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
Bolette, Cultural Cities & Scenic Islands ex Callao to Southampton 22/02/22 30 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 09/03/22 10 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 27/04/22 10 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 08/06/22 10 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 06/07/22 10 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 10/08/22 10 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 07/09/22 10 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 05/10/22 10 nts
Endeavor, Andean Coast Adventure ex Callao to Puerto Montt 19/10/22 12 nts
Venture, Sailing the Humboldt Route ex Callao to San Antonio 26/10/22 12 nts
Aria Amazon, Peruivian Rivers & Rainforest Discovery ex Lima Return 02/11/22 10 nts
Mariner, Machu Picchu & Chilean Fjords ex Callao to Buenos Aires 19/11/22 21 nts
Silver Moon, South America ex Lima (Callao) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida 21/12/22 16 nts
Seabourn Quest, 33 Night ex Callao (Lima) Peru to Buenos Aires, Argentina 19/01/23 33 nts
Silver Moon, South America ex Lima (Callao) to Buenos Aires 22/01/23 21 nts
Serenity, Easter Island & French Polynesia ex Callao to Papeete 26/01/23 16 nts
Marina, Peru, Panama & Palms ex Callao (Lima) Peru to Miami 19/03/23 18 nts
Silver Cloud, South America ex Lima (Callao) to Valparaiso 16/10/23 9 nts
Silver Nova, 15 Nights South America ex Lima (Callao) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida 19/12/23 16 nts
Splendor, 21 Nights Earth, Fire & Ice ex Lima (Callao) to Buenos Aires 20/12/23 21 nts
Silver Nova, 19 Nights South America ex Lima (Callao) to Buenos Aires 16/01/24 20 nts
Azamara Onward, Pacific Mysteries 18/01/24 15 nts
Silver Nova, 15 Nights South America ex Lima (Callao) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida 31/03/24 16 nts