Itaipu Tourism

Itaipu Binacional: discover one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world, a world leader in clean and renewable energy

Ticket Stamp for Tourism at Itaipu Binacional.

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Itaipu Panoramic

External route

History and interesting facts about the construction of the plant

Audio guide and tour monitors for questions and to complement the experience

R$ 58,00

Entire

Itaipu Special

External and internal route

Stop at Mirante Central and Mirante Vertedouro

Stop on top of the dam, Central Command Room, Generator Gallery and Turbine Shaft

R$ 165,00

Entire

Itaipu Biological Refuge

External route

Bela Vista Biological Refuge, Travel in a special car for the tour.

Native tree planting and light walk on a trail of approx. 2km.

R$ 42,00

Entire

Itaipu Illuminated

Central Lookout

Stop at the Central Viewpoint, where most of the visit takes place

Live music performance from the triple border

R$ 48,00

Entire

Itaipu Illuminated Special

Central Lookout

Stop at the Central Viewpoint, where most of the visit takes place

Passage through the Forced Conduits and Restaurante dos Barrageiros

R$ 150,00

Entire

Itaipu Ecomuseum

Internal route

Two exhibitions available: Itaipu: from construction to conservation and Itaipu: a diplomatic work

Exhibition on the construction of the Itaipu Plant and Treaty

Free!

Itaipu by Bike

Route in a Group of Cyclists

Stop at Mirante Central and Mirante Vertedouro

Top of the Dam at 225m high in
relation to sea level

R$ 53,00

Entire

A little about

A Itaipu Binational is one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world, located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, along the Paraná River. 

Opened in 1984, this impressive structure is jointly managed by the two countries, and is essential in supplying energy to their populations.

With 20 generating units and 14.000 MW of installed power, the Itaipu Plant has produced more than 2,9 million gigawatt-hours (GWh) since the beginning of its operation, becoming the world leader in energy generation clean and renewable.

To give you an idea, 8,7% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 86,4% of the energy consumed by Paraguay are supplied by Itaipu.

The construction and operation of the Itaipu plant has caused significant impacts in the economic, environmental and social spheres, but has also been an example of successful international cooperation. 

The name “Itaipu”, which means “the stone that sings” in Tupi Guarani, is a representation of the grandeur of this project that contributes to the energy sustainability of the region and the world. 

Size

With 20 generating units and 14.000 MW of installed power, the Itaipu Plant has produced more than 2,9 million gigawatt-hours (GWh) since the beginning of its operation, becoming the world leader in clean and renewable energy generation.

Issues

To give you an idea, 8,7% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 86,4% of the energy consumed in Paraguay are supplied by Itaipu.

building

The construction and operation of the Itaipu plant caused significant impacts in the economic, environmental and social spheres, but has also been an example of successful international cooperation.

The name

The name “Itaipu”, which means “the stone that sings” in Tupi Guarani, is a representation of the grandeur of this project that contributes to the energy sustainability of the region and the world.

Itaipu is among the three largest hydroelectric plants in the world.
It is truly a milestone in the history of clean and renewable energy!

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Entrance for tours is at the visitor reception center
Map of how to get to Itaipu Binacional in Foz do Iguaçu.

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Entrance for tours is at the visitor reception center

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history of Itaipu

The world leader in the production of clean and renewable energy, the result of the agreement between Brazil and Paraguay.

Photos from the history of Itaipu Binacional in Foz do Iguaçu.

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Discover the history of the world leader in the production of clean and renewable energy, the result of the agreement between Brazil and Paraguay.

Itaipu technical data

Discover the impressive technical data about Itaipu, a national pride.
Structural image with technical data from Itaipu Binacional.

Data
Technical

Discover the impressive technical data about Itaipu, a national pride.

Mapa
of the plant

The Itaipu plant map is a visual representation that illustrates the magnitude of one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world.

Map of the area where Itaipu Binacional is located

Mapa
of the plant

The Itaipu Plant map is a visual representation that illustrates the magnitude of one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world.

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Itaipu Binacional: discover one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world, a leader in clean and renewable energy.

Questions about Itaipu?

The Itaipu Plant is located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, along the Paraná River. 

More specifically, it is located in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the state of Paraná, Brazil, and the city of Ciudad del Este, in Paraguay. 

Therefore, this strategic location on the border between the two South American countries allows the plant to be managed jointly by the governments of Brazil and Paraguay, forming Itaipu Binacional.

The construction of the Itaipu Binacional Plant is extremely important due to its capacity to generate a large amount of clean and renewable energy for Brazil and Paraguay. 

Thus, it contributes significantly to the electricity supply of both countries, promoting sustainable economic development and the reduction of carbon emissions.

The cost to visit Itaipu Binacional may vary depending on the type of tour you wish to take, as the plant offers several tour options. 

On average, the prices of tours at Itaipu tourism They range from R$42,00 to R$165,00 per person.

The three largest hydroelectric plants in the world are:

  1. Three Gorges Dam, in China, with an installed capacity of approximately 18.200 megawatts (MW)
  2. Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, located in Brazil and Paraguay, with a capacity of around 14.000 MW
  3. Belo Monte Power Plant, also in Brazil, with an installed capacity of approximately 11.233 MW

The history of the Itaipu Plant dates back to the 1960s, when Brazil and Paraguay signed a treaty to jointly develop the hydroelectric plant. 

However, construction began in 1975 and took nine years to complete, being officially opened in 1984. 

The plant is a landmark of international cooperation and plays a very important role in supplying clean and renewable energy to both countries.

The name “Itaipu” originates from the combination of the Tupi-Guarani terms: “ita' (stone), “i” (water) and “pu” (noise), poetically representing “the stone that sings through the flowing water”. 

This name reflects the geographical characteristic of the region where the plant is located, close to the waterfalls and the drops in level of the Paraná River, which generate an impressive sound.

“Itaipu” is a word of Tupi-Guarani origin that means “stone that sings”. 

The name reflects the plant's location near the Paraná River, known for its drops and natural sounds.

Construction of the Itaipu Plant began in 1975 and was completed in 1984.

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