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Itaipu with Wild Animals Eco Retreat and Itaipu Ecomuseum by Deni Williams
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Itaipu with Wild Animals Eco Retreat and Itaipu Ecomuseum

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Visit the impressive Itaipu Dam, get enchanted by with the Wild Animals Eco Retreat and learn about the history of Itaipu in Ecomuseum

Highlights

  • Panoramic View of Itaipu Dam
  • Views of the Paraná River
  • Meet more than 960 kinds of plants and 50 animal species like ocelots, alligator, hawk, vulture king, raccoon, red macaw, tortoise, owl, snakes, monkeys and a jaguar.
  • The community and the trinational region are highlighted in the Ecomuseum in one of the largest models in the country. They are 76 square meters, on a scale 25,000 times smaller than the original space, allowing an educational trip across the border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transfer fot most hotels in Downtown and some in Puerto Iguazu
  • Tickets to attractions

Exclusions

  • Food and Drinks

Please Note

  • The specific departure time for this tour will be determined upon reconfirmation.
  • If you are being picked up in Puerto Iguazu to cross to Brazil, you will need to pay a fee of $20,00 pesos for for an Eco touristic tax in Puerto Iguazu.
  • Please make sure to keep your receipt in order to avoid being charged twice.
  • Please verify your hotel address and pick up time before confirming your purchase.
  • If you are staying at Puerto Iguazu and your hotel is not listed, you should go to the meeting point at the Churrascaria Show Brasil (Barbecue House) - Address: Av. Mercosul, 400 - Jardim Veraneio, Foz do Iguaçu - BR

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ITINERARY

Itaipu: The visit starts at the Visitor Reception Centre with the screening of a film about Itaipu and follows in our bus to get to know the hydroelectric plant. The route passes through the spillway lookout and includes a stop at the central gazebo, from where you have a wide view of the dam with its approximately 8 km long and 196 meters high. Then will be made a brief explanation of the operation of the plant. The visit continues on the bus, through the penstocks. Depending on the plant's operation, the bus can also go over the dam, from where you have a breathtaking view: the Parana River in Foz do Iguaçu in the background and, in the opposite direction, the reservoir of 1,350 km² which supplies Itaipu.

Bela Vista Wild Animals Eco Retreat: a protection unit established to receive thousands of plants and animals displaced by the plant's reservoir. The tour starts in the car, leaving the Visitor Reception Centre and circumvents the Piracema Channel to the buildings of the Refuge. All spaces use alternative sources of energy and were built based on the concepts of green architecture. The script follows with a 2 km walk on a trail in the midst of native forest and involves environmental education lessons.

Ecomuseum: a great option to know the history of Itaipu. Scenarios faithful to the past, electronic totems and a giant model are part of this cultural space. The circuit is divided into modules that depict since the occupation of the plant's area on the Brazilian side to conservation projects conducted by the binational. Among the surprises visitors can enjoy thematic areas of water and energy, as well as a replica of the axis of a turbine at work - you can hear the characteristic sounds of the heart of the plant. The place also has an impressive panel created in homage to the thousands of workers who helped build the dam. There are 4,500 photos of the workers in the 3x4 format.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.

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