La Paz to Canyon to Lima

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
07:00am

Pick up Location
Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
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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
8 Days / 7 Nights (minus 2 days if you skip Puno, minus 1 day if you skip Paracas)

Price
$169

La Paz – Copacabana -Puno – Arequipa – Nazca – Huacachina – Paracas – Lima

IMPORTANT:

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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
  • Make a quick stop (1 hour) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight. – Nazca
  • Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America. – Huacachina
  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see penguins and sea lions in their natural habitat. – Paracas
  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.
FREE EXTRA STOPS AND TOURS WITH THIS TICKET:
  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – Climb the tower and see 3 of the Nazca Lines for free.
  • Pisco Vineyard Tour – Discover how Pisco is made from grape to bottle and taste free samples of Peru’s national liquor.
  • Paracas National Reserve – One of the biggest protected deserts in the Americas – incredible views of desert meeting the ocean.
  • Exclusive tour of underground secret slave tunnels in Chincha. 17km of tunnels used to traffic slaves in 17th Century. – UNIQUE STOP

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).

HOPSTAGE 4: Arequipa – Nazca – Huacachina

After the wonderful white city of Arequipa, it’s time to move further up Peru towards the incredibly hot and picturesque Huacachina. But first, enjoy seeing the famous Nazca lines for yourself from the viewing tower free with your Peru Hop pass.

Top Things to do in Nazca & Huacachina

Binoculars Explore the only desert oasis in South America
Drink IconVisit a Pisco Vineyard and learn all about how the national drink of Peru is made
tent pngCamp overnight in the dunes and gaze at the stars
pool iconRelax by the pool and soak in the heat of the desert

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Nazca
Nazca Flights Information: If you want to do the Nazca Lines Flight, stay the night in Nazca, do the flight the next morning, and then take a public bus to catch-up in Huacachina. Or stay longer in Nazca and wait for the next Peru Hop bus (4 times per week)

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Huacachina
Dunebuggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina: Guaranteed to be one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will have 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.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: EVERY DAY
Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central Arequipa.
Departure Time: 05:45am
Arrival Time: 18:45pm
 
Recommended Nights in Huacachina:
We recommend staying 1 night in Huacachina. This way you can enjoy looking at the stars from the desert oasis during the night and also experience the fun day time activity of a dune buggy and sandboarding tour! We can help you book your accommodation.

Note: We do not recommend spending time in Nazca as there is not much to do, but your ticket does allow you to hop off in Nazca and get on the next bus if you so wish.

Drop off:Huacachina is a small town, where the bus can only drive on one street. Casa de Arena is our drop-off point and is less than a 5 min walk from all other popular hostels and hotels.

HOPSTAGE 5: Huacachina to Paracas

Paracas is only a short one hour 15 min journey from Huacachina but feels like travelling from one paradise to another. Leave the only desert oasis in all of South America and arrive at the quaint cultural home of the National Reserve.

The Cultural Route

Take a tour of a boutique Pisco vineyard to discover how Pisco, the national drink of Peru, is made. Best of all, get lots of free samples of pure pisco, sweet wine, and Pisco baileys! The tour begins at 11:00am so we will do the tour during the day and return to Huacachina for some time before departing at 18:30pm to Paracas

Top Things to do in Paracas

bicycle-icon-20 Rent normal bikes or quad bikes and drive around the desert
paragliding Paraglide over Peru’s largest protected natural habitat
kitesurfing Practice kite surfing on the waves that crash against the desert
beach png Chill out by the pool or at the beach that stays sunny all year round

tickets Paracas National Reserve where the desert meets the sea. Check out our Instagram for some pics of this unbelievable spot. Note: Free with your Peru Hop wristband.

restaurant Enjoy Ceviche, the national dish of Peru, on the rooftop of Restaurant Paracas – with one of the best views of the city. Note: exclusive discounted price when you show your Peru Hop wristband.

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Paracas
Ballestas Islands: See Paracas wildlife such as penguins, sea lions, marine birds and sometimes even dolphins or whales. The tour of the ‘poor man’s Galapagos’ lasts about 2 hours and begins at 08:00am or 10:00am.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departure: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN (daily bus departures starting from 01 MAY 2018)
Departures From: Casa de Arenas (within close walking distance of most hotels/hostels in Huacachina).
Departure Time: 18:30pm
Arrival Time: 20:00pm

Recommended Nights in Paracas:
We recommend staying at least 1 night in Paracas. This way you will have the chance to experience the Ballestas Islands boat tour, seeing the wild marine animals and visit the Paracas National Reserve, where the desert meets the sea. We can help you book your Paracas accommodation onboard.

Drop off: Paracas is a small town, where the bus can only drive on one street. Hotel Frayles is our drop-off point – 1 minute walk from all popular hotels and hostels.

HOPSTAGE 6: Paracas to Lima

Finally, leave the hot relaxing beach town of Paracas for the huge busy city by the sea, Lima. Only 4 hours away but like entering a whole new world.

The Cultural Route

See for yourself where the desert meets the sea at Paracas National Reserve on our way back to Lima. Check out our Instagram for some pics of this unbelievable spot that comes free with your Peru Hop wristband.

Before arriving to Lima, we’ll have one more stop full of fascinating culture and history – the slave tunnels. Hacienda San Jose, Chincha is where we’ll show you the 17km of underground tunnels from the 17th century that were only discovered 100 years later!

Top Things to do in Lima

bicycle-icon-20 Do a tour or rent bikes yourself and cycle along the beautiful cliffside in Miraflores
paragliding Paraglide over Peru’s capital city and see the skyscrapers and ocean from a birds-eye view
museum icon Visit the vastly interesting Historical center of Lima
57822-200 Walk through the enchanting water fountain park at Circuito mágico Del agua and watch the spectacular evening light show

40894-top-games-starTop Thing to Do in Lima
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 perfect to spend an afternoon shopping.

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departure: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN (daily bus departures starting from 01 MAY 2018)
Departures From: Residencial Los Frayles (within close walking distance of most hotels/hostels in Paracas).
Departure Time: 17:30pm MON/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN; 20:00pm TUE
Arrival Time: 23:45pm MON/TUE/WED/THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN

Note: The tour of the secret slave tunnels is only available on the 17:30pm bus.

Recommended Nights in Lima:
We recommend staying at least 2 night 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 off: Any hotel/hostel in Miraflores or Barranco. Selected points in downtown (old town) Lima.

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.

HOP STAGE 4
AREQUIPA TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA EVERYDAY
AREQUIPA (DEPARTURE) 05:45
LUNCH STOP 13:00
NAZCA (ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE) 16:00
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER 16:30
HUACACHINA (ARRIVAL) 18:45

AREQUIPA PICK-UPS: Between 05:15-05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN HUACACHINA: Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:30pm. Tours last 2 hours.

HOP STAGE 5
HUACACHINA TO PARACAS EVERYDAY
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR 11:00
HUACACHINA (DEPARTURE) 18:30
PARACAS (ARRIVAL) 20:00

MAIN ACTIVITY IN PARACAS: Ballestas Islands – 2 Hour Tours begin at 10:00am.

HOP STAGE 6
PARACAS TO LIMA EVERYDAY
PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE 14:30
PARACAS (DEPARTURE) 17:30
CHINCHA SLAVE TUNNELS 18:30
LIMA (ARRIVAL) 23:45

LIMA HOTEL/HOSTEL DROP-OFFS: Miraflores and Barranco districts.

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!