PeruRail might operate tourist services in Lake Titicaca in late 2010

Isabel Guerra

PeruRail plans to launch luxury tourist services in Lake Titicaca in Puno in late 2010 aboard the 89-year-old English ship "Ollanta", the company’s general manager Armando Pareja reported.

"This is a highly prized project for PeruRail, which will require an investment of between six and eight million dollars only in the restoration process, and we plan to finish it by the end of 2010," Pareja said.

"It will have 45 cabins, some with private bath, as well as a wooden deck, among other places," Pareja explained.

PeruRail’s intention is to offer in daily tours, but tourists will not stay overnight on the boat.

"If tourism is developed in the area as it is expected, then we move to the second phase of the project, which is to develop tour packages for three days and two nights," Pareja added.

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