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... 更多
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... 更多
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 be able to return and sail on it across the lake. Built in the same... 更多
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... 更多
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... 更多
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
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.