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Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu)
Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu)

Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu)

Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz de Iguacu

The Basics

Most tours of Itaipu Dam include a catamaran ride on Itaipu Lake and allow you to take in views from the observation deck and spillway, while some options also include a technical tour of the hydroelectric power plant. Don’t miss the Bela Vista Biological Sanctuary, which features a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) walk around the Piracema Canal and harbors animal species such as jaguars, quati, alligators, king vultures, and snakes. Nearby, the Casimiro Montenegro Filho Astronomical Pole features a planetarium, observatory, and an observation platform that allow travelers to view the night sky. Itaipu Dam tours typically leave from Puerto Iguazú or Foz do Iguaçu, and are frequently combined with excursions to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls.

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Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
$72.00 per adult
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Iguazu Falls
Tour guide was fantastic. He was able to adjust the tour to meet individual needs while keeping to the published itinerary. Would definitely recommend.
Mike, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Foz do Iguacu

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Trip to the Brazilian falls
Bobbi_K, Mar 2020
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
Our driver and Lucy our Gide were wonderful! My parents in there 70s were with us and our Gide fried to make it a easy as possible for them.
star-5
An Excellent Tour
dyenomoto, Jan 2020
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
This tour is very good for seeing Iguassu Falls on the Brazilian side, the Bird Park, and the Itaipu Dam all in one day. It is very good value for the price, although entrance fees are not included.
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Itaipu Dam
surekhapendyal, Nov 2019
Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam - Tickets Included
The guide did a good job about giving us the background on the dam project. It might have been helpful to have the guide accompany us inside to help better explain some of the features.
star-5
Unfortunately, the guide on the Dam...
cally h, Sep 2017
Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu
Unfortunately, the guide on the Dam tour didn't even offer an English option so I wasn't able to understand any of the information given. The dam itself is worth seeing though.
star-5
Despite no correspondence prior to...
qtiiwill, Jan 2018
Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls and Itaipu Dam Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Puerto Iguazú
Despite no correspondence prior to pick up time in morning had to callViator and emergency no, night before plus a 20 minute late pickup in morning, the trip to the Brazil side of the Falls was worth every . The Dam add on too as we were only ones on that excursion with the group and they gave us our own Taxi driver to take care of us for this part. We didnt get back to accommodation until 6.30 pm but driver handled everything. Great value for money.
star-4
Great things to see.
Roger T, Aug 2019
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
The Falls were really great. This is worthwhile to see. The Bird Park was better than expected with exotic birds and a beautiful park. The Dam was amazing because of its size and importance to the surrounding areas. However, we did not realize that the tour did not include tickets to the Falls and to the Dam which we had to pay extra. We did not read the small print.
star-5
It was a privilege having...
donghenz, Sep 2015
Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu
It was a privilege having accommodated for this tour. Actually i was taking Macuco Safari in the morning yet my tour agency in Iguazu managed to squeeze the schedule in order for me to join this Itaipu Dam tour in the afternoon. The place is huge, i am amazed on how this dam was built. I am happy to know that both Brazil and Paraguay were benefited from this huge construction. This is really a massive engineering. Highly recommended!
star-4
Awesome day in Brazil at iguazu Falls...
T J F V, Sep 2013
Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls and Itaipu Dam Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Puerto Iguazú
Awesome day in Brazil at iguazu Falls and itaipu powerplant. Perfect guide!
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Amazing! Since the falls are almost...
alexbog8, Jun 2017
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
Amazing! Since the falls are almost all in the argentinean side, with this tour you have a panoramic view of the falls, which was great! I recommend to do the both tours i.e. argentinean and brazilian!
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What you see and what you learn...
Voytek, Jan 2018
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
What you see and what you learn about the Falls depends to some degree on guides of the tour. We had very good one but not every one was so lucky. It is good idea to read some informations about Falls before going there. Brazilian and Argentinean sides are different even though they are the same Falls. So it is good idea to see both sides. Pick up low season if you can so you will see more falls and less human heads.
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This was an excellent tour, but was...
Alice J, Jul 2017
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
This was an excellent tour, but was closer to 7.5 hours rather than the advertised four. I can't imagine seeing all of these things in less time, and all three destinations were well worth it!
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This was the best Dam tour ever...
JonDoh, Jul 2016
Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu
This was the best Dam tour ever! : Some people are annoyed that this tour essentially is transport to get to the Dam and back to your hotel, but it clearly states what's included and what's not. Depending on which hotel you stay at, the taxi fare round trip will be much more than this costs, so it's well worth it as the Dam is about a 20-minute drive outside of town. We weren't expecting much to see, but were pleasantly surprised at how organized and tourist-friendly a dam can be. Be sure to bring your passport and cash with you the rep wouldn't accept credit card as he booked our tickets as one large transaction he assumed we only wanted to do the panoramic tour but we were interested in the technical tour too. It takes about 1 hour for each tour and the only English version was at 10:30 back to back. The other 2 people in our bus only did the panoramic so they had to wait an hour for us to be done with our technical tour. We highly recommend the special/technical tour as you really get to see the inner workings of the entire facility up close and with knowledgeable guides. The short video before you go on the tour is very helpful, but we recommend watching something on YouTube from National Geographic beforehand to better understand the context and mechanics in layman's terms to fully appreciate the modern marvel that this place really is.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Itaipu Dam is a must-see for first-time visitors to the Iguassu Falls area.

  • Be sure to dress appropriately; sandals, high heels, miniskirts, and shorts are not allowed.

  • The visitor complex at the dam is fully wheelchair accessible and has a tactile floor to aid travelers with decreased vision.

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How to Get There

Most visitors arrive at Itaipu Dam via prearranged tour. Cabs are available from downtown Foz do Iguaçu, and car parking is available for independent travelers. To get there via public transportation, take the Conjunto C Norte or Conjunto C Sul bus lines, which depart from the central Foz do Iguaçu terminal.

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When to Get There

You can visit Itaipu Dam year-round. Twice a week, there is a nighttime light show from the Central Lookout, which features music and views of the dam illuminated by nearly 1,000 spotlights and light fixtures.

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Itaipu Dam History

The Itaipu hydroelectric plant marks the spot where an epic cascade was once the centerpiece of Guaira Falls National Park. The Seven Falls of Guaira (actually 18 cascades on the Parana River, gushing twice as much water as Niagara Falls) were drowned in 1982 when the dam was under construction. The national park was dissolved and the cliffs were destroyed with dynamite to ensure safer navigation on the new Itaipu Lake.

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