Is Tilcara Expensive?

Is Tilcara expensive to visit?

While Tilcara is a popular destination, it is also very affordable and not expensive to visit. The average daily cost is just $8. This is actually one of the main reasons why it's so popular with tourists. When compared to other cities in South America, many travelers find it to be a very affordable destination. It's in the top 10% of destinations in South America for its affordability, and our cost analysis found it to be comparable to Puerto Iguazu and Cordoba.



Tilcara, Argentina

How expensive is Tilcara?

For a trip to Tilcara, travelers spend on average $8 per day (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations from previous visitors. As this is an average cost, your individual spending may vary, especially since there's a wide range of accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment options here. If you stick to moderately-priced hotels and restaurants, as well as take advantage of some of free things to do in the area, you can stick close to the average budget. See more travel costs for Tilcara here to see how all of the average spending costs pan out.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Tilcara?

On average, a weekend trip to Tilcara costs about $24 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a weekend trip costs $49.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Tilcara?

A one week trip to Tilcara costs about $57 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one week trip costs $114.

Is it expensive to backpack in Tilcara?

Tilcara is a popular backpacker destination with more than 10 hostels. Dorm beds in hostels cost, on average, $4 per night. (See hostel prices in Tilcara here.) You'll find quite a range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $18 and the cheapest around $0 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Tilcara.

  • $0 for a dorm bed at Casa Los Molles
  • $0 for a dorm bed at La Albahaca Hostel
  • $0 for a dorm bed at Tilcara Mistica Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Tilcara?

If you're considering hotel prices in Tilcara, you'll find them to be fairly even and moderate in price compared to hotels in other cities. On average, a night in a hotel room here will set you back approximately $94. In Tilcara, there are about [5_STAR_COUNT] five-star hotels with an average nightly rate of [5_STAR_PRICE]. For a more affordable option, three-star hotels come in at an average of $144 per night, while two-star hotels offer an even more economical choice at $74 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Tilcara
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 1 $50
3 stars 8 $144
2 stars 6 $74
1 star 13 $73
No rating 1 $55

Calle Sorpresa, nro 573, Tilcara
Overall Rating 9.4
De La Sorpresa Street corner San Martín Street, Tilcara
Overall Rating 9.0

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Tilcara?

In Tilcara, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the area. On average, previous travelers have spent around $2 per day on sightseeing and entertainment, which is less than the country's average of $3.

    • Bike Adventure through Juella with lunch: $35
    • Purmamarca Night Experience: $30
    • Full-Day Tour to Laguna de los Pozuelos from Tilcara: $176
    • Private Full Day Tour to Salinas de Grandes and Barrancas: $130
    • Tilcara: 2 hours cycling tour trough the rural area: $20
    • Tilcara: Half day mountain bike tour with lunch: $35

    Is food expensive in Tilcara?

    In Tilcara, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $3 per day on food, which is less than the country's average of $3.

    • Northern Argentine cooking experience: $70

    Is transportation expensive in Tilcara?

    The prices of local transportation in Tilcara can vary by the type of transit used. Other travelers have spent an average of $2 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $2. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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