Lake To Lima

Summary of Lake To Lima pass:

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!

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

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the second deepest canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon, or lose yourself in the beautiful streets of the White City – Arequipa
  • See the mysterious Nazca Lines for free with our visit to the Nazca Lines Viewing Tower, or we can help you to book your flight (overnight stay required) – Nazca
  • Take on the famous dune buggies and try your hand at sandboarding at the only desert oasis in South America – Huacachina
  • Visit The Poor Man’s Galapagos via speedboat, and see some of the best of untouched Peruvian wildlife, from penguins to sea lions – Paracas

What’s Included

  • 6 stage hop on hop off bus pass valid for 1 year
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off (save on approx 10 taxi journeys)
  • FREE Tour of Paracas National Reserve (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees) – normally $15
  • FREE Pisco Vineyard Tour (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees)- normally $15
  • FREE Exclusive stop at Secret Slave Tunnels (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees)- normally $20
  • FREE Entrance to Nazca Lines Viewing Tower (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees)- normally $5
  • On board local Peruvian Expert who will give tips, advice, and can help book tours, accommodation and more
  • All local taxes, fees and service charges – no hidden fees or tipping requests like other companies
  • Local customer service team accessible 24 hours via email and phone for any issue
  • EXCLUSIVE discounts on accommodation at each destination – better prices than any website
  • EXCLUSIVE access to Peru Hop APP, with up-to-date destination info, food discounts and tour information

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Stop By Stop Information

Hopstage 1 : Puno to Nazca to Huacachina

Bus Details

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.

Top Things To Do In Nazca & Huacachina

  • Explore the only desert oasis in South America
  • Visit a Pisco Vineyard and learn all about how the national drink of Peru is made
  • Relax by the pool and soak in the heat of the desert

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)

Recommended Number Of Nights In Huacachina

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!

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 : Huacachina to Paracas

Bus Details

Meeting point in Huacachina is Wild Rover Hostel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 6:30pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Paracas

  • Rent bicycles or quad bikes and cruise around the desert
  • Paraglide over Peru’s largest protected natural habitat
  • Practice kitesurfing on some of Peru's best waves.
  • Chill out by the pool or the beach and take advantage of the year-round sunny weather
  • Enjoy ceviche, the national dish of Peru, on the rooftop of Restaurant Paracas – home to one of the best views in town (exclusive discount when you show your Peru Hop wristband)
  • Paracas National Reserve where the desert meets the sea, a truly unbelievable sight (free with your Peru Hop wristband)

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.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Paracas

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!

Accommodation

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.

Hopstage 3 : Paracas to Lima

Bus Details

Meeting point in Paracas is Los Frayles Hotel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 8:00pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Lima

  • Do a tour or rent bikes yourself and cycle along the beautiful cliffside boardwalk in Miraflores
  • Paraglide over Peru’s capital city and see the skyscrapers and ocean from a bird's-eye view
  • Visit the Historic Center of Lima and learn its fascinating history.
  • Walk through the enchanting Magic Water Circuit and watch the spectacular evening light show

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.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Lima

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!

Accommodation

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!

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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:

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!

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
21:30pm

Pick-up Location
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

Price
$149


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

5 APRIL – 8 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.

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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
PUNO TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA Every day
Puno (depart) 22:00
Lunch stop 13:00
Nazca (arrive) 16:30
Nazca Viewing Tower 16:30
Nazca (depart) 17:00
Huacachina (arrive) 19:45

Main activity in Huacachina:
Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:00pm. Tours last 2 hours.

HOP STAGE 2
HUACACHINA TO PARACAS Every day
Pisco Vineyard tour 10:30
Huacachina (depart) 18:30
Paracas (arrive) 20:00

Main activity in Paracas:
Ballestas Islands – 2 Hour Tours begin at 10:00am.

HOP STAGE 3
PARACAS TO LIMA Every day
Paracas National Reserve 14:00
Paracas (depart) 20:00
Lima (arrive) 23:30

Lima drop-offs:
Central hotels and hostels in Miraflores, Barranco and Lima center.

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Accomodation Options

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