Lima (Callao)

Peru

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Cruises To Callao

Arrive in Callao, the chief port of Peru, right outside Lima to a place where fishermen in colourful boats fit right in to the picture alongside our ship. Trading routes of the 16th century saw goods from all over Peru make their way across the Andes (by mule!) to Callao, for ships headed to Spain. Explore more of Callao on a South America cruise!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    El Callao Port
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    PET (Peru Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "how much does this cost?" in Spanish: "cuánto cuesta esto?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Nuevo Sol (PEN)
    Native crafts, jewellery and souvenirs.
    • Famous For
      Take a flight to Machu Picchu, known as the “Lost City of the Incas” and South America’s most intriguing archaeological site.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Visit the enchanting colonial city of Cuzco with its majestic Plaza de Armas and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Don’t miss your chance to try lomo saltado, a Peruvian stir-fry with beef tenderloin, onions and tomatoes.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Visit the magnificent, 16th-century Cathedral of Lima and the baroque Archbishop’s Palace on the city’s grand Plaza Mayor.

Callao TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Treasures of Colonial Lima

Discover the hidden treasures of Lima and enjoy Peruvian cuisine specialties in one of the most beautiful colonial mansi...

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Larco Museum & Peruvian Flavors

Connect with Peru’s fascinating past at the Larco Herrera Museum. This private collection includes beautiful examples of...

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Best of Lima - Treasures, Temples & Horses

Depart the pier for the drive to Huaca Pucllana, an archaeological site that is in the middle of one of the most exclusi...

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Peruvian Gems – Larco & Gold Museums

Archaeologists are still gathering evidence that represents all of the many ancient cultures of Peru. Today you’ll visit...

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15-Day South America Explorer from Santiago (San Antonio)

15-Day South America Explorer from Santiago (San Antonio)

Cruise aboard Norwegian Star, beautifully updated in 2018. | Explore the natural splendor of Paracas National Reserve.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Santiago (San Antonio) (Chile);
Coquimbo (Chile); Arica (Chile); Pisco (Peru); Lima (Callao) (Peru); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica);
DISEMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
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