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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Wonderful visit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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26 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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330 attraction reviews
376 helpful votes 376 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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legermireille
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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