Peru Hop Reviews: What Travelers Say In 2024

August 4, 2023

Heading to Peru soon? Here are Peru Hop reviews you need to read to know what others have said so you can decide if it’s truly the best way to explore Peru.

Peru prides itself on being one of the most accessible countries for all types of travelers from the different activities available, variety of foods, different types of accommodation, and methods of travel.

Quick overview of Peru Hop
All Peru Hop reviews and info mentioned have been sourced from their Tripadvisor account, Reddit posts and related pages.

  • Founded in 2013 by 2 Irish guys and has since grown to be one of the most popular ways to travel Peru
  • Over 300,000 traveler of all ages and nationalities have taken the bus
  • More than 5,800 Tripadvisor reviews
  • Just over 96% positive ratings on Tripadvisor

From the get-go we can already see a positive trend on the service they provide with the most comments stating: bilingual assistance before, during and even after their trip, bus cleanliness and comfort, safety provided, and meeting people from all over the world. Compared to other bus companies, it seems like it’s already miles ahead of the game.

Let’s dive a bit deeper into the Peru Hop reviews by what each type of traveler has to say about them:

Peru Hop reviews by types of travelers

  • Female solo travelers
  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Backpackers
  • Group of friends
  • Families
  • Older travelers
  • Female solo travelers

    Very positive experience!

    “I recently did the Full South to Lima from Cusco and I had a great time. I was lucky enough that throughout the majority of the trip I had a single guide, Sandra who was incredible. She was very organized and knowledgeable and always made me feel safe as a solo traveler. It was really easy to book hostels and tours through them also. My favorite tour was definitely the full day tour of the Uros Islands which I recommend if you have the time to do it while in Puno. Overall a really positive experience and extra thanks to Sandra for being the best guide!”

    Anna K on Tripadvisor

    Peru/Bolivia long tour

    “I joined Peru hop as a solo female traveller and it was the best decision I made. I instantly met lots of other solo travellers and managed to stick with a constant group for a few days. This coupled with peru hop’s incredible organisation, meant that I was able to kick back and relax while the stress of travelling was handled by our amazing tour guide.

    Nothing was too much trouble for our tour guide Claudia. She made our trip fun, informative and smooth sailing. What I really like was how she presented us tours we could opt to do, but at no point did I feel pressured or obliged to do buy things I didn’t need. When we arrived at tours Claudia made sure we had everything we needed and were well prepared before we set off. But most of all, Claudia is super fun and bubbly, which created a really happy atmosphere on our tour!

    Over all Peru hop is a perfect way to get around Peru. Ideal if you’re short on time, are a solo traveller or want some time away from constantly sorting travel admin.

    Highly recommend!”

    Natalie B on Tripadvisor

    Solo travelers

    Great for solo travellers

    “Wonderfull experience! Easy to make new friends, precisely on time and very nice extra activities. Especially the tour guides have extensive knowledge, shout out to Claudia who did an amazing job, and the buses are comfortable!

    Booked the full tour from lima to La Paz and did not regret it for a second”

    Jack N on Tripadvisor

    Solo travelers

    “Went solo. Booked the day before because I only had one day in Lima and wasn’t sure what to do. I travel a lot and was hesitant to book a tour but glad I did! Was much more fun than I expected and this tour took me to amazing places I wouldn’t have otherwise seen.

    Also my tour guide Sol was awesome.”

    Josh on Tripadvisor


    Amazing experience!

    “This is such a blessing to have in Peru! We did a 7 day trip with the Hop on Hop Off bus and it was so great. We felt safe the entire time, the buses are comfortable and the guides were so helpful. Our guide Barbara was THE BEST!!! If you’re thinking about visiting Peru, this is the way to do it.”

    Caitlin F on Tripadvisor

    Anniversary trip

    “My husband and I did the trip from Lima to Cusco, stopping in Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa, and Puno. It was an incredible experience! We absolutely loved using Peru Hop. They were very well organized, knowledgeable, helpful, accommodating and super friendly! I would definitely recommend this tour company to everyone wanting a little adventure in their lives!”

    Kelly P on Tripadvisor


    Had a great time!

