Lima (Callao)


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Lima (Callao), Peru

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!


  • 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.


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