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Yavari

Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Puno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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Iquitos, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
47 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were intrigued to visit this site having heard about it on BBC radio 4 and had an hour to spare in Puno. The engineer showed us around with great enthusiasm as he has obviously spent many years working on it. The B&B looked worth a visit too. Donation suggested but not enforced.

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legermireille
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is an extremely interesting place to pass just one or two hours. We were able to see almost the whole boat, barely no limits! Very knowledgeable guide (engine engineer). The is no fee but a donation box with a suggested 10 - 20 USD contribution is at the exit.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This boat restoration is a labor of love. We grabbed a taxi here after our Uros Island visit. The supervisor stopped her work to give us a guided tour. The boat is a gem of polished wood and brass. It has such a fascinating history. 10 soles donation is suggested.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The fact that this was a highlight on a dreary day looking round the sights of Puno doesn't say much for Puno (I'd skip it if you're not already committed to spending time here) but if you are here, go and take a look at the Yavari. It's been beautifully restored and the boat keeper is incredibly enthusiastic. It'll pass... More

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Milton Keynes
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10 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had just arrived in Puno on the Andean Explorer and found out our hotel was very close to this amazing ship. Arriving on board a very enthusiastic lady showed us around and her English was very good. The story of how it got here from England (and the engine was made at Petters in the Thames - so we... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We decided to vist the Yavari on our way back from the Uros Islands instead of continuing on the long journey to Taquile Islands, so glad we did (and that isn't just because it started snowing). It's worth considering the effort made to import this steam ship from the UK, and then carrying the 210Tonnes of kit ship in 2766... More

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Rome
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This ship was taken to lake Titicaca in pecies from the Pacific ocean( it took 5 years), now it is in great conditions and you can even sleep there( very clean bunk beds and bathroom). It is on a very quiet side of the lake next to a very nice hotel( entrance trough the hotel. Just worth to go.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

For a few dollars you can take a taxi out and back to this ship, which was brought here over the mountains. The view is amazing, and for anyone interested in 19th century ships, it is amazing to see one so intact. The crew is very friendly and gives a very thorough tour.

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