Cusco to La Paz (with Ruta del Sol)

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
For those who want to head to Bolivia while enjoying incredible stops along the way.

Time needed to complete trip:
2 days – 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

  • Visit the church of San Pedro Apóstol de Andahuaylillas considered the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” – Cusco
  • Discover one of Peru’s most impressive surviving Inca structures, the Temple of Wiracocha at the Raqchi archaeological site – Cusco
  • Observe high and beautiful peaks from the Andes Mountain Range in Abra La Raya, the border between the regions of Cusco and Puno- Puno
  • Walk through the museum that preserves the remains of the first tribe to settle in Lake Titicaca – Puno
  • 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

  • 8 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. 6 taxi journeys and avoid unsafe bus terminals and street taxis
  • 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 or tipping requests 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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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

Peru Hop – #1 Bus Company In Peru

As well as an unbeatable safety record, Peru Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.

If comparing Peru Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Peru Hop.

Features Of Our Buses

  • 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.

Bus Safety Controls

  • 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:

Our Cusco to La Paz (with Ruta del Sol) pass is perfect for travelers who want to see some of the amazing spots on your way to Bolivia. You’ll have guided visits at Andahuaylillas Church, Wiracocha Temple, La Raya watershed and Pucará Museum, all incredible sights and ruins – some even predating the Incas! And apart from that you’ll be able to visit and be part of activities that surround Lake Titicaca and the Peruvian-Bolivian border, such as the Isla del Sol- the Inca birthplace of the sun, or the floating Islands of Uros- man made floating islands that have been home to the people of Uros for hundreds of years. You can also look forward to help with the border crossing and your visa from any one of our expert guides. If you think you would like to continue to explore Peru, then consider our Cusco to La Paz to Lima pass!

Note: the Ruta del Sol (Cusco to Puno) leg be operated by our transport partners Inka Express.

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
21:30pm (meet at our terminal 21:00pm)

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
2 days

Price
$99


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

23 - 25 , 30 - 31 DEC 2022 - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS BREAK

Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of 2022 except on:

CUSCO - PUNO NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2022

PUNO - COPACABANA NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2022

COPACABANA - LA PAZ NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2022

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: 2 JANUARY 2023

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 PUNO Every day
Cusco (depart) 6:40
Guided Tour: Andahuaylillas Church 7:40
Guided Tour: Wiracocha Temple 10:00
Marangani Buffet Lunch 11:35
Guided Tour: La Raya watershed 12:50
Guided Tour: Pucará Museum 14:30
Puno (arrive) 17:00

Departure point in Cusco:
Peru Hop Private Terminal.

Main activity in Puno:
2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at Lake Titicaca. Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.

HOP STAGE 2
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 3
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

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.

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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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