La Paz to Cusco via Lake Titicaca (miss Puno) - Bolivia Hop | Bolivia Hop

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LA PAZ – COPACABANA – CUSCO

Departures from La Paz: DAILY
Time of Departure: 06:30
Pickup Location: Central La Paz Hostel / Hotel
Quickest time to see and do everything: 1day / 1night (24hrs)

This bus ticket covers La Paz to Copacabana to Cusco.

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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, and the very first Incas

COPACABANA

  • Get Copacabana done in just 5 hours or stay as long as you want… why not even stay a night on Isla del Sol
  • See our bus float across the incredible Tiquina stretch
  • Hostel and hotel pickup in La Paz, drop off in Cusco
  • Discounts on food, accommodation, tours and more
  • Amazing loyalty discounts on Peru Hop buses from Cusco to Lima

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HOP STAGE 1: LA PAZ TO COPACABANA

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPART TIME: 06:30
DEPARTURE FROM: YOUR CENTRAL HOSTEL/HOTEL!
ARRIVAL TIME: 11:30

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!

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN COPACABANA: 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 2: COPACABANA TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: SUN/MON/TUE/WED/ THU/FRI
DEPART TIME: 17:00
DEPARTURE FROM: THE WHITE ANCHOR – COPACABANA PORT.
ARRIVAL TIME: 20:00

FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Bolivia/Peru border. Our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes to cross the border. Please have passport and immigration slips in order.

RECOMMENDED NUMBER OF NIGHTS IN PUNO: 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.

WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL TO CUSCO:

We drop you at your hostel in Cusco and you get lots of tips and advice on what to do and see. 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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