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Lima: Callao City Tour and Boat Ride

1. Lima: Callao City Tour and Boat Ride

On this tour, get to know the culture and history of Lima and its best attractions. Visit the Real Felipe Fortress dating from the 18th century which was built by the Spaniards to protect themselves from invasion. It has since been converted into a museum where you can learn the stories of the naval battles and attacks that the fortress has withstood in its 3 centuries of history. Later, visit the Plaza Grau and the Historic Center of Callao. Admire graffitied walls, streets with many contrasts and several colonial-style buildings. Walk through the streets of Chucuito and admire the neighborhood's picturesque multicolored houses. You will also discover the city's best beaches and seafood restaurants here. Finally, stroll through the old resort of La Punta, where you will see beautiful beaches and 20th-century houses. Enjoy the sea breeze while admiring the Palomino Islands in the distance. Before ending your experience, enjoy excellent panoramic views of the entire coast on board a local boat ride around the La Punta and Callao beach areas.

Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

2. Instagram Tour of Bohemian and Colorful Lima and Callao

Start this colorful afternoon from your hotel, then drive with your guide to “El Callao”. Once in Callao, discover a place full of art and history, and walk around old streets rejuvenated by colorful murals and urban art. After time to take plenty of pictures, visit the “Fugaz” art gallery, where you will find different kinds of art expositions like photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. Continue with this cultural ride around Lima by taking the highway alongside the Pacific Ocean to Barranco. On the way, hear some stories about Peru and its capital city or maybe talk about any topic you are interested in. Barranco is one of the most colorful places in Lima and is known as the bohemian district. Here, capture different art expressions and enjoy one of the best views in Lima. This section of the tour also includes a visit to the Jade Rivera exhibition. Rivera is a muralist whose technique and style are determined by his personal experiences and his perspective of the environment in which he lives. Likewise, man's relationship with nature is another recurring motif in the artist's pieces. After Barranco, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 22 reviews

We had literally the best day ever with Alfonso showing us around Callao and Barranco! So good in fact we booked him to show us Lima City the following day. The sights, colour, music and art we saw were breathtaking ... from the street art in Callao to the art, music and impromptu dancing we saw in Barranco. It really was like seeing the city with a friend, not a travel guide. Highly recommend!! The following day tour included not only seeing the major sites downtown with as much or as little explanation as we wanted, but also sampling the amazing delicious local food from market stalls to street vendors! It has opened our eyes (and appetite) to Peruvian food. Thanks guys!

So this might sound exaggerated but I have been in Lima for 4 weeks and went on various tours but this was by far the BEST, most informative and fun tour I have done so far!! Choji made this day unforgettable, I got to see a different part of Lima and learned so many new things from a local that reeally knows his city and country. He actually also knew all the people in the neighbourhoods which made me feel very safe at all times! Please don't miss this experience this is really worth it! :-)

I had the most amazing experience on this tour. Aymen and Ximena were exceptional. Received a warm welcome from pickup(Aymen even opened car door and attentive). They were very engaging and made me feel so safe. Ximena was not only knowledgeable, but also very passionate about sharing Peru 's history and culture. What a great way to explore Lima and couldn't have asked for more.

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Pablo and Cesar are very friendly and professionnel, we were in Callao without any fear and discover this beautiful place. After that we discorvered Barranco and its history. A very good afternoon to spend in Lima!

Tour was great! Unfortunately I left my mobile phone in the car but it was returned quickly to the hotel by the guide- thanks!