La Paz to Copacabana to Cusco

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
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!

Price:
$39

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  1. Trip Highlights & What’s Included :Summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
  2. Stop By Stop Information :Detailed informational guide to each stage of this pass.
  3. Our Recommended Itinerary :See our perfect plan for this pass and use it as a reference.
  4. Important Info & Notes :Up to date information regarding our service (e.g. around holiday periods)
  5. Bus Timetable :All bus times for each stage of this pass. Buses same time every day!.
  6. Accommodation Options :Exclusive discounts at various hotels and hostels at each destination.

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Trip Highlights & What’s Included

Summary of the main attractions
covered under this pass.

Stop By Stop Information

Detailed informational guide to each
stage of this pass.

Our Recommended Itinerary

See our perfect plan for this pass
and use it as a reference.


Important Info & Notes

Up to date information regarding our service
(e.g. around holiday periods)

Bus Timetable

All bus times for each stage of this pass.
Buses same time every day!

Accommodation Options

Exclusive discounts at various hotels and
hostels at each destination.

Trip Highlights & What's Included

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit the mythical Isla del Sol, the birthplace of the Sun God Inti according to Inca legend. – 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.

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Stop By Stop Information

Hopstage 1 : La Paz to Copacabana

Bus Details

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.

Top Things To Do In Copacabana

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

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)

Recommended Number Of Nights In Copacabana

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!

Accommodation

Book your own accommodation or check 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 option mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Click here to see our recommended accommodation options with exclusive discounts for this pass!

Hopstage 2 : Copacabana to Cusco

Bus Details

Meeting point in Copacabana is White Anchor in Copacabana Port (within walking distance from all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 5pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Cusco

  • Explore the historic city of Cusco
  • Venture to the Sacred Valley and explore the gorgeous trails and fascinating archaeological sites built by the Incas
  • Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers)
  • Go quad biking near the fascinating Moray terraces and Maras salt flats
  • Go horseback riding to local places such as Qenko, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and more

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>!

Recommended Number Of Nights In Cusco

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!

Accommodation

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.

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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.

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Important Info & Notes

Who Is This Pass Perfect For:

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!

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


Important notes

Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

27, 28, 29 & 30 JULY 2024 - 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.

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

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Bus Timetable

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 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 Every day
Copacabana (depart) 17:00
Bolivia/Peru border 17:30
Dinner stop 20:00
Leave towards Cusco 21:30
Cusco (arrive) 05:00
(next day)

Departure 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.

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Accommodation Options

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Frequently Asked Questions

You might have some questions about our service and of course Peru itself. Our FAQs are aimed at helping you with any questions you may have.

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What exactly is a hop-on, hop-off bus?

Our buses follow a specific route and you can hop-on and hop-off at each of our destinations whenever you like, according to our timetable. Your pass is valid for 1 year in 1 direction, so you can stay as long as you want in 1 place or just follow our recommended schedule!

How do I change my itinerary while on the road?

Once you book a ticket, you will get your unique reservation code on your booking confirmation that gives you access to the HOP LOGIN. There, you’ll be able to change your travel dates, pick-up locations and put your pass on hold. It’s that simple! All changes to your itinerary have to be made a MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS BEFORE YOUR NEXT DEPARTURE DATE!

How do I book extra tours?

We accept tour reservations on our buses but we always recommend reserving tours in advance and paying securely online via FindLocalTrips.com to avoid costly ATM withdrawal fees and currency exchange rate charges.

They offer a very flexible change of tour date policy to Peru Hop passengers. Changes are free of charge right up until the day before the tour is due to start.

Is Peru Hop available for everybody?

Families, single travelers, couples and groups of friends of all ages are welcome to join us traveling through Peru. Our buses always carry a mix of people from different countries and age groups, that’s what makes traveling with Peru Hop such a great experience.

Do I need to apply for a visa to travel to Bolivia?

Some nationalities require a visa to enter Bolivia. The visa requirements depend on the nationality of the passport you are traveling with. To check if you need to apply for it and more information, please visit the visa requirements page here.

Do I need a yellow fever vaccine to enter Peru or Bolivia?

Yellow fever vaccination is not required unless you’re planning to visit the jungle side of either country. As we do not cover these destinations located in the northeastern region of Peru and Bolivia, it is not necessary to have a proof of vaccination to travel with Peru Hop.

Are the ticket prices in dollars or soles?

All our ticket prices are in US dollars.

Booking in advance?

We are proud that word of mouth from our ex-hopsters means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 12 hours before departure.

Can I change my ticket to another one after booking?

Sure, if you want to change your ticket for one that better suits your travel plans, please send us an email to proceed. Depending on the new ticket price and the timing of your request, the team will provide you with the available options.

Do the buses run on time?

Peru Hop is an EXTREMELY punctual service, especially compared to other Peruvian bus companies who are unfortunately late a lot (as can be seen from their tripadvisor reviews). If you have a tour or hotel booked and in the very rare case our bus is late, our onboard guides will help you by calling your tours and hotels to assist you as much as possible, but really this should never happen on Peru Hop.

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