Time of Departure
Pick up Location
White Anchor in Copacabana port.
Minimum Time Needed
2 Days / 1 Night
Follow the different ‘Hopstages’ of our route to see the different highlights at each of our destinations.
This scenic part of the route is arguably one of the most beautiful. It is also the only part of our journey where you’ll cross from one country to another! For the Peru/Bolivia border crossing, our guides will assist you with the necessary paperwork and immigration processes for crossing. Check with our office before departure for nationalities that may require additional VISA requirements. Please have your passport and immigration slips in order. Overstay fines should be paid before leaving.
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.
Top Thing to Do in Puno
Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.
Departures: EVERY DAY
Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port.
Departure Time: 17:00pm
Arrival Time: 20:00pm
Recommended Nights in Puno:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. Puno is a small place with not much to do apart from visiting the Uros floating islands, Isla Taquile, and Isla Amantani on Lake Titicaca. Overnight stays on Isla Amantani are possible for those who want to explore more of the islands. We can help you book your accommodation.
Drop-off: Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
Explore the historic city of Cusco
Venture to the Sacred Valley and walk through one of the many trails set out by the Incas long ago
Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers)
Go quad biking by the fascinating Moray terraces and Maras salt flats
Go horseback riding to local places such as Kenko, Temple of the Moon, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay and more
Top Thing to Do in Cusco
Machu Picchu Tour – Do either a trek (Classic Inca Trail or Salkantay), or maybe a combined trek/biking tour (Inka Jungle Trek) or take the train in and back (can be done as a full day but 2 days staying the night before in Aguas Calientes is advised).
Departures: Day bus: EVERY DAY | Night bus: EVERY NIGHT
Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
Departure Time: Day bus: 10:00am | Night bus: 21:30pm
Arrival Time: Day bus: 17:30pm | Night bus: 05:30am NEXT DAY (sleep on our big semi-cama reclining seat!)
Recommended Nights in Cusco:
We recommend staying 3-4 nights in Cusco (not including nights allocated to touring/trekking Machu Picchu). There are many interesting, culture-based activities to do in and around Cusco. 3-4 nights is the perfect time to try a few of the different activities before moving on.
Drop-off: For legal reasons, big buses cannot drive in the historical centre of Cusco. Peru Hop Private Terminal is the drop off point. Click here to view map.
NOTE: The itinerary planner does not factor in any break periods we have (e.g. around Christmas and the fact that we do not operate buses in February). Please check the important notes section under each pass for more information about this.
|HOW TO READ:|
|1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Copacabana on a Monday and arrive to Cusco on Tuesday the following day.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
|HOP STAGE 1|
|COPACABANA TO PUNO|
|DEPARTURE POINT FROM COPACABANA: WHITE ANCHOR – Please don’t be late or you will miss the bus!|
|MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Island Tours, Full Day and 2 Day/1Night Homestay in Titicaca.|
|HOP STAGE 2|
|PUNO TO CUSCO: DAY BUS|
|MARANGANI LUNCH STOP||14:00|
|PUNO TO CUSCO: NIGHT BUS|
|PUNO PICK-UPS: Start 30 minutes before departure time.|
|MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.|
END OF 2018 BREAK
Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of 2018 except on:
COPACABANA - PUNO NO BUS ON: 23-26 DEC; 31 DEC; 01 JAN
PUNO - CUSCO NO BUS ON: 23-26 DEC; 31 DEC; 01 JAN
NEXT BUS DEPARTING COPACABANA: THURSDAY 3 JANUARY 2019
RAINY SEASON 2019 BREAK
JANUARY - buses restart JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.
LAST BUS DEPARTING COPACABANA: MONDAY 04 FEBRUARY (ARRIVE CUSCO: TUE 05 FEB)
MUST follow the minimum recommended schedule - hop-offs to stay longer are not permitted
NEXT BUS DEPARTING COPACABANA: SATURDAY 02 MARCH
14 APRIL - 20 APRIL 2019 SEMANA SANTA
Easter weekend holidays. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. We will not be able to assist you booking any accommodations during this period. Please book in advance.
27, 28 & 29 JULY 2019 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)
Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!