La Paz to Cusco to La Paz

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
For those who want to get to Cusco and back to La Paz.

Time needed to complete trip:
6 days – 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 La Paz. Get back to La Paz and enjoy everything the capital has to offer.

Price:
From $89

Scroll down to see all the following information:

  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
  • Boat out to visit families living on the incredible “Floating Reed Islands” and island communities of Amantani and Taquile. – Puno
  • 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.
FREE EXTRA STOPS AND TOURS WITH THIS TICKET:
  • Lake Titicaca Photo Stops.

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Stop By Stop Information

La Paz to Cusco to La Paz pass is broken down to 6 Hopstages:

Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!

If you want to see our recommended itinerary, click here.

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). Includes island entrance fee.

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 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.

Hopstage 2 : Copacabana to Puno

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 Puno

  • Overnight stay on Isla Amantani with a local family (for more info just ask your guide)
  • Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world

Lake Titicaca Tour: See how locals build and live on the Uros Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Puno

We recommend spending 1 night in Puno so that you can enjoy both the city and the magnificent Lake Titicaca. You can take a day tour of the islands on the lake, including the famous Floating Islands of Uros, or you can even experience a homestay with a native family if you have a little more time to add to your schedule. This can be booked onboard with Peru Hop. Just ask our guides for any tips and advice!

As always, if you love Puno, 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 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.

Hopstage 3 : Puno to Cusco

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Choose between 2 bus options from Puno:

10:00am Day Bus:

For those who wish to travel during the daytime and see the incredible scenery en route from Puno to Cusco

9:30pm Overnight Bus:

For those who would like to sleep on the bus and avoid paying for accommodation that night

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 here!

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!

Hopstage 4 : Cusco to Puno

Bus Details

Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click here to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Bus departs at 9:30pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Puno

  • Overnight stay on Isla Amantani with a local family (for more info just ask your guide)
  • Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world

Lake Titicaca Tour: See how locals build and live on the Uros Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Puno

We recommend spending 1 night in Puno so that you can enjoy both the city and the magnificent Lake Titicaca. You can take a day tour of the islands on the lake (including the famous Floating Islands of Uros), or experience a homestay with a native family if you have a little more time to add to your schedule. This can be booked onboard with Peru Hop. Just ask our guides for any tips and advice!

As always, if you love Puno, 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 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.

Hopstage 5 : Puno to Copacabana

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Bus starts pickups between 7:30am – 8:00am. 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). Includes island entrance fee.

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 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.

Hopstage 6 : Copacabana to La Paz

Bus Details

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

Buses depart at 6pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In La Paz

  • Take the newly constructed Teleferico (cable car) for the most stunning views of the city
  • Visit the famous witches' market and buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home
  • Learn the history of the coca leaf and its continued use in indigenous culture at the Coca Museum
  • Feel like you're on top of the world as you climb to the summit of Huayna Potosi – 6000+m (3 days)

Death Road: One of Bolivia’s top attractions, this activity is not for the faint-hearted. Death Road is perfect for all adrenaline-loving travelers and is among the most challenging activities you can do in South America.

Recommended Number Of Nights In La Paz

We recommend spending at least 2-3 days in La Paz, so that you can really get to know this city at the heart of Bolivia. From its modern cable car system to the otherworldly moon valley just outside of the city, explore everything that the highest capital city in the world has to offer!

As always, if you love La Paz, 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 La Paz. 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!

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You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

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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:

For those who want to explore the best of Bolivia and Peru, check out our La Paz to Cusco to La Paz pass. Enjoy a safe border crossing with assistance from our trained guides, and Puno with the Floating Islands of Uros before arriving in Cusco where you can explore the city of the Inca and Machu Picchu before returning to La Paz, making a stop in Copacabana and the Isla del Sol on your return. If you want to explore even more of Peru, then check out our La Paz to Cusco to Lima pass!

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
5 Days / 4 Nights

Price
$89


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

23 - 26, 30 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021 - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS BREAK

We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year.

LA PAZ - COPACABANA NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

COPACABANA - PUNO NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

PUNO - CUSCO NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021

CUSCO - PUNO NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2020

PUNO - COPACABANA NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2020

COPACABANA - LA PAZ NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2020

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.

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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 PUNO Every day
Copacabana (depart) 17:00
Bolivia/Peru border 17:30
Puno (arrive) 20:00

Departure from Copacabana:
WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus!

Main activity in Puno:
2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:00am at Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating islands and continue with bus to Bolivia the same morning or hop off in Puno and stay longer… Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.

HOP STAGE 3
A: PUNO TO CUSCO - Morning Bus Every day
Puno (depart) 10:00
Marangani lunch stop 14:00
Cusco (arrive) 18:30
B: PUNO TO CUSCO - Night Bus EVERY NIGHT
Puno (depart) 21:30
Cusco (arrive) 05:00

Puno pick-ups:
Start 30 minutes before departure time.

Main activity in Cusco:
Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

HOP STAGE 4
CUSCO TO PUNO Every day
Cusco (depart) 21:30
Puno (arrive) 05:00

Departure point in Cusco:
Peru Hop Private Terminal.

Main activity in Puno:
2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:00am at Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating islands and continue with bus to Bolivia the same morning or hop off in Puno and stay longer… Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.

HOP STAGE 5
PUNO TO COPACABANA Every day
Puno (depart) 08:00
Peru/Bolivia border 11:00
Copacabana (arrive) 13:30

Main activity in Puno:
Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 14:00pm from the White Anchor. Returns in time for the bus to La Paz the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.

HOP STAGE 6
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ Every day
Copacabana (depart) 18:00
Tiquina ferry crossing 19:00
La Paz (arrive) 22:30

Departure point from Copacabana:
WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!

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