Bus Pass: Cusco to La Paz to Arequipa and Lima | Bolivia Hop

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CUSCO – PUNO – COPACABANA – LA PAZ – COPACABANA – PUNO – AREQUIPA – NAZCA – HUACACHINA – PARACAS – LIMA

Departs: MON / TUE / THU / SUN
Time of Departure: 22:00 (meet at our terminal 21:30)
Departure Location: Bolivia Hop Cusco Private Terminal, just 5 minutes from most hotels (address will be on your booking confirmation)

Quickest time to see and do everything: 9 days / 8nights

PRICE: $219 USD

This bus ticket covers Cusco to La Paz and all the way back to Lima, via Lake Titicaca and the whole south of Lima.

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  • Boat out to visit the Uros families living on the incredible “Floating Reed Islands” – PUNO
  • 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
  • Tour or trek the second deepest Canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon –Arequipa
  • Make a quick stop (1 hour) to see the Nazca Lines for free, or let us assist with a Nazca Lines flight – Nazca
  • Dune Buggy up and Sandboard down the biggest sand dunes at the only desert oasis in South America in Huacachina
  • Take a speedboat out to the Ballestas Islands to see Penguins and Sea lions in their natural habitat – Paracas

FREE EXTRA STOPS AND TOURS WITH THIS TICKET:

  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – Climb the tower and see 3 of the Nazca Lines for free.
  • Pisco Vineyard Tour – Discover how Pisco is made from grape to bottle and taste free samples of Peru ́s national liquor.
  • Paracas Natural Reserve – One of the biggest protected deserts in America ́s – incredible views of desert meeting the ocean
  • Exclusive tour of underground slave tunnels in Chincha. 17km of tunnels used to traffic slaves in 17th Century – UNIQUE STOP

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HOP STAGE 1: CUSCO TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: MON / TUE / THU / SUN
DEPART TIME: 22:00 (meet at 21:30)
ARRIVAL TIME: 06:00

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 NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN PUNO: 0-1 NIGHT

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • FLOATING REED ISLANDS – $10USD – Take a boat out to visit the Uros community of the famous ‘Floating Reed Islands’. 2hrs. Our private boat trip leaves Puno port at 6.30am to be first out and have the islands to ourselves during the early morning tranquility. Stunning. Includes boat, guide. Island entry.

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Visit the mainland islands of Taquile and Amantani. Home stays available.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.
  • Visit the pre-Inca burial towers at nearby Sillustani.

HOP STAGE 2: PUNO TO COPACABANA

DEPARTURES: SUN/ MON / TUE / WED/THU / FRI/
DEPART TIME: 08:30
ARRIVAL TIME: 13:00

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 passport and immigration slips in order. Overstay fines should be paid before leaving Cusco.

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN COPACABANA: 0-1 NIGHT – we can book if you want

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • ISLA DEL SOL (Island of the Sun)-$10USD – according to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Titicaca was home to their most revered god, Inti, and was the mythical birthplace of the first Inca ancestors. A 4hr 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 1hr walk from the original sun temple to the small island town of Yumani). Includes round boat trip, guide, and island entry.

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.

HOP STAGE 3: COPACABANA TO LA PAZ

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPART TIME: 18:00
ARRIVAL TIME: 23:00

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN LA PAZ: 2-3 NIGHTS

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY: Bike the North Yungas Road…T HE 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).

HOP STAGE 4: LA PAZ TO COPACABANA

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPART TIME: 06:30
ARRIVAL TIME: 11:30

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN COPACABANA: 1-2 NIGHTS

FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Taquina Mirador. Your first breathtaking photo stop of Lake Titicaca. This viewpoint gives one of the best views of the lake from where the snow-capped Cordillera Real creates the ultimate backdrop!

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • ISLA DEL SOL (Island of the Sun)-+ $10USD – according to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Titicaca was home to their most revered god, Inti, and was the mythical birthplace of the first Inca ancestors. A 4hr 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 1hr walk from the original sun temple to the small island town of Yumani). Includes round boat trip, guide, and island entry.

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.

HOP STAGE 5: COPACABANA TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: SUN /MON / TUE / WED / THU/ FRI
DEPART TIME: 17:00
ARRIVAL TIME: 20:00

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN PUNO: 0

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Take a boat out to visit the Uros community of the famous Floating Reed Islands and head out to the remote communities of the islands of Amantani and Taquile. Home stay on one of the islands and return to Puno the following day.

