Ticket Starts in Puno. Covers ALL the highlights and hidden gems leading to Arequipa and then Lima.
Perfect For: For those a little short on time and starting at Titicaca.
Only 4 days needed to see and do everything (or hop off and stay anywhere longer).
Ticket Ends in Lima. Continue up north to Laguna 69 (Huaraz) or onto Ecuador, where you can also take Ecuador Hop! Email us for any questions.
Price – $149. Full details of what’s included are below (here)
After booking, you will get a Hop Login code. With this, you can change all your buses, pickup locations and more up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.
Bus starts pickups between 9:00pm – 9:30pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.
Nazca Flights Flight: The best way to fit the Nazca flight tour into your trip from Cusco to Lima is by hopping off in Nazca at 4:00 pm, spending the night and then taking the flight early the following morning. In the afternoon, you can then hop on the next Peru Hop bus coming through Nazca or if you prefer, you can make your own way to Huacachina in time for the sandboarding tour in the afternoon and continue to Paracas the same day.
Dune buggy and Sandboarding: Guaranteed to be one of the most adrenaline-filled activities you’ve experienced in your life! Dune Buggy through the dunes of the desert, sandboard down and finish it all off by taking some stunning snaps of the desert sunset at the end. The tour begins at 16:00pm and lasts 2 hours.
Departures: EVERY DAY
Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
Departure Time: 21:30pm
Arrival Time: 19:15pm (next day)
We recommend at least 1 night in Huacachina as this gives you time to do the Dune Buggy and Sandboarding, as well as the Pisco Vineyard Tour and still have enough time to climb the dunes and marvel at the incredible Oasis. Huacachina is also famous for its nightly BBQ and our guides often host free salsa lessons.
As always, if you love Huacachina, 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 Huacachina is Wild Rover Hostel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).
Buses depart at 6:30pm sharp.
Ballestas Islands: See native wildlife such as penguins, sea lions, marine birds and sometimes even dolphins or whales. The tour of the ‘poor man’s Galapagos’ lasts about 2 hours and begins at 08:00am or 10:00am.
We recommend staying at least 1 night in Paracas. This way you will have the chance to experience the Ballestas Islands boat tour and observe wild marine animals and visit the Paracas National Reserve, where the desert meets the sea.
As always, if you love Paracas, 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 or else 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 Paracas is Los Frayles Hotel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).
Buses depart at 8:00pm sharp.
Larcomar: Built into the side of the cliff and mostly underground, this mall makes for quite the sight. It has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and is perfect to spend an afternoon shopping.
We recommend spending at least 2-3 nights in Lima, so that you can experience as much of the capital as possible. Walk through the beautiful Miraflores district overlooking the ocean, the Historic Center of Lima, or the bohemian Barranco. Ask our guides for more information if you’re not sure about what to do!
As always, if you love Lima, 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 Lima. 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!
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.
Our Lake to Lima pass is the perfect ticket for those who want to discover everything on the way to the capital from Lake Titicaca. From the gorgeous White City of Arequipa to the unforgettable sand dunes in the only desert oasis in South America, Huacachina, there is more than enough here to keep anyone full of wanderlust. If you want to start your adventure in Cusco, then check out our Full South To Lima pass!
Time of Departure
Any hotel/hostel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
Note: If staying outside this area or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: LUCKY YOUR HOUSE - AV. TITICACA 144 as your pick-up location.
Minimum Time Needed
4 Days / 3 Nights
Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS BREAK
Travel is still possible over the Christmas period. However, please note that our buses will NOT operate on any route on the following dates over the holidays:
24th & 25th DECEMBER
31st DECEMBER & 1st JANUARY
6 APRIL – 9 APRIL 2023 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.
27, 28, 29 & 30 JULY 2023 - 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.
Tours will be shortened with all tour operators as follows: Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas: 1 hour and a half and Sandboarding & Buggies in Huacachina: 1 hour
Access to Huacachina oasis may be limited. It might be necessary to walk a short distance in and out of the oasis. Please consult your guide regarding your luggage.
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|
|PUNO TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA||Every day|
|Nazca Viewing Tower||16:30|
Main activity in Huacachina:
|HOP STAGE 2|
|HUACACHINA TO PARACAS||Every day|
|Pisco Vineyard tour||10:30|
Main activity in Paracas:
|HOP STAGE 3|
|PARACAS TO LIMA||Every day|
|Paracas National Reserve||10:30|
Main activities in Paracas (optional):
Click on any of the destinations to see the accommodation options for that stop