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Callao, Lima

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Peru's largest port of entry, Callao boasts a rich history dating back to the 16th century, when it was established by Spanish colonists. The seaport connected Peru with the rest of the world since colonial times, and today contains Lima's international airport. Explore the harbor area lined with small wooden houses and seafood restaurants, or relax on one of the pebbled beaches. The area is also a popular base for exploring the nearby islands and the starting point for many boat tours catering to nature lovers interested in spotting penguins and sea lions. Using our custom trip planner, Lima attractions like Callao can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The port of Callao is very cute and worth visiting it, the problem is that to get there, while in Miraflores, not only the trip is very long, they must also go through areas which are not very nice, above all after the excursion to Islands Palomino, We landed late, and had to return at night
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  • Amazing port of Pacific Pearl some call, very warm people and where you always hear good sauce. It is fortunate to count on 4 Islands, the Spanish Fort mas antigua de America and an enviable marina gastronomy.
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  • This is the port area of Lima. Our tour to the Palomino Islands left from here. Our driver told us several times to not get into a car with anyone except him. When we got back to the drop off point, o...  more »

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One of Peru's most expensive destinations, Lima offers accommodations that range from modern hotel high-rises to family-run guesthouses. Most visitors stay in Barranco, Miraflores, or San Isidro, three of the city's safest and prettiest neighborhoods, which offer a good selection of budget lodgings. For something truly authentic, look for hotels located in restored mansions, many of which offer pleasant rooms overlooking manicured enclosed gardens, ideal for enjoying romantic meals or hosting small private parties.
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