Cusco to Canyon to La Paz

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
For those who want visit Arequipa before crossing into Bolivia.

Time needed to complete trip:
5days/4nights – or hop off and stay longer at any destination if you wish…the choice is yours!

Start and End Point:
Start in Cusco and finish in La Paz. Start any Salar de Uyuni tour from here…we can assist!

Price:
$99

Scroll down to see all the following information:

  1. Trip Highlights & What’s Included :Summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
  2. Stop By Stop Information :Detailed informational guide to each stage of this pass.
  3. Our Recommended Itinerary :See our perfect plan for this pass and use it as a reference.
  4. Important Info & Notes :Up to date information regarding our service (e.g. around holiday periods)
  5. Bus Timetable :All bus times for each stage of this pass. Buses same time every day!.
  6. Accommodation Options :Exclusive discounts at various hotels and hostels at each destination.

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Trip Highlights & What’s Included

Summary of the main attractions
covered under this pass.

Stop By Stop Information

Detailed informational guide to each
stage of this pass.

Our Recommended Itinerary

See our perfect plan for this pass
and use it as a reference.


Important Info & Notes

Up to date information regarding our service
(e.g. around holiday periods)

Bus Timetable

All bus times for each stage of this pass.
Buses same time every day!

Accommodation Options

Exclusive discounts at various hotels and
hostels at each destination.

Trip Highlights & What's Included

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the second deepest canyon in the world at Colca Canyon, or lose yourself in the beautiful streets of the White City – Arequipa
  • Take a boat across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit the indigenous families living on the floating islands – Puno
  • Find the mythical Isla del Sol, and discover the birthplace of the Inca Sun God Inti – Copacabana
  • Take on the infamous Death Road by bike and experience the world’s most dangerous road for yourself – La Paz

What’s Included

  • 5 stop Hop-on, Hop-off pass allowing you to stay as long at each stop as you like, or follow our recommended plan to do everything at a perfect pace! Still not sure how Peru Hop works? Click here to learn more.
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off at every stop: save on approx. 7 taxi journeys and avoid unsafe bus terminals and street taxis
  • Stunning views at Lagunillas viewpoint
  • Border-crossing assistance
  • On board local Peruvian Expert who will give tips, advice, and can help book tours, accommodation and more
  • All local taxes, fees and service charges – no hidden fees like other companies
  • Local customer service team accessible 24 hours via email and phone for any issue
  • EXCLUSIVE discounts on accommodation at each destination – better prices than any website
  • EXCLUSIVE access to Peru Hop APP, with up-to-date destination info, food discounts and tour information

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Stop By Stop Information

Cusco to Canyon to La Paz pass is broken down to 4 Hopstages:

Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!

If you want to see our recommended itinerary, click here.

Hopstage 1 : Cusco to Arequipa

Bus Details

Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click here to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Bus departs at 7:00pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Arequipa

  • Colca Canyon Trek – requires more time to adjust to the altitude but is considered a must-do activity in Arequipa
  • Go white water rafting – a fun activity for people of all ages
  • Explore the marvelous snow-capped volcano Misti

Colca Canyon Tour: A relaxed mix of bus rides and walking for those who cannot stay 4 or 5 days in Arequipa to do a difficult trek.

Extra Colca Canyon Tour Info: Colca Canyon 2 day tour begins at 08:00am (can be done on the same day as arrival).
Full day tour begins at 03:00am (stay 1 night Arequipa, do this tour the next day).
2 and 3 day treks that begin at 03:00am are available also.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Arequipa

We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Arequipa so that you have plenty of time to enjoy the “White City” (a nickname for Arequipa which comes from its architecture of white volcanic sillar stone). You can visit Colca Canyon from here, the second biggest canyon on the planet. You can also visit Misti, an impressive snow-capped volcano overlooking the city. If planning a tour/trek of Colca Canyon make sure to add a day or 2 to your schedule. Ask our guides if you need some help deciding! 

As always, if you love Arequipa, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Book your own hotel/hostel or see below for our recommended partners who offer special deals to Peru Hop passengers. Accommodation CAN be reserved with your Peru Hop onboard guide but we recommend this mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Hopstage 2 : Arequipa to Puno

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Arequipa.

Bus starts pickups between 5:15am – 5:45am. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Puno

  • Overnight stay on Isla Amantani with a local family (for more info just ask your guide)
  • Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers. For more information click here!
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

Lake Titicaca Tour: See how locals build and live on the Uros Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Puno

We recommend spending 1 night in Puno so that you can enjoy both the city and the magnificent Lake Titicaca. You can take a day tour of the islands on the lake (including the famous Floating Islands of Uros), or experience a homestay with a native family if you have a little more time to add to your schedule. This can be booked onboard with Peru Hop. Just ask our guides for any tips and advice!

