The best of Callao

Real military building Felipe Forteresse
2 days   1 nights

2 days 1 night

1 Arrival in Lima

Arrival in Lima, assistance and transfer to the Taitalindo hotel. Free time to relax and acclimatize

2 Departure to Callao

AM Breakfast.

We go to the Real Felipe Fortress, the largest of all the built by Spain in its colonies in America, located in the Port of Callao, the principal of the Republic of Peru. It was built from 1747 as a defense against attacks by pirates who knew that the galleons laden with Inca gold left from there. In 1579 the fortress was attacked by Francis Drake, in 1587 by Thomas Cavendish, Hawkins in 1594, Dutchman Spitzbergen in 1615, James Clerk, better known as "L'Hermite"in 1624, Edward Davis in 1684 and 1686, Wodes Roggio in 1707 and the French privateer Anson in 1742, which is why Callao was always fortified with walls surrounding the city. Today the fortress is the headquarters of the Army Museum of Peru Time to sample Peruvian food at a good restaurant. (by passengers) Having received prior permission of the Captain and the Coast Guard address, we meet in order to proceed to the check-in and the reception of life jackets, and then move to the dock and board our ship where we will begin our journey. 14:30: Climbing aboard our cruise ship, which is equipped adventures, we start our tour of all the Islands. In the trip we will observe: 1. THE CAMOTALl: A part of Callao that is submerged under water following an earthquake in 1746. On low tide you can see some remnants of this place. 2. SAN LORENZO ISLAND: Located at a distance of 4km. in front of the bay of Callao. It has an area of 8km long and 2. 5km wide; it was a religious center in the pre-Hispanic, in the colony it was a cemetery for sailors, privateers and pirates. Then it was a place of study for leading researchers such as the Englishman, Charles Darwin. These days converted into a military zone, we can have a panoramic view of the island on our tour. 3. FRONTON ISLAND: At about 7km from the coast, emerging as a huge rock in the sea, there one can appreciate the remains of the prison of the same name, as well as hear some of its many stories and anecdotes. 4. CAVINZAS ISLANDS: A combination of rocky islands and islets with natural caves and caverns, they contain the final depositories of bird excrement of the area, of which few traces now remain. Now a haven of seabirds such as pelicans, boobies, guanay, chuitas, gulls of different varieties, etc. They are also inhabited by the Humboldt penguin, which can be seen occasionally. 5. PALOMINO ISLANDS: An important set of islands, converted by the work of nature to become an habitat and refuge for sea lions where these huge, playful and friendly animals live in these rocky islands, surrounded by wonderful natural caves and caverns. Further, if you are prepared you may take a swim and take a photo with the sea lions in the background. Transfer to the bus station

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