Cusco to the Oasis to Lima

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
Those who need to move fast!

Time needed to complete trip:
3days/2nights – 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 Lima. Continue up north to Laguna 69 (Huaraz) or onto Ecuador…we can assist!

Price:
$129

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

  • See the mysterious Nazca Lines for free with our visit to the Nazca Lines Viewing Tower, or we can help you book your flight (overnight stay required) – Nazca
  • Take on the famous dune buggies and try your hand at sandboarding at the only desert oasis in South America – Huacachina
  • Visit The Poor Man’s Galapagos via speedboat, and see some of the best of untouched Peruvian wildlife, from penguins to sea lions – Paracas

What’s Included

  • 4 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
  • FREE Pisco Vineyard Tour (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees) – normally $15
  • FREE Entrance to Nazca Lines Viewing Tower (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees)- normally $5. Learn more about the Viewing Tower here!
  • 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 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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Stop By Stop Information

The Cusco to Oasis to Lima pass is broken down to 2 Hopstages:

Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!

If you want to see our recommended itinerary, click here.

Hopstage 1 : Cusco to Nazca to Huacachina

Bus Details

Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click here to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Bus departs at 7:00pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Nazca & Huacachina

  • Explore the only desert oasis in South America
  • Visit a Pisco vineyard and learn all about how the national drink of Peru is made
  • Relax by the pool and soak in the heat of the desert

Nazca Flights Flight: The best way to fit the Nazca flight tour into your trip from Cusco to Lima is by hopping off in Nazca at 4:00 pm, spending the night and then taking the flight early the following morning.  In the afternoon, you can then hop on the next Peru Hop bus coming through Nazca or if you prefer, you can make your own way to Huacachina in time for the sandboarding tour in the afternoon and continue to Paracas the same day.

Dune buggy and Sandboarding: Guaranteed to be one of the most adrenaline-filled activities you’ve experienced in your life! Dune Buggy through the dunes of the desert, sandboard down and finish it all off by taking some stunning snaps of the desert sunset at the end. The tour begins at 16:00pm and lasts 2 hours.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Huacachina

We recommend at least 1 night in Huacachina as this gives you time to do the Dune Buggy and Sandboarding, as well as the Pisco Vineyard Tour and still have enough time to climb the dunes and marvel at the incredible Oasis. Huacachina is also famous for its nightly BBQ and our guides often host free salsa lessons.

As always, if you love Huacachina, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Book your own hotel/hostel or see below for our recommended partners who offer special deals to Peru Hop passengers. Accommodation CAN be reserved with your Peru Hop onboard guide but we recommend this mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Hopstage 2 : Huacachina to Lima

Bus Details

Meeting point in Huacachina is Wild Rover Hostel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 6:30pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Lima

  • Do a tour or rent bikes yourself and cycle along the beautiful cliffsides of Miraflores
  • Paraglide over Peru’s capital city and see the skyscrapers and ocean from a bird's-eye view
  • Visit the Historic Center of Lima and learn its fascinating history.
  • Walk through the enchanting Magic Water Circuit and watch the spectacular evening light show

Larcomar: Built into the side of the cliff and mostly underground, this mall makes for quite the sight. It has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and is the perfect place to spend an afternoon shopping.

Departure: EVERY DAY

Departures From: Wild Rover Hostel (within close walking distance of most hotels/hostels in Huacachina).

Departure Time: 19:00pm

Arrival Time: 23:45pm

Recommended Nights in Lima:
We recommend staying at least 2 nights in Lima. This way you will have the chance to see the center and cycle around the area of Miraflores or do one of the many other activities this city offers.

Drop-offs:
Any hotel/hostel in Miraflores or Barranco. Selected points in downtown (old town) Lima.

Accommodation

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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.

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Important Info & Notes

Who Is This Pass Perfect For:

Our Cusco to the Oasis to Lima pass is the best choice for those who are in a rush but want to experience the incredible Huacachina desert oasis on their way from Cusco to Lima, and still want to enjoy all of the comforts that come with Peru Hop- from strict safety regulations- with a 100% safety record, to onboard bilingual guides. If you are short on time but still want to see some great sights of Peru, then consider the Get To Lima Quick pass!

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

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. Click HERE to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

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

Price
$129


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

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS BREAK

Travel is still possible over the Christmas period. However, please note that our buses will NOT operate on any route on the following dates over the holidays:

24th & 25th DECEMBER

31st DECEMBER & 1st JANUARY

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.

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.


Tours will be shortened with all tour operators as follows: Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas: 1 hour and a half and Sandboarding & Buggies in Huacachina: 1 hour


Access to Huacachina oasis may be limited. It might be necessary to walk a short distance in and out of the oasis. Please consult your guide regarding your luggage.

