Bolivia Hop La Paz to Canyon to Cusco

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Bolivia Hop La Paz to Canyon to Cusco

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Bolivia Hop is the ultimate way to visit Northern Bolivia and Peru for young travellers- the safest and best way to travel, and it’s all hop on hop off. This means you have the option of staying in a place you like for longer, and with daily departures from everywhere, this gives travellers total flexibility.

With free pick ups from most hostels (So no taxis/public transport to the bus station, a huge plus, especially in Lima), a bus driver who is also your guide, guaranteed accommodation, and a group of like minded travellers, it’s perfect for both groups and individuals.

Departure Days
EVERY DAY

Time of Departure
07:00am

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

Note: If staying outside this area (e.g. Sopacachi) or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: WILD ROVER - CALLE COMERCIO 1476 as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed
4 Days / 3 Nights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the mythical Isla del Sol, according to Inca legend the birthplace of the Sun God, Inti. – Copacabana

  • Boat out to meet the families living in the floating islands, as well as the communities in the islands of Amantani and Taquile. – Puno

  • Tour or trek the second deepest canyon in the world at the Colca Canyon. – Arequipa

  • Visit the Sacred Valley and tour/trek to the world famous ruins of Machu Picchu. – Cusco

  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis.

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HOPSTAGE 1 : LA PAZ TO COPACABANA

This leg of the route takes you from the spellbinding city of La Paz to the beautiful little town on Lake Titicaca, Copacabana.

The Cultural Route

La Paz to Copacabana is not a very long journey however it does include the Tiquina lake crossing. Here you’ll get a short break from the bus to enjoy a passenger ferry across the Strait of Tiquina. Boat fare is included with your Peru Hop pass.

You will also have a stop at Tiquina Mirador. This breathtaking viewpoint gives one of the best photo ops of the lake with the snow-capped Cordillera Real creating the ultimate backdrop!

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). Includes island entrance fee.

PERU HOP DEPARTURE DETAILS

Departures: DAILY

Departures From: Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz.

Departure Time: 07:00am

Arrival Time: 11:30am

Note:

Recommended Nights in Copacabana:
We recommend staying 1 night in Copacabana. There’s not too much to do here but one night is optimal for any tours or activities you might be interested in doing around Lake Titicaca. We can help you book your accommodation.

Drop-offs:
Copacabana is a small village. Central  drop-off/pick-up point used in Copacabana due to its small size and limited access.  Meeting point is the White Anchor by the port, within a few minutes walk of all major hotels/hostels.

HOPSTAGE 2 : COPACABANA TO PUNO

The next part of our journey takes you from Copacabana to Puno. Both are popular for being by Lake Titicaca, the highest lake in the world, yet they are both in different countries!

The Cultural Route

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.

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.

PERU HOP DEPARTURE DETAILS

Departures: DAILY

Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port.

Departure Time: 17:00pm

Arrival Time: 20:00pm

Note:

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-offs:
Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).

HOPSTAGE 3 : PUNO TO AREQUIPA

The beautiful white city of Arequipa is the next stop after Puno. It is only a few hours away and is a must-visit for anyone in Peru.

The Culture Route

Arequipa is probably Peru’s most beautiful city. It is surrounded by 3 volcanos and is known as ‘The White City’ because many of it’s buildings are constructed from sillar, a white volcanic stone. We highly recommend taking time to explore this incredible place.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN AREQUIPA

Colca Canyon Trek – requires more time to adjust to the altitude but is considered a must-do activity when staying in Arequipa

Go white water rafting – a fun activity for people of all ages

Explore the marvelous snow-capped volcano, Misti Mountain

Colca Canyon Tour: A relaxed mix of bus rides and walking for those who cannot stay 4 or 5 days in Arequipa to do a difficult trek.

Extra Colca Canyon Tour Info: Colca Canyon 2 day tour begins at 08:00am (can be done on the same day as arrival).
Full day tour begins at 03:00am (stay 1 night Arequipa, do this tour the next day).
2 and 3 day treks that begin at 03:00am are available also.

PERU HOP DEPARTURE DETAILS

Departures: EVERY DAY

Departures from: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.

Departure time: 21:30pm

Arrival time: 05:30am (next day)

Note:

Recommended Nights in Arequipa:
We recommend staying 2 nights in Arequipa. This way you can do a quick tour or trek of Colca Canyon and spend some time exploring the stunning city. We can help you book your accommodation.

Drop-offs:
Any hostel/hotel in central Arequipa (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).

HOPSTAGE 4 : AREQUIPA TO CUSCO

Cusco is our next stop after the beautiful white city of Arequipa. Only a few hours away, this enthralling city is famously known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. Full of culture and history, Cusco is a city not to be passed through quickly.

The Cultural Route

The journey to Cusco from Arequipa is broken up by our stop at Marangani. At this non-touristy town you’ll get to enjoy an authentic Peruvian lunch and local prices.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN CUSCO

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

Machu Picchu: 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).

PERU HOP DEPARTURE DETAILS

Departures: EVERY DAY

Departure From: Any hotel/hostel in central Arequipa.

Departure Time: 05:45am

Arrival Timee: 18:30pm

Note:

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.

Recommended Nights in Cusco:
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.