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Visit the Sillustani burial towers, kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

HOP STAGE 6: PUNO TO AREQUIPA

DEPARTURES: MON / WED / FRI
DEPART TIME: 22:00
ARRIVAL TIME: 05:30 (+1DAY) (Overnight Bus – Sleep on our big semi-cama reclining seats)

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN AREQUIPA: 2 NIGHTS

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Colca Canyon Tour – Do either a trek, or maybe a bus & walking tour… bus tours can be done in 1 full day.

OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Colca Canyon Trek which needs more time due to the altitude. Go white water rafting or maybe explore El Misti snow-capped Volcano

EXTRA TIP: Arequipa is probably Peru ́s most beautiful city… take time to explore this incredible place.

COLCA CANYON IMPORTANT TO KNOW: – Colca Canyon 2 day bus and walking tours begin at 8am (can do same day) – Full day bus and walking tours begin at 3am (stay 1 night Arequipa, do this tour next day) – Treks begin at 3am (stay 1 night, begin trek next day. 2, 3 and 4 day treks available).

HOP STAGE 7: AREQUIPA TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA

DEPARTURES: MON / TUES / THURS / SAT
DEPART TIME: 05:30
ARRIVAL TIME: 18:30

FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – Climb the tower and see 3 of the biggest Nazca Lines.

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN HUACACHINA: 1 NIGHT – we can book if you want

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY: Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – $15usd. Guaranteed to be one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will have in your life! Dune Buggy up and sandboard down…what can go wrong?! Most tours start at 4pm and last 2 hours.

OTHER THINGS TO DO: Explore the only desert oasis in South America, visit a Pisco Vineyard, camp overnight in the dunes or relax by the pool.

NAZCA FLIGHT INFORMATION: If you want to do the Nazca Lines Flight, stay the night in Nazca, do the flight the next morning, and then take a public bus to catch-up in Huacachina. Or stay longer in Nazca and wait for the next Peru Hop bus (4 times per week).

HOP STAGE 8: HUACACHINA TO PARACAS

DEPARTURES: DAILY DEPART TIME: 18:30
ARRIVAL TIME: 20:00

FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Pisco Vineyard Tour – This begins at midday (12pm) and takes 1 hour – optional tour.

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN PARACAS: 1 NIGHT – we can book if you want.

“MUST DO” EXTRA ACTIVITY: Ballestas Islands – $17usd, 2 hour speed boat tour seeing Penguins, Sealions, Birds and maybe Dolphins, all living in their natural habitat. Known as “poor man ́s” Galapagos. Boat tours start at 8am or 10am and last 2 hours.

OTHER THINGS TO DO: Rent Quad Bikes and drive around Desert, rent bicycles, kite surfing, chill out by the pool or at the beach EXTRA TIP: Enjoy Ceviche, the national dish of Peru, at the rooftop of Restaurant Paracas for just $5usd with the best views of Paracas – Exclusive price when you show your Peru Hop ticket.

HOP STAGE 9: PARACAS TO LIMA

DEPARTURES: MON / WED / THURS / SAT (OR TUE / FRI / SUN AT 20:30PM – NO CHINCHA)
DEPART TIME: 17:00
ARRIVAL TIME: 23:00

FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Paracas Natural Reserve – 12pm (midday)
  • Underground Slave Tunnels in Chincha – between Paracas and Lima – SIMPLY A MUST DO!!

WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL TO LIMA: We drop you at your hostel in Lima and you get lots of tips and advice on what to do and see in Lima

REMEMBER – TAKE AS LONG AS YOU WANT AT EACH PLACE, HOP OFF AND GET ON THE NEXT BUS![/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Timetable”][vc_column_text]

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NOTE: Our accommodation options below are for those on tight budgets. However we drop at any hotel/hostel along the way, so feel free to check hotels.com etc for more upmarket places to stay if you would like to stay in hotels as many of our passengers do.

Copacabana

COPACABANA RESIDENCIAL PARIS

Description: Good budget hostel in Copacabana with private rooms on main street 6 de Agosto
Facilities: Bag storage, wifi (2pm-9pm), roof top terrace.
Excellent for: Private rooms at low cost
Issues: Towel and toilet paper charged extra.
Price Range: Private rooms – 40Bs with private bathroom (or 30Bs shared bathroom)
EXCLUSIVE to Peru Hop passengers: +10Bs for towel and toilet paper, +10Bs for single occupancy of room

