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La Paz to Copacabana to Cusco

Departure Days
DAILY

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: ADVENTURE BREW - AVENIDA MONTES No. 503 as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed
24 hours

Price
$39

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LA PAZ – COPACABANA – CUSCO

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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 Copacabana to Cusco

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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
  • 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.

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 Cusco on Tuesday the following day.
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 CUSCO
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:30
DINNER STOP20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
LEAVE TOWARDS CUSCO21:3021:3021:3021:3021:3021:3021:30
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
CUSCO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:00
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.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave La Paz on a Monday and arrive to Cusco on Tuesday the following day.
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 CUSCO
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:30
DINNER STOP20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
LEAVE TOWARDS CUSCO21:3021:3021:3021:3021:3021:3021:30
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
CUSCO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:00
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.

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 CUSCO

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
DEPARTURE TIME: 17:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 06:00am (next day)
 
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.
  • Quick dinner stop in the center of Puno before the overnight leg from Puno to Cusco.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 3-4 nights in Cusco.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Machu Picchu Tour – Do either a trek (Classic Inca Trail or Salkantay), or maybe a combined trek/biking tour (Inka Jungle Trek) or train in and back (can be done as a full day but 2 days staying the night before in Aguas Calientes advised).

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore the historic city of Cusco.
  • Venture to the Sacred Valley.
  • Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers).
  • Quad biking.
  • Horseriding.

 
DROP-OFFS
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.

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

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018

RAINY SEASON 2018 BREAK

JANUARY – buses restart TUESDAY 2 JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.

LAST BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY *(ARRIVE CUSCO: TUE 6 FEB)

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

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: THURSDAY 1 MARCH

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!