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The force of nature in Foz do Iguaçu

3 days

Three days in the city that houses the largest hydro power plant in production and one of the new seven natural wonders of the world.

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Foz do Iguassu is a breathtaking destination, present in two great lists: its waterfalls are one of the New Seven Wonders of Natural and its plant Itaipu Binacional has already received several awards.

It is also an amazing destination: it has the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world in power generation; one of its attractions - the Bird Park - it is possible to observe more than 150 different species of birds; it makes border with three countries - Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay; and in 2015, more than 1.5 million visitors from 172 different nationalities visited the city.

In 3 days is possible to know its main attractions and be delighted by the nature. No doubt, an amazing trip.

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Day 1
The colossus Itaipu

The best way to get to Foz Iguaçu is by plane. We recommend you to disembark in the morning and enjoy the day to visit the Itaipu Tourist Complex. The famous Itaipu Dam, the largest in energy production and the only binational in the world, is run by Brazil and Paraguay.

The Special Circuit is highly recommended for those who would like to know the whole complex. The visit includes the dam and its several lookout points where you have a privileged view of the magnificence of the plant. The circuit includes an interesting and enlightening tour through the interior of the hydroelectric plant, passing by the command room and by the impressive 20 turbines. Each one is responsible for generating of 700 megawatts, enough power for a 2.5 million inhabitants city. The tour is even greater if the spillways are open, revealing a unique spectacle of the dam flow.

It is also worth a visit to its Astronomy Hub in which the main attraction is a virtual sky that simulates the observer view of space in any latitude of the world.

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Day 2
Waterfalls of the Mesozoic Era

First attraction of the day, the Iguaçu National Park brings together an impressive 275 waterfalls existed for 150 million years, witnesses of a time when the Earth was still inhabited by dinosaurs and the rise of man was not on the horizon.

True nature sanctuary, listed as Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the park has hiking trails and lookouts that you will have direct contact with the flora and fauna of the place. But if you want to be even closer to the local nature, you can practice radical sports such as rafting and rappelling, facing turbulent waters and descending through unforgettable landscapes. Do not worry about safety because all rides and equipment are certified.

In the afternoon, take a chance to visit the Bird Park: an area of 16.5 hectares where you can observe about 800 birds of 150 different species. The place has also a nursery of reptiles such as boa constrictors, anacondas, caimans and iguanas. The interaction with the macaws of the Park is an attraction apart and makes the children happy, who can see them very closely.

If you have time, check with the local tourism agencies that conduct panorama helicopter ride over the falls. It has a unique and unforgettable view of the waterfalls from above.

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Day 3
Three countries, only one culture

The 3rd day is dedicated to explore Foz do Iguaçu and its triple border. The best place to start the visit is the Tourist Complex Marco of the Americas, also known as Three Borders Landmark. You can put one foot in Brazil, another in Paraguay and a hand in Argentina, at the same time, and learn a little more about the culture of the region, unique and unified, which has no boundaries between the three countries. The place is being renovated and soon it will have new attractions.

The International Friendship Bridge is nearby and connects Brazil with the Paraguayan city Ciudad de Leste. Crossing it by car, bus or on foot is to celebrate the complicity that unites the two countries, materialized on the bridge and in the dam. And the friendship, which also includes the neighboring Argentina, is consolidated, in the relations established with the inhabitants of this place so unique.

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