Does my Peru Hop ticket include accommodation?
No, accommodation is not included.
How safe are the buses?
All of our buses are less than 3 years old and have the latest high tech braking and suspension systems and are all monitored 24 hours by GPS tracking system. Our buses are operated in conjunction with Inka Express and DC Travel, award winning industry leaders in buses in Peru.
All our buses also have a Peru Hop guide on board who is constantly monitoring the drivers and their velocity.
How safe are the drivers? Are they qualified?
Each of our drivers is licensed by the Peruvian Government to operate our buses. We conduct regular reviews and inspections of all drivers to ensure they are adhering to all of our safety procedures.
We also encourage hopsters to review their drivers, how safe they felt on board etc. and we use these reviews to determine which drivers are good enough to operate our buses.
Where is my bag stored while on the trip?
Your large bags will be stored in our luggage compartments of the bus as the bus is moving, while you keep your personal belongings with you. While we are in a location, you can store your luggage in our secure hostels and hotels. If you are staying in a hostel, we recommend bringing a padlock to Peru as not all hostels provide one.
What is the difference between the 06:00 and 07:00 bus?
06:00: Direct bus to Paracas, which gives you the possibility to continue to Huacachina on the same day if you are short on time.
07:00: Bus with stops along the way. One night in Paracas is required.
Your Peru Hop ticket does not include meals. At each destination we usually have deals with 2 or 3 restaurants that we think are the best value places to eat.
You are free to eat wherever you want… remember that Peru Hop is not a tour so you are free to go where you want and do whatever you want.
Am I too old to take Peru Hop?
Families, single travellers, couples and groups of friends of all ages are welcome to join us travelling through Peru. Our buses always carry a mix of people from different backgrounds and age groups, that’s what makes travelling with Peru Hop such a great experience.
Is it safe and viable to travel in Peru?
Like all countries in the world, there are parts that are safe and parts that are dangerous. It is about being aware of where you are and not taking your safety for granted. Some people see tourists as easy targets for money, laptops, cameras etc., so always be aware of pickpockets and stay vigilant, even if everything seems alright.
We have lived here for years and have never been robbed or attacked. Perhaps had some luck on our side but like we said, it is all about being vigilant and aware and listening to the advice of our guides, hostel receptionists and the local people. For example, never use an ATM at night, if possible, never walk alone at night, and try to always stay in a group. Basic things like this can sometimes be forgotten and these are the moments you can get targeted.
All our buses have the following attributes:
- 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.
What do I do once I have bought my ticket?
Now that you have purchased your ticket; you must make a booking for your first section on the bus. We recommend that this is done at least 72 hours prior to your intended departure.