HOTEL PERLA DEL LAGO

Description: 3 star hotel with comfortable and clean 3/4 bed and private rooms
Facilities: Wifi, common area, breakfast (+10Bs)
Excellent for: Couples, people who don ́t want much noise, great value for money
Issues: No dorm rooms. Must pay entire room.
Price Range: Single – from 160Bs Double/Twin – from 200Bs 3-4 Bed rooms – 85Bs per person Suite – from 250Bs

Puno

PUNOINKAS REST

Description: Good hostel option in Puno, with lounge area and pool table.
Facilities: Wifi, common area, pool table, kitchen, breakfast (American) included.
Excellent for: Best backpacker option in Puno
Issues: Limited availability.
Price Range: 10% exclusive discount on dorms with Bolivia/PeruHop and S./20 off privates
Prices with discount: Dorms (4,8,10 bed) from S./22 Double/Twin shared bathroom – S./60 room Double/Twin private bathroom – S./80 room

TAYKA

Description: Mid-range option just a half block from the main Plaza
Facilities: Private and shared rooms, breakfast included.
Excellent for: Private rooms in central location.
Issues: Dorm rooms not so good value.
Price Range: Single – S./60 (normally S./70) Double/Twin – S./70 (normally S./80) Triple – S./110 (normally S./130) Dorm – S./30

AREQUIPA

Arequipa has plenty of options for everyone as it is the second biggest city in Peru. Below is a small list of the ones we think are the best for those on a budget, and the ones that we can help make reservations for.

WILD ROVER HOSTEL

Description: Part of the famous Irish party hostel chain, with its own pool and lively bar
Facilities: Swimming Pool, bar, plenty of rooms
Excellent for: Party people
Issues: Can be noisy
Prices: Dorms – $9 every bed – Peru Hop price…we try to ensure small rooms of 4 to 6 people Private Rooms – $25 per room with private bathroom

FLYING DOG HOSTEL

Description: Large spacious but quite hostel with excellent facilities
Facilities: Bar, pool table, nice lounge area
Excellent for: Couples or People who want to relax and chill out Issues: Can be very quiet, maybe not much atmosphere

HUACACHINA

Huacachina is a difficult place for accommodation, in terms of there is no there is no perfect place for a budget price, and hotels can be expensive for that you get. Casa Arenas has the best facilities but not always the best staff. Banana ́s has security issues so we do not work with them and Desert Nights has no pool. In terms of hotels, Huacachinero and Curasi are both very good, but cost around $40 usd per night for a private room.

CASA DE ARENAS

Description: The biggest hostel in Huacachina, with its own pool, bar and nightclub at weekends
Facilities: Swimming pool, bar, wifi
Excellent for: Basically all backpackers, but at weekends it can be noisy due to nightclub
Issues: Noise at weekends, wifi not always great (applies to all Huacachina)
Price Range: Dorms – $10 every bed (usually 4 maximum per room). 18bed dorm is $7…we do not recommend!! Private Rooms – $25 per room with private bathroom, $20 with shared bathroom

CURASI HOTEL

Description: Excellent 3 star hotel
Facilities: Private Rooms, pool, excellent breakfast
Excellent for: Those who want more upmarket facilities and a peaceful place
Issues: Expensive for those on tight budgets Prices Range4 bed Dorms – $75 for whole room Private Rooms: $40 – $55 depending on type and time of year

PARACAS

We usually work with 2 hostels in Paracas. For the price range of $10usd per night, they are definitely the best places to stay in Paracas. For those on higher budgets, Paracas has many many options, including Gran Palma ($30 per night) and even the Hilton! Note: In Paracas, even if you stay in a different hostel, we usually encourage people to go to Kokopelli bar at night, as it is the only real bar in town. Good way to meet friends or hang out with your new friends from the Peru Hop bus!

KOKOPELLI BACKPACKERS HOSTEL

Description: The best hostel in Paracas, pool and lively bar
Facilities: Swimming Pool, small bar, breakast included, wifi
Excellent for: Party people
Issues: A bit noisy, dorms with 8 and 14 beds, small hostel, not so much availability
Price Range: Dorms – $7 for 14 bed dorm, $9 for 8bed dorm (limited availability) Private Rooms – only 2 or 3, cost approx $30 per room

PARACAS BACKPACKERS HOUSE

Description: Family owned quiet hostel, good ratings on hostelworld
Facilities: Kitchen, common area, wifi
Excellent for: Couples, people who don ́t much noise
Issues: Not as modern as Kokopelli, but definitely more quiet
Price Range: Dorms – $9-$11 Private Rooms – $15 per room with shared bathroom, $25 with private bathroom

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All accommodation and extra activities can be booked direct with Bolivia Hop
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