Start planning your cruise and book your excursions to Callao
Callao is a vibrant Peruvian seaside city, located on a sweeping natural harbour. This Latin American wonderland is an MSC World Cruise destination, home to remarkable monuments, impressive museums, and a striking historic fortress. A short flight over an arid coastal plain reveals the striking Nazca Lines. Considered one of planet Earth’s greatest enigmas, these pre-Columbian geoglyphs date back 2000 years.
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
• Greater Lima
• Huaca Pucllana Archaeology and Dining Experience
• Nazca Lines
Take an MSC Cruises excursion to vibrant Lima, affectionately known as the ‘City of Kings’. Visit historic Plaza de Armas to marvel at a wealth of glorious architecture including the Government Palace and the Cathedral of Lima. Continue to the Basilica and Convent of San Francisco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and colonial jewel. Then, explore the Bohemian district of Barranco, the city’s most picturesque artistic neighbourhood.
Lima’s bustling Miraflores district encircles the remains of a pre-Incan pyramid called Huaca Pucllana. This truncated structure comprises a series of broad terraces and enclosures built between 200 and 700 AD. On a fascinating MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll visit of the city’s famous ‘Huacas’ (temples), which stands amongst contemporary buildings. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious Peruvian meal with views over the archaeological ruins.
The Nazca Lines, located in the desert of southern Peru, are among the oldest and most extensive geoglyphs on the planet! On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the air, where you’ll get a bird’s eye view of these man-made incisions. Following a short coach ride, board an aircraft to enjoy a 90-minute flight gliding over 300 different figures including animals, plants, and insects. Dating back 2000 years, the Nazca Lines are a true planetary wonder, the subject of countless anthropological theories and television documentaries.