No everything is pre-booked and planned out for you. Your dates are not changeable once you have booked pass. This is not to be confused with a hop on hop off style of travel.
This ultra convenient bus pass is the best way to organize your transportation and adventure activities when travelling in South America. If you do not speak Spanish, it can be quite a hassle and a bit of a minefield to make your way around this fascinating continent. Don’t let language issues put you off exploring these amazing countries
This travel pass makes it easy to go backpacking in South America. We include all your transportation on local transport and loads of free activities en route. What’s more all the itineraries are flexible and we have daily departures to make this the ideal solution to travel South America.
- Start in Lima, Peru
- End in La Paz, Bolivia
New: Lima to La Paz via Cuzco Travel Pass: Trip Highlights
- Ballestas Islands & Paracas
- Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding
- Andean Explorer Bus
- Uros Island Tour
New: Lima to La Paz via Cuzco Travel Pass Photos
Early in the morning (3.45am) you will take a transfer from Lima to Paracas by Public Bus. Walk along the cliffside ocean walk, slip into a modern mall with views of the Pacific and check out the nightlife in the fun Miraflores district. When you arrive in Paracas a boat will be waiting for you to head to the Balestas Islands.
Take a boat tour to see the impressive Candelabra geoglyph, Peruvian boobies, Humboldt penguins, and abundant marine life at the Ballestas Islands archipelago.
Today you will take a transfer from Paracas to Ica by Public Bus. Discover the Ballestas Islands from this simple coastal town where you can walk with locals and pelicans along the boardwalk. After your Xtreme Marine Adventure you will take a van transfer to Huacachina (one hour).
Cruise to the top of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in a sand buggy. Let go of your fears and sandboard down the steep sandy slopes with a few pointers from your local guide. Admire the breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape and take photos in the golden twilight before racing back to Huacachina. Stay in Huacachina overnight.
Today you will take a transfer from Ica to Nazca by Public Bus it takes about 2.5 hours.
Tonight you will take a transfer from Nazca to Cuzco by Public Bus. This is a long 15 hour journey crossing the Andes but you can sleep on the bus, with the excitment of waking up in Cuzco!
Travel between Cuzco and Puno (in either direction) and stop along the way to have breakfast in Sicuani before taking a peek into the past at the archaeological sites of Raqchi and Pukara high in the mountains with a local guide. Cross over the high altitude pass of La Raya at over 4,000 meters and see the colonial church with its quaint plaza in Andauaylillas.
Today you will head to copacabana from Puno but not before checking out the amazing Uros floating islands.
One of the highlights of the trip Lake Titicaca, the highest floating lake in the world. We spend two nights here giving you the opportunity to head over to Sun Island. It’s an unreal landscape with the Amazing blue of Lake Titicaca, and islands rising out of it filled with cactus plants.
Today you will take a transfer from Puno to Copacabana by Public Bus. Get in touch with the natural beauty of Lake Titicaca from Copacabana where you can visit nearby islands or see how local families live on floating reed islands nearby.
Today you will take a transfer from Copacabana to La Paz by bus. The high-flying capital of Bolivia rests at almost 4,000 meters surrounded by mountains, the perfect place to start off your Bolivian adventure. Please check VISA requirements at the time of booking as certain nationalities need to arrange a VISA in advance of Bolivia. Prices change frequently book can be over $100.
The pass ends here that you have the option to add on cycling the death road if you want to make it extra Xtreme!!
There is no accommodation included in this trip. There are plenty of hostels and backpacker hotels along the way, we recommend using hostel world to book your hostels in advance.
A Rough Idea of Price
All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.
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- Transport in first class public buses or hostel to hostel mini-vans.
- Free activities and top attractions along the route.
- Uros Island
- Balestas Island Xtreme Marine Safari
- Dune Bashing
- Cusco To Puno Tourist Siteseeing Bus
- Departures every day in all routes and activities.
- Make new friends and have the time of your life with like-minded travellers.
- Unforgettable experiences throughout Latin America.
- Ballestas Islands
- Dune bashing
- Cusco to Puno Scenic bus
- Sacred Valley
- Spending money
- Trek the Inca Trail
Frequently Asked Questions
You need to make your own way to the different bus terminals.
Then you will need to arrange cover the costs of getting on another bus.