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Cusco to the Oasis to Lima

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
3 Days / 2 Nights (first night is an overnight bus)

Price
$129

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CUSCO – NAZCA – HUACACHINA – LIMA

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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 the Oasis to Lima

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Trip Highlights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Make a quick stop (1 hour) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight. – Nazca
  • Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina
  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

FREE EXTRA STOPS AND TOURS WITH THIS TICKET:

  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – Climb the tower and see 3 of the Nazca Lines for free.
  • Pisco Vineyard Tour – Discover how Pisco is made from grape to bottle and taste free samples of Peru’s national liqour.

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 Lima on Wednesday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
CUSCO (DEPART)19:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
LUNCH STOP13:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
NAZCA (ARRIVE/DEPART) 16:0016:0016:00 16:00 16:00
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER16:3016:3016:3016:3016:30
HUACACHINA (ARRIVE)18:4518:4518:4518:4518:45
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN HUACACHINA: Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:00pm. Tours last 2 hours.
HOP STAGE 2
HUACACHINA TO LIMA
WEDTHUFRISATSUNMONTUE
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR13:15N/A13:15N/A13:15N/A13:15
HUACACHINA (DEPART)18:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:30
LIMA (ARRIVE)23:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:45
LIMA HOTEL/HOSTEL DROP-OFFS: Miraflores and Barranco districts.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Monday and arrive to Lima on Wednesday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
CUSCO (DEPART)19:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
LUNCH STOP13:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
NAZCA (ARRIVE/DEPART) 16:0016:0016:00 16:00 16:00
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER16:3016:3016:3016:3016:30
HUACACHINA (ARRIVE)18:4518:4518:4518:4518:45
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN HUACACHINA: Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:00pm. Tours last 2 hours.
HOP STAGE 2
HUACACHINA TO LIMA
WEDTHUFRISATSUNMONTUE
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR13:15N/A13:15N/A13:15N/A13:15
HUACACHINA (DEPART)18:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:30
LIMA (ARRIVE)23:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:45
LIMA HOTEL/HOSTEL DROP-OFFS: Miraflores and Barranco districts.

Route by Route Information

HOPSTAGE 2: CUSCO TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA

DEPARTURES: MON/WED/FRI/SUN (extra departure on TUESDAYS 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
ARRIVAL TIME: 18:45pm (next day)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – Climb the tower and see 3 of the biggest Nazca Lines for free!

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

  • Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Guaranteed to be one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will have in your life! Dune Buggy up and sandboard down…what can go wrong?! Tours begin at 16:00pm and last 2 hours.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore the only desert oasis in South America.
  • Visit a Pisco Vineyard.
  • Camp overnight in the dunes.
  • Relax by the pool.

 
NAZCA FLIGHTS INFORMATION
If you want to do the Nazca Lines Flight, stay the night in Nazca, do the flight the next morning, and then take a public bus to catch-up in Huacachina. Or stay longer in Nazca and wait for the next Peru Hop bus (4 times per week).
 
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
Our bus takes 5 hours longer than direct public buses to Ica. This is because we go the longer route to avoid the unsafe Andes mountains, where there is no GPS signal meaning it is impossible to track the location of the bus during the night. The windy roads also make accidents more common, so we go the longer but safer route.

HOPSTAGE 2: HUACACHINA TO LIMA

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Casa de Arenas (within close walking distance of most hotels/hostels in Huacachina).
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:30pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 23:45pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Pisco Vineyard – Take a tour of a boutique vineyard to discover how Pisco, the national drink of Peru, is made. Best of all, get lots of free samples of pure pisco, sweet wine, and Pisco baileys! The tour begins at 13:15pm.

 
REMEMBER:
Take as long as you want at each place, hop off and get on the next bus!

Important Notes

END OF 2017 BREAK

We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year.

LAST BUS           DEPART CUSCO: TUESDAY 19 DEC *(ARRIVE LIMA: THU 21 DEC)

*MUST follow the minimum recommended schedule - hop offs to stay longer not permitted

NEXT BUS          DEPART CUSCO: WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY 2018

RAINY SEASON 2018 BREAK

JANUARY – buses restart WEDNESDAY 3 JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.

LAST BUS           DEPART CUSCO: FRIDAY 26 JANUARY *(ARRIVE LIMA: SUN 28 JAN)

*MUST follow the minimum recommended schedule - hop offs to stay longer not permitted

NEXT BUS          DEPART CUSCO: WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

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!