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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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  • August 23, 2017
    On our second day, our taxicab Arturo took us to La punta to sightsee and to eat mariscos. It was great to see El Real Felipe, the Escuela Naval and the beautiful old houses in this district.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    If not for the tip I would have returned to the hotel shooting, despite the achievement of Callao have to say that the surrounding neighborhoods to La Punta are like or worse that a favela, in fact in the back cab a medium humanoid ape species we shot something that might have been a stone. Hopefully tell the taxi driver to not pass by this neighborhood Zoo. The point if it is pretty, has decent places to eat and very cheap.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Callao is another level, re-fuel the District of the tip and the fortress of real Felipe, the submarine Abtao which is spin and forced... on Grau square boat ride
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