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Having read about the history of the Yavari, it was good to see it in person, even although it was... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Perth, United Kingdom
What a lovely little ship!

We were fortunate that our tour guide, Manuel, had worked on this ship for nine years taking... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

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.

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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

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.

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Reviewed February 28, 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

1  Thank cymrucariad
Reviewed November 26, 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

1  Thank Annabelle S
Reviewed August 10, 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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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!

Thank FalcoG
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...More

1  Thank Shipahoyahoy
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...More

2  Thank GrahamG3OHC
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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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.