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La Paz to Canyon to Lima

Departure Days
DAILY

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: ADVENTURE BREW - AVENIDA MONTES No. 503 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

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

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

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Simply choose your preferred departure date and get your personal timetable within a second. Follow that recommended schedule to see and do it all at the perfect pace or hop off and stay anywhere longer! Feel free to download, print and share it with your friends!

NOTE: The itinerary planner does not factor in any break periods we have (e.g. around Christmas and the fact that we do not operate buses in February). Please check the important notes section under each pass for more information about this.

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La Paz to Canyon to Lima

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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

Bus Timetable

HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave La Paz on a Monday and arrive to Lima on Saturday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
LA PAZ (DEPART)07:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:00
TIQUINA VIEWPOINT09:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:45
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING10:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)11:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:30
*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
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:30
PUNO (ARRIVE)20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus! 
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Island Tours, Full Day and 2 Day/1Night Homestay in Titicaca.
HOP STAGE 3
PUNO TO AREQUIPA 
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (DEPART)21:3021:3021:3021:3021:30
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
AREQUIPA (ARRIVE)05:3005:3005:3005:3005:30
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
THUFRISATSUNMONTUE*WED
AREQUIPA (DEPART)05:4505:4505:4505:4505:45
LUNCH STOP13:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
NAZCA (ARRIVE/DEPART)16:0016:0016:0016:0016:00
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER16:3016:3016:3016:3016:30
HUACACHINA (ARRIVE)18:4518:4518:4518:4518:45
AREQUIPA PICK-UPS: Between 05:15-05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.
*If you arrive to Arequipa on Monday and leave on Tuesday it is not possible to visit Colca Canyon. Taking the bus on Thursday could be better.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN HUACACHINA: Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:30pm. Tours last 2 hours. 
HOP STAGE 5
HUACACHINA TO PARACAS
FRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHU
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR13:0013:0013:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
HUACACHINA (DEPART)18:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:30
PARACAS (ARRIVE)20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PARACAS: Ballestas Islands – 2 Hour Tours begin at 10:00am.
HOP STAGE 6
PARACAS TO LIMA
SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE14:3014:3014:3011:0014:3014:3014:30
PARACAS (DEPART)17:3017:3017:3020:0017:3017:3017:30
CHINCHA SLAVE TUNNELS18:3018:3018:30N/A18:3018:3018:30<
LIMA (ARRIVE)23:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:45
LIMA HOTEL/HOSTEL DROP-OFFS: Miraflores and Barranco districts.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave La Paz on a Monday and arrive to Lima on Saturday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
LA PAZ (DEPART)07:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:0007:00
TIQUINA VIEWPOINT09:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:4509:45
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING10:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:0010:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)11:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:3011:30
*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
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:30
PUNO (ARRIVE)20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus! 
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Island Tours, Full Day and 2 Day/1Night Homestay in Titicaca.
HOP STAGE 3
PUNO TO AREQUIPA 
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (DEPART)21:3021:3021:3021:3021:30
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
AREQUIPA (ARRIVE)05:3005:3005:3005:3005:30
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
THUFRISATSUNMONTUE*WED
AREQUIPA (DEPART)05:4505:4505:4505:4505:45
LUNCH STOP13:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
NAZCA (ARRIVE/DEPART)16:0016:0016:0016:0016:00
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER16:3016:3016:3016:3016:30
HUACACHINA (ARRIVE)18:4518:4518:4518:4518:45
AREQUIPA PICK-UPS: Between 05:15-05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.
*If you arrive to Arequipa on Monday and leave on Tuesday it is not possible to visit Colca Canyon. Taking the bus on Thursday could be better.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN HUACACHINA: Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:30pm. Tours last 2 hours. 
HOP STAGE 5
HUACACHINA TO PARACAS
FRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHU
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR13:0013:0013:0013:0013:0013:0013:00
HUACACHINA (DEPART)18:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:3018:30
PARACAS (ARRIVE)20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PARACAS: Ballestas Islands – 2 Hour Tours begin at 10:00am.
HOP STAGE 6
PARACAS TO LIMA
SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE14:3014:3014:3011:0014:3014:3014:30
PARACAS (DEPART)17:3017:3017:3020:0017:3017:3017:30
CHINCHA SLAVE TUNNELS18:3018:3018:30N/A18:3018:3018:30<
LIMA (ARRIVE)23:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:4523:45
LIMA HOTEL/HOSTEL DROP-OFFS: Miraflores and Barranco districts.

Route by Route Information

HOPSTAGE 1: LA PAZ TO COPACABANA

 
DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
DEPARTURE TIME: 07:00am
ARRIVAL TIME: 11:30am
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Tiquina Mirador – Your first breathtaking view of Lake Titicaca. This viewpoint gives one of the best photo ops of the lake with the snow-capped Cordillera Real creating the ultimate backdrop!

