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La Paz to Cusco to La Paz

Departure Days
MON/TUE/WED/THU/FRI/SAT/SUN

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
5 Days / 4 Nights

Price
$89

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LA PAZ – COPACABANA – PUNO – CUSCO – PUNO – COPACABANA – LA PAZ

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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.

Plan your Itinerary

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 Cusco to La Paz

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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
  • 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.

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 back to La Paz on Monday the following week.
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 PUNO
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:30
PUNO (ARRIVE)20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus! 
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Island Tours, Full Day and 2 Day/1Night Homestay in Titicaca.
HOP STAGE 3
PUNO TO CUSCO
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
PUNO (DEPART)10:0021:3010:0021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:30
PUKARA LUNCH STOP12:00N/A12:00N/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/A
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMONTUE
CUSCO (ARRIVE)17:3006:0017:3006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:00
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
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
CUSCO (DEPART)22:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:00
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:30am 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.
Basic breakfast stop on arrival to Puno.
HOP STAGE 5
PUNO TO COPACABANA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (DEPART)08:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
PERU/BOLIVIA BORDER11:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)13:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:30
*MAIN ACTIVITY IN COPACABANA: Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 14:00pm 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 6
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)*18:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:00
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING19:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
LA PAZ (ARRIVE)22:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:30
*DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!
ARRIVAL LA PAZ: Hotel/hostel drop-off.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave La Paz on a Monday and arrive back to La Paz on Monday the following week.
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 PUNO
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER17:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:3017:30
PUNO (ARRIVE)20:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:0020:00
DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus! 
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Island Tours, Full Day and 2 Day/1Night Homestay in Titicaca.
HOP STAGE 3
PUNO TO CUSCO
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
PUNO (DEPART)10:0021:3010:0021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:30
PUKARA LUNCH STOP12:00N/A12:00N/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/A
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMONTUE
CUSCO (ARRIVE)17:3006:0017:3006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:00
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
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
CUSCO (DEPART)22:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:00
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:30am 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.
Basic breakfast stop on arrival to Puno.
HOP STAGE 5
PUNO TO COPACABANA
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
PUNO (DEPART)08:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
PERU/BOLIVIA BORDER11:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:0011:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE)13:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:30
*MAIN ACTIVITY IN COPACABANA: Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 14:00pm 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 6
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
COPACABANA (DEPART)*18:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:0018:00
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING19:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
LA PAZ (ARRIVE)22:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:3022:30
*DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!
ARRIVAL LA PAZ: Hotel/hostel drop-off.

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 PUNO

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
DEPARTURE TIME: 17:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 20:00PM
 
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.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • For those who might want to experience more, take a full day tour and even stay 1 night on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. We can help organize these extra activities!
  • Visit the Sillustani burial towers.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
DROP-OFFS
Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
 
EXTRA TIP:
Puno is a small place with not much to do apart from visiting the Uros floating islands, Isla Taquile, and Isla Amantani on Lake Titicaca. Overnight stays on Isla Amantani are possible for those who want to explore more of the islands.

HOPSTAGE 3: PUNO TO CUSCO

DEPARTURES: Day bus: MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
DEPARTURE TIME: Day bus: 10:00am MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: 21:30pm DAILY
ARRIVAL TIME: Day bus: 17:30pm MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: 06:00am NEXT DAY (overnight bus – sleep on our big semi-cama reclining seats!)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • None – Direct bus.

 
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.

HOPSTAGE 4: CUSCO TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: Peru Hop Private terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels (address will be provided on booking confirmation).
DEPARTURE TIME: 22:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 06:00am (next day)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Breakfast stop upon arrival in Puno to fuel up for the early morning boat ride out to the islands.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • For those who might want to experience more, take a full day tour and even stay 1 night on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. We can help organize these extra activities!
  • Visit the Sillustani burial towers.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
DROP-OFFS
Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
 
EXTRA TIP:
Puno is a small place with not much to do apart from visiting the Uros floating islands, Isla Taquile, and Isla Amantani on Lake Titicaca. Overnight stays on Isla Amantani are possible for those who want to explore more of the islands.

HOPSTAGE 5: PUNO TO COPACABANA

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
DEPARTURE TIME: 08:30am
ARRIVAL TIME: 13:30pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Peru/Bolivia border – Our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. Check with our Cusco 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 Cusco.

 
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 6: COPACABANA TO LA PAZ

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: White Anchor in Copacabana port
DEPARTURE TIME: 18:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 22:30pm
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Tiquina lake crossing – passenger ferry across the Strait of Tiquina. Boat fare is included.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 2-3 nights in La Paz.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Bike the North Yungas Road – THE DEATH ROAD!!

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Take the newly constructed city Teleferico (cable car) for the most stunning views of the city.
  • Visit the infamous witch market. Learn the history of the coca leaf and its continued use in indigenous culture in the Coca Museum.
  • Feel on top of the world scaling the infamous peak of Huayna Potosi – 6000+m (3 days).

 
DROP-OFFS
Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. 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 

CUSCO – PUNO - NO BUS ON: 23, 24 & 25 DEC; 30 & 31 DEC

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

COPACABANA – LA PAZ - 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 29 JANUARY *(ARRIVE LA PAZ: SUN 4 FEB)

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

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: THURSDAY 1 MARCH

13 - 16 APRIL 2017 SEMANA SANTA

Easter weekend holidays.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period.  MUST book accommodation in advance!

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!