Canyon to Lake to La Paz | Bolivia Hop

Canyon to Lake to La Paz

WHO IS THIS PASS PERFECT FOR

Our Canyon to Lake to La Paz pass allows you to get to the capital city of Bolivia quickly and easily while ensuring that you don’t miss out on any of the gems along the way. From the Isla del Sol, the legendary birthplace of the Inca sun, to the Floating Islands of Uros that call Lake Titicaca their home, there is plenty to see on this route. You can also enjoy exclusive professional advice about your Bolivian visa, and assistance in crossing the border: perfect for travelers!

If you would like to start your adventure in Lima or Cusco check out our Lima to Arequipa to La Paz pass, or our Cusco to Arequipa to La Paz pass!

AMOUNT OF TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE THIS PASS:

2 days minimum / No maximum (click here to see our recommended itinerary).

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS PASS:

All your bus journeys on our luxury buses, border-crossing assistance, hotel pickup/drop off, all local taxes and much more… see below for full list.

HOW WILL THE BUS KNOW WHEN AND WHERE TO PICK ME UP:

After booking, you will get a Hop Login code. With this, you can change all your buses, pickup locations and more up to 12 hours before the next bus! Flexible and Easy!

PRICE

$79

Click any tab to find out more or scroll down to see all information.

  1. Trip Highlights & What’s Included – Summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
  2. Stop By Stop Information – Detailed informational guide to each stage of this pass.
  3. Our Recommended Itinerary – See our perfect plan for this pass and use it as a reference.
  4. Important Info & Notes – Up to date information regarding our service (e.g. around holiday periods)
  5. Bus Timetable – All bus times for each stage of this pass. Buses same time every day!
  6. Accommodation Options - Exclusive discounts at various hotels and hostels at each destination.

Trip Highlights & What’s Included

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the second deepest canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon, or lose yourself in the pale streets of the White City – Arequipa
  • Take a boat across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit the indigenous families living on the floating islands – Puno
  • Find the mythical Isla del Sol, and discover the birthplace of the Inca Sun God, Inti – Copacabana
  • Take on the infamous Death Road by bike and experience the world’s most dangerous road for yourself – La Paz

What’s Included

  • 4 stage hop on hop off bus pass valid for 1 year
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off (save on approx 6 taxi journeys)
  • On board local Peruvian Expert who will give tips, advice, and can help book tours, accommodation and more
  • All local taxes, fees and service charges – no hidden fees or tipping requests like other companies
  • Local customer service team accessible 24 hours via email and phone for any issue
  • EXCLUSIVE discounts on accommodation at each destination – better prices than any website
  • EXCLUSIVE access to Peru Hop APP, with up to date destination info, food discounts and tour information

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STOP BY STOP INFORMATION

Hopstage 1 : Arequipa To Puno

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Arequipa.

Bus starts pickups between 5:15am – 5:45am. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Puno

  • Night Stay on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. For more info. just ask your guide.
  • Visit the captivating Sillustani burial towers.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.
  • Lake Titicaca Tour: See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Puno

We recommend spending 1 night in Puno so that you can enjoy both the city and the magnificent Lake Titicaca. You can have a day tour of the islands on the lake, including the famous Floating Islands of Uros, or you can even enjoy a homestay with a native family if you have a little more time to add to your schedule. This can be booked with Bolivia Hop. Ask our guides for any tips and advice!

As always, if you love Puno, you can hop off and stay as long as you want!. You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Book your own hotel/hostel or see below for our recommended partners who offer special deals to Bolivia Hop passengers. Accommodation CAN be reserved with your Bolivia Hop onboard guide but we recommend this mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

Hopstage 2 : Puno To Copacabana

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Bus starts pickups between 7:30 – 8am. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Copacabana

  • 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
  • Isla del Sol: According to Inca legend this small island in the middle of Lake Titicaca was home to their most revered god, Inti, and was the mythical birthplace of the first Inca ancestors. A 4 hour 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 a 1 hour walk from the original sun temple to the small island town of Yumani).

    Not Included:  Island Entry Ticket (10Bs)

Recommended Number Of Nights In Copacabana

We recommend spending at least 1 night in Copacabana so that you can get to know the city. From Cholita Wrestling to climbing up to the mirador, where you can see the full city in all its splendor, Copacabana is a wonderful place for you to start to get to know Bolivia. Ask our guides for more tips if you’re not sure of what you want to do!

As always, if you love Copacabana, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!

Accommodation

Book your own hotel/hostel or see below for our recommended partners who offer special deals to Bolivia Hop passengers. Accommodation CAN be reserved with your Bolivia Hop onboard guide but we recommend this mainly for dorm rooms as a lot of private rooms sell out in advance.

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OUR RECOMMENDED ITINERARY

We have developed a recommended itinerary based on our expertise, with the amount of time to spend in each destination and what to do. This is just a recommendation, you are free to stay however long you want in each place as we have buses running every day.

Enter a departure date and you can see our recommended itinerary starting on that day. If you don't have an exact date, just enter any and a recommended itinerary will appear.

