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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

star-4
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
Birds Park is worthy seeing
Douglas_A, Mar 2020
Brazilian Falls Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Puerto Iguazu
Small group, good driver/guide. Overall great experience. We went to a Chirrasqueria in our lunch time.
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.
star-4
Itaipu Dam
Dilip_P, 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-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
Great Experience! Last Minute Booking- Argentinian Side Substitute
Katrina_S, Jan 2020
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
My review is regarding the Argentinian side along with a boat ride with the same company. I booked very last minute (9pm and pick up is 7am) and was contacted shortly after stating the Brazilian tour was no longer available. However, I spoke with Fabio and he was great at accommodating my request, especially since I had only one day available. I was picked up very prompt at my hotel the next morning with guide Antonio. Antonio was a great guide, fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English (though our tour was only in English). He was very knowledgeable about the process and made crossing the border and journey through the park seamless. Additionally, he was very good at balancing guiding us through the park, but also making frequent stops for pictures. I added the boat ride last minute (at an additional cost) and was very glad I did. The boat ride allowed for a close view of the falls that you cannot get elsewhere. I would recommend this tour for anyone when going to Foz do Iguaçu!!!
star-5
Excellent Package Deal
Vidor_N, Jan 2020
Brazilian Falls, Bird Park and Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
Trip was handled by Falls Vision Receptivo. Prompt hotel pick up by tour guide Airton in his car. . It was just me and another guest, so we got to spend a lot of time at the sights. First up was the Itaipu dam tour. Airton drove us to the site and to the ticket booth and we paid for our own tkts for the panoramic tour which was conducted by the Dam's own tour guides on their buses. Very educational and scenic. Then Airton drove us to the Falls. It was off season, so there were no lines at all to get tickets (included in package). Airton drove us to the start of the walking path met up with us at the end/restuarant area. It was an amazing walk through the jungle with lots of viewpoints to see the many waterfalls, not just one but several cataracts. The final leg was towards the main cascade called the Devils Throat and there you're on a wooden bridge over the rapids and you will get wet but will see the falls in all its might and splendor. Niagara pales by comparison. That final leg had the most crowds, but it was manageable and you have elbow room to take great photos. Not so during the peak season when long lines form as far as the starting point for the trail. We then had a buffet lunch (great choices and reasonably priced) bought souvenirs and then Airton drove us to the Parque de Aves (included in package). Again, no crowds so we got to really take our time checking out the birds and taking photos. I highly recommed this tour. Great value for your money. Very enjoyable!
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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