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Tour to Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Station

The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest in operation in the world, is a binational enterprise jointly developed by Brazil and Paraguay in the Paraná River. The installed power of the Plant is 12,600 MW (megawatts), with 18 generating units of 700 MW each. The production record of the year 2000 - 93.4 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) - was responsible for the supply of 95% of the electric power consumed in Paraguay and 24% of the total demand in the Brazilian market.

The height of the main dam is 196 meters, equivalent to the height of a 65 storey building. The total volume of concrete used in the construction of Itaipu would be sufficient to build 210 football stadiums like the “Maracanã”, in Rio de Janeiro. The iron and steel employed would permit building 380 Eiffel Towers.

Upon arrival at Itaipu Plant, visitors will watch a short film telling about the history of the dam, one of the "seven wonders of the world". Then local buses take visitors below and on the top of the wall, an amazing and interesting experience.

Distance from downtown: 12 KM
Duration: 2h
Time of the tour: Monday to Saturday at 8h, 9h, 10h, 14h, 15h or 15h30min