Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Panoramic Tour From Foz Do Iguaçu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8am (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), 2pm ((Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
  • Departure Details :
    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, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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!

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

Built on the Paran 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 Iguau, youll 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 So 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.

Inclusions

Local guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off in most downtown hotels in Foz do Iguau or Puerto Iguazu

Exclusions

Gratuities

Entrance fee to Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour - BRL 46.00

Food and Beverages

Eco Touristic Tax (Puerto Iguazu Pick ups only)

Entry/Admission - Itaipu Dam

Additional Info

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Additional measures might be added to our list of procedures as we receive guidance from the local health and safety authorities and as more information becomes available. And some of these restrictions might be lifted at some point in the future if we are authorized to do so by local authorities

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Jan-2023

    Hermosa experiencia en Blue park, los hoteles accesibles y limpios ,desayuno variado ,el 31 en la peatonal un concierto abierto al público y así recibimos al 2023

  • 05-Jan-2023

    Cobram R$154 por uma visita panorâmica em ônibus, com parada de 15 min cada em 2 mirantes diferentes, depois de conhecer o primeiro mirante temos que voltar para os ônibus e aguardar liberação até o próximo mirante (ficamos mais tempo no ônibus do que na contemplação). A construção é faraônica, mas a vista não é lá essas coisas, minha sensação foi de perda de tempo e dinheiro, portanto se n quiser desperdiçar dinheiro e tempo nesse lugar belíssimo que é Iguaçu, fuja desse passeio. Se ainda assim quiser fazer o passeio, vá por conta e compre o ingresso lá, sairá muito mais barato e confortável indo de Uber.

  • 30-Dec-2022

    Ein gigantisches Bauwerk das es sich auf alle Fälle lohnt zu besuchen. Die Beschreibung von Viator ist aber sehr dürftig. Es fahren alle 10 Minuten Busse, und im wichtigsten Teil unten und oberhalb der Staumauer fahren immer offene Doppeldecker Busse. So hat man eine gute Sicht. Die Besichtigungszeit kann man selbst gestalten.

  • 25-Dec-2022

    Maravilha arquitetonica e tecnológica. Parque extremamente limpo, arborizado, florido, muito bem cuidado, organizado, com pessoas que atendem o turista com muita gentileza e atenção.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Vale mega a pena Vc acha q é uma coisa legal e diferente, mas somente quando chega lá tem noção do que realmente é … e o quão grande é… vale mega a pena ir

  • 25-Jul-2022

    Paguei U$70,00 e meu ingresso não estava disponível Falei com a agencia intermediadora e ela disse que era a empresa do Rio de Janeiro No fim compramos novos ingressos e conseguimos fazer o passeio no último horário. A moça da agência devolveu R$92,00 e o restante foi prejuízo

  • 30-Jan-2020

    This is a good place to visit if you have several days in Foz. I did like that we were on a few buses within the park, and that you get a very good view of the dam. It is the largest dam we have ever visited. They have a good souvenir shop also.

  • 31-Dec-2019

    Visita especial vale muito pela experiência indescritível, vc ver essa gigante por fora é muito bonita, porém seu interior é impressionante, vc se perde nas proporções das coisas de tão grandiosa que a Usina. Foi um passeio pra vida toda, história, curiosidades e a proporção do externo se torna pequeno de quando estamos na parte interna. Muito bom conhecer a parte mecânica, tecnologia e profundidade.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    Deveria se chamar de transfer até a barragem pois é isso que inclui: transporte do hotel até a barragem e volta pro hotel. Não faz sentido chamar de excursão de meio dia já que o único serviço fornecido pela Grey lines é o transporte até a barragem que por sinal custa 35 r$ por 4 pessoas de Uber. A Tripadvisor também deveria ser mais rigorosa na definição dos pacote

  • 30-Oct-2019

    Fizemos a visita panorâmica. Uma volta pela Usina em um ônibus aberto, com opção de ir na parte fechada. Durante o trajeto vamos ouvindo as explicações sobre cada local.Há duas paradas para fotos. Vale a pena.

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