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What is Bolivia Hop & How It Works

Bolivia Hop is all about discovering the REAL Bolivia and Peru through the eyes of a local. Our drivers and guides know the hidden gems, the stops between the stops that tourists would never find, and are also happy to share stories of what life was and is like in both countries along the way. An authentic local experience in a safe, flexible and fun way! Read more below about what Bolivia Hop is and how it works!

Bolivia Hop offers 2 distinct travel options:

  1. Hop On Hop Off - Book 1 single bus pass that covers ALL bus journeys – explained in more detail below
  2. 1 or 2 Day City Trips – Ideal for those who plan to fly within Bolivia/Peru and have a day or 2 extra in Lima or Cusco for example. Click HERE to view our Day Trips

There are a few ways to travel within Bolivia and Peru:

  1. Planes (You will miss a LOT of stops not served by Airports, such as Huacachina, Paracas, Puno/Lake Titicaca and more). Note that if you are very short on time, a combination of planes and day trips by bus could work well.
  2. Local Public Buses (no central bus terminal, many companies with poor safety records, lack of English speaking staff, no stops between the stops to see the hidden gems)
  3. Guided Tour Company (usually VERY expensive, no flexibility to choose what you want to do and when you want to do it, can’t stay anywhere longer. Fixed, rigid, and expensive)
  4. Bolivia Hop (Safe, Flexible and Fun giving an authentic local experience whilst meeting other like-minded travelers along the way)

Bolivia Hop - How our unique hop-on hop-off travel system works

  • Book 1 single bus pass that covers ALL bus journeys – no need to research bus tickets and routes!
  • Hop on the bus at your Start Destination: we pickup at your hotel/hostel, no taxis needed! (Airbnb have close pickup points)
  • Get off the bus at any stop you like. We have stops at all the best towns, villages and hidden gems along the way based on our years of experience to ensure you can discover places not even in the guidebooks.
  • Use your unique login code to manage all your bus times and dates from your phone, or WhatsApp us whenever you want to get on the next bus. Buses operate every single day so you have complete flexibility and control over your experience.
  • Cover the route as quickly as you like or take as long as you like. Ask our onboard Bolivian expert for any tips or advice along the way and listen to his/her stories about what life is and was like in Bolivia and Peru!
  • Meet fellow travelers on board from all over the world...many of our passengers make friends and end up traveling to various destinations together!
  • Bolivia Hop is 100% stress-free so you can truly enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime experience in Bolivia/Peru as a solo traveler, with your friends or with your family!


Want more details on how Bolivia Hop works?

Below is our simple guide to help you understand how our service works in 5 simple steps.

5 simple steps on how Bolivia Hop works


Choose a pass

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


Plan your itinerary

Our passes are perfect for everyone, whether you want to squeeze it all into a few days or stay somewhere for a longer period of time.


Start your Trip

Get picked up from your hotel or hostel and start your trip! At every destination, we will pick you up and drop you off wherever you are staying.


Hop-on & hop-off

You decide how long to stay at each stop. Stay one night or one month, it’s up to you! Your pass will be valid for one whole year. Simply log into your HOP LOGIN account and change your itinerary on the go.


Finish your trip

Finish your trip and visit our offices for info, feedback, exclusive discounts and more!

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

Border Crossing Bolivia/Peru

Crossing the Peru/Bolivia border can be a hellish ordeal even for seasoned travelers. There are plenty of horror stories on the notorious police scams, stolen bags, made-up fines, and refused entries. The language barrier for many non-Spanish speakers doesn´t help.

Most public buses won’t give you advice regarding which are the necessary forms to fill out, nor which offices you need to enter to get your passport stamped leaving you all on your own in dangerous territory. This is a review you can find on TripAdvisor on one of the public buses page: “They told us to get off at the Bolivian border with no direction on where to go or what to do. Ended up wandering the streets for an hour trying to figure out how to get through immigration”. A simple Google search will show you all the truly unbelievable things that have and keep on happening at the border.

Luckily, you won’t have to worry about any of that while traveling with Bolivia Hop! Our highly professional, bilingual guides take all the stress out of the dreaded border crossing. They will have the necessary paperwork on the bus, helping you fill out the sheets while answering any doubts or questions you have at the moment.

We understand your needs!

And that’s why we created Bolivia Hop!

We GUARANTEE that Bolivia Hop is the only way to discover the REAL Bolivia and Peru, with our onboard guides happily sharing stories about how life was and is in both countries, as well as being able to assist and advise you with anything along your trip. Our drivers (now famous on Tripadvisor) are not only there to help you get around safely, but to help you see Bolivia and Peru through the eyes of a local.

Bolivia Hop is a proud local Bolivian company employing local staff, and our aim is to ensure you have the best possible once-in-a-lifetime trip through this amazing country. We are always here to help and our onboard assistants are famous for their care and attention, while also leaving travelers enough space and freedom to explore at their own pace.

As we like to say: “Travel independently, but never alone.”

View our passes from
La Paz, Cusco and more!

Traveling via plane? Make the most of your time in La Paz, view our Day Trips from La Paz!

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