Itaipu power plant

Marvel at the Itaipu Visit Experience!

The first official visit to the plant was on April 15, 1976.

The work was not yet completed when 27 members of the Rio de Janeiro Engineering Club were welcomed. 

Since then, more than 20 million tourists from all over the world have visited Itaipu and had the opportunity to be dazzled by the grandeur of the hydroelectric plant and discover the complex's other attractions.

plant history

Thus, in addition to seeing the grandeur of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the importance of sustainable energy, environmental preservation and efforts to conserve local fauna and flora.

Guided tours offer an in-depth look at the workings of the plant, highlighting its role in producing clean, renewable energy for millions of people.

Itaipu is an educational and inspiring experience for anyone visiting Foz do Iguaçu!

Two women and a man wearing yellow helmets with the logo of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, posing inside the plant and in the background one of the moving turbines.

How to Visit Itaipu?

To visit Itaipu, it is possible to purchase the desired tickets directly from Itaipu Binacional.

Each tour offers unique attractions, varying durations and different prices, allowing visitors to choose the experience that best suits their preferences.

These packages provide an in-depth view of the grandeur of the plant and the attractions of the Itaipu Tourist Complex, including visits to viewpoints, interactive exhibitions and much more.

Therefore, it is an unmissable opportunity to explore this engineering marvel and learn about sustainable energy at one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world!

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See about tours in Itaipu:

Visit Itaipu: Timetables and Price

The costs to explore Itaipu Binacional may vary according to your preference for the type of tour, as the plant offers a variety of tour options.

So, in general, prices for Itaipu tourism experiences range between R$42,00 and R$165,00 per person. 

Furthermore, it is important to highlight that each tour has specific times to ensure that visitors fully enjoy their attractions. 

Therefore, when planning your visit, it is advisable to check the times available for each tour and choose the one that best suits your itinerary.

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Important Information about Itaipu Visit Ticket

  • No Show Fee: the fee of No Show, implemented from December 2022, applies when there is no notice of cancellation or change of visit. Full refund is possible in involuntary situations, such as bad weather conditions, while voluntary decisions by the visitor result in the fee being charged

  • Refund and change: For a full refund, requests must be made at least 4 hours before the tour. Date/time changes also require 4 hours notice

  • Rates No Show: the rate No Show is applied when the notice is given less than 4 hours before the tour. Thus, it varies depending on the type of tour, being exempt for Itaipu Panorâmica and charged in full for Itaipu Especial, Itaipu Refúgio Biológico and Itaipu Iluminada

How to get to the Itaipu Binacional Visitor Reception Center

The Itaipu Visitor Reception Center is 12 km from the Center of Foz do Iguaçu, 38 km from Iguaçu Falls and 6 km from Ponte da Amizade.

There are several options to get to the Visitor Reception Center at Itaipu Binacional, including taxi, private car, bus, transfer, urban mobility apps and excursions.

Thus, visitors have the flexibility to choose the best form of transport according to their preferences and convenience. Check out!

how to get to itaipu


By taxi, the ride from the center of Foz do Iguaçu to Itaipu takes approximately 15 minutes. Another option would be through urban mobility app cars.


If the option is to go by car, just follow to Av. Tancredo Neves, 6702. The Visitor Reception Center is at the end of the avenue, on the right, a few meters before the plant's control barrier.
In addition, it has ample parking with a daily cost of R$26,00 for cars and motorcycles (municipalities bordering Lake Itaipu have a 50% discount).


Anyone who chooses public transport must use bus lines 101/102 (Itaipu Dam, Vila C Norte or Vila C Sul), which depart from the central terminal of Foz do Iguaçu. 

The journey takes around 30 minutes.

Transfer, excursions or urban mobility apps

A good option is also to go on excursions, which can be booked at hotels and tourism agencies in Foz do Iguaçu and the region.

What is the Visitation like at the Itaipu Plant?

Visiting the Itaipu plant offers visitors an educational and fascinating experience.

After all, tourists can choose from several tours that include details about the plant and its surroundings.

Thus, during the visit, specialized guides share information about the plant's history, engineering and importance in generating clean and renewable energy.

Check out highlights available in some tour types:

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Three women, a man and a child planting a tree seedling in the Biological Refuge at the Itaipu Plant, in Foz do Iguaçu.

Native tree planting and

Three people, two women and one man, walking at the Spillway Viewpoint of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, in Foz do Iguaçu.

Visits to viewpoints to appreciate the
panoramic view
of the plant

Image with a statue and in the background an interactive and visual exhibition of the diplomatic treaty for the construction of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, in Foz do Iguaçu.

Interactive exhibitions

A man and a woman, posing for a cell phone photo, inside the Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, in Foz do Iguaçu

Opportunity to get to know the
inside the plant

Visiting Itaipu is a unique opportunity to explore this engineering marvel and learn about sustainable energy!

Plan your visit to the Itaipu Plant for a peaceful and memorable experience!

Purchase your tickets in advance

Buy your tickets online to guarantee your visit, especially if you plan to explore one or more attractions with limited availability

Itaipu Especial requires attention to safety rules

For the Itaipu Especial tour, remember the strict rules such as no bags, fanny packs and specific footwear requirements

Parking available

If you come by car, use our parking lot, with a discount for residents.

Protect yourself from the sun and insects

Use sunscreen and insect repellent as walks can expose you to the sun and nature

Luggage lockers

Purses or fanny packs are not allowed into the plant; So, rent lockers to store belongings

Rain coats

Be prepared for weather changes by bringing raincoats or purchasing at Itaipu Shop

Security Information Review

Be sure to review your documents and safety information before your tour

Capture memories

Take photos and videos to remember your visit


Stay connected with our free Wi-Fi to share your experiences

Buy souvenirs

Explore the Itaipu Shop to purchase personalized souvenirs from Itaipu and the region

Recharge your energy

Take advantage of the restaurants and snack bars in the Itaipu Tourist Complex to eat during your visit

Share on social networks

Use @turismoitaipu for bookings and the hashtag #turismoitaipu to share your moments and interact with us

Questions about the Itaipu Visit?

The duration of the visit to Itaipu depends on the tour chosen. Options range from approximately 1h10min to 4 hours, providing a wide variety of experiences for visitors to explore the plant and its attractions.

Generally, the best time to visit the Itaipu Plant is in the morning, when the weather is usually milder and the attractions are in full operation. 

However, it is advisable to check the specific opening times of each tour when planning your visit.

The cost to enter the Itaipu Plant varies from R$42,00 to R$165,00 per person, depending on the type of tour chosen. 

Thus, each tour has its specific price, offering a variety of experiences for visitors.

Yes, the Itaipu Plant offers parking for visitors arriving with their own vehicle. 

Daily payment is R$26,00 and can be made at the counters. 

In addition, residents of the region enjoy a 50% discount on parking fees.

Need help?

Commercial service from Monday to Friday from 8am to 17pm; Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 16:20pm.