    “Perú Hop was incredible. Got to see all the main places – Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Puno and Cusco. Met so many other great solo travellers along the way. Lots of free tours included and optional extras to buy whilst you’re on the bus. Our guide Jazmín was amazing and even came and partied with us at one hostel one night, she is really friendly and available to help you any time you need it. Bus was really comfy and cool.
    Best tour for me was the dune buggy and sand boarding in Huacachina – do it! You won’t regret it!”

    Louise H on Tripadvisor

    Loved it!!!

    “First of all I’m a seasoned traveller and backpacker so I was abit sceptical about doing Peru hop but I am soooo glad I did! Leonardo our guide was awesome everything was just so easy and well planned. It was all pretty amazing. Seen some of the best scenery I’ve seen in my life, dune buggies, mountain biking through Paracas National Reserve and seeing the most unreal sunset at the Nazca lines.”

    Brenton F on Tripadvisor

    Group of friends

    Peru trip Lima to Cusco

    “Our guide Jose was very good, nice and helpful. He shared information before we arrived to stops so we have information about possible adventures and tours. Overall organization and time schedule overcome our expectation. Tour from Lima to Cusco has very good picked stops so you can see diverse landscapes (cliff, desert, lake, mountain,..). For us it was good ratio between adventure and comfort.”

    Petra on Tripadvisor


    Great trip with Lui

    “Had a great time with my 2 kids under 10. Was super easy to have everything planned out and felt safe and organized with our group and our great guide Lui. Lui was awesome, shared all the information we needed and gave us his contact to reach him anytime. Tours were fun and informative and kids gave it two thumbs up!”

    David S on Tripadvisor

    Positive experience. Helpful guides. Good price/ quality.

    “We traveled over 25 days around Perú and Bolivia with Peru Hop and that was a very positive experience. Buses were on time, clean, safe, confortable. The guides were highly professional (we have special thoughts for Claudia and Jaime in Perú, Rodrigo, Alvaro in Bolivia). They were always ready to help for useful information. The pickups with minibuses at the hotels were precise in the range of time of the schedule (e.g. at 4 am alone on Plaza San Martin in Lima!!). The tours they proposed were well organised and price competitive. The price of the ticket/ voucher of Peru Hop is definitely higher than the regular buses but the value is clearly greater. We would recommend Peru Hop for travellers who want a smooth mean of transportation in Perú and Bolivia to the main touristic destinations.”

    Serge_MariaAngela on Tripadvisor

    Older travelers

    Great experience – easy & friendly!

    “I purchased a Peru Hop ticket: Lima – Paracas – Huacachina – Nazca (day stop only) – Arequipa. I ‘hopped off’ (stayed extra nights) in Paracas and Huacachina. Booking the ticket and modifying my travel days was really easy. The travel ticket comes with some fairly good standard activities / tours and it’s straight forward enough to add extras which fit nicely into the schedule. I met some great people on the buses, some of who I met up with again later in my trip. Each bus had a fantastic English and Spanish speaking guide to help you understand timings and possible tours. I want to mention guides Christian and Mari from my first two buses – you were both excellent, and you made the destination. The buses were comfortable and had working USB chargers. Be aware that the night bus from Nazca has reclining seats, not beds, but it was comfy enough. Some of the purist travellers out there might be thinking that Peru Hop is a slightly more expensive option, but I found it safe, easy, comfortable, and a lot of fun.”

    Chris N on Tripadvisor

    Life experience

    “We did the whole tour from Cusco to Lima and it was as comfortable as it could be on a bus.
    It was a great adventure for us to see all the villages on the way from Arequipa to Huacacina (this was the only trip we had during the day and the longest one).
    We really enjoyed this part of the trip as we could chat with our guide Leo, who offered us advice for Lima.
    We appreciated the driving quality. Although the traffic in Peru can be crazy sometimes, we always felt safe.
    It was an unique experience!”

    Malina on Tripadvisor


    Given these Peru Hop reviews gathered, it’s safe to say that Peru Hop is easily the best way to travel Peru for all types of travelers based on comfort, flexibility and overall service. Make sure to make your own comparisons and decide the perfect option for you. Safe travels!

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