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Itaipu Binacional


What does Itaipu mean?

Itaipu, the name of the binational plant, which means "stone that sings" in Tupi Guarani, is the second largest hydroelectric plant and the first one that generates more energy in the world, producing up to 100 billion kilowatts per hour.

In addition to much needed in our lives, for the generation of electric power, the Itaipu Power Plant has a very large demand in the field of tourism.

This is due to the greatness of the work and the fame it has, allowing seven main tours in Foz do Iguaçu to be made.

Story:

The story begins and persists between two neighboring countries, Paraguay and Brazil. During the decade of 60, in union of the two countries for the use of the Water Resources of the two countries, the "Iguaçu Act" was made.

Thus stipulating the section of the Iguaçu River that would be destined for the execution of the Itaipu dam, forming the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, or Itaipu Binational, as it is also known for the division of the work between the two countries.

The work did indeed start legally in 1973 with the Treaty of Iguaçu.

Both countries faced obstacles and unforeseen events along the way, so they were the first steps of a story that remains to this day with great success, always with a focus on social commitment and the environment.

Tickets:

Tickets for all of these tours can be purchased directly from Combo Iguassu, with special prices and avoiding queue in the attractive.

How to get to Itaipu?

To get to the entrance of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant you need to take a transport.

We recommend contracting the transportation of Combo IguassuWith comfort, safety, climate controlled environment, qualified drivers with extensive experience in the tourism of Foz do Iguaçu can help you with itineraries, tips and information of the tours.

Guides

All tours are accompanied by qualified professionals in the field of tourism, tour guides.

In all the walks pass information of the tours in the three main languages ​​of the region, (except the Astronomical Pole): English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Illumination of the Itaipu Dam

It is an already traditional tour for the residents and visitors of the city of Foz do Iguaçu. It is a spectacle of lights and music made at night, making the tour even more interesting and lights with more prominence.

Lighting made from 747 spotlights and 112 luminaires, makes the visitors' eyes shine with the splendid view of almost 8km of dam completely illuminated by the energy generated by the Binational Power Plant.

The lights "dance" in sync with the music, making the ride even more fascinating.

Hours of Operation:

Days: Friday and Saturday

Time: beginning at 20h30

Tour Length: 1h30

Itaipu Panoramic Circuit

The privileged view of a completely different angle from the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is what most charms the ride.

The photos look magnificent with the view of the dam 7.919 meters long and 196 meters high.

The path still provides visitor contact with nature that is in the Itaipu tourist complex.

Hours of Operation:

Days: Every day

Hours: 9h to 17h

Duration: approx. 2h

Itaipu Special Circuit

Going back to the history and showing the modern and technological current of the Itaipu Power Plant is the focus of the tour.

The journey with environments full of noise and lots of vibration, shows the reality of the generation of energy that happens 24 hours a day, a work of machines and people that never stop being exercised.

Observing the activity of the rotor of one of the generating units causes total seizure and activates the curiosity of the public, only this rotor weighs in total 1 million and 700 thousand kilos.

Hours of Operation:

Days: Every day

Duration: 2h30

* For ages greater than 14

Itaipu Biological Refuge

The walk is very close to where you make the power generation of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant.

The Bela Vista Biological Refuge was created along the idealization of Itaipu Binacional, because of the formation of the reservoir of the Plant, for the continuity of the species, the largest amount of fauna and flora of the place was removed.

In the Biological refuge 50 species of animals live together and 960 genera of plants, among these are: ocelot, quati, alligator, king vulture and snakes.

Hours of Operation:

Days: Tuesday to Sunday

Duration: 2h30

Itaipu Ecomuseu

The tour of the Ecomuseum revives local history, from the period of prehistory, indigenous tribes living here, instruments of daily native use, the birth and settlement of the city of Foz do Iguaçu, until the beginning of the construction of the Binational Itaipu.

What is most striking about the tour is the huge 76 m² model that reconstructs in miniature the entire region of the Triple Frontier.

Hours of Operation:

Days: Tuesday to Sunday

Time: 10h to 19h

Duration: approx. 1h

Itaipu Astronomical Pole

At the beginning of the tour, the visitor is exposed to several replicas of spacecraft and spacecraft, prototypes of planets and simulators of the solar system.

The sideral experience unites planetarium, observatory and platforms of observation with naked eye, very rare artifact, one of the few in the world of finds in the Astronomical Pole.

Hours of Operation:

DAY

Days: Tuesday to Sunday

Duration: 2h30

NIGHT

Days: Friday and Saturday

Time: 19h30

Duration: 2h30

Itaipu Kattamaram

In a boat with 35 meters, with capacity for 200 people, the tour is done by the waters of Lake Itaipu.

A very exciting and very safe ride, during the trip you can see the diversity of local fauna and flora around the Lake, and feel that cold of the belly.

The tour even improves when the view is privileged by the sunset.

Opening Hours

DAY

Days: Every day

Duration: 1h45, where 1h is navigation

SUNSET

Days: Every day

Duration: 1h45, where 1h is navigation

Suggested itineraries!

Itaipu to Friends:

Sharing all this energy from Itaipu Binacional, from the walks and the trip with friends is contagious. So here we separate some ideas of compiled tours inside the Itaipu Power Plant so you can enjoy every moment with your friends.

