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We have designed our passes so that even a 5 year old can understand how they work! You choose your route and date, pick the relevant pass, buy it at amazingly low prices and hop on our bus ready for the time of your life…it´s that simple!
But for all you hopsters who are still not sure, below is a detailed step by step guide as to how exactly Peru Hop works.
As of now Peruhop operates 2 routes, the Lima to Cusco route and the Cusco to Lima route. Read our detailed itinerary for the Lima to Cusco route here and the Cusco to Lima route here, or consult your local hostel or travel agent for more information regarding each route.
Once you have chosen the route which best suits your needs, the next step is to choose the date you want to begin your adventure on.
There are 2 types of people who book hopster trips…the well organised hopster who likes to book far in advance, or the free and easy hopster who leaves everything to the last minute! Luckily, we cater for both using the following methods:
During the booking process you will always be asked for your hostel pick up point in Lima or Cusco. Don´t worry if you are not sure of your hostel pickup point yet, we will send you a reminder email 3 days before your trip commences to notify us of your chosen pickup point…we´re nice that way!
The following methods of payments are available to all hopsters:
Please note that no matter what method you use to buy your Peru Hop pass, your details will be 100% secure. If you book with an agent or hostel, please ensure you always receive your booking voucher and Peru Hop pack…contact us if there are any issues at all.
Once you have advised us of your desired pickup point, we will contact you to reconfirm the date and time that we will pick you up, so all you need to do is WAKE UP ON TIME!! Don´t worry we don´t start too early, but be warned that our guides have been known to physically drag people out of bed on to the bus in their pyjamas, so to avoid any embarrassment, set your alarm, get your bag packed and be ready for the most amazing adventure of your life!
Please note if you have any worries about being picked up, simply email us at [email protected] or ask your hostel to call us, but don’t worry, we won’t forget you!
For every one of our tours, we have a detailed itinerary and minimum amount of days required to complete the tour. This is based on our years of experience backpacking and knowing exactly how long we need to spend in each place to see everything there is to see as well as have enough time to have some fun! We will stop in small places along the route for snacks and for pictures etc to show you hopsters the REAL Peru…trust us our guides are 100% Peruvian and they know better than anybody what you guys need to see and do here in Peru.
However, if somebody wants to venture off on their own and maybe stay 1 night or 1 week in a tiny town outside Arequipa for example then feel free to go for it! We will drop you off the bus anywhere on the route, and we will pick you up in that same place whenever you want…simply just tell us and we will book you on to the next bus. Hopsters can fall in love with a local Peruvian in Paracas and want to stay there for a week more, or decide to do some volunteering work for a month in Ica…our flexible passes make everything possible!
Most tours can feel like the guide is simply selling you more and more things, that they don´t really care about what is best for you, more what is best for THEIR pocket. Here at Peru Hop, we are different. Our guides are employed simply to help hopsters, not to sell them anything. Our guides are paid very well, and they DON´T receive any commission based on hostel or tour sales. Our guides however can receive bonuses based on the feedback hopsters give us about their guide, so we feel this method encourages the guide to work harder FOR you and become almost like your friend, not just another person trying to get your hard earned dollars.
Our guides will recommend hostels in each place we visit, and can book you into that hostel if you so wish at the best possible rate on the market, but like we say the choice is yours and you can stay wherever you want.
Likewise, there are many tours/activities available in each city/town we visit. There will be multiple tour companies each offering basically the same thing, with different prices, different levels of security etc. Feel free to look and shop around at these agencies. However we know that sometimes it can be hard to choose between different companies/agencies you know nothing about.
Our guide will recommend tours to hopsters, but we do NOT operate these tours, we simply recommended them based on our experience and guarantees we have received from them that all hopsters will be treated with the best of care. The tours will not be the cheapest, nor the most expensive, but we believe they will be the best value you can get in terms of security, level of service and fun…but like we say they are simply our recommendations and again each hopster is free to do whatever tour they want with whatever company they want. Put simply…Peru Hop tours are all about YOU, not us.
Guidebooks like the Lonely Planet can be an excellent tool when travelling South America. However, for the time you are with us, you simply won´t need it. We have Peruvian guides who know this country better than any guidebook. They know where to eat and drink like a Peruvian, where to shop like a Peruvian, and where to party like a Peruvian…we don´t want hopsters falling into the usual tourist traps and paying ¨gringo¨ prices…leave it to our guides to ensure you have the best possible time at the best possible value!