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Palomino Island (Isla Palomino) Tours

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Palomino Island (Isla Palomino)
The Palomino Islands are a rocky collection of small islets off the coast of Callao, which is about 7 miles (9.6 kilometers) from the center of the city of Lima. The islands are inhabited by a variety of birds—including guanayes, boobies, pelicans, red-legged cormorants, and Humboldt penguins—and by friendly sea lions. 

The Basics
Visitors can explore the Palomino Islands on a day trip from Lima on board a comfortable cruise boat or a sailboat. The islands are particularly known for the thousands of sea lions that gather here to swim and sun themselves on the rocks. If the water is calm enough, and you’re feeling brave, you can swim near the sea lions. You’ll also find colonies of Humboldt penguins and an impressive number of other birds. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Remember to bring sun protection, a swimsuit, and a towel with you; boat operators usually provide wetsuits, goggles, and lifejackets. 
  • Do not touch or feed the sea lions.
  • Tours may include round trip hotel transfers as well as food and beverages; check specific tours for details.
  • Expect the water to be chilly. From June–November, the water temperature may dip to about 66°F (18°C); the warmest months are December through April, when temperatures can rise to about 72°F (22°C). 
  • Be sure to take preventative medication if you’re prone to motion sickness.

How to Get There
Boat tours to the Palomino Islands depart from the port of Callao, where there is a cruise dock and an airport. If traveling from Lima, take a taxi to Callao; the ride from the center of the city can take anywhere from 30–60 minutes depending on traffic, which is especially heavy in the late afternoon and evening hours. The ride to the islands takes 30–60 minutes, depending on weather and ocean conditions. 

When to Get There
While tours run all year round, the most comfortable time to visit the islands is the summer (December–April), when the air and water temperatures are warmest. That said, the best time to visit Lima is the winter (May–September), when there is the least amount of rain. The summer months are warmer but wetter and can be quite foggy. 
 
The City of Callao
The seafront city of Callao has been Peru’s most important port since the colonial era. Today, it is the closest cruise port to Lima (and the launch point for tours of the Palomino Islands). Visitors can tour the 18th-century Real Felipe Fortress, enjoy the beach at La Punta, and learn about the area’s maritime history at the the Naval Museum and the Abtao Submarine Museum, which is housed in a retired submarine.
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Calling all nature lovers, this tour allows you to swim alongside wild sea lions in their natural environment. Departing Lima, travel by boat to the Guanera Islands (Islas Guaneras), home to Humboldt penguins, guano birds, and sea lions. Plunge into the water to enjoy a supervised swim with the marine mammals before admiring rock formations and other wildlife on your return journey. Refreshments are included.
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Cruise off the coast of Lima during a half-day tour of five islands. Sail aboard a luxury yacht and relax with provided snacks and beverages while you sightsee. Admire the beautiful natural scenery en route to El Camotal, San Lorenzo, and the Palomino Islands. Then slip on a provided wetsuit and life jacket before you frolic in the Pacific Ocean with sea lions.
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San Lorenzo Island is part of the constitutional province of Callao. It was annexed to this province during the year 1891 and has since been the subject of scientific and historical studies. Isla San Lorenzo is considered the largest of the territory chalaco, as well as the highest altitude within the Peruvian coast. It has a total surface area of 162 hectares that counts in its space with three elevations. In San Lorenzo Island it is possible to find an area where military burial mounds have been found that would have participated during the War of the Pacific; There are also cemeteries where there are remains of pirates who tried to enter the territory, among others, as archaeological remains that show the first settlement of the island, and where there are a total of more than three thousand tombs that belonged to a prehispanic cemetery . The wealth of San Lorenzo is valued in its historical event, from its first occupation, when possibly it was a center ..
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