CHOOSE AN ESTIMATED DEPARTURE DATE

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Bus Timetable

Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
You can choose where our bus will pick you up in our booking system.
Follow our recommended plan here or hop on and hop off as much as you like
HOP STAGE 1
AREQUIPA TO PUNO EVERY DAY
AREQUIPA (DEPARTURE) 05:45
LAGUNILLAS VIEWPOINT 09:30
PUNO (ARRIVAL) 13:00

Arequipa pick ups:
Between 05:15 and 05:45am. Be ready at reception at 05:15am.

We recommend taking snacks to have something to eat on the way to your next stop.

Main activity in Puno:
Lake Titicaca Tours. 2 Hour, Full Day or Homestays Tours (1 night) are available at Lake Titicaca.

HOP STAGE 2
PUNO TO COPACABANA EVERY DAY
PUNO (DEPARTURE) 08:00
PERU/BOLIVIA BORDER 11:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVAL) 13:30

Main activity in Copacabana:
Isla del Sol boat trip (4hr round trip). Departs 13:00pm from the White Anchor. Returns in time for our bus the same day. Or stay on the island and return the next day.

HOP STAGE 3
COPACABANA TO LA PAZ EVERY DAY
COPACABANA (DEPARTURE) 18:00
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING 19:00
LA PAZ (ARRIVAL) 22:30

Departure point in Copacabana: White Anchor
Please don’t be late or you will miss this bus!

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IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Who is this pass perfect for

Our Canyon to Lake to La Paz pass allows you to get to the capital city of Bolivia quickly and easily while ensuring that you don’t miss out on any of the gems along the way. From the Isla del Sol, the legendary birthplace of the Inca sun, to the Floating Islands of Uros that call Lake Titicaca their home, there is plenty to see on this route. You can also enjoy exclusive professional advice about your Bolivian visa, and assistance in crossing the border: perfect for travelers!

If you would like to start your adventure in Lima or Cusco check out our Lima to Arequipa to La Paz pass, or our Cusco to Arequipa to La Paz pass!

Time of Departure
05:45am

Pick up Location
Any hostel/hotel in central Arequipa (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).





Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

28 - 31 MARCH 2024 EASTER WEEKEND

Easter weekend holidays. We will not be able to assist you booking any accommodations during this period. Please book in advance. 

NOTE: For the Easter (Semana Santa) weekend the Ballestas Islands Tours (Paracas) on these dates will last only one and a half hours in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

NOTE: For the Easter (Semana Santa) weekend the Dunebuggy & Sandboarding Tours (Huacachina) on these dates will last only one hour in duration. This is the same for ALL tour operators.

27, 28, 29 & 30 JULY 2024 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!

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Accomodation Options

Click on any of the destinations to see the accommodation options for that stop or scroll below to see all the options for all stops.

Puno Copacabana

Puno

Conde De Lemos

Description: Good, mid-range option located in central Plaza de Armas.

Facilities: Private rooms, buffet breakfast included.

Excellent for: Those looking for comfortable rooms.

Bolivia Hop Deal:
Up to 50% OFF for Bolivia Hop passengers.

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
SINGLE P/B70 USD PR49 USD PR
DOUBLE P/B90 USD PR59 USD PR
TRIPLE P/B100 USD PR79 USD PR
SUITE100 USD PR79 USD PR
PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to Book: Email reservas@condelemosinn.com and say you are a Bolivia Hop passenger.

Conditions: Must book directly with the hostel and show Bolivia Hop wristband upon arrival.

Website: www.suiteindependenciapuno.com

Copacabana

Perla Del Lago Hotel

Description: 3-star hotel with comfortable and clean 3/4 bed and private rooms.

Facilities: Wi-Fi, common area, cable TV, Hot water all the day, heating, frigobar and bath in the suite room. Breakfast Included (07:30 until 09:30 am).

Excellent for: Couples or people who don’t want much noise, great value for money.

Issues: No shared rooms. Must pay entire room.

Bolivia Hop Deal:
Up to 16% OFF for Bolivia Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PriceBolivia Hop Price
Dorm Bed18 USD PP12 USD PP
Single P/B30 USD PR25 USD PR
Double P/B42 USD PR29 USD PR
Triple P/B52 USD PR45 USD PR
Quadruple P/B63 USD PR55 USD PR
PP: per person | PR: per room P/B: private bathroom

How to book:
Email bookings@peruhop.com and say you are a Bolivia Hop passenger.

Conditions:
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Las Olas

Description: Beautiful lake-side hotel with amazing architecture, peaceful and quiet atmosphere and stunning views.

Facilities: Communal kitchen, living room, radiators in all the rooms, gardens with hammocks and deckchairs with unbeatable views of the lake.

Excellent for: Those looking for a relaxed stay with outdoor spaces, great food and wonderful vibe.

Bolivia Hop Deal:
Up to 10% OFF for Bolivia Hop passengers.

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEBOLIVIA HOP PRICE
DOUBLE67 USD PR60 USD PR
TRIPLE81 USD PR73 USD PR
QUADRUPLE98 USD PR86 USD PR
PR: per room

How to book:
Email bookings@peruhop.com and say you are a Bolivia Hop passenger.

