How it works

Bolivia Hop buses cover the whole route from Cusco to La Paz and La Paz to Cusco and is the first hop on/hop off bus that crosses the border between Peru and Bolivia. Our buses pass through Lake Titicaca at both Puno (Peruvian side) and Copacabana (Bolivian side).

For anybody who has never used the famous hop-on/hop-off buses in Europe and Australia/New Zealand, the concept is very simple, and can be described in this simple 5 STEP PROCESS:

How it works in 5 simple steps

1. Choose a pass
Choose from our variety of passes, depending on where you want to start, where do you want to go and how much time you have. Check our passes section for more information.

2. Plan your itinerary
View our recommended plan for the whole trip using our “Plan your itinerary” tool within each pass or simply make your own plan. Or, for the spontaneous, make no plans and just hop on and go with the flow. Our passes are perfect for everyone, whether you want to squeeze it all into a few days or stay anywhere for a longer period of time.

3. Start your trip
Get picked up from your hotel or hostel and start your trip, or if staying in an Airbnb simply email us and we will make a plan! At EVERY destination we will pick you up and drop you off wherever you are staying. We also offer assistance, advise and help you cross the difficult Bolivian border where many scams and thefts of tourists take place.
Note: We cannot offer our pickup service in Cusco. This is due to strict legal restrictions regarding large buses entering the historical centre.

4. Hop on and hop off
You decide how long to stay at each stop. Maybe stay one night or one month in Lake Titicaca, it’s up to you! Your pass will be valid for one whole year, so you don’t have to worry about those dreaded fixed schedules other companies offer. Simply log into your HOP LOGIN account and change your itinerary on-the-go.

5. Finish your trip
Finish your trip and pick up a free t-shirt in our offices in either Lima or Cusco (Subject to availability).

Quick Tip: If traveling to or from Lima Airport, it is strongly recommended to use the luxury Airport Express Lima bus to get to or from your hotel. Safer and cheaper than a taxi with no baggage limit as well as free Wi-Fi and USB chargers onboard, it is ideal for travelers.

We understand the difficulties of bus travel in Bolivia

  • Safety concerns about on-board robberies or of taking taxis to and from bus stations in shady areas
  • Scams by immigration police
  • Lack of English-speaking staff on buses and/or bus stations

BUT we also understand your need for independence and your desire for adventure that got you travelling in the first place.

You’re in control!

We can help you in all the same ways as a tour, such as our on-board guides and safe hostel pickups. But we also give you the flexibility to stay longer at any place unlike normal overpriced tours where your itinerary can never change. We put you in control, while offering all the safety and benefits that comes with travelling on private European owned buses.

Bolivia Hop, and our sister company Peru Hop, are both heavily focused on value for money. We make it the safest, easiest and most enjoyable way to travel. Travel like a local, pay like a local and experience the local culture. We are not perfect, but we can guarantee that no other company can offer a service like ours.

Browse our FAQs, read about our hop buses and our border crossing assistance, or simply send us an email to if you still have any doubts or questions that you would like help with … our local english speaking Bolivian team are only too happy to help you!

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