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Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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What a little gem

I had wanted to see the Yavari since watching Michael Palin's programmes about the Pacific Rim. The... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Reykjavik, Iceland
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Incredible history

Wow the Yavari is amazing. Ok I am a history nerd but my gf is not and she was also super impressed... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
Annabelle S
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Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank cymrucariad
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Annabelle S
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Super! Fantastic to see how the old lady is being restored. A few more details and she is ready to sail again.

Thank Arie H
Reviewed 25 June 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!

Thank FalcoG
Reviewed 1 May 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...More

Thank Shipahoyahoy
Reviewed 27 March 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...More

2  Thank GrahamG3OHC
Reviewed 13 March 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.

Thank Franco B
Reviewed 22 December 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...More

Thank JuneAd
Reviewed 23 November 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

Thank BartHoornaert
Reviewed 22 October 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,...More

1  Thank Orsobear09
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Jon Potter
3 May 2015|
Response from laneyloslunas | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to visitors. Just ask for a taxi to take you there from the city center or from your hotel. The fare is not that much. It is well worth the short trip and is being beautifully restored.