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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Visit to the M/V Yavari

Nice surprise as unknown to this nice piece of shipping glory. As a Chief Marine Engineer and project manager in ship refurbishment as ship new build a beautiful piece of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice surprise as unknown to this nice piece of shipping glory. As a Chief Marine Engineer and project manager in ship refurbishment as ship new build a beautiful piece of machinery and marine archeology. One of the last Bolinder crude oil engine in full glory

Thank BartHoornaert
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This was trick to access due to construction but well worth the walk. The Yavari is part of a fleet of boats from England that were transported by mules to lake Titicaca over 150 years ago. The tour brought us through all of the boat, showing us all the original components. Anyone with history or nautical interests will find it... More 

Thank Orsobear09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Done the same trek the builders of the boat done over 150 years ago and stayed on the Yavari for a couple of nights and I would highly recommend it to anyone as it was a life changing experience. Captain Carlos and his crew accommodated us and shared their stories over the last 20 years with the Yavari.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Brilliant refurbishment of historic ship built in the UK and transported "flat packed" overland to Lake Titicaca. Was meant to be a gunboat to protect a disputed border with Bolivia, the gun turret never made it and the dispute had calmed down by the time it got there. Now fully operative with the fabulous Captain Carlos and crew.

2 Thank Stephen W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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31 reviews
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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.

Thank vgurgel
Buxton, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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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

Thank plaistowboy
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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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!

1 Thank laneyloslunas
Owermoigne Dorset
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61 reviews
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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.

Thank TLPaul

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