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While visiting Iguassu Falls National Park, take the chance to explore the Itaipu Dam, the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. Visit this stunning piece of modern architecture and learn about its construction, its environment impact and its importance to the people of Brazil and Paraguay. The shear size of the Itaipu Dam will be sure to leave you speechless!

Description:
Built on the Paraná River near the border between Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam is the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. On this sightseeing tour from Foz do Iguaçu, you’ll tour this engineering marvel, which generates a power of 12,600 megawatts, approximately 25% of the electricity consumed by Brazil and 95% of the energy consumed by Paraguay.

After many negotiations between Brazil and Paraguay, the construction of the Itaipu Dam began in the 1970s. When completed in 1984, the dam measured approximately 645 feet (196 meters) in height and 26,000 feet (7,920 meters) in length. The size of the dam and its impressive construction led the American Society of Civil Engineers to elect the Itaipu Dam as one of the modern Wonders of the World in 1994.

In 2009, transmission from the plant seized up, causing a power failure. The entire country of Paraguay and large regions of Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, suffered a blackout. The power outage lasted approximately two hours and affected more than 50 million people, leading to one of the world's largest blackouts.

Your guided sightseeing tour gives you an up-close view of the Itaipu Dam and offers you the chance to take some great photos! Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Highlights:
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide

Location: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Duration: 4 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Daily

    Departure Point:
    Hotel pickup in Foz do Iguazu or Puerto Iguazu
    If you are staying at Puerto Iguazu and your hotel is not listed, you should go to the meeting point

    Departure Time: 8am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
    2pm ((Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)

    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Returns to original departure point

  • Inclusions:
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil or Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Entrance fee to Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour (USD 15)
    • Entrance fee to Itaipu Dam Technical Tour (USD 30)

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


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