Bed & Breakfast on Lake Titicaca


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Enjoy B & B on board the Yavari

A unique experience of sleeping on board this historical ship.

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The only place to spend the night afloat Lake Titicaca in Peru is on a 150-year-old British gunboat, now a B&B, with a remarkable history.

Our Bed & Breakfast service is closed temporarily, but we plan to reopen before the end of 2015.

Bed and Breakfast on Lake Titicaca

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We offer you the unique experience of sleeping on board this historical ship, anchored in Puno Bay. Bunks in four cabins can accommodate seven guests, who we welcome to enjoy wonderful sunsets and a generous Andean breakfast. The adventure and unique experience will be a highlight of your travels in Peru.

Finalists in the category “International Impact” and “Recreational Tourism” Creatividad Empresarial Contest 2012.

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Celebrating 150 – October 2012

Celebrations were held on board for the 150th anniversary of the arrival at the Pacific coast port of Arica (which belong to Peru then), of the disassembled pieces of the Yavari and the Yapura. This year, several important maintenance tasks were completed, including...

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The aim is to ensure the Yavarí is operational and able to fulfill the purpose of returning to ply the waters of Titicaca, investors need to see the business opportunity that this project offers. The work that remains to do is: change the vessel as determined by SOLAS (“Safety Of Life At Sea”). The main requirements […]

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Built in England

The number of pieces transported

The Bolinder Engine

The Yavari discovered


After nearly 100 years of faithful service, she was found slipping rapidly into decay. Now she has been saved, all her original features restored, her engine repaired, and she is getting ready to be fitted out to comply with today’s standards of safety in order to sail again.

The Museum

The YAVARI, a State Registered Museum, is now berthed in Puno Bay, behind the Sonesta Posadas del Inca Hotel, between the town and Isla Esteves (Hotel Libertador). It can be reached by taxi or by launch.

Open daily: 9.00am – 5.00pm and other times by arrangement.

The Bolinder Engine

For the enthusiast, and with advanced notice, the mighty 1914 Bolinder engine can be fired up – an unforgettable experience!

The YAVARI has a future as well as a past. By applying the same vision and ingenuity as got her there in the first place, the YAVARI is preparing to be reborn to serve again. Today the restoration programme has reached its most critical stage.