Callao/Lima Cruises

Lima
Archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana
Nazca Lines

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Callao/Lima

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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:

• Lima
• Archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana
• 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.

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    Peru

    A Welcoming Country
    A Welcoming Country

    Peru offers an incredible variety of landscapes: the arid plains of Nazca and the mysterious Nazca Lines, two of the world's deepest canyons near Arequipa, the country's second largest city, the lush rainforest in the East, and 2.000 km of vast coastal desert that is in reality just one, huge beach.

    With an MSC cruise you can explore this extremely welcoming country, where there is always time for a chat, a Peruvian ceviche – national fish dish – or having a drink together. 
     
    Peru also boasts temples and stone cities built by the Incas (the most famous being Machu Picchu) and there is evidence of even older civilisations that over the millennia have lived between the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. 
     
    An MSC World Cruise will allow you feel the pulse of a nation that offers so much to its visitors: lost crumbling citadels, sacred lagoons with therapeutic properties, Inca necropolises,colonies of penguins and sea lions, megalithic walls, tropical rain forests and bustling cities. 

    Lima, the capital, is a bustling modern metropolis that effortlessly manages to mix traditional Peruvian heritage with the ostentation of the XXI century.