La Paz to Copacabana to Cusco

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
$39

LA PAZ – COPACABANA – CUSCO

IMPORTANT:

2018 tickets selling out fast due to huge demand...book in advance where possible

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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
  • 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 Cusco to Lima.

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 Cusco

Now you’ve enjoyed Copacabana, the beautiful town on the highest lake in the world, it’s time to move on to Cusco, the enthralling city famously known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. Full of culture and history, Cusco is a city not to be passed through quickly.

The Cultural Route

During this part of the journey there is a Peru/Bolivia border crossing, where 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.

Once over the border, we will have a quick dinner stop in the charming center of Puno before the overnight leg from Puno to Cusco.

Top Things to Do in Cusco

Binoculars Explore the historic city of Cusco
trek icon Venture to the Sacred Valley and walk through one of the many trails set out by the Incas long ago
rafting icon Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers)
881432-200 Go quad biking by the fascinating Moray terraces and Maras salt flats
horseback Go horseback riding to local places such as Kenko, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and more

40894-top-games-starTop 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).

Peru Hop Departure Details

Departures: DAILY
Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
Departure Time: 17:00pm
Arrival Time: 06:00am (next day)

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.

Plan your Itinerary

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La Paz to Copacabana to Cusco

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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 CUSCO EVERYDAY
COPACABANA (DEPARTURE) 17:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER 17:30
DINNER STOP 20:00
CONTINUE TO CUSCO 21:30
COPACABANA TO CUSCO EVERYDAY
CUSCO (ARRIVE) 06:00

DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus!
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

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!