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

3 hr, 30 min

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Stop At: Itaipu Dam, Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970 Brazil

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...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Itaipu Dam, Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970 Brazil

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

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Important Details

Included
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in most downtown hotels in Foz do Iguaçu or Puerto Iguazu
Not Included
  • Entrance fee to Itaipu Dam Panoramic Tour (BRL 42)
  • Entry/Admission - Itaipu Dam
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Beverages
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.

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 - BRL 42.00. Brazilians with age between 6 and 11 years and older than 60 years pay half price.
  • 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 of $40,00 pesos 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
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 14 reviews

Reviewed: September 1, 2017

cally h

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.


Reviewed: July 15, 2017

Prasob V

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.


Reviewed: April 23, 2017

charlottemorley

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!


Reviewed: July 9, 2016

JonDoh

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.


Reviewed: April 15, 2016

Florian E

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!