Peru Hop Cusco to La Paz to Cusco

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Peru Hop Cusco to La Paz to Cusco

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Peru Hop is the safest and best way to see Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, hop on hop off style. 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
22:00pm (meet at our terminal 21:30pm)

Pick-up Location
Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click HERE to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Minimum Time Needed
6 Days / 5 Nights
DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

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

  • Visit the mythical Isla del Sol, according to Inca legend the birthplace of the Sun God, Inti. – Copacabana

  • Cycle the DEATH ROAD, the world’s most dangerous road. – La Paz

  • Hostel drop off in La Paz…avoid dangerous bus terminal.

  • Discounts on Salt Flats, Death Road and Jungle tours from La Paz.

  • Discounts on accommodation, food and tours at Puno and Copacabana.

  • Watch our bus float across the Tiquina stretch of Lake Titicaca.

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HOPSTAGE 1 : CUSCO TO PUNO

Puno is our first stop after departing from Cusco, the enthralling city famously known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. It is only a few hours away and is right by the highest lake in the world – Lake Titicaca, a must-visit for anyone in Peru.

The Culture Route

Upon arrival in Puno, we’ll enjoy a delicious yet cheap Peruvian breakfast. Afterward, for those that wish, we recommend the early morning boat ride out to the famous floating reed islands on Lake Titicaca (optional extra tour).

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: EVERY DAY

Departures From: Peru Hop Private terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels (address will be provided on booking confirmation)

Departure Time: 22:00pm

Arrival Time: 06:00am (next day)

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 2 : PUNO TO COPACABANA

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

Departure Time: 08:30am

Arrival Time: 13:30pm

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 3 : COPACABANA TO LA PAZ

Leave Copacabana, the beautiful little town on Lake Titicaca and venture further into Bolivia to the huge spellbinding city of La Paz.

The Cultural Route

Copacabana to La Paz 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 where you can also get some stunning snaps form the water. Boat fare is included with your Peru Hop pass.

TOP THINGS TO DO IN LA PAZ

Take the newly constructed city Teleferico (cable car) for the most stunning views of the city

Visit the infamous witch market and buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home

Learn the history of the coca leaf and its continued use in indigenous culture in the Coca Museum

Feel on top of the world scaling the infamous peak of Huayna Potosi – 6000+m (3 days)

Death Road: One of Bolivia’s biggest attractions, this activity is not for the faint hearted. Death Road is perfect for any adrenaline-loving travellers and is among the most challenging activities you can do in South America.

PERU HOP DEPARTURE DETAILS

Departures: DAILY

Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port

Departure Time: 18:00pm

Arrival Time: 22:30pm

Note:

Recommended Nights in La Paz:
We recommend staying 2-3 nights in La Paz. This will give you the chance to fully explore the beautiful city and do any of the many activities available in La Paz.

Drop-offs:
Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click here to view map. (Cannot include districts such as Sopocachi, Zona Sur, airport)

HOPSTAGE 4 : 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 5 : COPACABANA TO CUSCO

Now you’ve enjoyed Copacabana, the beautiful town on the highest lake in the world, it’s time to move on to Cusco, the enthralling city 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

During this part of the journey there is a Peru/Bolivia border crossing, where 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.

Once over the border, we will have a quick dinner stop in the charming center of Puno before the overnight leg from Puno to Cusco.

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: DAILY

Departures From: White Anchor in Copacabana port.

Departure Time: 17:00pm

Arrival Time: 06:00am (next day)

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.

Drop-offs:
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.