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Yavari

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Address: Lake Titicaca, Puno, Peru
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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 and interested in the yavari once we got on board. Boarding- we were very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Annabelle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 an employee of the yavari was just starting their shift. We were able to join... More 

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Thank Annabelle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank Arie H
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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!

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Thank FalcoG
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 be able to return and sail on it across the lake. Built in the same... More 

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Thank Shipahoyahoy
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Thank Franco B
Puno, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 friendly. Look out for something unusual about the sheep! You need a whole day as... More 

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Thank Beverly A
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, showing us all the original components. Anyone with history or nautical interests will find it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 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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