Peru Hop is a renowned bus service in Southern Peru. I was introduced to Peru Hop while I was in Lima and without a doubt I opted to travel with them. Not only they are among the safest bus operators in the country, they also have exciting guided tours to some incredible locations and guess what…. They are for free!
About Peru Hop:
Peru Hop as you might have already guessed, is a hop on and hop off bus service that connects Lima and Cusco with stops in Paracas, Huacachina, Arequipa and Puno and links Bolivia with their Bolivian chain, Bolivia Hop.
Peru Hop has different passes to suit your needs, you can book one depending on your time, convenience and budget.
Peru Hop takes extra measures to ensure safety. They have 2 drivers per bus shift swapping every 4 hours. If the bus goes over 90km/h an alarm goes off throughout the bus warning the driver to slow down. All Peru Hop busses are monitored from a secured point via GPS which always keeps a track of the bus’ location avoiding the driver from doing unscheduled stops.
Why Peru Hop?
Hop once and you would say, “Why not?”. The reasons to travel by Peru’s leading bus company are numerous but these are a few why I would recommend Peru Hop.
Hassle Free Transfers:
Since there are no meters, many taxi drivers overcharge foreigners. Peru Hop provides a free pick-up and drop off service to and from major hostels which would let you not be a victim of tourist trap whilst taking a public transport.
No Fixed Itinerary:
The booking confirmation comes with a unique login ID which can be used to log on to a dedicated page to update pick-up location or to change the date of travel.
Peru Hop has an agreement with many top rated hostels in their network. These hostels offer 10-20% discount on booking to Hopsters upon showing the Peru Hop wrist band or when booked directly.
Reliable Tour Operators:
Be it Machu Picchu or Lake Titicaca Peru Hop’s recommended tour organiser Find Local Trips has the best deal with reliable local tour operators. These tours can be booked whilst onboard or through Find Local Trips’ website.
Peru Hop has FREE guided tours to some astounding locations along the way. Among the most are, the least known 17th Century’s secret slave tunnel Hacienda San Jose in Chincha, the mysterious Nazca Lines from the viewing tower, El Catador Pisco Vineyard one of the oldest vineyards in Peru and Paracas Natural Reserve, one of the biggest protected desert reserves in South America.
Peru Hop Guides:
Peru Hop is more than just a bus company. Each busses have a local guide who speaks both English and Spanish. They make every moment lively. I ate Pizza with Fio and grabbed a drink after a Paracas Natural Reserve tour with Nilo.