Other bus companies falsely advertise Wi-Fi on their buses but it NEVER works once you leave Lima. Most of Peru is isolated desert or Andean mountains… it is hard enough to get phone signal in some parts, let alone a wifi connection to handle 40 people on a bus! Besides that, we want to encourage people to open their eyes and see Peru as well as converse on the bus… put your phones away for a couple of hours and see the real Peru!
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.
One very important factor which separates Peru Hop from normal bus travel in Peru is that we value 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.
Because tourists are seen as wealthy people with credit cards, laptops, etc. they are attractive targets. This makes traveling 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. Have a look at our bus routes and trust us to take you safely all over Peru.
Our Bolivia Hop buses DO NOT include an onboard toilet as the bus cannot be bigger due to weight restrictions involved in crossing Lake Titicaca between Copacabana and La Paz (buses need to float across the Lake). NO COMPANY operating this route has an onboard toilet due to these size restrictions. Public toilets ARE available at the Strait of Tiquina, the crossing point of the lake (one hour from Copacabana, 2hours 30 from La Paz).
Here at Peru Hop we realise the importance of a safe and comfortable journey and so we constantly run maintenance checks, monitor driver speeds, and listen to any feedback our passengers have to help improve our service.
Our buses are privately contracted and are ranked amongst the best buses in Peru, ensuring you have a smooth and pleasant bus trip across this incredible country.