Peru Hop Bus Safety

There have been road accidents in the past in Peru (as in most countries worldwide) that have occurred due to speeding drivers or drivers falling asleep at the wheel for example. Our philosophy here is very simple: who cares if the journey takes 1 hour longer if it means we all arrive safely.

We reward safety

One very important factor which separates Peru Hop from normal bus travel in Peru is that we reward safety over everything else.

For example, a normal bus running from Lima to Ica will be full of 50 people. Due to the number of people on the bus and how long it would take all of them to board off and receive their luggage at the terminal, the driver will drive as fast as possible to get home earlier. This type of driving would cause unnecessary risks that tend to cause accidents. The worst part is that these drivers don’t get sanctioned and continue driving the next day!

At Peru Hop, only the most professional and qualified drivers are chosen. It’s known that bus trips can be a little tedious sometimes, and that’s why we make sure all our passengers enjoy a safe and comfortable trip, only having to worry about what to do once in each destination (tips on what to do will be given, don’t worry!). We personally have had our scares on public buses and know how terrifying it can be sometimes, and for that reason, the drivers at Peru Hop will be rewarded based on safe driving and reviews from our passengers (whether you felt safe at all times, etc). This encourages our drivers to be more careful and avoid taking risks that may lead to an accident.

Large team of drivers

The drivers aren’t overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses. This means there always 100% focused while on the trip.

Guide always on-board

Fluent, bilingual guides are always on-board ready to assist you. They’ll give you all the top tips and precautions to take in each destination. Apart from this, there in direct contact with the driver, making sure everything is going well.


This might be surprising and weird but you’d be shocked how many bus companies don’t have seatbelts on their buses.

24 hour GPS monitoring

We’re always on constant check of the running buses making sure everything is perfect, as well as always in contact with the on-board guides for updates or emergencies.

No strangers on the bus

As well as the above, it is worth noting that Peru, like most countries throughout the world, has its fair share of bad people, people who are not afraid to steal from others.

Because tourists are seen as wealthy people with credit cards, laptops etc. they are attractive targets. This makes travelling on local buses a little dangerous and intimidating at times.

With Peru Hop, you are amongst friends on the bus (there is no such thing as a stranger on our bus!) with a guide always taking care of you. Monitored by our GPS, no unscheduled stops will be taken without our consent and regard for your safety, and all your bags and personal belongings will be safe on the bus at all times.

You can be assured that at all times we will do everything in our interests to ensure you have the most amount of fun whilst always feeling safe and secure.

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