Those who have time to visit Peru and Bolivia.
Time needed to complete trip:
10days/9nights – or hop off and stay longer at any destination if you wish…the choice is yours!
Start and End Point:
Start in Lima and finish in La Paz. Start any Salar de Uyuni tour from here…we can assist!
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Since 2013, over 315,000 travelers have trusted Peru Hop to help them discover the real Peru in their once-in-a-lifetime trip!
Choose an estimated departure date and our system will generate a recommended itinerary for you for this pass
Remember, using our App, you can change all bus dates & times up to 24 hours before departure, so you do not need to have a fixed itinerary decided before booking your Peru Hop pass.
Imagine traveling in Peru and feeling unwell one day meaning you couldn’t travel that day. The stress of trying to change your plan, being hit with cancellation fees etc.
With Peru Hop, open our App using your unique login and you would just put that journey on hold for now, and take it off hold whenever you are ready to travel again! So simple and easy!
Created by travelers for travelers, our App puts you in total control of your trip and acts like your Peruvian personal trip planner.
Change all your bus dates/times (up to 24 hours before departure of that bus)
Choose your Seats on each bus (launching March 2024)
Select your Pickup and Dropoff Locations at each destination (or just tell the onboard guides)
Read detailed Peruvian Destination & Food Guides that work even without internet!
View all Free Tours included in your Pass
Add On any recommended tours in each destination (e.g. Machu Picchu or Sandboarding)
Book Accommodation with selected hotels/hostels in each location
|HOP STAGE 1
|A: LIMA TO PARACAS - The Cultural Route
|Breakfast stop at traditional bread oven
|Secret slave tunnels
|B: LIMA TO PARACAS - The Express Route
Main activity in Paracas:
Note: If you’re very short on time, take the 06:00am bus which allows you to do the Ballestas Islands tour at 10:00am and continue on to Huacachina on the same day.
|HOP STAGE 2
|PARACAS TO HUACACHINA
|Paracas National Reserve
|Pisco Vineyard Tour
Main activity in Huacachina:
Want to do a Nazca Lines Flight? You can leave Huacachina next morning, do the flight, and meet our bus in Nazca. See Hop Stage 3 for more!
|HOP STAGE 3
|HUACACHINA TO NAZCA TO AREQUIPA
|Nazca Viewing Tower
|Dinner snack stop
Main activity in Nazca:
All of this can be organized with your guide on the bus as you arrive to Huacachina.
Main activity in Arequipa:
|HOP STAGE 4
|AREQUIPA TO CUSCO
|Marangani lunch stop
We recommend taking snacks to have something to eat on the way to your next stop.
Main activity in Cusco:
|HOP STAGE 5
|CUSCO TO PUNO
Departure point in Cusco:
Main activity in Puno:
|HOP STAGE 6
|PUNO TO COPACABANA
Main activity in Puno:
|HOP STAGE 7
|COPACABANA TO LA PAZ
|Tiquina ferry crossing
|La Paz (arrive)
Departure point from Copacabana:
Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.
28 - 31 MARCH 2024 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 times mentioned above.
06:00am bus departs at 05:00am
07:00am bus departs at 06:00am
27, 28, 29 & 30 JULY 2024 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)
Hotel/hostel prices will increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance! Accommodation in larger dorm room sizes may apply.
The departure times on July 28th & 29th for the buses and Nazca shuttle will be changed as follows:
- Express Route (6:00 am bus) departing at 5:00am
- Cultural Route (7:00 am bus) departing at 6:00am
- PARACAS-HUACACHINA will depart at 12pm
Tours will be shortened with all tour operators as follows: Ballestas Islands Tour: 1 hour and a half and Sandboarding & Buggies: 1 hour
Access to the 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.
Based on customer emails, these are our top questions – click to see the answers!
You will meet similar travelers of all ages and races. As can often be seen in our reviews, people make friends for life on board!
We have had over 300,000 passengers from 85+ countries! The average age is 31 years old with the youngest being 10 months old and the oldest at 85!
