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Tilcara, Provincia de Jujuy, Argentina

How much does it cost to travel to Tilcara?

You should plan to spend around $8.11 (AR$7,121) per day on your vacation in Tilcara. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $3.35 (AR$2,945) on meals
  • $2.16 (AR$1,894) on local transportation
  • $6.40 (AR$5,619) on hotels

A one week trip to Tilcara for two people costs, on average, $114 (AR$99,696). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

In recent years, the Argentine Peso has been very unstable. Therefore, travel cost estimates can sometimes be inaccurate for this country.
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Tilcara cost?

A one week trip to Tilcara usually costs around $57 (AR$49,848) for one person and $114 (AR$99,696) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tilcara on average costs around $114 (AR$99,696) for one person and $227 (AR$199,392) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Tilcara will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tilcara on average costs around $243 (AR$213,634) for one person and $487 (AR$427,269) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Tilcara has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Tilcara expensive to visit?

Tilcara is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Argentina, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Tilcara in depth.

Within South America, Tilcara is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in South America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Tilcara.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Tilcara Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Tilcara?

The average Tilcara trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Tilcara travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AR$5,619 ($6)
Local Transportation 1 AR$1,894 ($2)
Food 2 AR$2,945 ($3)
Entertainment 1 AR$1,680 ($2)
Alcohol 2 AR$460 - 1,381 ($1 - 2)
Accommodation Budget in Tilcara
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tilcara is $3.20 (AR$2,809). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tilcara is $6.40 (AR$5,619). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Tilcara

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Tilcara based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $94. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Tilcara
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tilcara is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.16 (AR$1,894) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tilcara.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tilcara
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Rental Cars in Tilcara
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Tilcara?

Typical prices for Transportation in Tilcara are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Tilcara, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Taxi Ride

Food Budget in Tilcara
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tilcara can vary, the average cost of food in Tilcara is $3.35 (AR$2,945) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tilcara should cost around $1.34 (AR$1,178) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tilcara is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Tilcara?

Typical prices for Food in Tilcara are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Tilcara, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Sandwich
  • Burger
  • Fruit
  • Sandwich

Entertainment Budget in Tilcara
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  • Entertainment and activities in Tilcara typically cost an average of $1.91 (AR$1,680) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Tilcara
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  • The average person spends about $1.05 (AR$921) on alcoholic beverages in Tilcara per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Tilcara on a Budget
Tilcara Tilcara, Argentina
Tilcara signifies shooting star in Quechua. At 2465m of altitude, the little town of Tilcara is one of the most animated place of the area of the quebrada de humahuaca. Many South American backpackers and tourists from all around the world come to visit Tilcara and its pucara, the forteresse built by the Incas at the top of the hill, providing a stunning walk around the town. Tilcara hosts many festivals for different occasions such as the celebration of the Pachamama in August, the semana santa (Holy Week) in April, and the Enero Tilcareno, held in January as its name indicates, which is probably the busiest month of the year for the little town. If you enjoy concerts, parades and folklorique parties then definitely try to visit Tilcara during a festival month and avoid them if you prefer a calm and more relaxed holiday. There are many available activities around Tilcara including horseback riding, VTT, and you could also even try a ride in a caravan pulled by llamas.
One block away from the main square of Tilcara is the Iglesias de la Virgen del Rosario y San Francisco de Asis. Built in 1797 and renovated in 1865, the church is rather unique in the region for its important size and its two bell towers. After exploring the small town, you can walk in 15 minutes to the Pucara de Tilcara, a fortress on the top of a hill from the pre-Columbian era that was renovated by archaeologists of the university of Buenos Aires. The fortress forms a series of labyrinthine stones houses. It is opened every day from 9h to 19h and until 18h in winter with a break from 12h to 14h. The entry is free on Mondays and costs USD$3.20 during the rest of the week; it includes entrance to the Museo Arqueologico. You can also access the fortress by car. You will find a small botanical garden at the entrance of the fortress, which holds the famous piedra campana, a weird looking rock shaped like a bell. Also, if you decide to visit Tilcara, hiking to The Garganta del Diablo is a must. It is the most famous hike near Tilcara (USD$1 to access the main site). You will need to count 4 km by foot and 8km by car to reach the car park of the Garganta del Diablo and then 2 hours of hiking to reach a beautiful waterfall found in a hollow of the canyon. Another option is to visit the Cuevas del Waira, on inscription with the tourist office, which organizes departures every day at 9h and 15h from the office for USD$13. Only 4 km away from Tilcara, you will find these impressive caves in which you will walk about 4 hours with lanterns and accompanied by a specialized guide.

There are three great museums worth visiting in Tilcara. First, the Museo Arqueologico, which is opened every day from 9h to 18h and until 19h in high season and has an entry fee of USD$3.20 per person (free on Mondays) that also includes the entrance to the pucara. The museum holds an important archaeological collection that shows the evolution of the popular culture of the region. Jewelry, masks, mortuary vases, pre-Columbian stone houses with family vaults and many other objects of the Argentinian, Peruvian, Chilean and Bolivian culture are exposed at the Museo Arqueologico of Tilcara. Otherwise, if you wish to learn more about the sculptor of the XX century, Soto Avendano, who made the famous Heroes of the Independence of Humahuaca, you should definitely have a look around the Museo Soto Avendano. Opened from Wednesday to Sunday, from 9h to 13h and 15h to 18h, the entrance is only USD$0.50. Finally, we recommend that you visit the Museo Regional de Pintura Jose Antonio Terry, where you will discover the artist's work including portraits of women and Andean scenes, in his own house. You will see the studio in which he worked and a few of his personal objects. The museum opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 9h to 19h and on Sunday from 9h to 12h and 14h to 18h.
Food and Dining
Because Tilcara is the major touristic centre of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, you will find many restaurants in town serving simple to more elaborated food including Western cuisine but mostly specialized in Andean food. You must try out some of the local Andean specialties, which are very different from Argentinian cuisine. Some typical dishes are quinoa, papas andinas, llama stew, empanadas jujenas, sweetened pumpkin, sopa de mani (peanut soup) and a spicy tomato spread.

There are two ways to reach Tilcara, by bus or by car. There are three buses leaving every day from Buenos Aires, usually two in the afternoon and during night-time and the journey lasts 24h. There are also many buses leaving from Salta, which will bring you to Tilcara in 4 to 5 hours. If you are already travelling in the region, you can also easily take a bus from Humahuaca. There are buses leaving every hour, from 6h30 to 22h10. The same applies to, Jujuy, with buses leaving every 30 minutes, from 6h to 23h.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.