Callao Food Tour: Fishermen Tales, Colors & Flavors

  • 5 hours
  • 9 Flavors
  • Adult $119 USD
  • Under 18 $109 USD
Private Groups only

Callao Food Tour: Fishermen Tales, Colors & Flavors

Adult $119 USD
Under 18 $109 USD

Authentic Callao: Art, Rhythms & Seafood

Brimming with a vibrant history as the main port of Peru, we invite you to Callao, right next to Lima, for an immersive food tour that centers around its strong fishing heritage, and famous local seafood dishes. On this 5-hour tour, you will have the chance to meet and interact with small business owners – including fishermen who will share with you some of their most interesting stories – who are passionate about preserving and sharing their culture, and of course, their exquisite food. From the tip of La Punta to Monumental Callao, you will see firsthand how Callao's architectural landscape is a fascinating blend of old and new styles, reflecting the Spanish colonial legacy and the growth and modernization of the city. Be ready for some urban art, lots of stories, and fantastic seafood.
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  • 5 hours

    Private Groups only:
    - 10:00 to 15:00
  • Local Expert Guide

    You will be paired with one of our licensed tour guides. All are very knowledgable and passionate about their food, country and culture.
  • Free Cancellation

    Cancel for free up to 48 hours before the food tour' start time, no questions asked. For last minute requests, we will do our best to find a win-win solution.

Chim Pum Callao

Your adventure begins here. Are you ready?

  • 9 Flavors
    Experience the best of Callao's cuisine and culture with our 5-hour food tour. This unique tour will take you on a journey through the district of La Punta, where you can enjoy stunning views of the sea from the boardwalk. The tour includes stops at several local restaurants to taste Callao's most emblematic dishes and drinks. Along the way, you will also discover the vibrant Callao culture and its omnipresent urban art, including a visit to the iconic Monumental Callao area.
    Our first stop is a well-known and traditional fisherman's restaurant. You'll get to savor their famous pan con pejerrey, known in the area for its unique taste and perfect crispiness. Additionally, you will try their chupe de pescado (a fish-based chowder) with a cup of coffee. An unforgettable introduction to the local cuisine and culture.
    Our next stop will take you to the heart of the fishermen’s community, where you'll have the chance to hear their stories. You'll discover how they have honed their craft over generations, passing down their knowledge from father to son. You'll also get to witness the preparation of a fresh causa acevichada by Maritza, right on the beach.
    Our culinary adventure in Callao will then lead us to another famous eatery where we will taste another local delicacy: muchame de atún. Combined with some pisco to get going, and a very charismatic restaurant owner.
    With the sounds of live salsa music in the background – if you are lucky to come across one of the local groups – you'll immerse yourself in the rythms and colors of Monumental Callao. This tour is perfect for foodies and culture lovers who want to discover this unique side of the city. After exploring some art galleries, we will indulge in some sweet treats at a famous dessert spot that is popular among locals. Unless you won't have more room for dessert? Impossible!
    During this food tour in Callao, you will be accompanied by a specialized official tour guide, who will make you discover the city from his perspective, ready to answer all your foodie questions and beyond. Don't hesitate to ask historical, cultural, and political questions to our guides and the hosts you will meet along the way, they will be more than happy to share their knowledge and experiences with you. Our goal is to make this food tour truly memorable.


  • Excellent Callao food tour

    I did the Callao food tour with Ceci in June 2023. OMG the food was the best!! Especially the humache at El Colorado- the owner was very entertaining and generous with the pisco. Ceci was a great guide!!
    Carlo – Australia – Jun 2023
  • This was an amazing tour!

    Our guide was incredibly kind and knowledgeable, he took us to hidden gems that showcase the proud traditions and origins of the Callao. I feel like I experienced the true essence of Callao's gastronomy and culture, all while avoiding the crowds of tourists, it was amazing, thanks again!
    James – United States – Jun 2023

Additional information

What is included

  • Tasting of 5 Peruvian foods
  • Sampler of 4 Peruvian drinks
  • Licensed expert guide
  • Dedicated travel support while you are in Peru
  • Pick up and drop off included (Miraflores/Barranco/San Isidro areas only). For other locations, please reach out before booking.

