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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Overnight at the Yavari

Wonderful experience! The ship is beautiful, the Captain is great We enjoyed a starry sky at the deck, slept on a bunk, private cabin The Captain gave us a tour around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
FalcoG
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Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Wonderful experience! The ship is beautiful, the Captain is great We enjoyed a starry sky at the deck, slept on a bunk, private cabin The Captain gave us a tour around the ship, full of history. Built on 1862!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I was given a wonderful tour by a member of the crew. He, and others I spoke to, including the Captain, were passionate about the ship, its history and the restoration. The ship is being lovingly restored and I hope that one day I will be able to return and sail on it across the lake. Built in the same... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The SS Yavari on Lake Titicaca dates from 1870 and was built in Birmingham. It was then dismantled, shipped across the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans to Lima, transported by mule train over the Andes to Puno & re-assembled. It then served as a Gunboat in the Peruvian Navy for many years. It has now been restored as a museum piece... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Only a volunteer donation is asked at the end. The history of this ship goes way back to 19th century and is being renovated and will turn into a hotel cruise soon. Crew was extremely nice.

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Thank Franco B
Puno, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were suffering with the altitude here so went everywhere slowly but the island visit to Sillustani is a must. All the men knit to make a living and its very much subsistnace farming. We had the most delicious lunch and the poeple were winderfully friendly. Look out for something unusual about the sheep! You need a whole day as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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.

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