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Puerto Varas, Chile

How much does it cost to travel to Puerto Varas?

You should plan to spend around $119 (CL$103,914) per day on your vacation in Puerto Varas. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $27 (CL$23,575) on meals
  • $23 (CL$20,029) on local transportation
  • $147 (CL$128,452) on hotels

A one week trip to Puerto Varas for two people costs, on average, $1,667 (CL$1,454,797). 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.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Puerto Varas cost?

A one week trip to Puerto Varas usually costs around $834 (CL$727,399) for one person and $1,667 (CL$1,454,797) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Puerto Varas on average costs around $1,667 (CL$1,454,797) for one person and $3,334 (CL$2,909,594) 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 Puerto Varas will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Puerto Varas on average costs around $3,573 (CL$3,117,422) for one person and $7,145 (CL$6,234,844) 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 Puerto Varas 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 Puerto Varas expensive to visit?

Prices in Puerto Varas are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within South America, Puerto Varas is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in South America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Puerto Varas is generally more expensive than most.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Puerto Varas?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CL$128,452 ($147)
Local Transportation 1 CL$20,029 ($23)
Food 2 CL$23,575 ($27)
Entertainment 1 CL$18,192 ($21)
Tips and Handouts 1 CL$2,252 - 6,755 ($3 - 8)
Alcohol 2 CL$3,107 - 9,322 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Puerto Varas
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Puerto Varas is $74 (CL$64,226). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Puerto Varas is $147 (CL$128,452). 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 Puerto Varas

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Puerto Varas based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $95. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Puerto Varas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Puerto Varas is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (CL$20,029) per person, per day, on local transportation in Puerto Varas.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Puerto Varas
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Rental Cars in Puerto Varas
The price of renting a car in Puerto Varas will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Puerto Varas
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Puerto Varas can vary, the average cost of food in Puerto Varas is $27 (CL$23,575) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Puerto Varas should cost around $11 (CL$9,430) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Puerto Varas is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Puerto Varas
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Puerto Varas typically cost an average of $21 (CL$18,192) 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Puerto Varas
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Puerto Varas is $5.16 (CL$4,503) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Puerto Varas is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Puerto Varas
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.12 (CL$6,214) on alcoholic beverages in Puerto Varas per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Puerto Varas On a Budget
Puerto Varas Puerto Varas, Chile
Puerto Varas is a city in Southern Chile, in the Los Lagos (Lakes) Region, Llanquihue Province. It is a charming town, only 23 km away from Puerto Montt and surrounded by the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes as well as the impressive Llanquihue lake. In terms of landscape, accommodation and activities, Puerto Varas is well served! Kayak, paddle, canyoning, rock climbing, trekking, ski, fishing, you name it! If you decide to stop in that area, we recommend that you stay in Puerto Varas, as it provides the perfect starting point for many memorable excursions in the area.
Take a leisurely stroll around Puerto Varas, also named the "City of Roses" to appreciate its traditional, unmistakably Germanic architecture and its pretty residential neighborhoods with their well-tended gardens. You can visit the Paseo Patrimonial, a pedestrian tour across 10 houses classified as national monuments. During the winter months, the locals celebrate the abundant seasonal rains with the traditional 'Rain Festival', an unmissable event! If you're looking for some nature and a secret lookout overlooking Lake Llanquihue, head over to Cerro Philippi. With trails for walking, biking, and driving, this park is accessible for all. Once you reach the top, you'll find a lovely, panoramic view of the town and a huge cross that glows in the night. Walking along the Lake Llanquihue is a must in Puerto Varas. It's simple, it's free, and it is absolutely magnificent. You'll be inspired by the beauty of Volcan Osorno and neighbor Volcan Calbuco, and if you go on a Sunday, you will find out how local families spend their weekends, walking and enjoying the lake. Visible from the lake shore, both Sacred Heart Church and Iglesia Lueterana stand tall and colorful. Be sure to stop by and learn about the history of colonization and its impact on religion in this quaint tourist town.

There are many options of day trips and adventures available from Puerto Varas. If you're a fan of adventure sports and enjoy close contact with nature, this is the place for you! From rafting and kayaking on the Petrohue river to swimming and boating tours on Lake Llanquihue, you will definitely have fun and enjoy some stunning views of southern Chile at almost every turn. The Lago Todos Los Santos, the Volcan Osorno, the Volcan Puntiagudo and the Monte Tronador are well-known sites found in the Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Trekking in the park will be a journey full of surprises, as one lake may be hidden by another. The Sendero Los Alerces, which continues on to the Sendero La Picada will bring you to a spectacular viewpoint on the park's lakes and volcanoes including the Volcan Osorno. A day trip to Volcan Osorno is a great option year-round. In the winter, you can ski, snowboard, or tube, and in the summer, you can trek, take the chair lift (USD$22) for panoramic views, or zip line. The Centro de Ski y Montana Volcan Osorno in Ensenada offers ski and snowboard equipment rentals and a pass for half a day (USD$30) or a full day (USD$38) of unlimited ski lift access. The volcano is accessible by car via Route 225 or by buses, departing regularly from Puerto Varas. On your way to the Volcan Osorno, do not miss Los Saltos de Petrohue (The Petrohue Falls). The water is clear and the view is incredible. Finally, while the Cochamo and Rio Puelo Valley is not very well known among tourist, it is worth the detour! Agencies such as Secret Patagonia or Campo Aventura organizes excursions on horses, mountain bikes or by foot to discover the beautiful valley. You may even end up spending a night in the heart of the forest at Domo Camp (USD$78 for a cabana) or simply stop there for a delicious lunch. For indoor activities, head to the Museo Pablo Fierro and soak up the history of immigration and colonization in the region. The outside alone is fascinating, and a visit inside will surely spark even more interest.
Food and Dining
Puerto Varas boasts exquisite restaurants, a stylish casino with a lively program of nightlife and a vibrant cultural scene. From food trucks to typical Patagonian fare, there is a long list of "must-eat" restaurants in Puerto Varas. In fact, Puerto Varas is one of the rare places where you will see food trucks in South America. On the shore of Lake Llanquihue you can find twelve vans and trailers clustered beneath an awning, with a central area with limited seating. The choices are fairly diverse, with offerings like sushi and tempura, ceviche, shawarma, vegetarian and vegan food, fresh juices and Italian food– just to name a few.

There are frequent minibus services from Puerto Montt for less than USD$2, as well as regular bus services from other cities. Tur-bus, Cruz del Sur, and Pullman offer overnight buses from Santiago for a very reasonable price and with the choice between semi-cama seats, which lean back halfway, or salon cama, nearly as comfortable as a real bed. Snack and breakfast are included for a small fee. The nearest airport is El Tepual in Puerto Montt, about 30 km away from Puerto Varas. There are regular flights to Santiago, Punta Arenas, Balmaceda and other airports served by LAN Airlines and Sky Airline. From the airport you can take a taxi for USD$33 directly into Puerto Varas or you can take an Andres Tour bus from the airport to the main bus terminal in Puerto Montt for USD$4. A more economic route to Puerto Varas from the airport would be to take the Andean Tour bus from the airport to Puerto Montt and from the bus terminal take a Micro-bus to Puerto Varas for an additional USD$2. You can also take the Lake Crossing from Bariloche in Argentina, which is generally done via a tour agency.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

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.

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