Travel Budget for Puerto Natales

Region de Magallanes y de la Antartica Chilena, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Puerto Natales?

How much money will you need for your trip to Puerto Natales? You should plan to spend around CL$37,820 ($47) per day on your vacation in Puerto Natales, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CL$8,162 ($10) on meals for one day and CL$13,933 ($17) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Puerto Natales for a couple is CL$35,356 ($44). So, a trip to Puerto Natales for two people for one week costs on average CL$529,479 ($662). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Puerto Natales for one week usually costs around CL$264,739 for one person. So, a trip to Puerto Natales for two people costs around CL$529,479 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CL$1,058,957 in Puerto Natales. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Puerto Natales can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Puerto Natales?

How much does a trip to Puerto Natales cost? Is Puerto Natales expensive? The average Puerto Natales trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Puerto Natales prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Puerto Natales can vary, the average cost of food in Puerto Natales is CL$8,162 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Puerto Natales should cost around CL$3,265 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Puerto Natales is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Puerto Natales is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CL$13,933 per person, per day, on local transportation in Puerto Natales.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Flights to Puerto Natales

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How much money do I need for Puerto Natales?

Typical travel prices in Puerto Natales are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Puerto Natales. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Puerto Natales can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Puerto Natales

How much do tours to Puerto Natales cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    12 days
    $ 1675
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    13 days
    $ 2425
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    10 days
    $ 1475
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    14 days
    $ 4875
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Puerto Natales Glacier in Patagonia, Chile
Puerto Natales is a beautiful town located in the Chilean Patagonia on the Senoret Channel. The city is often used as a base camp for trips to the surrounding national parks due to their plentiful restaurant options and access to internet. Puerto Natales is also known for being the base city to the Torres del Paine National Park, which was named the 5th most beautiful place in the world by National Geographic.

Puerto Natales experiences summer weather from November through March, with temperatures ranging from 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. From April through October, temperatures tend to be in the low 40's. The best time to visit is in January when the temperatures are comfortable and it is fairly dry.

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The major sight in Puerto Natales is located 15 miles northwest of the city called the Cueva del Milodon. The Milodon is a national monument made up of a series of caves and a rock formation called the Silla del Diablo, or Devil's Chair. The area is known as a major archeological site; it is where they found the fossils of the 12-foot Milodon sloth. Inside the Milodon Cave, you'll actually find a replica of the sloth!

When you first arrive in the city, make sure to take a walk to the Muelle Historico, the old dock of the city where only the posts remain. Take a relaxing walk along the seafront to the beginning of the dock were you'll get incredible views of the nearby mountains and sea.
Puerto Natales is a small city, with the city center being the main area of interest for tourists. Just west of the city is the Torres del Paine National Park, with daily minibuses leaving from the city center of Puerto Natales to the park. About a three-hour drive south is the major city of Punta Arenas, where you'll find the international airport and the southernmost brewery in the world, Austral Brewery. Or, head three-hours north to Punta ArenasEl Calafate to trek through the stunning glacial blue Lago Argentina.

The most popular activity in Puerto Natales is a trek through the nearby Torres del Paine National Park where you'll find stunning mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers. The area is covered in well-marked trails ranging from small day trips to week long adventures around the entire area. Closer to the city is the Mirador Cerro Dorotea, a private hiking trail that takes you through meadows and woods to top of the hill where you're rewarded with incredible views of the city and mountains. You have to pay a fee to get onto the trail, as the land is privately owned, but one of the owners will give you a brief introduction along with some tea and snacks when you arrive! Or, for something a little more relaxed but just as scenic, take a boat ride through the Patagonian fjords from a tour leaving from the beautiful Puerto Natales Pier.
Food and Dining
As Puerto Natales is often the base camp for travels to nearby national parks, the city ensures that there are plenty of restaurants to fill up before daily adventures begin. You'll find many restaurants cater to tourists by offering many western foods, especially pizza! Cafes are also very popular here, selling coffee, mate tea, and pastries. Be careful with water consumption, the water quality is considered safe by the government but contains a high concentration of mineral content that may be harsh on a tourist's stomach. With that, you'll want to stick to bottled water and be sure to wash any produce you purchase with clean water.

Puerto Natales Car Rental Prices
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Buses and driving are your two options for getting into Puerto Natales. You can catch a bus from the city of Punta Arenas, Chile; some bus companies will pick you up directly from the Punta Arenas airport while others pick you up from the city center. You can also rent a car from Punta Arenas to drive to Puerto Natales with.

The city is very small, meaning you can easily get around on foot. When going to the National Park, the JBA bus company is a great option as they offer comfortable options with the same daily schedule.


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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.

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