Explore the Islas Palomino and the Fortaleza del Real Felipe in just one day. These exclusive day trips are a must for every traveler visiting Peru. It takes some planning and gearing up, but definitely worth the time and effort. These islands are known for the natural habitat to a large population of sea lions and sea birds. Situated approximately 6 miles west off the coast of Peru, near the coastal city Callao.
A cruise around the Palomino Islands with Venturia opens up a world not seen too many people. Unique rocky islets with nesting birdlife, and sea lions. Swim with these magnificent creatures. If you’re lucky, a dolphin or two might join in on the fun. Humboldt penguins waddling about are quite the quaint picture of cuteness. The duration of the tour is about six hours. Pick up is arranged from your hotel. The cruise starts at the harbor of Callao, where you will board a luxury yacht. Snacks, hot as well as cold beverages are provided. Essentials such as swimsuits and life jackets are also provided for swimming in the ocean. There is a 24-hour cancellation period and payment will secure a place on the trip.
The Real Felipe Fortress is a military museum. Definitely the perfect attraction for history lovers. Since 1984 the fortress has housed this museum of the Peruvian army. The Real Felipe Fortress was built to defend the main Peruvian port and the city of Lima from pirates and corsairs during colonial times. Immaculate and impressive, it has been kept in great condition over the years. In 1746, the design proposal of French architect Louis Godin was selected as the design of the fortress. On the third of July 2012, the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank released a new coin that features the Fortress Real Felipe.
Founded by conquistadors in 1537, Callao once city grew into the most important port in the Spanish colonies. Thriving in the 19th century, its fortunes began to decline in the 20th century. Historical monuments, such as the Fortaleza del Real Felipe and Plaza Miguel Grau are interesting symbols left behind that celebrate the time.
Today, Callao is an artist’s paradise and you’ll find art anywhere and everywhere. It’s the only city in the world that paints the face of the deceased onto their headstone with graffiti art. It’s a way of showing remembrance and respect for that person’s life. Be sure to visit Monumental Callao to dazzle you with street art. Don’t miss visiting Restaurante El Comedor to try their Sudado de Cabrilla and Calendario del Barrio. Believe us, you will not regret it!
To design truly unforgettable travel experiences in Peru, you need a specialized, skilled and passionate team to make that happen time and time again. Here at Venturia we have just that, an expert group of people whose creativity, knowledge, inspiration for and love of Peru transmits through to every single trip, embodying the pure beauty of travel along the way.
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