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Itaipu Dam (ITAIPU BINACIONAL)
Itaipu Dam

This is one of the world’s largest dams jointly constructed by Paraguay and Brazil. The construction started in 1975 and was completed in 1991. It is 196 m in height; the maximum head is 95 m; the total length is 8 km; and the total water storage is 29 billion cubic meters. The total number of generating units on both the Paraguayan and Brazilian sides is 18, each of which has the power of about as big as 700 MW.

For tourists, there is a package tour shared by Paraguay and Brazil. On the tour, you can appreciate an audio-visual documentation of the dam construction, and a special bus takes you to the generating units and to the observatory from which you have a high angle view of the dam.

It is located 14 km upstream of the Friendship Bridge by which you can cross to Foz do Iguassu in Brazil.

Recommended Tour Courses

There are three kinds of courses.

Sightseeing Course
A visit to facilities outside of the Itaipu Power Plant. It takes 1.5 hours, with specific departure schedules.

Special Course
The tour visits both outside and inside facilities. Maximum number of persons to a group is 12, and you have to be at least 12 years old. A reservation is required for this tour, which lasts 2 hours.

Technical Course

For specialists and honored guests with special invitations. The tour is for 2.5 hours.


Around the Dam Area

Hernandarias City is a commercial city. Itaipu Lake and Tati Yupi Wildlife Reserve are here.
control room
Reservoir facilities
Friendship Bridge
(Puente de la amistad)

- Basic Information -
Department: Alto Parana
Nearest airport: Guarani International Airport in Ciudad del Este City
(Aeropuerto Internacional Guarani)
Tourist base:

Ciudad del Este City

Location: Constructed at 14 km upstream from the “Friendship Bridge” connecting Brazil and Paraguay over the Parana River in Hernandarias City, Alto Parana Department in the southeastern part of Paraguay.
15 km from Ciudad del Este City.
Access: About 50 km from Guarani International Airport (Paraguay) to the city.
326 km from Asuncion City.
290 km from Encarnacion (Ruins of the Society of Jesus Mission).
- Accommodations -
To search the hotel list:
http://www.senatur.gov.py/hoteles/altoparana.html