65% of our passengers are female! Various people have contacted us to say they met on Peru Hop and are now married!
Thankfully we haven’t heard of any couples divorcing after traveling together on Peru Hop so far!
Our huge luxury modern buses come with semi-cama (half bed) reclining seats, A/C & heating systems, tv’s, Usb ports, clean toilets and more!
All buses are tracked by GPS systems, have speed restriction software and much more. Read more about Our Buses HERE.
Peru Hop is an EXTREMELY punctual service, especially compared to other Peruvian bus companies who are unfortunately late a lot (as can be seen from their TripAdvisor reviews).
If you have a tour or hotel booked and in the very rare case our bus is late, our onboard guides will help you by calling your tours and hotels to assist you as much as possible, but really this should never happen on Peru Hop.
Our prices are in US dollars. For payments using non-USD cards, your bank will automatically handle the currency conversion at their standard rate.
All our team are local Peruvians fluent in English. Read past reviews and you will see that everybody LOVES our guides!
They are not traditional guides telling you long history with dates, etc. What they do is give you a real insight into what life was, and is, like living in Peru, with snippets of historical and cultural info.
Did you know 5 of the last 6 presidents of Peru are in jail? Or that the minimum wage here is $300 per month? That’s the type of interesting info and stories our guides will share with you (don’t worry, we pay them a lot more than the minimum wage!).
Aside from that, they will become your best Peruvian friend, giving you tips and advice on how to maximize your time in Peru, and helping you try local food and drink at local prices!
There is a misconception that because Peru Hop makes it so simple and easy to get around Peru then it is “touristy”.
But what actually happens on other public buses? The bus goes from A to B direct (no hidden gem stops), everyone puts their headphones in and sleeps, and you learn nothing about what you are driving past or get any tips/advice on any destination.
Not only is Peru Hop a much safer and easier way to travel, but it gives you a much more authentic local experience. A local onboard Peruvian will give you insights impossible to find in guidebooks or blogs, and stop at hidden gems and local neighborhood restaurants again not in any guidebook.
An Authentic Local Experience with European Standards of Safety and Service!
There are 3 ways:
Yes, of course! All dates made for buses or tours or anything else will apply to the whole group, and from our App, you can control everything for you and your group (or they can login in with their own code too!).
Contact Us if you need any special help planning your groups trip, as we know it can be a bit tricky.
All people in groups of 3+ can get a special discount of $10 per person using discount code GRUPO.
There are 2 ways:
Yes, and actually, most of our passengers do and its already setup in your App after you book the pass!
The recommended itinerary was made to allow you to see and do it all in a short space of time, but to have plenty of time for yourself as well.
Don’t forget, everything with Peru Hop is flexible, and you can make last minute changes during your trip or simply travel without a plan and just use our App on the go!
During the bus journey, your luggage is always stored safely in our massive storage area under the bus. However, if you are ever doing a tour and need storage, our onboard guides will know the local hotels and restaurants that can help you store you luggage for free!
We are proud that word of mouth from our ex-Hopsters means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 12 hours before departure.
Sure, if you want to change your ticket for one that better suits your travel plans, please send us an email to proceed. Depending on the new ticket price and the timing of your request, the team will provide you with the available options.
Yes, 100% it does.
Peru Hop was founded by Irish guys who moved to Peru and realized they had missed so much of this country when they were travelers, and so, partnered with local Peruvians to develop a system to allow people to discover the Real Peru.
By taking you to places most tourists don’t know about, you are helping local communities – who often live below the poverty line – to have a source of income. Simply buying some breakfast, snacks or a water here or there really helps these communities.
As well as this, 95% of our staff are young Peruvians and we pay more than other travel and bus companies. They often use their salaries to help their families (here in Peru it is common kids, parents and grandparents to all live in the same small house).
Remember, most tourists either fly with billion dollar airlines or go on public buses owned by millionaires and make no stops between destinations and don’t benefit local communities.
Don’t be a Typical Tourist, Discover the REAL Peru, and make this a win-win for you and for local Peruvians.