Copacabana to Puno to Cusco

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
17:00pm

Pick up Location
White Anchor in Copacabana port.

Minimum Time Needed
2 Days

Price
$40

COPACABANA – PUNO – CUSCO

IMPORTANT:

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1. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
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2. Route by Route Information – Detailed descriptions of each stage of the pass.
3. Plan your Itinerary – Choose a date and see our recommended schedule.
4. Bus Timetable – All bus times for each stage of this pass.
5. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

Trip Highlights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Visit the Sacred Valley and tour/trek to the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu. – Cusco
  • Explore the upcoming main attraction, Rainbow Mountain. – Cusco
  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit families living on the floating islands. – Puno
  • Assistance from our guides with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. – Bolivia/Peru border
  • Amazing loyalty discounts on Peru Hop buses from Cusco to Lima.

Route by Route Information

Follow the different ‘Hopstages’ of our route to see the different highlights at each of our destinations.

HOPSTAGE 1: Copacabana to Puno

The start of our journey takes you from Copacabana to Puno. Both are popular for being by Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, yet they are both in different countries!

The Cultural Route

This scenic part of the route is arguably one of the most beautiful. It is also the only part of our journey where you’ll cross from one country to another! For the Peru/Bolivia border crossing, our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes for crossing. Check with our office before departure for nationalities that may require additional VISA requirements. Please have your passport and immigration slips in order. Overstay fines should be paid before leaving.

Top Things to Do in Puno

homestay icon Night Stay on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. For more info. just ask your guide.
ruins icon Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers.
rafting icon Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Puno
Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: EVERY DAY
Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
Departure Time: 17:00pm
Arrival Time: 20:00pm

Recommended Nights in Puno:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. Puno is a small place with not much to do apart from visiting the Uros floating islands, Isla Taquile, and Isla Amantani on Lake Titicaca. Overnight stays on Isla Amantani are possible for those who want to explore more of the islands. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
Drop-off: Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).

HOPSTAGE 2: Puno to Cusco

This leg of the journey takes you from Puno, popular for Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, to Cusco, the enthralling city famously known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. Full of culture and history, Cusco is a city not to be passed through quickly.

Top Things to Do in Cusco

Binoculars Explore the historic city of Cusco
trek icon Venture to the Sacred Valley and walk through one of the many trails set out by the Incas long ago
rafting icon Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers)
881432-200 Go quad biking by the fascinating Moray terraces and Maras salt flats
horseback Go horseback riding to local places such as Kenko, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and more

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Cusco
Machu Picchu Tour – Do either a trek (Classic Inca Trail or Salkantay), or maybe a combined trek/biking tour (Inka Jungle Trek) or take the train in and back (can be done as a full day but 2 days staying the night before in Aguas Calientes is advised).

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: Day bus: MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT (daily bus departures starting from 01 MAY 2018) | Night bus: DAILY
Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
Departure Time: Day bus: 10:00am MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: 21:30pm DAILY
Arrival Time: Day bus: 17:30pm MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: 06:00am NEXT DAY (sleep on our big semi-cama reclining seat!)

Recommended Nights in Cusco:
We recommend staying 3-4 nights in Cusco (not including nights allocated to touring/trekking Machu Picchu). There are many interesting, culture-based activities to do in and around Cusco. 3-4 nights is the perfect time to try a few of the different activities before moving on.

Drop-off: For legal reasons, big buses cannot drive in the historical centre of Cusco. Peru Hop Private Terminal is the drop off point. Click here to view map.

Plan your Itinerary

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Copacabana to Puno to Cusco

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Bus Timetable

Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
Follow our recommended plan or hop on and hop off as much as you like.
HOP STAGE 1
COPACABANA TO PUNO EVERYDAY
COPACABANA (DEPARTURE) 17:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER 17:30
PUNO (ARRIVE) 20:00

DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus! 
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:30am at Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating islands and continue with bus to Bolivia the same morning or hop off in Puno and stay longer… Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.

HOP STAGE 2
PUNO TO CUSCO EVERYDAY
PUNO (DEPARTURE) 10:00
PUKARA LUNCH STOP 12:00
CUSCO (ARRIVE) 17:30

PUNO PICK-UPS: Start 30 minutes before departure time.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

PUNO (DEPARTURE) 21:30
CUSCO (ARRIVE) 06:00

PUNO PICK-UPS: Start 30 minutes before departure time.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

Important Notes

27, 28 & 29 JULY 2018 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Biggest public holidays of the year.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!