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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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West ham must to

This ship was built by the Thames ironworks so if you are a foot an give it a visit. The ironworks was the works team that became west ham united. If not for the footy how many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Even though we booked the room, the boat was in maitenance. It was not even where it is supposed to be! Wecame to find it in the central habor, where whe were told it nas been in maitenance for six months!!!! We had to go searching for a place to stay,even if we were tired, cold and hungry. Very disapointing.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

This ship was built by the Thames ironworks so if you are a foot an give it a visit. The ironworks was the works team that became west ham united. If not for the footy how many ships built in England in 1862 are still going

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The ship is wonderful, 1862 old lady, being restored for her second maiden voyage in August. The crew are very, very friendly and really enthusiastic about the ship. It is a unique B&B, and although small with small bunk beds, the cabins are cozy. The facilities are communal, clean, wet room /toilet/washbasin, but again smallish. A really lovely stay.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

For about a $4 taxi ride from the main square, this boat is worth a visit. Its history itself is fascinating, carried to lake Titicaca from England, by boat, train and mule. The boat is almost completly restored and is used as a bed & breakfast, but should start to cruise again in the summer of 2015, if everything goes... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This small ship is being restored and looks amazing! The tour was excellent, the work on the ship is remarkable when you consider the age and how it was dismantled and re-assembled after being carried by 1000 porters and 300 mules over the Andes to Lake Titicaca. A must see when in Puno!

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Owermoigne Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This ship has a fascinating history, carried in parts by mule then assembled at the lake. Ru n by volunteers, you can make a donation after your tour it is worth going if you have time in Puno.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Certainly if staying at the hotel you should go see this lovely old ship built in the UK and shipped in pieces to the lake. Originally a gun boat but the guns never made it so was extended and turned into a cargo vessel. Must be unique so go see.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Yavari is a ship commissioned (along with her sister ship Yapura) by the Peruvian government in 1861 for use on Lake Titicaca. She is named after the Javary River in the Loreto Region of Peru, In 1862 Thames Ironworks on the River Thames built the iron-hulled Yavari and Yapura under contract to the James Watt Foundry of Birmingham. The ships... More 

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Iquitos, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I met the captain at my coffee shop "Blackcoffee"and she invited me out to see her boat. I worked on old boats on the B.C. coast so it was interesting for me to get a tour of this one

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Despite my lack of real interest in ships, I found this visit very interesting – mainly due to our guide. He spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable about the Yavari and had lots of amusing stories about life in Peru. Entry to the Yavari is technically free, but there is a suggested donation of 10USD (which we were happy to... More 

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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Puno Region  >  Puno

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