La Paz-Copacabana-Puno-Arequipa

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
07:00am

Pick up Location
Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
Click HERE to view pick-up area.


Note: If staying outside this area (e.g. Sopacachi) or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: WILD ROVER - CALLE COMERCIO 1476 as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed
24 hours

Price
$49

LA PAZ – COPACABANA – PUNO – AREQUIPA

IMPORTANT:

2018 tickets selling out fast due to huge demand...book in advance where possible

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1. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
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2. Route by Route Information – Detailed descriptions of each stage of the pass.
3. Plan your Itinerary – Choose a date and see our recommended schedule.
4. Bus Timetable – All bus times for each stage of this pass.
5. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

Trip Highlights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the mythical Isla del Sol, according to Inca legend the birthplace of the Sun God, Inti. – Copacabana
  • Boat out to meet the families living in the floating islands, as well as the communities in the islands of Amantani and Taquile. – Puno
  • Tour or trek the second deepest canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon. – Arequipa
  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.
  • Get Copacabana done in just 5 hours or stay as long as you want… Why not even stay a night on Isla del Sol.
  • See our bus float across the incredible Tiquina stretch.
  • Discounts on food, accommodation, tours and more.
  • Amazing loyalty discounts on Peru Hop buses from Arequipa to Lima.

Route by Route Information

HOPSTAGE 1: La Paz to Copacabana

Leave La Paz, the spellbinding city in Bolivia and journey to Copacabana, the beautiful little town on Lake Titicaca and right by the border.

The Cultural Route

La Paz to Copacabana 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.

Top Things to Do in Copacabana

trek icon Climb ‘El Calvario’ hill for amazing panoramic views of Lake Titicaca (sunset).
church png Visit the sacred church and pilgrimage centre of the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Copacabana.
rafting icon Hire a kayak or duck-shaped pedalow and head out onto the lake.
fish png Relax lakeside with a cold beer and dine on the local speciality of freshly caught lake trout.

40894-top-games-starTop 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.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: EVERY DAY
Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
Departure Time: 07:00am
Arrival Time: 11:30am

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.

HOPSTAGE 2: Copacabana to Puno

The next part of our journey takes you from Copacabana to Puno. Both are popular for being by Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, yet they are both in different countries!

The Cultural Route

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.

Top Things to Do in Puno

homestay icon Night Stay on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. For more info. just ask your guide.
ruins icon Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers.
rafting icon Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

40894-top-games-starTop 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.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: DAILY
Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
Departure Time: 17:00pm
Arrival Time: 20:00pm

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).

HOPSTAGE 3: Puno to Arequipa

The beautiful white city of Arequipa is the next stop after Puno. It is only a few hours away and is a must-visit for anyone in Peru.

The Culture Route

Arequipa is probably Peru’s most beautiful city. It is surrounded by 3 volcanos and is known as ‘The White City’ because many of it’s buildings are constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. We highly recommend taking time to explore this incredible place.

Top Things to Do in Arequipa

trek icon Colca Canyon Trek – requires more time to adjust to the altitude but is considered a must-do activity when staying in Arequipa
rafting icon Go white water rafting – a fun activity for people of all ages
mountain icon Explore the marvelous snow-capped volcano, Misti Mountain

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Arequipa
Colca Canyon Tour: A relaxed mix of bus rides and walking for those who cannot stay 4 or 5 days in Arequipa to do a difficult trek.

Extra Colca Canyon Tour Info:
Colca Canyon 2 day tour begins at 08:00am (can be done on the same day as arrival).
Full day tour begins at 03:00am (stay 1 night Arequipa, do this tour the next day).
2 and 3 day treks that begin at 03:00am are available also.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: EVERY DAY
Departures from: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
Departure time: 21:30pm
Arrival time: 05:30am (next day)

Recommended Nights in Arequipa:
We recommend staying 2 nights in Arequipa. This way you can do a quick tour or trek of Colca Canyon and spend some time exploring the stunning city. We can help you book your accommodation.

Drop offs: Any hostel/hotel in central Arequipa (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).

Plan your Itinerary

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Bus Timetable

Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
Follow our recommended plan or hop on and hop off as much as you like.
HOP STAGE 1
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA EVERYDAY
LA PAZ (DEPARTURE) 07:00
TIQUINA VIEWPOINT 09:45
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING 10:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE) 11:30

*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 2
COPACABANA TO PUNO EVERYDAY
COPACABANA (DEPARTURE) 17:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER 17:30
PUNO (ARRIVE) 20:00

DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus! 
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.

HOP STAGE 3
PUNO TO AREQUIPA EVERYDAY
PUNO (DEPARTURE) 21:30
AREQUIPA (ARRIVAL) 05:30

MAIN ACTIVITY IN AREQUIPA: Colca Canyon Tours and Treks. 2 Day Tours begin at 08:00am, and are possible to do on the same day as arrival. 1 Day Tours and Treks begin at 03:00am.

Important Notes

26 MAY 2018 - 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 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.

27, 28 & 29 JULY 2018 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Biggest public holidays of the year.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!