Lake To Lima | Bolivia Hop

Lake To Lima

WHO IS THIS PASS PERFECT FOR

Our Lake to Lima pass is the perfect ticket for those who want to discover everything on the way to the capital from Lake Titicaca. From the gorgeous White City of Arequipa to the unforgettable sand dunes in the only desert oasis in South America, Huacachina, there is more than enough here to keep anyone full of wanderlust. If you want to start your adventure in Cusco, then check out our Full South To Lima pass!

AMOUNT OF TIME NEEDED TO COMPLETE THIS PASS:

4 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, exclusive free extra tours, 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

$149

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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.

Trip Highlights & What’s Included

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
  • Take a boat across Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and visit the indigenous families living on the floating islands – Puno

What’s Included

  • 6 stage hop on hop off bus pass valid for 1 year
  • Hotel/Hostel pickup and drop off (save on approx 8 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

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STOP BY STOP INFORMATION

Hopstage 1 : Puno to Nazca to Huacachina

Bus Details

Pick up at your hotel or hostel in central Puno.

Bus starts pickups between 9pm – 9:30pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.

Top Things To Do In Nazca & Huacachina

  • Explore the only desert oasis in South America
  • Visit a Pisco Vineyard and learn all about how the national drink of Peru is made
  • Camp overnight in the dunes and gaze at the stars
  • Relax by the pool and soak in the heat of the desert
  • Nazca Flights Flight: The best way to fit the Nazca flight tour into your trip from Cusco to Lima is by hopping off in Nazca at 4:00 pm, spending the night and then taking the flight early the following morning.  In the afternoon, you can then hop on the next Bolivia Hop bus coming through Nazca or if you prefer, you can make your own way to Huacachina in time for the sandboarding tour in the afternoon and continue to Paracas the same day.

  • Dunebuggy and Sandboarding: Guaranteed to be one of the biggest adrenalin rushes you will have in your life! Dune Buggy through the dunes of the desert, sandboard down and finish it all off by taking some stunning snaps of the desert sunset at the end. The tour begins at 16:00pm and lasts 2 hours.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Huacachina

We recommend at least 1 night in Huacachina as this gives you time to do the Dune Buggy and Sandboarding ,as well as the Pisco Vineyard Tour and still have enough time to climb the dunes and gasp at the incredible Oasis. Huacachina is also famous for its nightly BBQ and our guides often host free salsa lessons.

As always, if you love Huacachina, 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 : Huacachina to Paracas

Bus Details

Meeting point in Huacachina is Wild Rover Hostel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 6:30pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Paracas

  • Rent normal bikes or quad bikes and drive around the desert
  • Paraglide over Peru’s largest protected natural habitat
  • Practice kite surfing on the waves that crash against the desert
  • Chill out by the pool or at the beach that stays sunny all year round
  • Enjoy Ceviche, the national dish of Peru, on the rooftop of Restaurant Paracas – with one of the best views of the city (exclusive discount when you show your Bolivia Hop wristband)
  • Paracas National Reserve where the desert meets the sea, a truly unbelievable sight (free with your Peru Hop wristband)
  • Ballestas Islands: See Paracas wildlife such as penguins, sea lions, marine birds and sometimes even dolphins or whales. The tour of the ‘poor man’s Galapagos’ lasts about 2 hours and begins at 08:00am or 10:00am.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Paracas

We recommend staying at least 1 night in Paracas. This way you will have the chance to experience the Ballestas Islands boat tour, seeing the wild marine animals and visit the Paracas National Reserve, where the desert meets the sea.

As always, if you love Paracas, 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 or else 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 3 : Paracas to Lima

Bus Details

Meeting point in Paracas is Los Frayles Hotel (within 50 meters of all major hostels and hotels).

Buses depart at 8pm sharp.

Top Things To Do In Lima

  • Do a tour or rent bikes yourself and cycle along the beautiful cliffside in Miraflores
  • Paraglide over Peru’s capital city and see the skyscrapers and ocean from a birds-eye view
  • Visit the vastly interesting Historical center of Lima
  • Walk through the enchanting water fountain park at Circuito mágico Del agua and watch the spectacular evening light show
  • Larcomar: Built into the side of the cliff and mostly underground, this mall makes for quite the sight. It has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and is perfect to spend an afternoon shopping.

Recommended Number Of Nights In Lima

We recommend spending at least 2-3 nights in Lima, so that you can experience as much of the capital as possible. Walk through the beautiful Miraflores, overseeing the ocean, the historic center, or the bohemian Barranco. Ask our guides for more information if you’re not sure!

Accommodation

Unfortunately, we do not offer special discounts for hotels/hostels in Lima. You would have to book on your own from one of the many options to choose from for all types of travelers!

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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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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
PUNO TO NAZCA TO HUACACHINA EVERY DAY
PUNO (DEPARTURE) 22:00
LUNCH STOP 13:00
NAZCA (ARRIVAL) 16:30
NAZCA VIEWING TOWER 16:30
NAZCA (DEPARTURE) 17:00
HUACACHINA (ARRIVAL) 19:45

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

HOP STAGE 2
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 3
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.

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IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Who is this pass perfect for

Our Lake to Lima pass is the perfect ticket for those who want to discover everything on the way to the capital from Lake Titicaca. From the gorgeous White City of Arequipa to the unforgettable sand dunes in the only desert oasis in South America, Huacachina, there is more than enough here to keep anyone full of wanderlust. If you want to start your adventure in Cusco, then check out our Full South To Lima pass!

Time of Departure
21:30pm

Pick up Location
Any hotel/hostel in central Puno (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.

Nazca Huacachina Paracas

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OUR 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.

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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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