The Itaipu Dam
The Itaipu Dam, the largest producer of clean and renewable energy in the world, began to be created in 1973, is considered a remarkable work, built in the division between two countries Brazil and Paraguay, its structure is 7,919 meters in extension and maximum height of 196 meters, its size today has allowed it to be a reference for studies to build new plants. Itaipu soon broke another record, the first to exceed 100 million megawatt hours. It currently provides 16.4% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 71.3% of the energy consumed in Paraguay. Such a large work could not be left out of the tourist industry, this exemplary plant now has several tourist attractions that you can come to know. Are they:
A tour that takes around 2 hours with the Itaipu bus, in which you are taken by the extension of the plant, counting with some stops by the Central Lookout and to observe the Spillway.
The technical visit provides a more complete tour, in which you have access to the internal area of the plant, passing through the interior of the dam, knowing places like the gallery of generators and the axis of the turbine. A walk of about 3 hours.
Lighting of Itaipu
Having a marvel as great as Itaipu's largest hydroelectric power plant, in view of this, the plant created in 2002 a tourist attraction called Itaipu dam, in which it uses its own energy and with 747 reflectors and 112 luminaires that illuminate the majestic structure of Itaipu. concrete. The tour contains 1:30 hours of this great show.
Visit to the Bela Vista Biological Refuge
The Biological Refuge is an area of 1920 hectares located inside the National Park of Iguaçu, contains a trail of 2km for the area of environmental conservation, and preservation of animals, in which are preserved and then reintegrated into nature. The tour takes around 2 hours.
Visit to the Ecomuseum
Going to the slightly more historic side, Itaipu contains the Ecomuseum tour, the museum has works such as the construction of the Itaipu plant itself and also the historical and social part of the region, the Ecomuseum is the only structured museum in Foz do Iguaçu, has a good structure, and a typical museum experience, the tour has an hour so you can know a little about the historical part of Foz do Iguaçu.
The Itaipu astronomical pole is the only center open to visitors in Brazil, it is a research center in which important discoveries have already been made to the world, and is willing to pass a little teaching about the universe to tourists. It has two types of visitation, during the day a quieter and faster trip, where it knows the solar clock, observes by the telescope the sun and participates in an interactive activity about the universe. The night tour, which is more complete, containing observation of the sky at night, a more complete class on astronomy, observation of planets in the telescope, group activity and a session in the planetarium. Both tours last at 2:30 a.m.
Tour Kattamaram Itaipu
Itaipu being the largest power plant in the world in power generation and having a large water reservoir, included in its attractions the Kattamaram boat with capacity for 200 people, making routes that border the barrier and showing the charms on the Itaipu side. The tour starts at Port Kattamaram, a space especially for this attraction with a pier, deck and a restaurant overlooking the reservoir. ride has around 1h of duration.