Machete Tours - Peruvian Travel Ecotourism - Peru and Latin American Tour Operator

Specialized Peru Tour Operator

Why we are called Machete Tours?

ITB 2015

Contact Offices

  • Sweden+46 76046 1860
  • Denmark+45 2460 2662
  • Peru - Lima+51 1 4440351
  • Peru - Cusco+51 84 224829

Callao Port

Callao Port

The origin of its name is unknown; both Indian (particularly Yunga, or Coastal Peruvian) and Spanish sources are credited, but it is certain that it was known by that name since 1550.

Callao is built on and around a peninsula, the district of La Punta, a wealthy residential neighborhood. An historical fortress, the Castillo de Real Felipe stands on the promontory overlooking the harbor.

Residents of Callao are known as chalacos.

HISTORICAL AND NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

The port of Callao

Castillo de Real Felipe

Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado (military high school)

National University of Callao.

El Frontón (a former high security prison)

The Cavinzas

The Palominos Island

Jorge Chávez International Airport