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The Itaipu Power Plant in Iguassu Falls

DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR:

One of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world. A colossal hydroelectric plant that provides 16.4% of the energy consumed in Brazil and fuel consumption of 71.3% in Paraguay.

Built to retain the course of the Parana River, the dam is a huge concrete structure eight miles long by 167 feet high, that surrounds the reservoir of Itaipu on which are installed the pipelines and the electric power generating units.

Since it is one of the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, knowing more about this gigantic construction becomes a must see for tourists visiting Iguaçu Falls. And thinking about that, Loumar Tourism Tour Operator takes you to do the main tours available in Itaipu.

The sightseeing tour is one of those trips done in the plant. The tourist embarks on a coach that covers an extensive area across the dam, where strategic stops are made for admiration, and that some photos can be taken to bring a memento of this majestic structure. An essential point of the tour is the stop in Central Station Lookout, a vantage point to the admiration of the dam and spillway. A unique moment in a place that stands out as one of the most beautiful postcards of the city of Foz do Iguazu.

The Special Tour is another attraction that can be done at the plant. A more complete tour that begins on the bus where an expert guide gives some information on what lies ahead to be seen. The first stop is the lookout, where the admiration of the place makes all absolutely thrilling and beautiful. You can also admire the giant waves of the spillway, which impresses with their strength.

Soon after, the visitor arrives at the station of the 196 meter concrete dam. A broad view of the reservoir lake of the Paraná River and Itaipu is part of the ride. The stop at the Cathedral Station is of great importance, because the tourist finds himself herself in front of a stunning wall of concrete and gets to know the old bed of the Parana River. Inside visitors are allowed to observe the shaft of a turbine in operation.

The Show Display of Lights of the Dam is also part of the tours that can be done by visitors to the plant. A striking vision of this giant building all lit up, causing even greater admiration in particular on full moon nights.

These are some of the possibilities of tours offered at Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant:

• Timetable for visits:
• Panoramic tour - daily from 8 to 16h. Departure at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12h, 13h, 14h, 15h and 16h.
• Special Tour - daily, 8:30 to 16:30. Departures at 8:30 am, 9am, 10.30am, 11h, 14h, 14h30, 16h30 and 16h. Remarks: It is advisable to book in advance. It is not allowed wear skirts, shorts or flip flops.
• The lighting of the dam can be visited on Fridays and Saturdays, both the Brazilian side and the Paraguayan. In Brazil, the displays take place at 20h (21h in summer time).In Paraguay, 18.30.
• Other attractions at the Itaipu Tourist Circuit - Tourists still have the option of purchasing packages for visits combined, knowing the hydroelectric plant, the Eco-museum, the lighting of the Itaipu Dam, the Casimiro Montenegro Filho Astronomy Observatory and the Bella Vista.

The Loumar Tourism Tour Operator in Foz do Iguazu is waiting for you with several ‘Tourist Passports’ at unbeatable prices, including an unforgettable tour of the Itaipu Tourist Complex. Come to see this and other attractions.

PICTURES OF THE TOUR:

The Itaipu Power Plant in Iguassu Falls

The Itaipu Power Plant in Iguassu Falls

The Itaipu Power Plant in Iguassu Falls