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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...More
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
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
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!
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
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
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.