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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
4 Days / 3 Nights
LA PAZ – COPACABANA – PUNO – AREQUIPA – CUSCO
2018 tickets selling out fast due to huge demand...book in advance where possible
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.
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.
Top 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.
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.
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.
Night Stay on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. For more info. just ask your guide.
Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers.
Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.
Top 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.
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).
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.
Colca Canyon Trek – requires more time to adjust to the altitude but is considered a must-do activity when staying in Arequipa
Go white water rafting – a fun activity for people of all ages
Explore the marvelous snow-capped volcano, Misti Mountain
Top 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.
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).
The journey to Cusco from Arequipa is broken up by our stop at Pukara. At this non-touristy town you’ll get to enjoy an authentic Peruvian lunch and local prices.
Explore the historic city of Cusco
Venture to the Sacred Valley and walk through one of the many trails set out by the Incas long ago
Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers)
Go quad biking by the fascinating Moray terraces and Maras salt flats
Go horseback riding to local places such as Kenko, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and more
Top Thing to Do in Cusco
Machu Picchu Tour – Do either a trek (Classic Inca Trail or Salkantay), or maybe a combined trek/biking tour (Inka Jungle Trek) or take the train in and back (can be done as a full day but 2 days staying the night before in Aguas Calientes is advised).
Departures: EVERY DAY
Departure From: Any hotel/hostel in central Arequipa.
Departure Time: 05:45am
Arrival Timee: 17:30pm
Recommended Nights in Cusco:
We recommend staying 3-4 nights in Cusco (not including nights allocated to touring/trekking Machu Picchu). There are many interesting, culture-based activities to do in and around Cusco. 3-4 nights is the perfect time to try a few of the different activities before moving on.
Drop-off: For legal reasons, big buses cannot drive in the historical centre of Cusco. Peru Hop Private Terminal is the drop off point. Click here to view map.
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 FERRY CROSSING||10:00|
*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|
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus!
|HOP STAGE 3|
|PUNO TO AREQUIPA||EVERYDAY|
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 CUSCO||EVERYDAY|
|PUKARA LUNCH STOP||12:00|
AREQUIPA PICK-UPS: Between 05:15-05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.
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.
Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!