Peru Hop is all about discovering the REAL Peru through the eyes of a Peruvian. Our onboard local experts not only help you find the hidden gems, but share personal stories of life in Peru, giving you a truly authentic insight into Peru and its people!
Peru Hop launched in Oct 2013 and slowly but surely, via word of mouth from happy passengers, we have grown to be the #1 rated travel company in Peru and Bolivia.
This is something we are extremely proud of, however we don’t take it for granted, and for that reason we continue to provide the best possible customer service to every single person who contacts us or who takes our bus.
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We started Peru Hop to provide travelers with a convenient, safe, and affordable way to explore Peru. Our personal experience showed that while Peru boasts stunning scenery, for tourists getting around the country can be stressful and complicated. This is due to its unreliable transportation systems, unsafe taxis, and the lack of English speakers.
As well as this, there are some places impossible to get to on public transport and many tourists who have been to Peru actually have seen less than half of what this country has to offer . Peru Hop is all about discovering the REAL Peru through the eyes of a local Peruvian.
Our local Peruvian experts know this country much better than any guidebook, blog, or TikTok video. On top of this, they share personal stories of what life was like growing up in Peru and what is like living here now, giving you a real authentic insight into the locals and their country.
Peru Hop offers two types of trips in Peru:
1: Hop on Hop Off Travel across the whole country from Lima to Cusco (Machu Picchu) or vice versa
2: One Day Trips from cities such as Lima and Cusco, ideal for those flying in Peru
Read more below about how 2 Irish guys started Peru Hop (we promise its an interesting story!) or feel free to read our reviews page to see what some of our 250,000 ex-passengers have said about us.
As one of the Irish co-founders of Peru Hop, I, Will, travelled across South America in 2010 and met a Peruvian girl who convinced me to come back to Peru for a vacation in 2011. She showed me the beauty of Peru, its rich culture and history, and introduced me to some of the best local cuisines. I was blown away by how amazing Peru was and realized that my previous 10-day trip had only scratched the surface of what the country had to offer.
Eventually, she convinced me to move to Peru in late 2012. Before I moved, I took a bus tour in New Zealand called Stray, which turned out to be a hop-on, hop-off service that covered the entire country. It was the perfect balance of having a guide, meeting new people, and having the freedom to do what I wanted. I thought this concept would work well in Peru, where taxis are unlicensed and public transportation can be dangerous or confusing, and where other legitimate tour operators charge high fees.
Upon moving to Peru, I was inspired to bring the hop-on, hop-off concept to the country, given the lack of safe and reliable transportation options for tourists. I came up with the idea of Peru Hop, but I was initially unsure whether I could make it a reality, given that I had very little knowledge of running buses across Peru at the time!
However, with the help of friends and co-founders Pete (an Englishman living in Peru), Paolo (my Peruvian partner), and Conor (a childhood friend from Ireland), we managed to launch our first bus on October 28th, 2013, but it took time for the concept to catch on. We relied on word-of-mouth marketing, handled most aspects of the business ourselves, and treated every passenger who travelled with us like royalty. Today, we have a fantastic, dedicated local team of guides and customer service agents who are proud to share their knowledge and represent their country.
Since our humble beginnings in 2013, we have now transported over 250,000 (and counting!) happy travellers across Peru and Bolivia. Whilst we may have grown since then, we are still dedicated to ensuring that our passengers have the most authentic and memorable experience during their time here.
As fellow travellers ourselves, we know how important your holiday is to you. This is why we promise to do everything we can to make sure your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Peru is unforgettable.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story.
Will, Conor, Pete and Paolo
At Peru Hop, we have a golden rule: all of our guides must be Peruvian. This ensures an authentic and insightful experience for our passengers. Our guides will become your friend and share their first-hand knowledge of what life is like in Peru, where the minimum salary is $300 a month (although Peru Hop pays more than this).
We carefully select our guides based on their friendly and hardworking personalities, as well as their humble nature. Our guide team is the backbone of Peru Hop, and their word-of-mouth recommendations have helped us become the company we are today. They represent us, the founders, every day and ensure our passengers have an unforgettable trip.
Our guides understand that this may be your only opportunity to visit Peru, and they want to make it as special as possible. They know the local secrets to help you save money while enjoying the best local food. They also share their own personal stories of growing up in Peru, giving you a deeper understanding of the country’s culture and history.
In addition to being proud Peruvians, our guides have excellent English (if they can understand the thick Irish accents of two of our founders, then they can understand any accent!) and have an exceptional knowledge of Peru’s history and culture. They are wonderful, humble people who will ensure you have a memorable experience. And if you ask nicely, they might even teach you some salsa moves or some Spanish phrases to help you navigate your way around the country.
We are committed to ensuring your satisfaction, and we welcome your feedback on our guides. All of the feedback that we receive is always bought to the attention of the founders of Peru Hop for review. We know that we aren’t perfect, and as the owners we are always willing to take comments on board and use as an opportunity to improve our service for the better.
Our customer service team is the driving force behind our company. Comprising of local Peruvians and expats who have made Peru their home, they have worked tirelessly to establish themselves as the leading customer service team in the travel industry in Peru. Our team prides itself on responding quickly and thoroughly to any inquiries we receive, as evidenced by the many positive reviews we have received from our satisfied customers.
We understand that you are either planning your dream trip to Peru or are already here, and that you may have questions or concerns that require our assistance. Our primary goal is to help people, and we established Peru Hop to help travelers explore Peru safely and securely. Our team of Peruvian Travel Experts has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience over the last 9 years, meaning that there are very few questions or issues that we have not encountered before. You can trust that we will always provide you with the most helpful and efficient solution to your inquiry.
In the unlikely event that you are not completely satisfied with the response you receive from our customer service team, we want to know about it. Every issue is flagged to our co-founders, and we strive to continually improve our service. However, we are confident that you will be extremely happy with the level of customer service you receive from us.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests you may have. We offer various ways for you to reach out to us, and our team will respond to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for choosing Peru Hop!