Ciudad del Este, Itaipu and city tour Foz do Iguazu


City tour in Foz do Iguazu

The most important cities in the world present their City Tour, where tourists know the main tourist attractions besides the curiosities and cultural formation of the region. And in Foz do Iguazu could not be otherwise.
Carefully planned so you can know the most important places in Foz do Iguacu, our exclusive City Tour has guides highly trained to tell the best stories of more than 10 points of the city, showing in detail the historical and cultural aspects of the border known worldwide for its beauty.


It has about 3,500 stores, hundreds of street vendors, importers, freight companies, exchange houses, the most famous banks in the world and colorful handicrafts, Ciudad del Este is a shopping paradise.
The great business move has drawn the attention of Arab, Korean, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, Brazilians and Argentines who have settled there with their business, transforming Ciudad del Este into a cosmopolitan center with dozens of different languages.
Free time for shopping or just discover the very different atmosphere of this amazing city.
What currency or currency should shop in Ciudad del Este?
Plain and simple: dollars. And better if you changed it in the country of origin, because buying in Paraguay is more expensive. We recall that the CB and D series are not accepted in local and always check the dollars received that there are many false in circulation. It can be purchased in any other currency of the Triple Frontier, either Brazilian real, Argentine peso or Paraguayan Guarani. It is good to remember that the Argentine peso is increasingly losing value due to the rise in the parallel dollar or blue. So it’s good to buy dollars or at least Reais. Argentines can buy dollars or real hassle in Brazil and Ciudad del Este, but it will be a parallel or blue quote. To buy dollars to official listing on any exchange house in Puerto Iguazu Argentine side first AFIP authorization is required, but it is difficult to get.
Can you purchase by credit card in Ciudad del Este?
Most businesses do not accept credit cards, but some other. But they have to be international cards. CARE, there are places that usually charge more expensive, and I’ve even heard of some who have come to them surprises summaries ends meet because overcharged values. When using the card, do not get your eyes off so they do not charge us fraudulent securities.
It is important to remember that since mid-2012, all purchases with credit cards or Argentine debit made abroad in dollars, besides may apply bank, AFIP charged a 15% surcharge on the total amount thereof, reflecting on the card statements. The positive is that you use the official dollar quote.
How to guarantee the products purchased works in Ciudad del Este?
The vast majority of local security does not offer replacement, but a kind of “technical assistance” for 3 or 6 months. I mean, if it comes with default, you do not get a new one, but try to fix it. Nor factory warranty works in other countries. Therefore, we strongly recommend checking well in the section “Tested” of the premises, where we tested the product in front of us paracesiorarse that works well. Ideally look for premises ofrecengarantía actual replacement for at least one month, since if there is a manufacturing defect, most likely to appear in the first few weeks.
When is the best time and the best days to shop in Ciudad del Este, to buy comfortably?
various factors such as climate, season, vacation, holidays, etc. must be taken into account As for the weather, I like April because not so hot, there is little line to cross the bridge, less number of people circulating in Ciudad del Este, and prices go down a little by little movement due to the low season. I even like if it rains, because it discourages potential buyers and that would mean making purchases faster. As for the day, I try to avoid before and after holidays, and on Saturdays, where there is more movement. You can shop on Sundays, but in general there are few restaurants open and close them at noon. These few stores open on Sundays in general have a little more expensive than the average prices.

DAM ITAIPU Binacional

Panoramic Visit tourist visit consists of an audio-visual shown in the Visitor Center and a bus ride around the outside of the dam with stops at viewpoints to the appreciation of the panorama.
The path of the vehicle follows a pre-established by the police Hydropower itinerary and stops are strict to the viewpoints.
Crossing to the Brazilian side, plus a dazzling fantasy postcard Iguazu Falls, you can visit the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, considered the seventh wonder of the modern world created.

Built on the Parana River on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, with installed capacity of 12,600 MW, the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is responsible for generating 25% of the electricity consumed in Brazil and 95% of the energy consumed in Paraguay.

Itaipu – “land that sings” in the Guaraní language is the result of a treaty signed on 26 April 1973 between Brazil and Paraguay establishing that the energy produced by the hydroelectric dam would be equally divided between the two countries. The construction started in 1975 and was completed in 1991, with a total of 18 turbines capable of generating 93.4 million MWh.

Thanks to the extraordinary engineering work, Itaipú has become a major tourist attraction in Foz de Iguazu. Video projections and an interesting tour of its facilities, allow visitors to find a beautiful panoramic view from the central viewpoint to the lake formed by the dam, observe the diversion channel, the mural of the workers and the forest worker, where each employee who celebrates 15 years of service in the company plants a tree.

In addition, the lake area has generated significant tourism offer, one can enjoy water sports and fishing.

Astonishing figures

The pace of construction of Itaipú was equivalent to building a 20-story building every 55 minutes.

With the total volume of concrete used in the construction of Itaipu they could be built 210 stadiums like Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The total volume of earth and rock digged is equivalent to more than twice the volume of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Iron and steel used in the plant construction, would be enough to build 380 times the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The Itaipu spillway supports a maximum discharge of 62 million liters per second, above the average of the Iguazu Falls 40 times.

Customs requirements to enter Brazil

1. National Identity
Argentine or naturalized: DNI or Identity Card
Other nationalities: Brazilian passport visa, according to international agreements.
2. Green Card vehicle to the owner
If the vehicle is not owned by the tourist authority of the owner of a notary it is needed.
By law passed in 1980 is mandatory engraving patent crystals, for vehicles of Argentina.
3. Driving Licence (is not necessary to have international card).
4. Children
When traveling with children, you take your marriage license or birth certificate thereof.
If one parent traveling with a child under 21 years must submit the authorization of the spouse before a notary.
If the child is traveling without their parents, will present an authorization of both legalized by a notary.

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