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Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Puno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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78 helpful votes 78 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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