Callao (Lima) Peru

Callao is the largest and most important port in Peru. It is located west of Lima, the country's capital, and is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area. Callao is built on and around a peninsula, the district of La Punta, once a wealthy residential neighborhood. An historical fortress, the Castillo de Real Felipe (site of "Rodil's Last Stand"), stands on the promontory overlooking the harbor.

In its surroundings is located the Main Iglesia Matriz Church and the Capitanía del Puerto (Port Captaincy). From here a street takes the visitor towards the District of La Punta which hosts the Naval Base, round stony beaches, the old walkway by the sea and a handsome residential area.

A few kilometres into the sea stands the San Lorenzo Island, with some archaeological relevance and the El Frontón Islet, at present an abandoned prison that used to hold highly dangerous criminals

Things to see and do

* Castillo de Real Felipe – fortress
* Museo Naval Museum
* San Lorenzo Island
* City tour of Lima
* Plaza de Armas - Lima

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Nuevo Sol (PEN)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 146.98 km²
Population – 820,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style and 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 51

Port Location – The port is located approximately 10km’s to the west of the city of Lima.

Travel Links – Jorge Chávez International Airport known as Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez in Spanish, is Peru's main international and domestic airport. It is located in Callao, 11 km (7 miles) from the Historic Centre of Lima and 17 km (11 miles) from Miraflores.

Callao is the port city now fully integrated with Lima, the nation's capital.

Cruises departing Callao (Lima) Peru

Silver Cloud, South America Ex Callao To Punta Arenas

Departure: 28 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Callao to Punta Arenas onboard Silver Cloud Expedition.

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Silver Cloud, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Valparaiso

Departure: 28 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

8 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Silver Cloud Expedition

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Delfin Ii, Upper Amazon Cruise Ex Lima Return

Departure: 30 Oct 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: Delfin II.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Delfin II. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 03 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Delfin Ii, Upper Amazon Cruise Ex Lima Return

Departure: 06 Nov 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: Delfin II.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Delfin II. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 01 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Silver Dawn, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departure: 18 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Dawn.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Silver Dawn

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Delfin Ii, Upper Amazon Cruise Ex Lima Return

Departure: 25 Dec 2021 From: Cruise line: Lindblad Expeditions Cruise Ship: Delfin II.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Delfin II. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Lima.

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Silver Whisper, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Ushuaia

Departure: 18 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Silver Whisper

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 19 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Silver Dawn, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Buenos Aires

Departure: 19 Jan 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Dawn.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Silver Dawn

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Bolette, Cultural Cities & Scenic Islands Ex Callao To Southampton

Departure: 22 Feb 2022 From: Cruise line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Cruise Ship: Bolette.

30 Night Cruise sailing from Callao to Southampton aboard Bolette.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 09 Mar 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 27 Apr 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 08 Jun 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 06 Jul 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 10 Aug 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 07 Sep 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 05 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Venture, Sailing The Humboldt Route Ex Callao To San Antonio

Departure: 26 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Venture.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Callao to San Antonio aboard Seabourn Venture.

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Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery Ex Lima Return

Departure: 02 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruises Cruise Ship: Aria Amazon.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Aria Amazon. Hotel stays pre and post-cruise in Lima.

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Silver Moon, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departure: 21 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Moon.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Silver Moon

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Seabourn Quest, 33 Night Ex Callao (lima) Peru To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Departure: 19 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Seabourn Cruise Ship: Seabourn Quest.

33 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Seabourn Quest

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Silver Moon, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Buenos Aires

Departure: 22 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Moon.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Callao (Lima) Peru onboard Silver Moon

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Silver Cloud, South America Ex Lima (callao) To Valparaiso

Departure: 16 Oct 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition.

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