Conditions:
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

Inka Pacha (Isla del Sol)

Description:
Basic hostel with private and shared rooms located at Isla del Sol. This establishment offers spectacular views of Lake Titicaca. Breakfast included.

Facilities:
Wi-Fi, common area, Hot water, Restaurant & heating (extra cost). Breakfast Included

Bolivia Hop Deal:
Up to 12% OFF for Peru Hop passengers

Room TypeNormal PricePeru Hop Price
Single25 USD PR21 USD PR
Twin37 USD PR32 USD PR
Double37 USD PR32 USD PR
Dorm15 USD PP13 USD PP
PR: per room | PP: per person

How to Book:
Email bookings@peruhop.com and say you are a Peru Hop passenger.

Conditions:
Rooms in hostel or hotel depending on availability. Prices are only applicable if you book through us.

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OUR BUSES

Bolivia Hop – #1 Bus Company In Bolivia

As well as an unbeatable safety record, Bolivia Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.

If comparing Bolivia Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Bolivia Hop.

Our Buses on the Peruvian side

  • 40 semi-bed reclining seats: All with sponge foam pads for added comfort.
  • Modern and clean toilet: Unlike public buses that often smell bad and are not cleaned regularly.
  • High-tech temperature controlled air system: We ensure it is never too hot or too cold.
  • 3 LCD TVs on board: Just sit back and enjoy English-speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: To ensure that every passenger has a smooth and seamless journey.
  • Blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • GPS monitoring system: Allows us to track our buses every step of the way and monitor driver velocity.
  • USB ports on every seat: Charge your phone or any device throughout your whole trip.

Our Buses on the Bolivian side

  • 37 semi-bed reclining seats: Other companies try to cram 40+ seats on these smaller Bolivian buses.
  • Big duvet blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • LCD TVs: Just sit back and enjoy English speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • A well-qualified Bolivian driver: Knows all the roads well and gets plenty of rest, unlike on other companies.
  • Lake crossing capabilities between Copacabana and La Paz: Our bus is purposely built for crossing the lake. Don’t worry, passengers cross on a different boat. Some companies put passengers on the bus as it floats across the lake to try save some money, which is CRAZY!
  • Does NOT include an onboard toilet as the bus cannot be bigger due to weight restrictions involved in crossing Lake Titicaca between Copacabana and La Paz (buses need to float across the Lake). NO COMPANY operating this route has an onboard toilet due to these size restrictions. Public toilets ARE available at the Strait of Tiquina, the crossing point of the lake (one hour from Copacabana, 2hours 30 from La Paz).

Bus Safety

  • Large team of drivers: Our drivers are not overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses.
  • Tour guide onboard: Our tour guide does regular checks on the drivers.
  • Seatbelts: We have a seatbelt for every passenger and ask our passengers to wear them at all times.
  • 24 hour GPS monitoring: Every bus is monitored from a secure point via GPS…we always know where the bus is and if it is taking any unscheduled stops.
  • Constant contact: The drivers and the guide communicate continuously by telephone with the Bolivia Hop and Peru Hop office.
  • No tight deadlines: Our drivers are under NO pressure to arrive at a certain time, no need for increased speed or unnecessary risks.
  • Lake crossing capabilities between Copacabana and La Paz Our bus is purposely built for crossing the lake. Don’t worry, passengers cross on a different boat. Some companies put passengers on the bus as it floats across the lake to try save some money, which is CRAZY!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What exactly is a hop-on, hop-off bus?

Our buses follow a specific route and you can hop-on and hop-off at each of our destinations whenever you like, according to our timetable. Your pass is valid for 1 year in 1 direction, so you can stay as long as you want in 1 place or just follow our recommended schedule!

How do I change my itinerary while on the road?

Once you book a ticket, you will get your unique reservation code on your booking confirmation that gives you access to the HOP LOGIN. There, you'll be able to change your travel dates, pick-up locations and put your pass on hold. It's that simple! All changes to your itinerary have to be made a MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS BEFORE YOUR NEXT DEPARTURE DATE!

How do I book extra tours?

We accept tour reservations on our buses but we always recommend reserving tours in advance and paying securely online via FindLocalTrips.com to avoid costly ATM withdrawal fees and currency exchange rate charges.

Is Peru Hop available for everybody?

Families, single travelers, couples and groups of friends of all ages are welcome to join us traveling through Peru. Our buses always carry a mix of people from different countries and age groups, that’s what makes traveling with Peru Hop such a great experience.

Booking in Advance?

We are proud that word of mouth from our ex-hopsters means our tickets often sell out in advance, so we strongly recommend you book as soon as possible. Remember that once you have a ticket, you can change your start date up to 24 hours before departure.

Do the buses run on time?

Peru Hop is an EXTREMELY punctual service, especially compared to other Peruvian bus companies who are unfortunately late a lot (as can be seen from their tripadvisor reviews). If you have a tour or hotel booked and in the very rare case our bus is late, our onboard guides will help you by calling your tours and hotels to assist you as much as possible, but really this should never happen on Peru Hop.

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