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.

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Cruises from Callao (Lima) Peru

Cruise Date Duration
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 23/02/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 02/03/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 09/03/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 16/03/19 9 nts
Sirena, Southernmost Wonders ex Lima to Rio De Janeiro 16/03/19 33 nts
Sirena, Around the Cape ex Lima to Buenos Aires 16/03/19 21 nts
Marina, Americas Connection ex Lima to New York 18/03/19 18 nts
Fram, From Inca Kingdoms to Costa Rican Rainforests ex Callao to Puerto Limon 22/03/19 12 nts
Roald Amundsen, From Inca Mysteries to Lush Costa Rica ex Callao to Puntarenas 30/03/19 11 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 27/04/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 04/05/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 11/05/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 18/05/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 08/06/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 15/06/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 22/06/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 10/08/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 24/08/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 26/10/19 9 nts
Cloud, Voyage 1924 ex Callao to Buenos Aires 30/10/19 25 nts
L'Austral, Ocean Voyage ex Callao to Valparaiso 01/11/19 4 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 02/11/19 9 nts
Scenic Eclipse, Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Antarctica ex Lima to Buenos Aires 08/11/19 29 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 09/11/19 9 nts
Mariner, Rhythms of the Sun ex Callao to Rio de Janeiro 16/11/19 31 nts
Mariner, Journey to Tierra Del Fuego ex Callao to Buenos Aires 16/11/19 21 nts
Hanseatic Inspiration, (INT) Expedition Chilean Fjords ex Callao to Ushuaia 28/11/19 18 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 30/11/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 07/12/19 9 nts
Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return 14/12/19 9 nts
Shadow, Voyage 3002 ex Callao to Buenos Aires 06/02/20 20 nts
Marina, Mystical Fjords ex Lima to Buenos Aires 15/03/20 20 nts
Marina, Atlantic Interlude ex Lima to Lisbon 15/03/20 38 nts
Hanseatic Nature, Expedition South & Panama Canal ex Callo to Belem 18/03/20 19 nts
Pursuit, Peru, Panama & Colombo ex Lima to Miami 23/03/20 13 nts
Navigator, Vibrant Cities of the Canal ex Callao to Miami 25/04/20 16 nts
Cloud, ex Callao to Ushuaia 28/10/20 19 nts
Mariner, Fjords Falklands & Fiestas ex Callao to Buenos Aires 14/11/20 21 nts
Voyager, The Best of South America ex Callao to Buenos Aires 21/02/21 21 nts
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