For those who want a more direct route to Cusco.
Time needed to complete trip:
24 hours needed – 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 or trek from here…we can assist!
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.
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)
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!
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.
Meeting point in Copacabana is White Anchor in Copacabana Port (within walking distance from all major hostels and hotels).
Buses depart at 5pm sharp.
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 <a href=”https://www.rainbowmountaintravels.com/regular-tour/” target=”_blank”>here</a>!
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!
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.
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.
Enter a departure date and you can see our recommended itinerary starting on that day. If you don't have an exact date, just enter any and a recommended itinerary will appear.
The La Paz to Copacabana 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 such as 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!
Time of Departure
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
Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.
24 - 26, 31 DEC 2020 - END OF YEAR 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 - 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.
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 ferry crossing||10:00|
Main activity in Copacabana:
|HOP STAGE 2|
|COPACABANA TO CUSCO||Every day|
|Leave towards Cusco||21:30|
|COPACABANA TO CUSCO||Every day|
Departure from Copacabana:
Main activity in Cusco:
Click on any of the destinations to see the accommodation options for that stop