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Copacabana. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • 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.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

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

 
DROP-OFFS
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

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
DEPARTURE TIME: 17:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 20:00PM
 
STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Bolivia/Peru border – Our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. Please have your passport and immigration slips in order.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • For those who might want to experience more, take a full day tour and even stay 1 night on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. We can help organize these extra activities!
  • Visit the Sillustani burial towers.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
DROP-OFFS
Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
 
EXTRA TIP:
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.

HOPSTAGE 3: PUNO TO AREQUIPA

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/FRI/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
DEPARTURE TIME: 21:30pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 05:30am (next day)
 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 2 nights in Arequipa. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • 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.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Colca Canyon Trek which requires more time to adjust to the altitude.
  • Go white water rafting.
  • Explore the snow-capped volcano, Misti Mountain.

 
EXTRA TIP:
Arequipa is probably Peru’s most beautiful city… Take time to explore this incredible place.
 
DROP-OFFS
Any hostel/hotel in central Arequipa (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
 
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

  • 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).
  • Treks begin at 03:00am (2 and 3 day treks available).

HOPSTAGE 4: AREQUIPA TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Arequipa.
DEPARTURE TIME: 05:45am
ARRIVAL TIME: 18:45pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – Climb the tower and see 3 of the biggest Nazca Lines for free!

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Huacachina. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Guaranteed to be one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will have in your life! Dune Buggy up and sandboard down…what can go wrong?! Tours begin at 16:00pm and last 2 hours.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore the only desert oasis in South America.
  • Visit a Pisco Vineyard.
  • Camp overnight in the dunes.
  • Relax by the pool.

 
DROP-OFFS
Huacachina is a small town, where the bus can only drive on one street. Casa de Arena is our drop-off point.
 
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).

HOPSTAGE 5: HUACACHINA TO PARACAS

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN
DEPARTURES FROM: Casa de Arenas (within close walking distance of most hotels/hostels in Huacachina).
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:30pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 20:00pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Pisco Vineyard – Take a tour of a boutique 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 13:15pm.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Paracas. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Ballestas Islands – Take a 2 hour speed boat tour of the islands where you will see penguins, sea lions, marine birds and maybe dolphins, all living in their natural habitat. Ballestas Islands are known as “poor man’s” Galapagos. Boat tours begin at 08:00am or 10:00am and last 2 hours.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Rent quad bikes and drive around the desert.
  • Rent bicycles.
  • Practice kitesurfing.
  • Chill out by the pool or at the beach.

 
EXTRA TIP:
Enjoy Ceviche, the national dish of Peru, on the rooftop of Restaurant Paracas with the best views of the city – Exclusive price when you show your Peru Hop bracelet.
 
DROP-OFFS
Paracas is a small town, where the bus can only drive on one street. Hotel Frayles is our drop-off point.

HOPSTAGE 6: PARACAS TO LIMA

DEPARTURES: MON/TUE/WED/THURS/FRI/SAT/SUN
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
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Paracas National Reserve – Experience one of the largest protected desert reserves in South America. The bus to the reserve departs at 14:30pm everyday before departing to Lima.
  • Hacienda San Jose, Chincha – Discover secret slave tunnels from the 17th Century. These tunnels stretch over 17km underground and were only discovered 100 years later!

 
EXCEPTION
The tour of the secret slave tunnels is only available on the 17:30pm bus.
 
DROP-OFFS
Any hotel/hostel in Miraflores or Barranco. Selected points in downtown (old town) Lima.

Important Notes

END OF 2017 BREAK

CHRISTMAS SERVICES - Bolivia Hop buses will run through Christmas and New Year as normal except:

LA PAZ – COPACABANA - NO BUS ON: 24, 25 & 26 DEC; 31 DEC; 01 JAN 

COPACABANA – PUNO - NO BUS ON: 24, 25 & 26 DEC; 31 DEC; 01 JAN 

PUNO – AREQUIPA NO BUS FROM 19 DEC UNTIL 03 JAN 

AREQUIPA – HUACACHINA NO BUS FROM 20 DEC UNTIL 04 JAN 

HUACACHINA – PARACAS & PARACAS - LIMA  NO BUS FROM 22 DEC UNTIL 05 JAN 

NEXT BUS DEPART LA PAZ: TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018

RAINY SEASON 2018 BREAK

JANUARY – buses restart MONDAY 1 JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.

LAST BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: WEDNESDAY 24 JANUARY *(ARRIVE LIMA: MON 29 JAN)

*MUST follow the minimum recommended schedule - hop offs to stay longer not permitted

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: THURSDAY 1 MARCH

13 - 16 APRIL 2017 SEMANA SANTA

Easter weekend holidays.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period.  MUST book accommodation in advance!

28 – 30 JULY 2017 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

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