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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 NAZCA TO HUACACHINA Every day
Cusco (depart) 18:00
Lunch stop 13:00
Nazca (arrive) 16:30
Nazca Viewing Tower 16:30
Nazca (depart) 17:00
Huacachina (arrive) 19:45

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 A LIMA Every day
Pisco Vineyard tour 10:30
Huacachina (depart) 19:00
Lima (arrive) 23:45

Lima drop-offs:
Major hotels and hostels in Miraflores, Barranco and Lima center.

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Accommodation Options

Click on any of the destinations to see the accommodation options for that stop

Nazca

Nasca Travel One Up to 29% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Great value
  • Great wi-fi
  • Central

Description: 
Good value private rooms in Nazca. Friendly staff. Residential area just a short walk from main plaza.

Facilities: 
All rooms private bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, continental breakfast included.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 29% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single67 Soles PR50 Soles PR
Twin84 Soles PR80 Soles PR
Double81 Soles PR75 Soles PR
Triple108 Soles PR100 Soles PR
PR: per room

1JUN-30SEP: High season prices apply. Contact directly for up-to-date prices during this time FREE transport to and from Peru Hop bus

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.

Hotel Alegria Up to 42% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Older travelers
  • Families
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Best value
  • Swimming pool
  • Central

Description: 
Best hotel within the centre of Nasca. Private rooms oriented around a central pool and fruit garden. Hidden retreat within the city itself.

Facilities: 
Swimming pool, all rooms ensuite, breakfast, Wi-Fi, restaurant.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 42% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single70 USD PR44 USD PR
Double/Twin 80 USD PR60 USD PR
Triple90 USD PR67 USD PR
Quadruple100 USD PR75 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.

Huacachina

Wild Rover Hostel Up to 10% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Lively bar
  • Day/night parties
  • Pool

Description: 
Hostel with a lively bar until 1am. Excellent food, parties and atmosphere from the famous Irish hostel chain. Pod style dorm beds and privates available.

Facilities: 
Great food in the bar & restaurant, big swimming pool and chill area, Wi-Fi, travel desk. Breakfast not included.

Peru Hop Deal:
Up to 10% OFF IN DORMS for Peru Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
LARGE DORM P/B14 USD PP10 USD PP
MEDIUM DORM P/B16 USD PP12 USD PP
SMALL DORM P/B18 USD PP14 USD PP
DOUBLE/TWIN P/B56 USD PR45 USD 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.

Curasi 3-Star Hostel With Oasis View Up to 10$ OFF

Excellent for:

  • Families
  • Couples
  • Older travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Quiet
  • Swimming pool
  • Great food

Description: 
Hostel accommodation with beautiful views of the oasis.

Facilities: 
Private Rooms, pool, excellent breakfast.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 10% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single49 USD PR46 USD PR
Double67 USD PR58 USD PR
Twin67 USD PR58 USD PR
Triple78 USD PR68 USD PR
Quadruple89 USD PR79 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.

Note:
Not available on Easter or end of July.

Wild Olive Guest House Up to 20% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Solo travelers
  • Group travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Great food
  • Pool
  • Common kitchen

Description:
Converted colonial family house next to the lagoon, with high ceilings, trendy decor and a social atmosphere.

Facilities:
Kitchen for guests, free pool access, free Wi-Fi, Netflix, and large family style living room. Italian restaurant.

Peru Hop Deal:
Up to 20% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

ROOM TYPE NORMAL PRICE PERU HOP PRICE
DOUBLE S/B100 SOLES PR 70 SOLES PR
DOUBLE P/B150 SOLES PR120 SOLES PR
FAMILY ROOM (4 PEOPLE) S/B 200 SOLES PR150 SOLES PR
FAMILY ROOM (6 PEOPLE) P/B 250 SOLES PR200 SOLES PR
PP: per person | PR: per room P/B: private bathroom | S/B: shared 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.

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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 health and hygiene protocols are in place during the trip?

The health and safety of all of our passengers is, and has always been, our top priority. Due to the current situation, we’ve examined our protocols, journeys and service to make sure that we exceed the safety expectations of everyone who travels with us. We sought guidance from the World Health Organization and government agencies, and, because of years of experience, we’ve been able to help define protocols for travel in Peru. We’re surpassing safety standards, for you, the passenger, and will continue doing so moving forward.

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.

Booking in Advance?

We are proud that word of mouth from our ex-hopsters means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 24 hours before departure.

Do the buses run on time?

Peru Hop is an EXTREMELY punctual service, especially compared to other Peruvian bus companies who are unfortunately late a lot (as can be seen from their tripadvisor reviews). If you have a tour or hotel booked and in the very rare case our bus is late, our onboard guides will help you by calling your tours and hotels to assist you as much as possible, but really this should never happen on Peru Hop.

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