La Paz to Copacabana to Puno | Bolivia Hop

La Paz to Copacabana to Puno

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
For those who want to see both sides of Lake Titicaca.

Time needed to complete trip:
1 day – or hop off and stay longer at any destination if you wish…the choice is yours!

Start and End Point:
Start in La Paz and finish in Puno. Start any Lake Titicaca tour from here…we can assist!

Price:
From $30

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Bolivia Hop is the most reviewed and highest-rated travel company in Bolivia thanks to our complete focus on ensuring your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bolivia/Peru is even better than you had imagined.

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  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.

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Trip Highlights & What’s Included

Summary of the main attractions
covered under this pass.

Stop By Stop Information

Detailed informational guide to each
stage of this pass.

Our Recommended Itinerary

See our perfect plan for this pass
and use it as a reference.


Important Info & Notes

Up to date information regarding our service
(e.g. around holiday periods)

Bus Timetable

All bus times for each stage of this pass.
Buses same time every day!

Accommodation Options

Exclusive discounts at various hotels and
hostels at each destination.

Trip Highlights & What’s Included

Trip Highlights

  • 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

  • 3 stage hop on hop off bus pass valid for 1 year
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off (save on approx 5 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

La Paz to Copacabana to Puno pass is broken down to 2 Hopstages:

Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!

If you want to see our recommended itinerary, click here.

Hopstage 1 : La Paz To Copacabana

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central La Paz.

Bus starts pickups between 6:30 – 7am. 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.

Hopstage 2 : Copacabana to Puno

Bus Details

Meeting point in Copacabana is White Anchor in Copacabana Port (within walking distance from all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 5pm sharp.

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 naitive 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.

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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.

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Important Info & Notes

Departure days

The La Paz to Copacabana to Puno pass is the perfect pass for those who want to get from the capital of Bolivia to the beautiful waters of Lake Titicaca. This pass is absolutely ideal for those who don’t want to miss out on any of the other incredible locations in Bolivia and want help getting to Peru, if you are interested in traveling this route but want to visit Cusco, then consider the La Paz to Cusco pass to see the best that Peru and Bolivia have to offer!

Time of Departure

07:00am

Pick up Location:

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.
Click HERE to view pick-up area.


Important notes

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

02-03 JUNE 2023 - FESTIVAL OF EL GRAN PODER (LA PAZ)

PLEASE NOTE:

Friday 2nd June: EARLIER departure Copacabana - La Paz at 14:00PM

Saturday 3rd June: NO BUSES from La Paz - Copacabana and Copacabana - La Paz.

Saturday 3rd of June is the festival of El Gran Poder in La Paz, the biggest religious celebration of the year in La Paz. The entire city centre is completely closed off from Friday evening due to the enormous parade with thousands of costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands. Therefore our return to La Paz on Friday is brought forward, and on the Saturday we will have no departures or arrivals to La Paz.

24 - 26 & 31 DEC - END OF YEAR BREAK

Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of the year except on:

LA PAZ - COPACABANA NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC & 1 JAN

COPACABANA - PUNO NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC & 1 JAN

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: 2 JANUARY

14 - 17 APRIL 2022 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 2023 - 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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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
LA PAZ TO COPACABANA EVERY DAY
LA PAZ (DEPARTURE) 07:00
TIQUINA VIEWPOINT 09:45
TIQUINA FERRY CROSSING 10:00
COPACABANA (ARRIVE) 11:30

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 2
COPACABANA TO PUNO EVERY DAY
COPACABANA (DEPARTURE) 17:00
BOLIVIA/PERU BORDER 17:30
PUNO (ARRIVE) 20:00

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

Main activity in Puno:
2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:00am at Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating islands and continue with bus to Bolivia the same morning or hop off in Puno and stay longer… Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.

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

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Accommodation 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.

Copacabana Puno

Copacabana

Perla del Lago Up to 16% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Older travelers

Why guests love it:

  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Great wi-fi

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).

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
Double P/B42 USD PR37 USD PR
Triple P/B52 USD PR45 USD PR
Quadruple P/B63 USD PR55 USD PR
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 Up to 10% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Outdoor space
  • Great food

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.

Bolivia Hop deal:
Up to 10% OFF for Bolivia Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEBOLIVIA HOP PRICE
DOUBLE64 USD PR56 USD PR
TRIPLE83 USD PR68 USD PR
QUADRUPLE98 USD PR77 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.

Puno

Lucky Your House Up to 30% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples

Description: 
Affordable option in the central city zone.

Facilities:
Private rooms, breakfast included.

Bolivia Hop Deal: 
Up to 30% OFF for Bolivia Hop passengers

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICEPERU HOP PRICE
8 BED DORM36 SOLES PP30 SOLES PP
SINGLE P/B 90 SOLES PR70 SOLES PR
DOUBLE/TWIN P/B120 SOLES PR90 SOLES PR
TRIPLE P/B160 SOLES PR130 SOLES PR
QUADRUPLE185 SOLES PR160 SOLES 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.

Suite Independencia Up to 52% off

Excellent for:

  • Backpackers

Why guests love it:

  • Best value
  • Great wi-fi

Description:
Comfortable rooms, social living room area, great view of the Lake from the top rooms.

Facilities:
TV room, good Wi-Fi, TV Cable, hot water, buffet breakfast included.

Bolivia Hop Deal:
Up to 52% OFF for Bolivia Hop passengers.

ROOM TYPENORMAL PRICE BOLIVIA HOP PRICE
4 BED DORM P/B N/A 30 SOLES PP
SINGLE P/B 100 SOLES PR 60 SOLES PR
DOUBLE OR TWIN P/B 115 SOLES PR 70 SOLES PR
TRIPLE P/B 150 SOLES PR 90 SOLES PR
QUADRUPLE P/B 180 SOLES PR 120 SOLES PR
PP: per person | PR: per room

How to Book:
Email reservas@suiteindependenciapuno.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

Conde de Lemos Up to 50% OFF

Excellent for:

  • Older travelers
  • Families
  • Couples

Why guests love it:

  • Great value
  • Breakfast included

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

Facilities:
Private rooms, buffet breakfast included.

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 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.

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

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Info About Our Luxury Buses

Bolivia Hop – #1 Bus Company In Boivia

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.

Features Of Our Buses

  • 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.

Bus Safety Controls

  • 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 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

You might have some questions about our service and of course Peru itself. Our FAQs are aimed at helping you with any questions you may have.

Just click on any question and get the answer straight away!

What health and hygiene protocols are in place during the trip?

The health and safety of all of our passengers is, and has always been, our top priority. Due to the current situation, we've examined our protocols, journeys and service to make sure that we exceed the safety expectations of everyone who travels with us. We sought guidance from the World Health Organization and government agencies, and, because of years of experience, we've been able to help define protocols for travel in Bolivia. We're surpassing safety standards, for you, the passenger, and will continue doing so moving forward.

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.

They offer a very flexible change of tour date policy to Bolivia Hop passengers. Changes are free of charge right up until the day before the tour is due to start.

Is Bolivia Hop available for everybody?

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

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.

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