Itaipu Contemplative

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Astronomical Pole - Day

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

Itaipu Relax

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

- Itaipu Iluminada

Itaipu for Family:

Sharing the special moments at the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is even better with the whole family. The tours inside the Itaipu Binacional are diverse, thus satisfying every member of the family of all ages and tastes.

Here we separate a compilation of walks to take advantage of all together, including the children.

Itaipu Essential

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Biological Refuge

- Itaipu Ecomuseu

Itaipu Relax

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

- Itaipu Iluminada

Itaipu for Couples:

The trip to two is always very striking for every couple, after all, they are in a moment of complete harmony, and to insert in the itinerary of the couple the attractions of the Itaipu Power Plant make the memories to be more joyful and with much adventure.

Here are some compiled tours within the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant for you to enjoy with your partner.

Itaipu Essential

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Biological Refuge

- Itaipu Ecomuseu

Itaipu Contemplative

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Astronomical Pole

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

Specialist in Itaipu

- Special Itaipu

- Itaipu Biological Refuge

- Itaipu Ecomuseu

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

Itaipu Relax

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

- Itaipu Iluminada

Itaipu for Student Groups:

Moving from theory to practice is very important for every student who wants to learn more and more. Leaving the books and the classroom, and taking a group tour in the big Itaipu Binacional is very important and very common for the students of the city of Foz do Iguaçu.

We then did a compilation of legal tours to do with the whole class at the Itaipu Power Plant, for all ages.

Itaipu Essential

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Biological Refuge

- Itaipu Ecomuseu

Itaipu Contemplative

- Itaipu Panoramic

- Itaipu Astronomical Pole - Day

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

And for the larger crowd, over 14 years, you can contemplate other tours in the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, for these we also prepared a compilation of interesting and very attractive tours to be made, and with a lot of fun, to know more about the history of the Power Plant Itaipu, or as Binational Plant, since it is a work of integration of Brazil and Paraguay, and thus also understand the history of these two countries.

Specialist in Itaipu

- Special Itaipu

- Itaipu Biological Refuge

- Itaipu Ecomuseu

- Itaipu Kattamaram - Sunset

Immersion in Itaipu

- Special Itaipu

- Itaipu Biological Refuge

- Itaipu Ecomuseu

Curiosities you didn't know about Itaipu Binacional!

  1. The name “itaipu” originates from the Tupi-Guarani language and means “singing stone”.
  2. Itaipu Binacional, as the name implies, is a Binational entity, belonging to the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Paraguay. Countries have the same stake in the entity: Eletrobras owns 50% and the National Electricity Administration with other 50%, represents Brazil and Paraguay.
  3. Geological studies indicate a useful life of at least 200 for Itaipu Binacional.
  4. Itaipu Binacional began planning in the 60 decade, however, its construction only started in the 70 decade and the last generating unit was installed in 2007.
  5. The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant started power generation in May of 1984.
  6. The amount of concrete used to build and Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant could build 210 stadiums the size of Maracanã Stadium.
  7. The steel and iron that was used to build the Itaipu Plant would be sufficient to build 380 Eiffel Towers.
  8. Itaipu Binacional is the world leader in clean and renewable energy production, having produced over 2,5 billion MWh since the beginning of its operation.
  9. The construction directly involved more than 40 thousand workers.
  10. The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant brought thousands of new workers from all over Brazil to the city of Foz do Iguaçu. In order to reside these people, it was necessary to build houses, thus starting the oldest neighborhoods of Foz: Vila A, Vila B and Vila Ç.
  11. Each for different job positions, the better the job, the bigger and better the housing: Village A: for mid-level technicians and the administrative sector, with initially 2.200 houses./Vila B: for engineering and senior management workers. Itaipu, with initially 221 houses./Vila C: intended for barrageiros and direct construction workers, with initially 2.900 houses.
  12. Itaipu Binacional has greatly contributed to the tourism of Foz do Iguaçu, since the opening, already received more than 16 million visitors.
  13. The flow rate of each of the plant's turbines is 700 m³ of water per second, which is about half of the average flow rate we found at the Iguazu Falls.
  14. By diverting the Paraná River to be possible the construction of the Itaipu dam led the experts and had little time to collect the local plant and animal species, so that they would not lose or die. This operation was called “Mmba Kuera” or “Pega bicho” in Guarani.
  15. The Bela Vista Biological Refuge was created, today attractive in the city, which brings together a veterinary hospital, zoo, quarantine, environmental education, research center for the production of new forest seedlings and much more to take care of the species of animals and plants that arrived.
  16. The flow rate of each of the plant's turbines is 700 m³ of water per second, which is about half of the average flow rate we found at the Iguazu Falls.
  17. By diverting the Paraná River to be possible the construction of the Itaipu dam led the experts and had little time to collect the local plant and animal species, so that they would not lose or die. This operation was called “Mmba Kuera” or “Pega bicho” in Guarani
  • I hope you have enjoyed a little more about this cultural work, which is famous all over the world and which has total connection with the daily lives of those who live in the region of the Triple Frontier mainly.




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