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Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Visit Itaipu Dam, the largest functioning hydroelectric power plant in the world, during this 4-hour outing from Foz do Iguaçu. Learn about this excellent example of modern architecture from your knowledgeable local guide, as well as its environmental impact, its construction and its importance in the lives of the Paraguayan and Brazilian people. Round trip transportation from Foz do Iguaçu hotels is included.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of the Itaipu Dam from Foz do Iguaçu
  • Learn about the construction of the dam and the famous power outage
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off in most downtown hotels in Foz do Iguaçu or Puerto Iguazu
Gratuities
Entrance fee to Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour - BRL 42.00
Food and Beverages
Eco Touristic Tax - $ 80 pesos (Puerto Iguazu Pick ups only)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Roundtrip transfer to your selected hotel in Foz do Iguaçu or Puerto Iguazu. Please stay at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before pick up time. If your hotel is not listed, please provide us your hotel name and address so we will arrange the nearest meeting point for your convenience.

Following pickup at your Foz do Iguaçu hotel, board a comfortable vehicle for the short trip to the Itaipu Dam, one of the Modern Wonders of the World.

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour that gives you a close view of the dam and offers great photo opportunities. Take advantage of your guide's expertise and ask any questions you have about the dam or the surrounding area. Learn about its construction in the 1970s and 1980s and its importance to the people of Paraguay and Brazil. When the dam seized up for 2 hours in 2009, it interrupted power to entire country of Paraguay and large regions of Brazil, making this incident one of the world's largest blackouts.

When your time exploring, photographing and learning about the dam is finished, enjoy drop-off back at your Foz do Iguaçu hotel.
Itinerary
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Itaipu Dam
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 panoramic 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. 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. 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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please check if you require a Visa or a similar document to enter Brazil. You are responsible for obtaining these documents.
  • It is necessary to bring along your passport and pay close attention to visa restrictions.
  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • Panoramic Tour to Itaipu Dam entrance Fee must be paid locally
  • As the ticket is not included, you will pay for it on the spot.
  • You will only be able to do the Panoramic Tour. It will not be possible to do the Technical Tour (Itaipu Special).
  • If you are being picked up in Puerto Iguazu to cross to Brazil, you will need to pay a fee for an Eco touristic tax in Puerto Iguazu.
  • Please make sure to keep your receipt in order to avoid being charged twice
  • Prices above are aproximated and subject to change without notice
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Brazil
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour from Foz do Iguaçu.

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star-5
Unfortunately, the guide on the Dam...
cally h
, Sep 2017
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-1
Just finished with this tour.IGU...
Prasob V
, Jul 2017
Just finished with this tour.IGU CITY BUS TOURS (local company) turn up an hour late and after being reminded a non English speaking guide turns up and gets some random person off the dam entrance queue to do the translation stating he wll pick us up after 2hrs and doesnt turn up there at all.
star-1
My confirmation states that entry...
charlottemorley
, Apr 2017
My confirmation states that entry cost is excluded and there are 2 options: panoramic or technical tour. Pick up and drop off are included. I selected the technical tour but no one came to collect me. I called and was told I'd taken the wrong tour and forfeited pickup. $30 taxi back. Terrible service!
star-5
This was the best Dam tour ever...
JonDoh
, Jul 2016
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.
star-3
to less Information before: not...
Florian E
, Apr 2016
to less Information before: not clear how Long is the driving, how Long is the tour, which tour exactlly we are doing, if we have to pay additional entrance or not, etc... but the Itaipu dam is nice and interessting to see!
star-1
the bookings indicated a pick up...
alex l
, Jan 2016
the bookings indicated a pick up/ tour starts at 2pm and we got pick up from the hotel at 6 pm . not what it says on the descriptions of the tour . not worth the money and time.
star-5
It was a privilege having...
donghenz
, Sep 2015
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-1
The package only for transport, the...
Cedric
, Jun 2013
The package only for transport, the driver is great, but still a bit expensive for transport.
star-3
This tour just covered the cost of...
Thomas C
, Apr 2013
This tour just covered the cost of transportation. A taxis would cost less.
star-3
The dam itself is quite impressive...
MG
, Nov 2012
The dam itself is quite impressive. However, I find that the tour was a bit short. The tour included a film, which presented the history of the dam, and a bus trip around the dam with several stops for picture-taking. I suggest to those who will visit to also include the park in the itinerary.

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