As always, if you love Puno, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Book your own hotel/hostel or see below for our recommended partners who offer special deals to Peru Hop passengers. Accommodation CAN be reserved with your Peru Hop onboard guide but we recommend this mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Hopstage 3 : Puno to Copacabana

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Bus starts pickups between 7:30am – 8:00am. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Copacabana

  • Climb ‘El Calvario’ hill for amazing panoramic views of Lake Titicaca at sunset
  • Visit the sacred church and pilgrimage center of the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Copacabana
  • Hire a kayak or duck-shaped pedal boat and head out onto the lake
  • Relax lakeside with a cold beer and dine on the local speciality of freshly caught lake trout

Isla del Sol: According to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Lake Titicaca was home to the sun god Inti, and was the mythical birthplace of the original founders of the Inca Empire. A 4-hour round trip voyage in our private boat takes you out to see the ancestral terracing and ruins of the southern part of the island as well as the existing island communities (includes a 1-hour walk from the original sun temple to the small island town of Yumani).

Not Included:  Island Entry Ticket (10Bs)

Recommended Number Of Nights In Copacabana

We recommend spending at least 1 night in Copacabana so that you can get to know the city. From fascinating cultural offerings to stunning lookout points of Lake Titicaca, Copacabana is a wonderful place to experience the best of Bolivia. Ask our guides for more tips if you’re not sure of what you want to do!

As always, if you love Copacabana, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Book your own hotel/hostel or see below for our recommended partners who offer special deals to Peru Hop passengers. Accommodation CAN be reserved with your Peru Hop onboard guide but we recommend this mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Hopstage 4 : Copacabana to La Paz

Bus Details

Meeting point in Copacabana is White Anchor in Copacabana Port (within walking distance from all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 6pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In La Paz

  • Take the newly constructed Teleferico (cable car) for the most stunning views of the city
  • Visit the famous witches' market and buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home
  • Learn the history of the coca leaf and its continued use in indigenous culture at the Coca Museum
  • Feel like you're on top of the world as you climb to the summit of Huayna Potosi – 6000+m (3 days)

Death Road: One of Bolivia’s top attractions, this activity is not for the faint-hearted. Death Road is perfect for all adrenaline-loving travelers and is among the most challenging activities you can do in South America.

Recommended Number Of Nights In La Paz

We recommend spending at least 2-3 days in La Paz, so that you can really get to know this city at the heart of Bolivia. From its modern cable car system to the otherworldly moon valley just outside of the city, explore everything that the highest capital city in the world has to offer!

As always, if you love La Paz, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Unfortunately, we do not offer special discounts for hotels/hostels in La Paz. Just book independently from one of the many options to choose from for all types of travelers. Feel free to ask us for advice on where to stay if you’re unsure!

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We have developed a recommended itinerary based on our expertise, with the amount of time to spend in each destination and what to do. This is just a recommendation, you are free to stay however long you want in each place as we have buses running every day.

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Info About Our Luxury Buses

Our Buses on the Peruvian side

  • 40 semi-bed reclining seats: All with sponge foam pads for added comfort.
  • Modern and clean toilet: Unlike public buses that often smell bad and are not cleaned regularly.
  • High-tech temperature controlled air system: We ensure it is never too hot or too cold.
  • 3 LCD TVs on board: Just sit back and enjoy English-speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: To ensure that every passenger has a smooth and seamless journey.
  • Blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • GPS monitoring system: Allows us to track our buses every step of the way and monitor driver velocity.
  • USB ports on every seat: Charge your phone or any device throughout your whole trip.

Our Buses on the Bolivian side

  • 37 semi-bed reclining seats: Other companies try to cram 40+ seats on these smaller Bolivian buses.
  • Big duvet blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • LCD TVs: Just sit back and enjoy English speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • A well-qualified Bolivian driver: Knows all the roads well and gets plenty of rest, unlike on other companies.
  • Lake crossing capabilities between Copacabana and La Paz: Our bus is purposely built for crossing the lake. Don’t worry, passengers cross on a different boat. Some companies put passengers on the bus as it floats across the lake to try save some money, which is CRAZY!
  • Does 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).

