Full South To Cusco | Bolivia Hop

Full South To Cusco

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
Those who have time to see all of the South of Peru and don’t plan to visit Bolivia after Peru.

Time needed to complete trip:
6days/5nights – or hop off and stay longer at any destination if you wish…the choice is yours!

Start and End Point:
Start in Lima and finish in Cusco. Start any Machu Picchu activity from here…we can assist!

Price:
From $219

  • Our hop-on, hop-off bus passes allow you to discover the real Bolivia and Peru, mixing hidden gems and world famous attractions! View Trip Highlights & What’s Included below!
  • Review our Recommended Itinerary, the fastest way to see and do everything! Or Hop off anywhere and stay longer…buses run EVERY day!
  • Feel free to Hop On a bus and just go! Or if want everything planned in advance, use our App after booking to choose your travel dates, recommended activities and more!
  • Created by Travelers for Travelers, read below for much more info or contact our local experts for tips & advice!

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Trip Highlights For This Pass

Trip Highlights

  • Visit The Poor Man’s Galapagos via speedboat, and see some of the best of untouched Peruvian wildlife, from penguins to sea lions – Paracas
  • Take on the famous dune buggies and try your hand at sandboarding on the only desert oasis in South America – Huacachina
  • See the mysterious Nazca Lines for free with our visit to the Nazca Lines Viewing Tower, or we can help you to book your flight (overnight stay required) – Nazca
  • 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
  • Discover all seven colors of the incredible Rainbow Mountain, discovered recently just outside of Cusco – Cusco

What’s Included

  • 8 stage hop on hop off bus pass valid for 1 year
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off (save on approx 10 taxi journeys)
  • FREE Tour of Paracas National Reserve – normally $15
  • FREE Pisco Vineyard Tour – normally $15
  • FREE Entrance to Nazca Lines Viewing Tower – normally $5
  • 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

What’s Included In The Price?

Our recommended itinerary

Choose an estimated departure date and our system will generate a recommended itinerary for you for this pass

Remember, using our App, you can change all bus dates & times up to 24 hours before departure, so you do not need to have a fixed itinerary decided before booking your Peru Hop pass.


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
A: LIMA TO PARACAS - The Cultural Route EVERYDAY
LIMA (DEPART) 07:00
BREAKFAST & PERUVIAN HORSE DANCING SHOW 08:45
PARACAS (ARRIVE) 14:00

Main activity in Paracas:
Ballestas Islands – Stay 1 night in Paracas and take the Ballestas tour the next day at 08:00am. Tours last 2 hours. Possible to then do the trip into the National Reserve (FREE) at 11am before departing to Huacachina.

B: LIMA TO PARACAS - The Express Route EVERYDAY
LIMA (DEPART) 06:00
PARACAS (ARRIVE) 10:00

Main activity in Paracas:
Ballestas Islands – Tours at 10:00am. Arrive into Paracas and go straight out to the Ballestas Tour. Tours last 2 hours.

HOP STAGE 2
PARACAS TO HUACACHINA EVERYDAY
PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE 11:00
PARACAS (DEPARTURE) 13:00
HUACACHINA (ARRIVE) 14:15

Main activity in Huacachina:
Dune Buggy and Sandboarding – Tours at 16:00pm. Tours last 2 hours.

HOP STAGE 3
HUACACHINA TO NAZCA TO AREQUIPA EVERY DAY
HUACACHINA (DEPART) 11:00
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR 11:30
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER 16:30
NAZCA DINNER STOP 17:00
NAZCA (ARRIVE/DEPART) 18:00
AREQUIPA (ARRIVE) 05:30

Main activity in Nazca:
Nazca Lines Flight. It is possible to do the flight and take the bus to Arequipa later that evening.

All of this can be organized with your guide on the bus as you arrive to Huacachina.

Main activity in Arequipa:
Colca Canyon Tours and Treks. 2 Day Tours begin at 08:00am, and are possible to do on the same day as arrival. 1 Day Tours and Treks begin at 03:00am.

HOP STAGE 4
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 5
A: PUNO TO CUSCO - Morning Bus EVERY DAY
PUNO (DEPARTURE) 10:00
MARANGANI LUNCH STOP 14:00
CUSCO (ARRIVAL) 18:30

Puno pick-ups
Start 30 minutes before departure time.

Main activity in Cusco:
Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

B: PUNO TO CUSCO - Night Bus EVERY NIGHT
PUNO (DEPARTURE) 22:00
CUSCO (ARRIVAL) 05:00

Puno pick-ups
Start 30 minutes before departure time.

Main activity in Cusco:
Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.


Important notes

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)

Hotel/hostel prices will increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance! Accommodation in larger dorm room sizes may apply.

 

The departure times for the buses and Nazca shuttle will be changed as follows:

- Express Route (6:00 am bus) departing at 5:00am

- Cultural Route (7:00 am bus) departing at 6:00am

- PARACAS-HUACACHINA will depart at 12pm

 

Tours will be shortened with all tour operators as follows: Ballestas Islands Tour: 1 hour and a half and Sandboarding & Buggies: 1 hour

 

Access to the oasis may be limited. It might be necessary to walk a short distance in and out of the oasis. Please consult your guide regarding your luggage.

How does the App Work

Imagine traveling between Bolivia and Peru and feeling unwell one day meaning you couldn’t travel that day. The stress of trying to change your plan, being hit with cancellation fees etc.

With Bolivia Hop, open our App using your unique login and you would just put that journey on hold for now, and take it off hold whenever you are ready to travel again! So simple and easy!

Created by travelers for travelers, our App puts you in total control of your trip and acts like your local personal trip planner.

What else can you do in our App?

Change all your bus dates/times (up to 24 hours before departure of that bus)

Choose your Seats on each bus (launching March 2024)

Select your Pickup and Dropoff Locations at each destination (or just tell the onboard guides)

Read detailed Bolivian Destination & Food Guides that work even without internet!

View all Free Tours included in your Pass

Add on any recommended tours in each destination (e.g. Machu Picchu or Sandboarding)

Book Accommodation with selected hotels/hostels in each location

Frequently Asked Questions

Based on customer emails, these are our top questions – click to see the answers

Who travels on the Bolivia Hop buses?

You will meet similar travelers of all ages and races. As can often be seen in our reviews, people make friends for life on board!

We have had over 300,000 passengers from 85+ countries! The average age is 31 years old with the youngest being 10 months old and the oldest at 85!

65% of our passengers are female! Various people have contacted us to say they met on Bolivia Hop and are now married!

Thankfully we haven’t heard of any couples divorcing after traveling together on Bolivia Hop so far!

What are the Bolivia Hop buses like?

Our huge luxury modern buses come with semi-cama (half bed) reclining seats, A/C & heating systems, tv’s, Usb ports, clean toilets and more!

All buses are tracked by GPS systems, have speed restriction software and much more. Read more about Our Buses HERE.

Do the buses run on time?

Bolivia Hop is an EXTREMELY punctual service, especially compared to other Bolivian 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 Bolivia Hop.