La Paz to Cusco to Lima | Bolivia Hop

La Paz to Cusco to Lima

Trip overview:

Perfect For:
For those who want to see and do it all from Bolivia to Peru.

Time needed to complete trip:
11days/10nights – 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 Lima. Continue up north to Laguna 69 (Huaraz) or onto Ecuador…we can assist!

Price:
From $199

  • 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

  • Find the mythical Isla del Sol, and discover the birthplace of the Inca Sun God, Inti – Copacabana
  • Take a boat across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit the indigenous families living on the man made floating islands. A truly once in a lifetime experience from Puno.
  • Discover all seven colors of the incredible Rainbow Mountain, only recently discovered and Peru’s fastest growing tourist attraction – Cusco
  • Visit Machu Picchu, on either a tour or a trek. Bolivia Hop can assist with any queries and help with booking if needed
  • Explore the “white” city of Arequipa, surrounded by the incredible snow capped volcano of El Misti, and taste delicious local cuisine.
  • Explore the second deepest canyon in the world at Colca Canyon and see the famous huge Condor birds, where both tours and treks are possible – Arequipa
  • See the world famous Nazca Lines, best seen from above with a Nazca Lines Flight! Or undertake a quick stop for free with our visit to the Nazca Lines Viewing Tower- Nazca
  • Visit a boutique local Pisco Vineyard for an unforgettable tour and tasting experience – Huacachina
  • Walk Up (or Dune Buggy Ride up!) the largest Sand Dunes in South America at the incredible Desert Oasis in Huacachina
  • Discover the Paracas National Reserve, where the Desert meets the Ocean giving incredible contrasts of colours for amazing scenery
  • Visit the Peruvian Galapagos via speedboat, and see some of the best of untouched Peruvian wildlife, from penguins to sea lions – Paracas
  • Wander the streets of the Lima, one of Peru’s most historic and culturely-rich cities
  • Walk through the Malecon, located along the Pacific Coast in Lima
  • Taste local food at small local restaurants along the way for an authentic experience
  • At night, our Bolivia Hop guides work with locals and often organize free dance classes, Pisco Sour making classes and other events for our passengers

What’s Included In The Price?

  • 10 stop Hop-on, Hop-off pass allowing you to stay as long at each stop as you like, or follow our recommended plan to do everything at a perfect pace! Still not sure how Bolivia Hop works? Click here to learn more.
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off at every stop (Airbnbs have close Meeting Points): save on approx. 12 taxi journeys and avoid unsafe bus terminals and street taxis. Please note that due to the tiny streets in Cusco, our buses depart from our Private Terminal very close to the city center (no pickups are possible).
  • FREE Entrance to Nazca Lines Viewing Tower (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees)- normally $5.
  • FREE Pisco Vineyard Tour (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees)- normally $15
  • FREE Paracas National Reserve Tour (includes transport there & back, tour guide, and all entrance fees) – normally $15
  • On board local expert who will give tips, advice, and can help book tours, accommodation and more
  • All local taxes, fees and service charges – no hidden fees 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/Bolivia Hop APP, with up-to-date destination info, food discounts and tour information

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
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 12:30pm 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: Hotel Gloria (Av. 16 de Julio)
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.

HOP STAGE 3
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.

HOP STAGE 4
CUSCO TO AREQUIPA EVERY DAY
CUSCO (DEPARTURE) 18:00
AREQUIPA (ARRIVE) 05:30

Departure point in Cusco:
Peru Hop Private Terminal.

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 5
AREQUIPA TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA EVERY DAY
AREQUIPA (DEPARTURE) 05:45
LUNCH STOP 13:00
NAZCA (ARRIVAL) 16:30
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER 16:30
NAZCA (DEPARTURE) 17:00
HUACACHINA (ARRIVAL) 19:45

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

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

HOP STAGE 6
HUACACHINA TO PARACAS EVERYDAY
HUACACHINA (DEPART TO VINEYARD TOUR) 11:00
PISCO VINEYARD TOUR 11:30
HUACACHINA (DEPARTURE) 18:30
PARACAS (ARRIVAL) 20:00

Main activity in Paracas:
Ballestas Islands – 2 Hour Tours begin at 10:00am.

HOP STAGE 7
PARACAS TO LIMA EVERYDAY
PARACAS NATIONAL RESERVE 10:30
PARACAS (DEPARTURE) 16:00
SECRET SLAVE TUNNELS 17:00
LIMA (ARRIVAL) 22:30

Lima hotel/hostel drop-offs:
Miraflores and Barranco districts.


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)

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

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 June 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.