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Aug, 25/2019
04:55pm
(GMT -3)

Itaipu Dam

Visits to the Dam 
Video
GPS Location:
Itaipu Dam from above
Panoramic visit
Video about the Panoramic Tour
Evening visit
Special Tour
Combo Tours
Catamaran tour at Itaipu Dam
Planetarium
 
 
GPS Location:
-25.446985, -54.585132
 
Itaipu Dam from above
See the Itaipu Dam from the sky: click here.
 
Panoramic visit
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Coordinates: 25´ 24′ 29″ S, 54´ 35′ 20″ W

At the Visitor Center the visitor will be shown a film about the construction and operation of the Itaipu Dam and also about the environmental conservation efforts in the area. Afterwards, the visitor will be transported by motor coach to the observation deck in front of the Dam. Continuing the tour, visitors will be taken to the top of the Dam, from where it is possible to understand the power of water; on one side 29 billion cubic meters of water and on the other side the valley and two cities.

Adults USD $13.00 (seniors pay half)
People under 16 years old USD $6.50
Disable people free of charge

Daily, visit in English at 8, 9, 10, 11 a.m., also 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m.
Daily, visit in Spanish at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 a.m., also 12, 2, 3, 4:00 p.m.


Approximate time: 1 1/2 hour plus travel time
Travel distance: Itaipu Visitor Center, 12 km from Iguassu Falls city center, Brazil
 
Video about the Panoramic Tour
To see about the panoramic tour click here.
 
Evening visit
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If you don´t have time to see the Itaipu Dam during the day, another option is to visit it in the evening. At the Itaipu Dam you listen to a sound trek and see the dam lit up. This tour is offered only twice a week; when you are in Iguassu you can ask for more information about it.

One must book this tour in advance. There are a limited number of buses for this tour. Phone: +45 35206999 (tool free 0800 645 4645)
Adults USD $13.00
Seniors and people under 16 years old USD $6,50


VISITING ROUTE

1 - Welcome to the Illumination of the Itaipu Dam
At the Visitors Reception Center, you will watch a video that tells the story of Itaipu.

2 - Central Lookout
Here you will be welcomed by the music of one of the great names of the accordion in Latin America.

3 - Itaipu illuminated
See the grandeur of the mill unfolding little by little! The lights give an idea of the extension of the dam, which is 8 km. Fireworks brighten the scenery.

4 - The plant seen close up
The buses pass through the illuminated Itaipu. You will be surprised with more details of the plant and the size of the forced pipelines.
Approximate time: 1 hour plus travel time
Open: Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. (summer at 9:00 p.m.)
 
Special Tour
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This is the best tour available at Itaipu. The Special Tour allows visitors into the inner section of the dam. Provides bilingual guides, a film about Itaipu and a small bus with water on board. It takes about 2 1/2 hours. If there are not works on seven stops are made: 
- Central Observation Deck Station and the Poty Panel
- Concrete Dam Station
- Cathedral Station
- Production Building Station
- Central Control Room Station
- Trail Station
- Station Gallery

Limitations:
Minimum age for this visit is 14 years old.  People wearing flip flops, open sandals and shorts are not allowed on this visit.

Adults USD $33.00 (NO discount for seniors)
Disable people free of charge

Daily:
In English at 8:00, 10:00 a.m. and also at 1:30, 3:30 p.m.
In Spanish at 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and also at 2:00, 4:00 p.m.

One must book this tour in advance. Consult your travel agent. Departing time may change according to the season. Passport or ID is required for this tour.

Location: 12 km from the Iguassu Falls city center
Approximate time: 2 1/2 hours plus travel time
Open: Daily
 
Combo Tours
There are also combo tours including the Biological Refuge + the Planetarium + the Eco-museum or even the special tour and the panoramic tour. Please, ask information about it when you get at the Itaipu visitors center.


 
Catamaran tour at Itaipu Dam
Itaipu Dam Tour with Catamaran Ride

The reservoir was created with the construction of the dam, which covers an area of 521 square miles, is the seventh largest reservoir in Brazil.

There is a chance for one to combine the tour of the Itaipu Dam and the catamaran on the Itaipu lake. The catamaran offers afternoon departures at: 2:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. and it cost USD $26.00 per person.

If one take the 7:00 p.m. tour in the summer it is possible to see the sunset.

Note: they don´t allow big bags on this tour.
Approximate time: 60 minutes ride
 
Planetarium
click to enlargeAt the Astronomy Center (Polo Astronomico) near Itaipu one can visit the Planetarium.

Wednesday to Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Adults USD $8.00 (seniors and teachers pay half)
Disable people free of charge. More information about it at the Itaipu Visitor Center
Phone: +45 35206999 (tool free 0800 645 4645)





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