Some shipping lines offer regular departures from the United States or Europe to Lima’s port of Callao. Some cruises include Peru in their itineraries, arriving in Callao or Pisco. Mediterranean Cruises (www.royal-olympic-cruises.com), departing from San Francisco, and Affordable Cruises (www.affordablecruisesweb.com) are some reputable companies to check out.
A variety of vessels, ranging from banana boats to luxury cruisers, chug up the Amazon River. Golfinho (Raimondi 350, tel. 065/22-5118, US$54 one-way) goes to the Peruvian-Brazilian-Colombian border every other day.
© Ross Wehner and Renée del Gaudio from Moon Peru, 3rd Edition