Bus Safety

  • Large team of drivers: Our drivers are not overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses.
  • Tour guide onboard: Our tour guide does regular checks on the drivers.
  • Seatbelts: We have a seatbelt for every passenger and ask our passengers to wear them at all times.
  • 24 hour GPS monitoring: Every bus is monitored from a secure point via GPS…we always know where the bus is and if it is taking any unscheduled stops.
  • Constant contact: The drivers and the guide communicate continuously by telephone with the Peru Hop office.
  • No tight deadlines: Our drivers are under NO pressure to arrive at a certain time, no need for increased speed or unnecessary risks.
  • Lake crossing capabilities between Copacabana and La Paz Our bus is purposely built for crossing the lake. Don’t worry, passengers cross on a different boat. Some companies put passengers on the bus as it floats across the lake to try save some money, which is CRAZY!

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Important Info & Notes

Who Is This Pass Perfect For:

The Cusco to Canyon to La Paz pass is the perfect choice for travelers who want to see the highlands of Peru, but aren’t interested in visiting the coastal region. This pass gives you exclusive help to cross the Peru-Bolivia border alongside other luxuries that come standard with all Peru Hop tickets, such as onboard bilingual guides, luxury transport, and an unparalleled safety record. If you want to visit the coast as well, consider our Cusco to La Paz to Lima pass! Remember, all of our passes are valid for a whole year!

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
19:00pm (meet at our terminal 18:30pm)

Pick-up Location
Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click HERE to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Minimum Time Needed
5 Days / 4 Nights

Price
$99


Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

5 APRIL – 8 APRIL 2023 EASTER WEEKEND

Easter weekend holidays. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. We will not be able to assist you in booking any accommodations during this period. Please book in advance.

Due to the heavy traffic, we will depart Lima 1 hour before the departure time mentioned above.

3 JUNE 2023 - NO BUS (LA PAZ TO COPA & COPA TO LA PAZ)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no buses from La Paz - Copacabana and Copacabana - La Paz on this day.

On this day, the festival of El Gran Poder, the biggest religious celebration of the year in La Paz, is hosted. The entire city center is completely closed off for 24 hours due to the enormous parade with thousands of costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands.

27, 28, 29 & 30 JULY 2023 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Hotel/hostel prices will increase during this period. Accommodation in larger dorm room sizes may apply. We won't be able to assist with room upgrades.

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Bus Timetable

Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
You can choose where our bus will pick you up in our booking system.
Follow our recommended plan here or hop on and hop off as much as you like
HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO AREQUIPA Every day
Cusco (depart) 18:00
CUSCO TO AREQUIPA Every day
Arequipa (arrive) 05:30

Departure point in Cusco:
Peru Hop Private Terminal.

Main activity in Arequipa:
Colca Canyon Tours and Treks. 2 Day Tours begin at 08:00am, and are possible to do on the same day as arrival. 1 Day Tours and Treks begin at 03:00am.

HOP STAGE 2
AREQUIPA TO PUNO Every day
Arequipa (depart) 05:45
Breakfast stop 06:30
Lagunillas Viewpoint 09:30
Puno (arrive) 13:00

Arequipa pick-ups:
Between 05:15 and 05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.

Main activity in Puno:
Lake Titicaca Tours. 2 Hour, Full Day or Homestays Tours (1 night) are available at Lake Titicaca.

HOP STAGE 3
PUNO TO COPACABANA Every day
Puno (depart) 08:00
Peru/Bolivia border 11:00
Copacabana (arrive) 13:30

Main activity in Puno:
Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 14:00pm from the White Anchor. Returns in time for the bus to La Paz the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.

HOP STAGE 4
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ Every day
Copacabana (depart) 18:00
Tiquina ferry crossing 19:00
La Paz (arrive) 22:30

Departure point from Copacabana:
WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!

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Accommodation Options

Click on any of the destinations to see the accommodation options for that stop

Arequipa

Flying Dog Hostel Up to 16% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Solo travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Bar
  • Pool table
  • Quiet hostel

Description: 
Large spacious but quiet hostel with excellent facilities.

Facilities: 
Bar, pool table, nice lounge area.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 16% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Simple S/B 65 Soles PR55 Soles PR
Simple P/B 85 Soles PR75 Soles PR
Double/Twin P/B 110 Soles PR95 Soles PR
Double S/B 85 Soles PR75 Soles PR
Premium 150 Soles PR135 Soles PR
Triple P/B 150 Soles PR130 Soles PR
Quadruple P/B 180 Soles PR160 Soles PR
PR: per room S/B: shared bathroom | P/B: private bathroom
Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
12 Bed Dorm 30 Soles PP28 Soles PP
8 Bed Dorm Fem 30 Soles PP28 Soles PP
6 Bed Dorm 30 Soles PP28 Soles PP
PP: per person

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Casa De Avila Hostel Up to 28% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Older travelers
  • Families
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Sun loungers
  • Chill-out area

Description: 
Ample and comfortable hotel in a mansion, close to everything, with a central chill-out garden and private rooms around it.

