Callao Cruises

Aerial view of La Punta, Callao
Aerial view of La Punta, Callao
The Real Felipe Fortress in Callao, Peru

Callao is the Peruvian capital's once-grand port area, which has been brought back to life with culture, cuisine and rich history. An important commercial centre since the colonial era, the city retains many fine colonial mansions and elaborate examples of architecture. The Real Felipe fortress is an impressive building built to defend the city from pirates and was central to Peru’s war of independence. 

La Punta, the area around the port, was once home to Lima’s aristocracy.[ReadMoreMob] It has many stately houses and a wonderful seafront promenade lined with delightful cafés. The Military Museum has many fascinating artefacts, including old weaponry, while the Navy Museum is devoted to the country’s naval heritage.

Visitors can take easy transport links from Callao to explore the Peruvian capital, Lima, and learn about the country's dramatic history, from the Inca Empire to the Spanish conquistadors.

Cruises to Callao

Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru Machu Picchu, Lima, Peru Exploration of South America & the Antarctic

Exploration of South America and the Antarctic • L2301

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 05 Jan 2023
78 nights
  • An unforgettable South American & Antarctic discovery
  • Revel in the sights and cultural highlights of iconic cities
  • Witness the wonders of the Galapagos, Andes and Patagonia