Yavari

Yavari, Puno: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Yavari Reviews: 4.5/5


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gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,132 contributions
Has character
Apr 2018 • Couples
Having read about the history of the Yavari, it was good to see it in person, even although it was a short visit. Situated behind a hotel, it was not that easy to find.
Written April 14, 2018
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Pinksusie
Rio de Janeiro, RJ7 contributions
What a lovely little ship!
Feb 2018 • Couples
We were fortunate that our tour guide, Manuel, had worked on this ship for nine years taking visitors out onto the lake. He escorted us around the whole ship, showed how it was being restored, its history (both brought up in pieces from the coast in thousands of parts by mule to become a gunboat - although the guns never arrived!), how the engines were converted from steam burning dried llama dung, to the current Swedish diesel engine that was fitted in 1914. A fascinating piece of British engineering, so many original pieces of equipment and watertight. I do hope they open again to the public soon because it’s a real gem... best check the Yavari website before you go!
Written February 22, 2018
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Nimrod104
Harpenden, UK326 contributions
Closed until further notice
Dec 2017 • Couples
We went to see this fascinating iron ship that was built in Birmingham and trekked to Puno but it is now closed until further notice. Apparently, They are turning it into a floating hotel.
Written January 14, 2018
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cymrucariad
Reykjavik, Iceland10 contributions
What a little gem
Nov 2016 • Couples
I had wanted to see the Yavari since watching Michael Palin's programmes about the Pacific Rim. The story of her commission, building, transporting to Lake Titicaca is incredible.
We got a taxi from the centre of Puno to the Hotel Liberatador where we could see Yavari at anchor but with no means of getting to her. At reception we gave $12 each to the receptionist who asked when we would like to visit. We said after a coffee would be good. We sat on the hotel's terrace with stunning views overlooking the lake.
At the appointed time of 11 we made our way to the jetty and saw a small boat push off from Yavari and come for us.
We clambered aboard ,which was easier than expected, and set off. We were on the lake and it felt good. At the ship we were met by the friendly Antonia resplendent in her boiler suit.
Antonia is so knowledgeable about the ship as she has worked on its renovation for 18 years. She took us all around the ship explaining everything in detail which is exactly what my husband wanted as this was a dream of 30 years of his. They could speak in detail about the engine in particular.
At the end we were shown the books written by the British lady who instigated the work on the ship. We were allowed to sit on deck and read the books and take photos. We were the only people apart from the volunteers on the boat and felt it a great privilege to walk around and sit looking at the lake for as long as we wanted. When we were ready we got into the boat and were taken ashore by Antonia. Getting on and off the Yavari was easy as there's a very secure set of steps and we felt very safe.
Written March 1, 2017
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Annabelle S
8 contributions
Incredible history
Nov 2016 • Couples
Wow the Yavari is amazing. Ok I am a history nerd but my gf is not and she was also super impressed and interested in the yavari once we got on board.

Boarding- we were very lucky that when we arrived at the dock that an employee of the yavari was just starting their shift. We were able to join them on the ride to the yavari.

Tour- Once on board we were greeted by another employee who immediately jumped into the history of the yavari starting from the very beginning. Unfortunately for me, he only spoke Spanish so my gf had to translate the whole tour for me. The experience would have been very different if we were both English speaking. Our guide had so much knowledge to share that would've never been shared if we didn't know Spanish.

Ship- the ship is absolutely beautifully renovated with much of the original details and parts (original brass steering wheel, compass, brass candlestick, etc). The engine is incredible and so impressive. I just can't get over all the work that has gone into this ship not just in the last 20 years of renovation but ~150 years of its existence.

Check out the Yavari! It's a wonderful experience, site, and history.
Written November 26, 2016
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Arie H
3 contributions
For ship-lovers a MUST SEE
Aug 2016 • Family
Super! Fantastic to see how the old lady is being restored. A few more details and she is ready to sail again.
Written August 10, 2016
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FalcoG
Lima, Peru4,025 contributions
Overnight at the Yavari
Jun 2016 • Friends
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!
Written June 24, 2016
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Shipahoyahoy
Portsmouth, UK510 contributions
Wonderful tour
Apr 2016 • Solo
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 dockyard as HMS Warrior, which is now open to the public in Portsmouth, England, where I live. So strong links to my home town and with the UK. It's impossible to comprehend how it was shipped to Chile in crates and then carried over the mountains to be assembled in Puno. HenryDuck, of the Mary Rose Museum, also enjoyed the tour!
Written May 1, 2016
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GrahamG3OHC
Guildford, UK33 contributions
Lake Titicaca
Jun 2015
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 & is open to visitors. Well worth taking a look.
Written March 27, 2016
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Franco_Reviewer
Gainesville, VA313 contributions
Super nice crew
Mar 2016 • Couples
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.
Written March 12, 2016
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