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What is Bolivia Hop & How It Works

We know you want an authentic Bolivian experience, and to see what its like crossing the border between Bolivia and Peru!

At the same time, we know you want to maximize your time to see and do as much as possible!

Bolivia Hop allows all of this AND we have border crossing assistance to ensure you avoid the typical scams at the Bolivian border (google this).

Did you know our bus is actually placed on to a raft to cross over a Lake (you will get off on to your own boat) between La Paz and Copacabana? A truly unique once in a lifetime experience!

What is Bolivia Hop (brief summary)

Bolivia Hop is a bus/travel company developed by Irish and South American partners to give travelers a safe and easy way to discover the REAL Bolivia and Peru.

It was only after our Irish owners moved to South America did they realize they had missed so many amazing places and so developed Peru Hop/Bolivia Hop so other travelers wouldn’t make the same mistake. It’s why we created the slogan “Don’t be a Typical Tourist”!

How Bolivia Hop Works (brief summary)

Our core concept is hop on hop off. Buy 1 ticket and you can hop on and off at cities and towns all across Bolivia and Peru. No bus terminals, no taxis, no stress!

More importantly, we are able to stop at hidden gems that public buses cannot (as they want to get from A to B as quickly as possible) to give you a truly local and authentic experience.

You are also in full control of your trip. You decide where to go, how long to stay, what hotel or Airbnb to stay at, and when to get back on the next bus… we just assist and advise you.

Keep reading below to understand more about how Bolivia Hop works and why we have become the #1 rated travel company in the whole of Bolivia!

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

How does Hop-on, Hop-off work?

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


Choose A Pass

Select the best pass for you based on how much time you have to travel Bolivia and/or Peru and where you want to visit. All passes are flexible and allow unlimited hop on and off at all the stops included in the pass!


Personalize your adventure

You can simply hop on the first bus and travel freely day to day. Or, after booking, use the Bolivia Hop App to manage your bus times/dates, change pickup locations and more!


Start your Bolivia Hop experience

Hop on our luxury bus at your chosen pickup location (no taxis, no bus terminals, no stress!). We make quick stops along the way to discover some hidden gems only locals know!


Travel at your own pace

Want to see and do it all in shortest time possible? Follow our recommended bus schedule! Prefer to travel slower? Hop off anywhere for as long as you like, buses operate EVERY day for maximum flexibility!


Finish having discovered the REAL Bolivia

If your friend came to visit your city, would you tell him/her to rely on Travel Bloggers/Websites? Or YOU as the local? Our local team will ensure you discover, experience and taste things 90% of tourists who come to Bolivia miss out on! Don’t be a typical tourist…Discover the REAL Bolivia!

Fun facts about Bolivia Hop

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.

There is a myth that Bolivia Hop is a “touristy” way to travel and that doing it by yourself on local public buses is more “authentic”. But on public buses, you miss out on incredible hidden gems and you do NOT learn about the culture, the people and the history of places you pass by…doesn’t sound so authentic to us!

Bolivia Hop offers a MUCH more complete experience of Bolivia. Yes, we give you the huge safety benefits that comes with traveling with a company owned by Irish guys living in South America. Yes it is a very easy and stress free way to travel. And yes you will travel on a bus of fellow travelers from across the world and not on a bus full of locals going to work. But we also stop at hidden gems along the way allowing you to see the REAL country (things we only discovered living here).

We also have a local travel guide on each bus who will more than likely become great friends with you (see past reviews) and will give you insights into life growing up in Bolivia that you simply won’t get from any guidebook or blogger.

Below is a quick comparison of Bolivia Hop vs Public Buses and why Bolivia Hop is safer, easier, and more fun!

Bolivia Hop Other buses
Border crossing assistance
Hotel/Airbnb pickups
Meet other travelers onboard
Tour & Activity Discounts
Stop at hidden gems
Wi-Fi on bus *
Avoid chaotic bus terminals
Rating on Tripadvisor 96% 65%

*Wi-Fi: Other buses falsely advertise wifi, but it NEVER works. You travel through remote locations where even phone signal is hard to get, nevermind wifi! Bolivia Hop doesn’t falsely advertise something that simply won't work!

Don't believe us? Find the best local bus company, find their Tripadvisor page, and then read the reviews. Then read Peru Hop reviews. We are far from perfect, but we promise you a much better traveling experience seeing more and paying less!

Book With Confidence

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

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.

Want to know who travels with us?

Learn about the our history

Final Summary about Bolivia Hop

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.”

Speak to someone from our team by phone!


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