The last time we came to Callao we immediately boarded a plane for Cuzco and a tour of Machu Picchu. The 15th century Inca Citadel, located nearly 8,000 ft above sea level, sits on a mountain ridge in the Sacred Valley. Built around 1450, it was abandoned a century later during the Spanish Conquest. Although known to the local population, neither the Spanish nor the outside world knew of its existence until Hiram Bingham (a Yale University lecturer) brought it to international attention in 1911.
We did have an opportunity to tour Lima after the Machu Picchu tour, so Lima was familiar to us. This time, we simply revisited the Plaza Mayor and enjoyed a pleasant lunch just off the square in the gastronomical district of historic Lima.
Later, we took an evening tour of Lima and the Magic Water Circuit. We had fun!