La Paz-Copacabana-Puno-Cusco

Trip overview:

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

Time needed to complete trip:
2days/1night – 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 Cusco. Start any Machu Picchu tour from here…we can assist!

Price:
$49

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

  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit the mythical Isla del Sol, the birthplace of the Sun God Inti according to Inca legend. – Copacabana
  • TBoat out to meet the families living in the floating islands, as well as the communities in the islands of Amantani and Taquile. – Puno
  • Discover all seven colors of the incredible Rainbow Mountain, recently found just outside of Cusco – Cusco

What’s Included

  • 4 stage hop on hop off bus pass valid for 1 year
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off (save on approx 10 taxi journeys)
  • Stunning views at Lagunillas viewpoint
  • 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 or tipping requests 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

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 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 Cusco

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Choose between 2 bus options from Puno:

10:00am Day Bus:

For those who wish to travel during the daytime and see the incredible scenery en route from Puno to Cusco

9:30pm Overnight Bus:

For those who would like to sleep on the bus and avoid paying for accommodation that night

Top Things To Do In Cusco

  • Explore the historic city of Cusco
  • Venture to the Sacred Valley and explore the gorgeous trails and fascinating archaeological sites built by the Incas
  • Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers)
  • Go quad biking near the fascinating Moray terraces and Maras salt flats
  • Go horseback riding to local places such as Qenko, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and more

Machu Picchu: Do a trek (Classic Inca Trail or Salkantay), a combined trek/biking tour (Inka Jungle Trek) or take the train roundtrip from Cusco (can be done as a full day but 2 days staying the night before in Aguas Calientes is advised).

Rainbow Mountain: Discover this mind-blowing natural wonder, famous for its many colors creating a “rainbow” effect. Only recently discovered, it’s become one of Peru’s must-see attractions. If you want to learn more, click here!

Recommended Number Of Nights In Cusco

We recommend spending at least 3-4 nights in Cusco, (not including a trek to Machu Picchu) so that you can experience as much of the Inca capital as possible. From the jaw-dropping Rainbow Mountain to the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuamán overlooking the city, there are endless amazing activities and things to see in Cusco. Ask our guides for more information if you’re not sure about what to do!

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

Accommodation

Unfortunately, we do not offer special discounts for hotels/hostels in Cusco. Just book independently from one of the many options to choose from for all types of travelers. Feel free to ask us for advice on where to stay if you’re unsure!

Note: For legal reasons, buses are not allowed to enter the historical center of Cusco which is where most hostels and hotels are located in the city. For this reason, we cannot provide our normal pick-up and drop-off service here. However, after you arrive at our bus terminal located on the outskirts of the city, we will pay for private transport to take you to your hotel/hostel provided it is located close to the center.

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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

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

  • 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.
  • Lake crossing capabilities between Copacabana and La Paz Our bus is purposely built for crossing the lake. Don’t worry, passengers cross on a different boat. Some companies put passengers on the bus as it floats across the lake to try save some money, which is CRAZY!

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Important Info & Notes

Who Is This Pass Perfect For:

The La Paz to Copacabana to Puno to Cusco 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 Floating Islands of Uros in Puno 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
2 Days / 1 Night

Price
$49


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

24 - 26, 31 DEC 2020 - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS 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

PUNO - CUSCO 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
A: PUNO TO CUSCO - Morning Bus Every day
Puno (depart) 10:00
Marangani lunch stop 14:00
Cusco (arrive) 18:30
B: PUNO TO CUSCO - Night Bus EVERY NIGHT
Puno (depart) 21:30
Cusco (arrive) 05:00

Puno pick-ups:
Start 30 minutes before departure time.

Main activity in Cusco:
Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

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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 16% 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 16% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Dorm Bed125 BS PP 80 BS PP
Single P/B 260 BS PR 150 BS PR
Double P/B 470 BS PR 220 BS PR
Triple P/B 560 BS PR 300 BS PR
Quadruple P/B 640 BS PR 340 BS PR
PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions: 
Must book directly with the hotel and show Peru Hop wristband upon arrival.

Website: 
http://hotelperladelago.com/

La Cupula 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
Single21 USD PR 24 USD PR
Double Economic 39 USD PR 33 USD PR
Double Superior 66 USD PR 61 USD PR
Triple63 USD PR 60 USD PR
Quadruple72 USD PR 70 USD PR
PR: per room
Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Suite Junior Single 31 USD PR33 USD PR
Suite Junior Double59 USD PR52 USD PR
Suite Simple Superior49 USD PR41 USD PR
PR: per room

How to Book: 
Email [email protected] and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions:
This special price only applies for direct reservations on La Cupula’s website and showing your Peru Hop wristband upon arrival.

Website: 
www.hotelcupula.com

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 DORM36 SOLES PP25 SOLES PP
SINGLE P/B80 SOLES PR60 SOLES PR
DOUBLE/TWIN P/B100 SOLES PR80 SOLES PR
TRIPLE P/B132 SOLES PR115 SOLES PR
QUADRUPLE155 SOLES PR130 SOLES 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: 
Must book directly with the hostel and show Peru Hop wristband upon arrival.

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 PR35 USD PR
DOUBLE P/B90 USD PR46 USD PR
TRIPLE P/B100 USD PR60 USD PR
SUITE100 USD PR60 USD PR
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.

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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.

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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