.

  • Bags and big backpacks are forbidden. Small bags will be inspected.

  • Panoramic Tour to Itaipu Dam entrance Fee. Additional Surcharge of Approximatelly 10 USD. Ages between 6 and 11 years and older than 60 years pay half price. As the ticket is not included, you will pay for it on the spot.


Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

2.8 out of 5

4/5 22 Mar 2019

The technical tour was great. By going inside of the dam makes you rely appreciate the size. The tour operator - GRAY LINE was tenable. Fist they kept changing the pick up time and ultimately showed up 55 minutes late. Then after telling me that I had to pay cash - NO CREDIT CARDS - at the dam for the tour. The dam DOSE take credit cards and Gray Line insisted that i pay them in cash and let them but the ticket. Their reason was - so that they could get "more credits". I did not mind paying for the tour as I knew that in advance. However I did mind inuring about US$30 extra to get cash from the ATM. After the tour I had to wait about 45 minutes for the transfer back into town. Great tour - poor operator

7 Aug 2016

If you are interested in technology, I highly recommend the "Special Tour" so you will get to see not only the panoramic views but also the dam close up and the inside of the power station.

A verified traveler

Canada