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Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional

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Address: Supercarretera Itaipu, entrada a la ciudad de Hernandarias, Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
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+595 61 5998040

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This dam is currently the largest operating of its kind in the world and has been declared as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. The entrance and bus tour are both FREE... read more

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

...no one at the visitor's center knows about a free tour 45-minute long; the panoramic-tour is 36-real.

Thank Chopper_G
London, United Kingdom
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532 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This dam is currently the largest operating of its kind in the world and has been declared as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. The entrance and bus tour are both FREE OF CHARGE and happen about 4 times a day. It is all very well run and we were simply amazed. Highly recommended!

1 Thank TravelReviewer1983
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Paraguay you have to see the biggest hydroelectric of the world for appreciate the talent human!!! It is amazing!!!

Thank Lizibarra
British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We took the free 45 minute bus tour. Everything was clean and very well organized. English was spoken by some of the employees. Everyone conducted themselves professionally. Allow lots of time to take the 2.5 hour tour ( $ ) that gives you an in depth tour! Also, there are several fascinating other local sights to include flora, fauna and... More 

Thank C J
Hastings, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Impressive site. Had a visit on the bus with a really good lady guide who explained in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Had three stops and a chance to take pictures and have a cooling drink. Absolutely amazing history behind it and out of this world engineering.

Thank Goragaia
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

It's a nice and easy half day trip. The dam tour itself is free and they obviously put a lot of money into the tourist center. There's a movie theatre for an introduction and even the water displays outside are unique. The dam tour isn't too long but it's free so we couldn't complain. Only rarely does it open (3-4)... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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429 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Where once were the Guaíra Falls, the world's largest in volume, now there is a dam and an artificial lake. I understood that the Brazilian government even dynamited the bedrock of the falls making it impossible to ever restore the original flow of the Parana river. The hydroelectric power plant provides 70% of Paraguay's electricity, though most energy is destined... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This tour is FREE. Foreigners need to bring their passport along. Once they finish registering you, you willl be loaded in a bus to visit the dam. There's illumination of the dam every Fridays & Saturdays, also free. I don't remember the what time the tour depart (call to verify) but the illumination starts at 6.30pm (during the winter) with... More 

Thank Kunbi A
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We did the technical tour of Itaipu which takes you down to the foundation of the dam and into the main powerhouse. The size of the place is mind-boggling with the powerhouse over a kilometre long and twenty enormouse turbo-generators. The form of construction of the dam leaves cathedral like spaces bewteen the buttresses that are over 100m high. A... More 

1 Thank Rick F
South America
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453 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

This is truly huge. It's easy to get to from the city taking about 20 mins on the bus. You need the original copy of your passport or they will have to call your hotel. You get to see a video about the place then off on a bus to see the place. You have a guide who explains about... More 

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