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Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Puno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Outdoors
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Type: Ships, Outdoors

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Chico, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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627 reviews 627 reviews
304 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
24 reviews 24 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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