Crossing from Puno into Copacabana

The bus ride from Puno to the border took just over two hours. The Bolivia Peru border crossing may sound like a daunting task, and sometimes it is. It can be easy to run into problems, delays and just a whole lot of hassle. We worked out a plan with our bus driver. The Driver drove through the gates and approached the Border Patrol officer giving a list of names of his passengers. We walked through the Gateway and the officer asked $20.00 for entry and $20.00 on exit….otherwise we could have been stuck at the Border for hours.

Border Control
16th Century Basilica of Our Lady of Copacabana

6 Comments

  1. I’ve never heard of paying at the border, and especially not for both entry AND exit. Is this really the case for your situation? Sounds like it was a scam…

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