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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. Click HERE to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).
Minimum Time Needed
CUSCO – PUNO – COPACABANA – LA PAZ
2018 tickets selling out fast due to huge demand...book in advance where possible
Follow the different ‘Hopstages’ of our route to see the different highlights at each of our destinations.
Upon arrival in Puno, we’ll enjoy a delicious yet cheap Peruvian breakfast to fuel up for the early morning boat ride out to the islands.
Night Stay on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. For more info. just ask your guide.
Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers.
Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.
Top 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.
Departures: EVERY DAY
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)
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).
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.
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.
Top Thing to Do in Copacabana
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.
Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
Departure Time: 08:30am
Arrival Time: 13:30pm
Recommended Nights in Copacabana:
We recommend staying 1 night in Copacabana. There’s not too much to do here but one night is optimal for any tours or activities you might be interested in doing around Lake Titicaca. We can help you book your accommodation.
Drop-off: Copacabana is a small town, where the bus can only drive on one street. The White Anchor is our drop-off point.
Copacabana to La Paz is not a very long journey however it does include the Tiquina lake crossing. Here you’ll get a short break from the bus to enjoy a passenger ferry across the Strait of Tiquina where you can also get some stunning snaps form the water. Boat fare is included with your Peru Hop pass.
Take the newly constructed city Teleferico (cable car) for the most stunning views of the city.
Visit the infamous witch 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 in the Coca Museum.
Feel on top of the world scaling the infamous peak of Huayna Potosi – 6000+m (3 days).
Top Thing to Do in La Paz
Bike the Infamous Death Road – One of Bolivia’s biggest attractions, this activity is not for the faint hearted. Death Road is perfect for any adrenaline-loving travellers and is among the most challenging activities you can do in South America.
Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port
Departure Time: 18:00pm
Arrival Time: 22:30pm
Recommended Nights in La Paz:
We recommend staying 2-3 nights in La Paz. This will give you the chance to fully explore the beautiful city and do any of the many activities available in La Paz.
Drop-off: Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click here to view map.
Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
Follow our recommended plan or hop on and hop off as much as you like.
|HOP STAGE 1|
|CUSCO TO PUNO||EVERYDAY|
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
|HOP STAGE 2|
|PUNO TO COPACABANA||EVERYDAY|
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||EVERYDAY|
|TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING||19:00|
|LA PAZ (ARRIVAL)||22:30|
*DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no buses from La Paz - Copacabana and Copacabana - La Paz on Saturday 26th May. 26th of May is the festival of El Gran Poder in La Paz, the biggest religious celebration of the year in La Paz. The entire city centre is completely closed off for 24 hours due to the enormous parade with thousands of costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands.
Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!