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Cusco to La Paz to Cusco

Departure Days
MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN

Time of Departure
22:00pm (meet at our terminal 21:30pm)

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

Minimum Time Needed
6 Days / 5 Nights

Price
$89

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CUSCO – PUNO – COPACABANA – LA PAZ – COPACABANA – CUSCO

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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.

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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 La Paz to Cusco

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Trip Highlights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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
  • Cycle the DEATH ROAD, the world’s most dangerous road. – La Paz
  • Hostel drop off in La Paz…avoid dangerous bus terminal.
  • Discounts on Salt Flats, Death Road and Jungle tours from La Paz.
  • Discounts on accommodation, food and tours at Puno and Copacabana.
  • Watch our bus float across the Tiquina stretch of Lake Titicaca.

 

Bus Timetable

HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Sunday and arrive back to Cusco the following Saturday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO PUNO
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
CUSCO (DEPART)22:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:00
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
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.
Basic breakfast stop on arrival to Puno.
HOP STAGE 2
PUNO TO COPACABANA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (DEPART)08:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
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 our bus the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.
HOP STAGE 3
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
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.
HOP STAGE 4
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA
THUFRISATSUNMONTUEWED
LA PAZ (DEPART)07:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:00
TIQUINA VIEWPOINT09:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:45
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING10:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)11:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:30
*MAIN ACTIVITY IN COPACABANA: Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 13:00pm from the White Anchor. Returns in time for our bus the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.
HOP STAGE 5
COPACABANA TO CUSCO
THUFRISATSUNMONTUEWED
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:30 17:3017:3017:3017:30 17:3017:30
DINNER STOP20:0020:00 20:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
LEAVE TOWARDS CUSCO21:30 21:3021:3021:3021:30 21:3021:30
FRISATSUNMONTUEWED THU
CUSCO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:00 06:00 06:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus!
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Sunday and arrive back to Cusco the following Saturday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO PUNO
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
CUSCO (DEPART)22:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:00
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
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.
Basic breakfast stop on arrival to Puno.
HOP STAGE 2
PUNO TO COPACABANA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (DEPART)08:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
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 our bus the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.
HOP STAGE 3
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
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.
HOP STAGE 4
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA
THUFRISATSUNMONTUEWED
LA PAZ (DEPART)07:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:00
TIQUINA VIEWPOINT09:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:45
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING10:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)11:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:30
*MAIN ACTIVITY IN COPACABANA: Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 13:00pm from the White Anchor. Returns in time for our bus the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.
HOP STAGE 5
COPACABANA TO CUSCO
THUFRISATSUNMONTUEWED
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:30 17:3017:3017:3017:30 17:3017:30
DINNER STOP20:0020:00 20:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
LEAVE TOWARDS CUSCO21:30 21:3021:3021:3021:30 21:3021:30
FRISATSUNMONTUEWED THU
CUSCO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:00 06:00 06:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus!
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

Route by Route Information

HOPSTAGE 1: CUSCO TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Peru Hop Private terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels (address will be provided on booking confirmation).
DEPARTURE TIME: 22:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 06:00am (next day)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Breakfast stop upon arrival in Puno to fuel up for the early morning boat ride out to the islands.

 
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 2: 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 3: 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.
 
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL:
We drop you at your hostel in La Paz and you get lots of tips and advice on what to do and see.

HOPSTAGE 4: LA PAZ TO COPACABANA

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
DEPARTURE TIME: 07:00am
ARRIVAL TIME: 11:30am
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Tiquina Mirador – Your first breathtaking view of Lake Titicaca. This viewpoint gives one of the best photo ops of the lake with the snow-capped Cordillera Real creating the ultimate backdrop!

 
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 3: COPACABANA TO CUSCO

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
DEPARTURE TIME: 17:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 06:00am (next day)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Bolivia/Peru border – Our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. Please have your passport and immigration slips in order.
  • Quick dinner stop in the center of Puno before the overnight leg from Puno to Cusco.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 3-4 nights in Cusco.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

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

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore the historic city of Cusco.
  • Venture to the Sacred Valley.
  • Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers).
  • Quad biking.
  • Horseriding.

 
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL
We drop you off at your hostel in Cusco and you get lots of tips and advice at our office in Cusco and maybe even a free tshirt if they are in stock!

Important Notes

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

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!