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Address: Lima, Peru

Lima's harbor

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Private City Tour of Lima including Lunch from Callao Cruise Terminal

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Second time on a cruise stop in Lima, and cruise staff have been VERY negative about Callao, the port area for Lima) both times. Apparently it can be dangerous in some areas, but... read more

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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time on a cruise stop in Lima, and cruise staff have been VERY negative about Callao, the port area for Lima) both times. Apparently it can be dangerous in some areas, but if you taxi in to the Fort of King Phillip or a waterfront area called La Puenta, where there are lovely small, elegant restaurants along the wayerfront.... More 

Thank pswise
Lima, Peru
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93 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nicely refurbished, walking around La Punta in Callao is a must, plenty of excellent restaurants you can spend a whole day enjoying the view, the movement of fishing ships and the big one coming in and out from the port. Stop at don Miguel to enjoy a mango ceviche, unique in Lima and quiet an experiece for your taste.Safe to... More 

Thank Mario M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,524 reviews
825 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the port city of Lima. A business and shipping area with tons of history. Go with someone who can tour you around and make sure you go to the fish market. Fantastic

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Dallas, Texas
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718 reviews
540 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The port is impressive. Not too far is the interesting fisherman's wharf where there are lots of sea life for sale. People repairing fishing nets, too. Nice beach. Lots of Pelicans.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Antibes, France
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This Area of Lima has become quite dangerous if you dont know where to go or get lost. What is beautiful about Callao is that still have those Colonial houses,wish make certain areas quite colorful and with its own caracter..But i wouldn´t go with out a good guide or a person from that area.Not need to put yourself in danger.

3 Thank Tamiko_Ai
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Callao is not a nice city, it is dirty, smelly, with traffic jams everywhere. Yes this is the way people are living in Lima and unless you visit a quarter like this you cannot really tell people you have been to Lima. There is a lot of small shops and stands on the streets selling everything - from cheap fresh... More 

3 Thank Tretra
Bremen, Germany
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The Minka-Market is the cleanest savest and best market from my pov there are not many tourist yet so the prices are low and everything is authentic. The area is quite dirty but after you entered by car or taxy u are in a clean and save are with fantastic fruits, vegteble, fish meat ... enough to see for about... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Please seperate reviews about the neighbourhood Callao and La Puna. Although La Punta is part of this neighbourhood, it's a complete different place altogether. Where La Punta is nice and tourist friendly, Callao is a poor area where you shouldn't stop. When Waze directed us through the backstreets of Callao when we were on our way to Real Felippe, even... More 

3 Thank ErikvdW
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Real Felipe is a very interesting place, it has a lot of information about the old Spanish harbor, military officer outfits and weapons. Also cells and some Army artillery vehicles used during the war with Ecuador.

1 Thank efrenpmontes
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Callao itself wasn't anything special, but we enjoyed our visit to the Real Felipe, the fort built by the Spanish in the 1700s to protect the gold they stole from Peru from being stolen from them by pirates! The tour lasts a little over an hour and was 15 soles per person. A lot of walking over rough surfaces and... More 

1 Thank La_Lori1

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