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

Price:
$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).

Not Included: Island Entry Ticket (10Bs)

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 accommodation or check 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 option mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Click here to see our recommended accommodation options with exclusive discounts for this pass!

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 accommodation or check 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 option mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Click here to see our recommended accommodation options with exclusive discounts for this pass!

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 accommodation or check 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 option mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Click here to see our recommended accommodation options with exclusive discounts for this pass!

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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


Important notes

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

27, 28, 29 & 30 JULY 2024 - 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.

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

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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 12:30pm 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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Accommodation Options

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

Copacabana

Perla Del Lago Hotel Up to 30% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Older travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Great wi-fi

Description:
3-star hotel with comfortable and clean 3/4 bed and private rooms.

Facilities:
Wi-Fi, common area, cable TV, Hot water all the day, heating, frigobar and bath in the suite room. Breakfast Included (07:30 until 09:30 am).

Issues:
No shared rooms. Must pay entire room.

Peru Hop Deal:
Up to 30% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
4 Bed Dorm18 USD PP12 USD PP
Single P/B30 USD PR25 USD PR
Double P/B 42 USD PR29 USD PR
Triple P/B 52 USD PR45 USD PR
Quadruple P/B63 USD PR55 USD PR
PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to Book:
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Las Olas Up to 15% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Outdoor space
  • Great food

Description:
Beautiful lake-side hotel with amazing architecture, peaceful and quiet atmosphere and stunning views.

Facilities:
Communal kitchen, living room, radiators in all the rooms, gardens with hammocks and deckchairs with unbeatable views of the lake.

Peru Hop Deal:
Up to 15% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Double67 USD PR60 USD PR
Triple81 USD PR73 USD PR
Quadruple98 USD PR86 USD PR
PR: per room

How to Book:
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Inka Pacha (Isla del Sol) Up to 12% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Couples

Description:
Basic hostel with private and shared rooms located at Isla del Sol. This establishment offers spectacular views of Lake Titicaca. Breakfast included.

Facilities:
Wi-Fi, common area, Hot water, Restaurant & heating (extra cost). Breakfast Included

Peru Hop Deal:
Up to 12% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single25 USD PR21 USD PR
Twin37 USD PR32 USD PR
Double37 USD PR32 USD PR
Dorm15 USD PP13 USD PP
PR: per room | PP: per person

How to Book:
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Puno

Lucky Your House Up to 30% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Description: 
Affordable option in the central city zone.

Facilities:
Private rooms, breakfast included.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 30% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
8 BED DORM10 USD PP9 USD PP
SINGLE P/B24 USD PR21 USD PR
DOUBLE/TWIN P/B31 USD PR28 USD PR
TRIPLE P/B40 USD PR38 USD PR
QUADRUPLE50 USD PR46 USD PR
PP: per person | PR: per room | P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Conde De Lemos Up to 50% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Older travelers
  • Families
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Great value
  • Buffet breakfast

Description: 
Good, mid-range option located in central Plaza de Armas

Facilities:
Private rooms, buffet breakfast included.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 50% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
SINGLE P/B70 USD PR49 USD PR
DOUBLE P/B90 USD PR59 USD PR
TRIPLE P/B100 USD PR79 USD PR
SUITE100 USD PR79 USD PR
PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Arequipa

Selina Up to 18% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Couples
  • Solo travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Day/night events

Description: 
Great modern hostel in Arequipa with great facilities and lovely grounds to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.

Facilities: 
Private rooms & shared dorms with breakfast included. Restaurant/ Bar, yoga classes, Garden & Shared lounge/TV area.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 18% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Large Dorm24 USD PP17 USD PP
Medium Dorm24 USD PP21 USD PP
Small Dorm24 USD PP21 USD PP
Double P/B68 USD PR56 USD PR
Twin P/B78 USD PR64 USD PR
PR: per room | PP: per person P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Flying Dog Hostel Up to 10% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Solo travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Bar
  • Pool table
  • Quiet hostel

Description: 
Large spacious but quiet hostel with excellent facilities.

Facilities: 
Bar, pool table, nice lounge area.

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

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Simple P/B22 USD PR20 USD PR
Double/Twin P/B 32 USD PR28 USD PR
Triple P/B 40 USD PR36 USD PR
Quadruple P/B 48 USD PR43 USD PR
P/B: private bathroom
Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Large Dorm P/B9 USD PP8 USD PP
Medium Dorm P/B9 USD PP8 USD PP
Small Dorm P/B9 USD PP8 USD PP
PP: per person

How to Book: 
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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.

Casa De Avila Hostel Up to 10% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Solo travelers
  • Families

Why guests love it:

  • Sun loungers
  • Chill-out area

Description: 
Ample and comfortable hotel with a large, central chill-out garden and private rooms around it. Breakfast buffet included.

Facilities: 
rivate rooms with direct access to the garden. Social & games room, cafeteria, sun loungers, terrace, and mini gym.

Additional:
Early Check-in (5 am). Cooking classes. Laundry. Tour desk. Free luggage storage. Exclusive night and gastronomic tours.

Peru Hop Deal: 
Up to 10% OFF and 5% discount on restaurant (best available rate) for Peru Hop passengers.

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single46 USD PR42 USD PR
Twin53 USD PR48 USD PR
Queen51 USD PR46 USD PR
Triple64 USD PR56 USD PR
King62 USD PR57 USD PR
PR: per room

How to Book: 
Email bookings@peruhop.com 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 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.

Do I need to apply for a visa to travel to Bolivia?

Some nationalities require a visa to enter Bolivia. The visa requirements depend on the nationality of the passport you are traveling with. To check if you need to apply for it and more information, please visit the visa requirements page here.

Do I need a yellow fever vaccine to enter Peru or Bolivia?

Yellow fever vaccination is not required unless you’re planning to visit the jungle side of either country. As we do not cover these destinations located in the northeastern region of Peru and Bolivia, it is not necessary to have a proof of vaccination to travel with Peru Hop.

Are the ticket prices in dollars or soles?

All our ticket prices are in US dollars.

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.

Can I change my ticket to another one after booking?

Sure, if you want to change your ticket for one that better suits your travel plans, please send us an email to proceed. Depending on the new ticket price and the timing of your request, the team will provide you with the available options.

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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