Facilities: 
Private rooms with direct access to the garden. Social & games room, cafeteria, sun loungers, terrace, mini gym, and buffet breakfast included.

Additional:
Early Check-in. Cooking classes. Laundry. Tour desk. Free luggage storage. Exclusive night and gastronomic tours.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 28% OFF and 5% discount on bar (best available rate) for Peru Hop passengers.

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Queen Double190 Soles PR171 Soles PR
Twin Superior200 Soles PR180 Soles PR
Triple210 Soles PR189 Soles PR
Queen Double Superior210 Soles PR189 Soles PR
King225 Soles PR202.50 Soles PR
PR: per room

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Puno

Lucky Your House Up to 30% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Description: 
Affordable option in the central city zone.

Facilities:
Private rooms, breakfast included.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 30% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
8 BED DORM36 SOLES PP30 SOLES PP
SINGLE P/B90 SOLES PR70 SOLES PR
DOUBLE/TWIN P/B120 SOLES PR90 SOLES PR
TRIPLE P/B160 SOLES PR130 SOLES PR
QUADRUPLE185 SOLES PR160 SOLES PR
PP: per person | PR: per room | P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Conde De Lemos Up to 50% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Older travelers
  • Families
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Great value
  • Buffet breakfast

Description: 
Good, mid-range option located in central Plaza de Armas

Facilities:
Private rooms, buffet breakfast included.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 50% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
SINGLE P/B70 USD PR49 USD PR
DOUBLE P/B90 USD PR59 USD PR
TRIPLE P/B100 USD PR79 USD PR
SUITE100 USD PR79 USD PR
PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Copacabana

Perla Del Lago Hotel Up to 16% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Older travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Great wi-fi

Description: 
3-star hotel with comfortable and clean 3/4 bed and private rooms.

Facilities: 
Wi-Fi, common area, cable TV, Hot water all the day, heating, frigobar and bath in the suite room. Breakfast Included (07:30 until 09:30 am).

Issues: 
No shared rooms. Must pay entire room.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 16% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Dorm Bed125 BS PP 80 BS PP
Single P/B 260 BS PR 150 BS PR
Double P/B 470 BS PR 220 BS PR
Triple P/B 560 BS PR 300 BS PR
Quadruple P/B 640 BS PR 340 BS PR
PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Las Olas Up to 15% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Outdoor space
  • Great food

Description: 
Beautiful lake-side hotel with amazing architecture, peaceful and quiet atmosphere and stunning views.

Facilities: 
Communal kitchen, living room, radiators in all the rooms, gardens with hammocks and deckchairs with unbeatable views of the lake.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 15% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Double58 USD PR52 USD PR
Triple69 USD PR62 USD PR
Quadruple79 USD PR71 USD PR
PR: per room

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

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You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some questions about our service and of course Peru itself. Our FAQs are aimed at helping you with any questions you may have.

Just click on any question and get the answer straight away!

What exactly is a hop-on, hop-off bus?

Our buses follow a specific route and you can hop-on and hop-off at each of our destinations whenever you like, according to our timetable. Your pass is valid for 1 year in 1 direction, so you can stay as long as you want in 1 place or just follow our recommended schedule!

How do I change my itinerary while on the road?

Once you book a ticket, you will get your unique reservation code on your booking confirmation that gives you access to the HOP LOGIN. There, you’ll be able to change your travel dates, pick-up locations and put your pass on hold. It’s that simple! All changes to your itinerary have to be made a MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS BEFORE YOUR NEXT DEPARTURE DATE!

How do I book extra tours?

We accept tour reservations on our buses but we always recommend reserving tours in advance and paying securely online via FindLocalTrips.com to avoid costly ATM withdrawal fees and currency exchange rate charges.

They offer a very flexible change of tour date policy to Peru Hop passengers. Changes are free of charge right up until the day before the tour is due to start.

Is Peru Hop available for everybody?

Families, single travelers, couples and groups of friends of all ages are welcome to join us traveling through Peru. Our buses always carry a mix of people from different countries and age groups, that’s what makes traveling with Peru Hop such a great experience.

Booking in Advance?

We are proud that word of mouth from our ex-hopsters means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 24 hours before departure.

Do the buses run on time?

Peru Hop is an EXTREMELY punctual service, especially compared to other Peruvian bus companies who are unfortunately late a lot (as can be seen from their tripadvisor reviews). If you have a tour or hotel booked and in the very rare case our bus is late, our onboard guides will help you by calling your tours and hotels to assist you as much as possible, but really this should never happen on Peru Hop.

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You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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