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Itaipu - Astronomical Pole and Biological Refuge with transportation

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Two of the attractions of the Itaipu Tourist Complex. Places designed to preserve nature around the grandiose Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant and to value studies and research.
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Stop At: Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho, Avenida Tancredo Neves 6.731 Jardim Itaipu, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970 Brazil

Located in the Itaipu complex, 17 km from the city center. It has an air-conditioned infrastructure with bathrooms, a souvenir shop and a snack bar.

When entering the local one can perceive an environment of research, education and tourism, with explanatory pictures, miniatures of ships and space probes besides prototypes of planets and simulators of the solar system.

The most interesting part of the tour is the planetary observatory, which has a dome over 6 meters in diameter, from where you can observe stars, planets, and star constellations. The telescope is just over 1 year old and one of the best resolutions allowing an incredible experience to the visitor.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bela Vista Ecological Refuge, Avenida Tancredo Neves 6702 Jardim Itaipu, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85856-970 Brazil

The Bela Vista Biological Refuge was created on June 27, 1984 and has more than 1,910 hectares. This grandiose space was built to preserve the fauna and flora of the region, during the construction of the reservoir of the Itaipu Binational Plant.

The walk through the protection unit goes around the Piracema Canal until reaching the buildings of the refuge. In all are two miles of hiking on a trail in the middle of the native forest, accompanied by much learning about the environment. The space has around 50 animal species and more than 960 plant genera.

Full of environmental preservation, the place provides visitors with a lot of ecological education, as it always prioritizes natural forms that do not affect the environment or animals. It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes, sneakers and repellent.

Duration: 2 hours

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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Valid for all hotels in Foz do Iguacu

Departure Time
1:30 PM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance of access to attractions
  • Licensed guide
  • Entry/Admission - Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho
  • Entry/Admission - Bela Vista Ecological Refuge
  • Snacks - I exclude any type of meal and drink
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
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By: MMC Turismo
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Wonderful tour! Hlighly recommended
Perfect tour to see the best in a short time. Milene is very knowledgeable about the natural environment so I
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Terrific full day tour of Argentina side of the Falls with boat trip!
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  • Hotel Pickup
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