Additional data

  • Unfortunately, this experience can’t be adapted to the following diets and allergies: lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, vegan, fish allergy, shellfish allergy and gluten allergy

Meeting point

Where do we meet?

  • Pick up and drop off in Miraflores, San Isidro and Barranco areas
  • Starts at 10:00 AM
Remember that
If you need to be picked up and/or dropped off outside of the above-mentioned areas, please reach out to us for a custom quote.


  • 01 What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
    If you suffer any allergy o dietary restrictions, make sure to inform us in the checkout notes or via email once you completed your booking so we can take all the necessary precautions. However, please note that this food tour in Callao can't accommodate at all the following diets: lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, vegan. Also, those who suffer from a fish, shellfish or gluten allergy are advised to not book this tour as the alternative dishes fall below the standards we wish to maintain. While our goal is always to be as inclusive as possible, we are unfortunately unable to offer halal and kosher alternatives at the moment due to the difficulty for some Peruvian restaurants to acquire and stock items with such characteristics.
  • 02 Do we eat a lot during this food tour? Does it constitute a meal?
    Absolutely! We strongly suggest having a light breakfast or lunch before embarking on this food tour as the amount of food provided is equivalent to a multi-course meal. It's recommended to avoid consuming anything else during the tour.
  • 03 Can you pick me up and drop me off from/at any location?
    Pick up and drop off is included for the areas of Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro. If you are staying somewhere else, or if you want to arrange pick up from the airport or the Callao cruise terminal, please reach out to tus before booking the tour so we can send you a quote.
  • 04 Do I have to book in advance?
    We recommend to book at least 1 week in advance to make sure it's not sold out, but we accept bookings up to 48 hours before the tour starts.
  • 05 Is this food tour physically demanding?
    Not at all! There is some light walking involved in visiting the Monumental Callao area and walking along the waterfront. However, a car/van/bus will be provided for transportation between stops, which are all located within 10 minutes of each other.
  • 06 Is this food tour family friendly? If I'm bringing an infant/very young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?
    For those traveling with infants or children under the age of 6, purchasing a ticket is only necessary if you would like them to have their own food servings during the tour and access to all food offerings. If you prefer to share your food with them or if you want them to eat their own prepared food before the tour, then there is no need to purchase a ticket for them - they can participate in the tour for free. However, please indicate in the booking comments if there will be non-paying children present so that our guide can be prepared accordingly.
  • 07 What if I don’t drink alcohol?
    If you do not drink alcohol, don’t worry! We will provide non-alcoholic drinks instead. Please make sure you add that information in the "Additional comments" section when finalizing your booking. No alcoholic beverages will be served to our guests under 18 years of age.
  • 08 What if I need to cancel this Callao food tour?
    Up to 48h before the tour start time, you can cancel your booking for free. We will only withhold card processing fees, which vary between 3% and 7% depending on the card used (due to financial entity, currency and country rules).
  • 09 Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
    Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • 10 Do you offer any other tour?
    Yes, we have several food tours in the bank. Each of them offer a different perspective on Peruvian gastronomy. We like to think we have an option for all budgets and interests! Although we specialize in food tourism, if you'd like to visit a museum, or another area of Lima not covered by one of our tours, please do let us know – we will for sure be able to arrange something with the help of our trusted partners.
  • 11 Is Callao safe?
    Callao is a bustling city and province located adjacent to Lima. As with any major urban area, it's essential to exercise caution and be mindful of your personal belongings when in crowded areas. Unfortunately, Peru is a country with significant income disparities, and displaying expensive items such as a smartphone or a watch in public could make you vulnerable to theft. However, by keeping a low profile and avoiding conspicuous behavior, you can significantly reduce the risk of being targeted by thieves. So, take necessary precautions and enjoy your time in Callao!
  • 12 How likely am I to get sick?
    With our tour, extremely unlikely. All the stops are carefully vetted by our team and we run regular checks to make sure they maintain the same standards, both in terms of quality of the food as well as hygiene. Food poisoning is of course something that shouldn't be ignored in Peru, so we always recommend to eat or drink at places that were recommended by at least one local person, combined with positive online reviews.