You can do the tour of Itapu Dam from Foz do Iguazu in Brazil, it’s much more of an adventure though from Paraguay.
Everybody has heard of Paraguay but to actually visit, even if it’s only for a day, is an amazing crazy experience. We crossed the border from Foz do Iguazu, I suppose just to get the stamp in our passports, as most travellers do. The experience was definitely different than anything else we have done on this amazing journey.
“Nobody can claim the name of Pedro, nobody is Rosa or María, all of us are dust or sand, all of us are rain under rain. They have spoken to me of Venezuelas, of Chiles and Paraguays; I have no idea what they are saying. I know only the skin of the earth and I know it has no name”
The border town of Ciudad del Este is a hectic crazy place by any standard, just getting from the border to the local bus terminal was an experience. Itapu dam is also an enigma the numbers are mind boggling, it’s huge and the amount of power it produces is incredible.