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Cusco to Canyon to La Paz

Departure Days
MON/TUE/WED/FRI/SUN

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 (address will be on booking confirmation).

Minimum Time Needed
5 Days / 4 Nights

Price
$99

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CUSCO – AREQUIPA – PUNO – COPACABANA – LA PAZ

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

Plan your Itinerary

Simply choose your preferred departure date and get your personal timetable within a second. Follow that recommended schedule to see and do it all at the perfect pace or hop off and stay anywhere longer! Feel free to download, print and share it with your friends!

NOTE: The itinerary planner does not factor in any break periods we have (e.g. around Christmas and the fact that we do not operate buses in February). Please check the important notes section under each pass for more information about this.

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Cusco to Canyon to La Paz

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Trip Highlights

 

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tour or trek the second deepest canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon. – Arequipa
  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit families living on the floating islands. – Puno
  • Visit the mythical Isla del Sol, according to Inca legend the birthplace of the Sun God, Inti. – Copacabana
  • Asistance from our guides with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. – Bolivia/Peru border
  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

FREE EXTRA STOPS AND TOURS WITH THIS TICKET:

  • Stunning views at Lagunillas viewpoint.

Bus Timetable

HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Monday and arrive to La Paz on Friday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO AREQUIPA 
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
CUSCO (DEPART)19:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
AREQUIPA (ARRIVE)05:3005:3005:3005:3005:30
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
THU*FRISATSUNMONTUEWED
AREQUIPA (DEPART)05:4505:4505:4505:4505:45
BREAKFAST STOP08:0008:0008:0008:0008:00
LAGUNILLAS VIEWPOINT09:3009:3009:3009:3009:30
JULIACA (COFFEE STOP)11:0011:0011:0011:0011:00
PUNO (ARRIVE)13:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
AREQUIPA PICK UPS: Between 05:15-05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.
*If you arrive to Arequipa on Wednesday and leave on Thursday it is not possible to visit Colca Canyon. Taking the bus on Saturday could be better.
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
FRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHU
PUNO (DEPART)08:3008:30 08:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
PERU/BOLIVIA BORDER11:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)13:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:30
*MAIN ACTIVITY IN COPACABANA: 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
FRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHU
COPACABANA (DEPART)*18:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:00
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING19:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
LA PAZ (ARRIVE)22:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:30
*DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!
ARRIVAL LA PAZ: Hotel/hostel drop-off.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Monday and arrive to La Paz on Friday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO AREQUIPA 
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
CUSCO (DEPART)19:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
AREQUIPA (ARRIVE)05:3005:3005:3005:3005:30
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
THU*FRISATSUNMONTUEWED
AREQUIPA (DEPART)05:4505:4505:4505:4505:45
BREAKFAST STOP08:0008:0008:0008:0008:00
LAGUNILLAS VIEWPOINT09:3009:3009:3009:3009:30
JULIACA (COFFEE STOP)11:0011:0011:0011:0011:00
PUNO (ARRIVE)13:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
AREQUIPA PICK UPS: Between 05:15-05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.
*If you arrive to Arequipa on Wednesday and leave on Thursday it is not possible to visit Colca Canyon. Taking the bus on Saturday could be better.
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
FRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHU
PUNO (DEPART)08:3008:30 08:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
PERU/BOLIVIA BORDER11:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)13:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:30
*MAIN ACTIVITY IN COPACABANA: 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
FRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHU
COPACABANA (DEPART)*18:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:00
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING19:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
LA PAZ (ARRIVE)22:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:30
*DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!
ARRIVAL LA PAZ: Hotel/hostel drop-off.

Route by Route Information

HOPSTAGE 1: CUSCO TO AREQUIPA

DEPARTURES: MON/WED/FRI/SUN (extra departure on TUESDAY as of July 1st)
DEPARTURES FROM: Peru Hop Private terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels (address will be provided on booking confirmation).
DEPARTURE TIME: 19:00pm (meet at our private terminal at 18:30pm)
ARRIVAL TIME: 05:30am (next day)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • None – Direct bus.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 2 nights in Arequipa. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • 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.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Colca Canyon Trek which requires more time to adjust to the altitude.
  • Go white water rafting.
  • Explore the snow-capped volcano, Misti Mountain.

 
EXTRA TIP:
Arequipa is probably Peru’s most beautiful city… Take time to explore this incredible place.
 
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

  • 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).
  • Treks begin at 03:00am (2 and 3 day treks available).

HOPSTAGE 2: AREQUIPA TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Arequipa.
DEPARTURE TIME: 05:45am
ARRIVAL TIME: 13:00pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Lagunillas Mirador Viewpoint – photo stop at this stunning Andean Altiplano with views down onto the Lagunillas Lake.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • For those who might want to experience more, take a full day tour and even stay 1 night on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. We can help organize these extra activities!
  • Visit the Sillustani burial towers.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

EXTRA TIP:
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.

HOPSTAGE 3: PUNO TO COPACABANA

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
DEPARTURE TIME: 08:30am
ARRIVAL TIME: 13:30pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Peru/Bolivia border – Our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. Check with our Cusco 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 Cusco.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Copacabana. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Isla Del Sol (Island of the Sun) – According to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Lake Titicaca was home to their most revered god, Inti, and was the mythical birthplace of the first Inca ancestors. A 4 hour round trip 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). Includes island entrance fee.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

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

HOPSTAGE 4: COPACABANA TO LA PAZ

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: White Anchor in Copacabana port
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 22:30pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Tiquina lake crossing – passenger ferry across the Strait of Tiquina. Boat fare is included.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 2-3 nights in La Paz.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Bike the North Yungas Road – THE DEATH ROAD!!

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Take the newly constructed city Teleferico (cable car) for the most stunning views of the city.
  • Visit the infamous witch market. Learn the history of the coca leaf and its continued use in indigenous culture in the Coca Museum.
  • Feel on top of the world scaling the infamous peak of Huayna Potosi – 6000+m (3 days).

EXTRA TIP:
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.

Important Notes

16 - 23 SEPTEMBER 2017

Perumin 33 Mining Convention. Due to the mining convention, all accommodation in Arequipa is unfortunately booked out. Please check bookings.com or hostelworld.com for availablity.

10 JUNE 2017 - NO BUS (COPA TO LA PAZ)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO BUSES FROM LA PAZ - COPACABANA AND COPACABANA - LA PAZ ON SATURDAY 10TH OF JUNE. THESE BUSES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SYSTEM SO WILL NOT COME UP AS AN OPTION TO SELECT. THE 10TH OF JUNE IS THE FESTIVAL OF EL GRAN PODER IN LA PAZ. IT IS THE BIGGEST RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR IN LA PAZ. THERE WILL BE A PARADE WITH THOUSANDS OF COSTUMED DANCERS PASSING THROUGH THE CENTRE OF LA PAZ ACCOMPANIED BY BRASS BANDS. ALL OTHER BUSES WILL RUN AS PER THE SCHEDULE FOR THIS DATE

13 - 16 APRIL 2017 SEMANA SANTA

Easter weekend holidays.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period.  MUST book accommodation in advance!

28 – 30 JULY 2017 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

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