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Callao - Peru



Callao - PeruCallao is the largest and most important port in Peru. The city is coterminous with the Constitutional Province of Callao, the only province of the Callao Region. Callao is located west of Lima, the country's capital, and is part of the Lima Metropolitan Area, a large metropolis that concentrates almost one-third of Peru's population. Callao borders Lima Province on the north, east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

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.


There is also a large naval base in Callao, in which the leader of the Shining Path rebel movement, Abimael Guzman, and Vladimiro Montesinos, the ex-director of internal security during the Fujimori regime are currently imprisoned.

Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport is located in Callao.

On a bluff overlooking the harbor sits Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado, the military high school Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa attended and made famous in his first novel, La Ciudad y los Perros (1962) (published in English as The Time of the Hero in 1963). The book was later filmed as The City and the Dogs and featured exterior shots of the school. The city also has a university, the National University of Callao.

Callao also several islands, San Lorenzo (currently a military base), El Fronton (a former high security prison), the Cavinzas, and the Palominos, where a large number of sea lions and sea birds live in a virtually untouched ecosystem. There is currently proposed plans to build a huge naval, terrestrial, and air port on San Lorenzo Island. This project is called the San Lorenzo Megaport Project

Residents of Callao are known as chalacos.

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Lima Tours

Lima, the main gateway to Perú, is a major city bustling with living history and movement. It is an ethnic melting pot, featuring pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern elements. The metropolis is also surrounded by every aspect of Nature: the sea, islands, mountains, desert and plantlife. Its various quarters feature a city of more than 8 millions souls with an active nightlife and well-endowed cultural scene, as well as plentiful public transport and non-stop activities.....
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We offer a couple of tours in the Lima area, please make a choice

Package Tours Duration Highlights
LIMA CITY TOUR AND GOLD MUSEUM Half day ( 8hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to Lima and Peruvian Gold Museum, lunch included
LIMA CITY TOUR AND LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM Half day ( 8 hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to Lima and Larco Herrera Museum
CULINARY TOUR Half day ( 5 Hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour visit to a typical and quaint market in Lima (San Isidro or Miraflores)
CALLAO HALF DAY TOUR AND REAL FELIPE FORTRESS Half day ( 5 Hours )

DAILY MORNING DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Visit the Military History Museum Real Felipe
PALOMINO ISLANDS HALF DAY TOUR Half day ( 5 Hours )

DAILY MORNING DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Pick up from Hotel and transfer to Callao, Islands San Lorenzo, El Fronton, Cavinzas, And Palomino.
LIMA BY NIGHT CITY TOUR: MAGIC WATER CIRCUIT AND DINNER SHOW Half day ( 4 hours )

From Wednesday to Sunday from Lima

Private guided tour to Lima’s Parque de la Reserva
LIMA CITY TOUR BY NIGHT ( 4 Hours ) Palace's Government,San Francisco's Convent, Plaza Grau, Justice's Palace,the Cathedral,the Archbishop's Palace between others
PACHACAMAC RUINS Half day ( 3 ½ Hours)

From Tuesday to Sunday from Lima

Private guided tour to Pachacamac Ruins, lunch included
LIMA CITY TOUR Half day ( 3 ½ Hours)

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to the most exciting attractions in Lima
HALF DAY TOUR TO HUACAS OF LIMA Half day ( 3 ½ Hours)

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour to Miraflores - Ruins Huaca Pucllana and San Isidro - Huaca Huallamarca
HALF DAY CHURCHES OF LIMA Half day (3 ½ Hours)

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Lima has an abundance of churches, cathedrals and monasteries
HALF DAY TOUR PRESBYTER MAESTRO MUSEUM Half day ( 3 ½ Hours )

From Monday to Saturday from Lima

Private guided tour to the monumental Cemetery Museum “Presbyter Matias Maestro”
HALF DAY TOUR TO PERUVIAN GOLD MUSEUM Half day ( 3 ½ Hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided our tour of Peru’s Gold Museum
THE PERUVIAN PASO HORSE TOUR Half day ( 3 Hours )

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour visit to Hacienda Ficus 20 minutes from Lima at Km 25 of the Panamericana Sur highway, road Lurin
FULL DAY TOUR TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF CARAL Full day

DAILY DEPARTURES from Lima

Private guided tour
Caral is a large settlement in the Supe Valley, near Supe, Barranca province, Peru, some 200 km north of Lima



 
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