Things to do in
Callao District

Our most recommended things to do in Callao District

Lima: City Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

1. Lima: City Tour with Pickup and Drop-Off

Join an insightful tour of Lima's city center and travel back in time to the colonial era. Admire amazing collections of 17th and 18th-century oil paintings, wooden verandas, and gilded mirrors. Immerse yourself in local culture and history with the assistance of your guide. Admire the monuments of Plaza Mayor, such as the cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Municipal Palace, and Palace of the Union. Continue to the Baroque-style San Francisco Monastery and take a look at its catacombs. Along the way, discover hidden gems, such as the remains of the old city walls, the historic bridges over the River Rimac, and one of the oldest bars in Peru at the Cordano Bar. Immerse yourself in a tour full of history, culture, and more. Finally, your professional driver will drop you off at your hotel.

Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class, Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

2. Lima: Peruvian Cooking Class, Market Tour & Exotic Fruits

Our tour guide will pick you up and take you to a local market in Surquillo district. There we will meet the chef and decide as a group on the starter and main dish to cook between this options: 1. Fish options: - Ceviche (Starter) Small pieces of fresh fish marinated in lemon juice, mixed with tender onions, cilantro, boiled sweet potatoes, corn and hot chilis (optional). - Pescado a la Chorrillana (Main dish): Fried fish fillet covered with a sauce made of onions, tomatoes, garlic and chili peppers. It is usually served with sweet potatoes and rice. 2. Chicken options: - Causa (Starter): Mashed potatoes seasoned with lemon and peruvian chilli (not spicy), filled with fresh vegetables and quinoa. - Aji de Pollo (Main dish): Shredded chicken mixed with a yellow chilli sauce, served over potatoes and accompanied by white rice. 3. Beef options:  - Papa Rellena (Starter): Mashed potatoes stuffed with a seasoned mixture of ground meat, onions, garlic, and spices. The filled potatoes are shaped into balls or ovals, coated in flour or breadcrumbs, and fried until golden brown. - Lomo Saltado (Main dish): Thin strips of beef stir-fried with vegetables in a flavorful soy sauce and vinegar mixture. Served over rice and french fries. 4. Vegetarian options: - Solterito (Starter): Fresh salad with faba beans, green peas, quinoa, cheese, tomatoes, corn and olives. - Pimento Relleno (Main dish): Stuffed capsicum filled with fresh vegetables, quinoa, and aromatic herbs. We will visit different stands accompained by our guide who will explain all about the Peruvian food culture and choose the best ingredients for the Peruvian dishes that we will prepare in the kitchen. Once we buy all the products in the local market, we will go to our kitchen to start cooking. The cooking class includes snacks, fruits festival, 1 starter and 1 main course. *The dishes to be cooked are decided as a group when arriving at the market.* *If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know.*

Taxi Airport Lima Peru

3. Taxi Airport Lima Peru

Safe and comfortable transfer of tourists in addition to punctuality in the service, the driver will receive you at the Lima Airport with a sign with your name where he will take you to the car to start the journey to your hotel, house or apartment. This service is also provided if you leave Lima to the Airport. The driver will wait for you as long as it takes to receive you and start your adventure in Peru. The vehicle is a 07 passenger van. Consult the places you could visit during your stay.

Callao: Swimming with Sea Lions Palomino Islands Boat Tour

4. Callao: Swimming with Sea Lions Palomino Islands Boat Tour

Meet your friendly crew then sail to the islands of Callao, travelling through the "El Camotal" underwater, open sea and passing by San Lorenzo Island.  At 11:30 AM, reach the farthest point, Palomino Island, which houses a large colony of sea lions. Here, you can freely swim alongside these great animals in neoprene suits. Then, at 12:35 PM, you will return to the meeting place in Calloa at Calle La Mar 229. Your return will begin through impressively shaped cliffs and islets. You will have the chance to enjoy a snack on board before arriving at the pier in Callao at 1:00 PM.

Lima Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Miraflores

5. Lima Airport: Bus Transfer to/from Miraflores

Relax on a comfortable bus with necessary facilities transfer between Lima Airport and Lima Miraflores Ovalo (Kennedy Park) with Quickllama airport shuttle. The bus operates daily from 03:00 to 22:00, with the frequency of about 60 minutes. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views from the comfort of your seat. All buses are wheelchair and bicycles accessible and have space for bulky luggage. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Staying connected with your friends with free WiFi. Moreover, pets are allowed as long as they are in boxes or cages of appropriate sizes and that do not bother other passengers. Blind and deaf people can travel with their guide dogs. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard.

Lima: Airport Transfer to/from Miraflores,Barranco,SanIsidro

6. Lima: Airport Transfer to/from Miraflores,Barranco,SanIsidro

Travel safely and comfortably with a formal and licensed company. 1. Airport pick-up: Our professional driver will be waiting for you at the airport's International/National arrivals area. He will be holding a sign with your name written on it. *It is important for us to have your flight details like flight number, airline and estimated arrival time in order to monitor it. We also need your drop-off address* 2. Airport drop-off: Our professional driver will pick you up from your hotel or accommodation to take you safely to the airport. *Our official pick-up and drop-off areas are Miraflores, Barranco, and San Isidro.* *If you are staying in an Airbnb or department, please share with us your apartment number, so our driver can ask your receptionist to call you on time*

Lima Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Lima city center

7. Lima Airport: BUS Transfer to/from Lima city center

Relax on a comfortable bus with necessary facilities transfer between Lima Airport and Lima city center with Airport Express Lima. The bus operates daily from 07:00 to 21:00, with the frequency of about 60 minutes. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Lima from the comfort of your seat. All buses have space for bulky luggage. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city. Staying connected with your friends with free WiFi and power supply in every seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard.

