Callao (Lima) is the largest and most important port in Peru. Namley the illustrious 'City of Kings', it was founded over 450 years ago.
Today, though very much a busy modern city, it guards a priceless treasure-chest of Spanish colonial art and architecture. Some itineraries allow time to travel deeper into this mysterious El Dorado, to visit the Incas' ancient capital at Cuzco, high in the Andean foothills.
The several islands on Callao, San Lorenzo, El Frontón, the Cavinzas, and the Palominos, are great places to visit, where a large number of sea lions and sea birds live in virtually untouched ecosystems.
Cruises from Callao (Lima) combine ancinet culture with fantstic weather. Temperatures in Callao generally stay in the twenties all year round, this is great for both summer and winter cruises.
For those who enjoy the sights why not visit the historical fortress, the 'Castillo de Real Felipe', the beautiful views from the rocky beaches and the wonderful architecture on the other islands. Also for those who enjoy fun why not go shopping, see the animals and wonderfull parks, there's something for everyone.