La Paz-Copacabana-Puno-Arequipa

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
For those who want to get to Arequipa but see all of Titicaca.

Time needed to complete trip:
24 hours needed – or hop off and stay longer at any destination if you wish…the choice is yours!

Start and End Point:
Start in La Paz and finish in Arequipa. Start any Colca Canyon tour or trek from here…we can assist!

Price:
From $49

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  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

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.

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Stop By Stop Information

Hopstage 1 : La Paz to Copacabana

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central La Paz.

Bus starts pickups between 6:30am – 7am. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Copacabana

  • Climb ‘El Calvario’ hill for amazing panoramic views of Lake Titicaca at sunset
  • Visit the sacred church and pilgrimage center of the Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Copacabana
  • Hire a kayak or duck-shaped pedal boat and head out onto the lake
  • Relax lakeside with a cold beer and dine on the local speciality of freshly caught lake trout

Isla del Sol: According to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Lake Titicaca was home to the sun god Inti, and was the mythical birthplace of the original founders of the Inca Empire. A 4-hour round trip voyagein 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.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Copacabana

We recommend spending at least 1 night in Copacabana so that you can get to know the city. From fascinating cultural offerings to stunning lookout points of Lake Titicaca, Copacabana is a wonderful place to experience the best of Bolivia. Ask our guides for more tips if you’re not sure of what you want to do!

As always, if you love Copacabana, 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 : Copacabana to Puno

Bus Details

Meeting point in Copacabana is White Anchor in Copacabana Port (within walking distance from all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 5pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Puno

  • Overnight stay on Isla Amantani with a local family (for more info just ask your guide)
  • Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world

Lake Titicaca Tour: See how locals build and live on the Uros Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Puno

We recommend spending 1 night in Puno so that you can enjoy both the city and the magnificent Lake Titicaca. You can take a day tour of the islands on the lake, including the famous Floating Islands of Uros, or you can even experience a homestay with a native family if you have a little more time to add to your schedule. This can be booked onboard with Peru Hop. Just ask our guides for any tips and advice!

As always, if you love Puno, 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 3 : Puno to Arequipa

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Bus starts pickups between 9:00pm – 9:30pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Arequipa

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

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.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Arequipa

We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Arequipa so that you have plenty of time to enjoy the “White City” (a nickname for Arequipa which comes from its architecture of white volcanic sillar stone). You can visit Colca Canyon from here, the second biggest canyon on the planet. You can also visit Misti, an impressive snow-capped volcano overlooking the city. If planning a tour/trek of Colca Canyon make sure to add a day or 2 to your schedule. Ask our guides if you need some help deciding! 

As always, if you love Arequipa, 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.

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You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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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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Important Info & Notes

Who Is This Pass Perfect For:

The La Paz to Copacabana to Puno to Arequipa pass is the perfect choice for those who want to get from the capital of Bolivia, to the Inca capital and gateway to Machu Picchu. This pass is absolutely ideal for those who don’t want to miss out on any of the other incredible locations in Bolivia or Peru, such as the Colca Canyon in Arequipa and the Isla del Sol in Copacabana- known as the birthplace of the sun for the Incas. If you are interested in traveling this route but want to continue the adventure after Cusco, then consider the La Paz to Cusco to Lima pass, to see everything that Peru and Bolivia have to offer!

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


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

24 - 26, 31 DEC 2020 - END OF YEAR BREAK

Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of 2020 except on:

LA PAZ - COPACABANA NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

COPACABANA - PUNO NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: 2 JANUARY 2021

14 APRIL – 17 APRIL 2022 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.

29 MAY 2021 - 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 29th May.

29th 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 & 30 JULY 2022 - 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.

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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
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA Every day
La Paz (depart) 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 Every day
Copacabana (depart) 17:00
Bolivia/Peru border 17:30
Puno (arrive) 20:00

Departure 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 6:00am 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 Every day
Puno (depart) 21:30
Arequipa (arrive) 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.

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