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  • Address: Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil
  • Hours: Open daily 8am - 4pm
  • Admission: US$15
Iguacu Falls is not the only natural wonder in this amazing neighborhood. Just 10km (6mi) from Foz do Iguacu, massive Itaipu Dam was, until recently, the world's largest manmade structure (since eclipsed by China's Three Gorges Dam) and is still the world's most productive hydroelectric facility.

The dam is considered one of the World's Seven Modern Wonders, clocking in at 7.2km (4.5mi) long, 65 stories high, with a maximum flow more than 40 times that of Iguacu Falls on a good day.

In fact, Itaipu marks the spot where an almost equally 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, the cliffs dynamited underwater to ensure safer navigation on the new reservoir, and today Itaipu produces more than 20% of Brazil's electricity.

Practical Info

In addition to the 90-minute, US$15 Panoramic Tour, which can include add-ons such as nature hikes or visits to the onsite museum, you can book other options in advance, such as the Special Tour (2.5hrs, US$29) that visits the interior of the dam. A light show spectacular is offered twice weekly. Sandals, high heels, miniskirts, and shorts are forbidden.

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Itaipu Dam Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Foz do Iguaçu

3 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

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Itaipu Lights Evening Tour, Foz do Iguacu, Half-day Tours
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Get dazzled by the energy coming out of the huge turbines in the dam lighting, illuminated by 747 spotlights and 112 fixtures. A soundtrack created specially ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.00
Itaipu Lake Catamaran Ride, Foz do Iguacu, Night Tours
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Itaipu Lake Catamaran Ride

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Iguazu Falls: Visit to Brazilian Side with Birds Park and Itaipu Dam, Puerto Iguazu, Catamaran ... 
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Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side Half Day Trip with Itaipu Dam Tour Option

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Iguassu Falls All-Inclusive Overnight Tour of the Brazilian Side and Itaipu Dam, Foz do Iguacu, Day ... 
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Iguassu Falls All-Inclusive Overnight Tour of the Brazilian Side and Itaipu Dam

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

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Duration: 2 days (approx.)

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