Lima: Sea Lion Swim and Wildlife Palomino Islands Cruise

8. Lima: Sea Lion Swim and Wildlife Palomino Islands Cruise

Cruise to Palomino Islands for a unique experience swimming with sea lions in the Pacific Ocean. Visit San Lorenzo Island, search for penguins, and enjoy birdwatching on a wildlife adventure from Lima. Set sail to the Palomino Islands from La Punta and stop at San Lorenzo Island. Learn the island's important role in the history of Lima from your guide. The 8-kilometer-long island is home to marine creatures including scallops, seabirds, and sea lions. Continue to the Palomino Islands, two islands that are part of a special ecosystem, where extraordinary marine wildlife coexists. Lack of predators means the ecosystem is bursting with wildlife of all types, including sea lions, penguins, and migratory seabirds. Jump off the boat into the clear, warm Pacific waters for a fun-filled swimming adventure with sea lions. Your guide will provide safety instructions and tips to make the most of your time with the playful marine mammals. If you are lucky, penguins might come and join the fun. After your exhilarating swim, head back to the mainland cruising past islets inhabited by guano birds and the second-largest colony of Humboldt penguins in Peru.

South America Country Data eSim: 0.5GB/daily to 10GB-30 Days

9. South America Country Data eSim: 0.5GB/daily to 10GB-30 Days

Purchase Notices -Data plan validity starts immediately when eSIM is installed. -Please make sure your phone is unlocked by your operating carrier and its operating system are compatible with eSIM, failure to do so may result in activation failure, and refunds will not be granted. -iOS requires version 12.1 or later; please note that iPhones sold in China do not support eSIM and certain cell phones sold in Hong Kong and Macao do not support eSIM. South America 10 - (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, French Guiana, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay) Unlimited Prepaid Data eSIM 1. Unlimited Data 500MB/1GB/2GB - (Daily reset every 24 hours, speed reduce to 128kbps after exceeding data plan) 2. Unlimited 3GB/5GB/8GB/10GB High-Speed Data (thereafter unlimited data on reduced speed of 128 kbps (Messaging Apps) This eSIM is data only. It does not include a phone number to make phone calls or send SMS messages. Please note that iPhones sold in China do not support eSIM and certain mobile phones sold in Hong Kong and Macao do not support eSIM. If you have any questions, please contact customer service, preferably before booking No Refunds or Cancellation due GYG policy. You may install eSIM before traveling(before your flight) or, at your destination when you need it. eSIM can only be installed once. Do NOT DELETE/REMOVE your eSIM from your device after successful installation. Expiry date - 45 days from the purchase date.

From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

10. From Port of Callao: Lima Sightseeing Tour

Begin the tour with pickup from the Port of Callao, before traveling into the city of Lima. Enjoy Lima on this cultural and historical you. With a local guide, travel from the Port into the city of Lima, while learning about the historical background of the ancient viceroyalty of Peru. Visit the most emblematic places of the City of Kings, such as the museum and convent of San Francisco, the Plaza de Armas in Lima and the Huaca Pucllana archaeological center. See the Plaza Mayor of Lima, located in the heart of the City Center, and see the historical buildings located around the square, such as the Cathedral of Lima, the Government Palace, and the Municipal House. Observe the changing of the guard that begins at 11:20 in the morning with a small ceremony by the military band, which then proceeds with the official ceremony of the change of troops and ends at 12:20 pm. Walk in the Historic Center of Lima, in San Francisco Square, and learn about the long system of catacombs under the square, used since the 17th century as a cemetery until Don José de San Martín closed it in 1821, and remains one of the most popular tourist attractions, where some show their faith in the dead by throwing coins, notes asking for miracles, and even voodoo dolls with pins against some adversary or antagonist. Explore the Miraflores district, the place where the most important archaeological center of Lima is located, known as Huaca Pucllana, which in the time of the Incas functioned as a sacred place of veneration of the temple of the sun, then we will visit the park of Love and its beautiful sea view. Be returned to the Port of Callao after the tour is finished.

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4.2
(26 reviews)

It was truly a very special experience to swim so close to the sea lions. they were incredibly playful and crazy fun. Denis, the tour guide, did everything to make you happy. highly recommended!

Prompt service. Cesar kept in Regular communication - a big help for us being in Peru/Lima for the 1st time. Very friendly and helpful. Safe driving and clean car.

Perfect transfer with Riccardo, a very friendly driver who takes great care of the comfort of his customers! Thank you and I of course recommend

fantastic, driver was early, very friendly, transport comfortable, would recommend!

Estephano our guide was great. Informative and fun