A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bogota vs. Huaraz for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bogota or Huaraz?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Bogota or Huaraz, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Bogota or Huaraz?

Bogota

Sprawling across a high altitude in the Columbian Andes region, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. It is a mix of the old and new with century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers, museums representing the history, art, and culture of the region, as well as a mix of distinct neighborhoods from quaint and historic to trendy and contemporary.

Huaraz

Huaraz is a large town in the Cordillera Blanca region of Peru's Central Sierra. Huaraz stands tall at 3100m; travellers from Lima might need a day or two to acclimatize to the change in atmosphere. Nearly wiped out by the earthquake of 1970, the town of 100,000 blends a mix of modern and native culture. Huarez is first and foremost a trekking metropolis. During high season the streets buzz with hundreds of backpackers and adventurers freshly returned from arduous hikes or planning their next expedition. The town has many markets, shops, quality restaurants and hopping bars catering to tourist and local needs. Mountain adventures in the off-season can be equally rewarding, but the vibe is calmer and some places go into hibernation once the rains set in.

For some great organized tour ideas, see Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Colombia, The Best Adventure Tours to Colombia, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Peru, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Peru.


Which place is cheaper, Huaraz or Bogota?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bogota is $52, while the average daily cost in Huaraz is $49. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bogota and Huaraz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bogota $26
    Huaraz $20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bogota $52
    Huaraz $40
Compare Hotels in Bogota and Huaraz

Looking for a hotel in Bogota or Huaraz? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bogota


Hotels in Huaraz


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bogota Hotel Prices and Huaraz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bogota $8.67
    Huaraz $10
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bogota

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Bogota are as follows:


  • Taxi from Airport
    $7.48
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.39
  • 2 Bus Passes
    $0.88

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bogota

Also for Bogota, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Andres Carne de Res Chia • Premium Private Transfer: $39
  • Arrival Private Transfer Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City in a Luxury Van: $134
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota City by Minibus: $124
  • Arrival Transfer from Bogota Airport BOG to Bogota by MiniSuv: $66
  • Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour - No Transfers: $80
  • Bogotá to or from Barichara or San Gil Private Transfer: $167
  • Bogotá to or from Villavieja or Tatacoa Desert Private Transfer: $167
  • Bogota Airport (BOG) to Downtown Round-Trip Private Transfer: $48
  • Bogota Airport BOG to Downtown Hotels Arrival Private Transfer: $24
  • Bogota Airport BOG to Downtown Hotels Round Trip Private Transfer: $48
  • Departure Private Transfer Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Business Car: $119
  • Departure Private Transfer from Bogota City to Bogota Airport BOG in Minibus: $124

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Huaraz

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Huaraz are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    $2.14

Is it cheaper to fly into Bogota or Huaraz?

Prices for flights to both Huaraz and Bogota change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Bogota $13
    Huaraz $17
Typical Food Prices in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Breakfast
    $1.55
  • Hot Dog
    $0.91

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bogota

For Bogota, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Bogota Local Food Tour in the City Center: $13
  • Viejo Bogota Food Tour with 12+ Tastings: $49
  • PALOQUEMAO MARKET FOOD TOUR. EXOTIC FRUIT. LOCAL SNACKS. /Min 2 pax: $55
  • Food Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $55
  • Bogota Food Tour • Private Car • Fruits Cacao Lunch Coffee Beer: $59
  • Private Colombian Cooking Class and Market Tour In Bogota: $90
  • Dinner and party at Andres Carne de Res DC: $100
  • Private Street Food Tour in Candelaria Bogota: $132

Typical Food Prices in Huaraz

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Huaraz:


  • Lunch
    $5.89
  • Chips
    $1.47

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bogota $13
    Huaraz $19
Typical Entertainment Prices in Bogota

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Bogota's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Beer
    $1.30

Tours and Activities in Bogota

For Bogota, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Party Tour: 6 nightclubs, Disco-Truck, After Party, 2 openbars: $2.95
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - El Dorado Expedition, Part I : $6.99
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - El Dorado Expedition, Part II: $6.99
  • Monserrate Regular Tickets: $11
  • Bike Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $12
  • Shared Tour of the Historic Candelaria in Bogotá: $13
  • Walking Tour in La Candelaria Bogotá: $14
  • Walking tour La Candelaria bogotá: $15
  • Full Day Tour to the Colonial Town of Villa de Leyva: $15
  • Tour Quebrada delights Bogotá: $15
  • Bike Tour through Bogotá: $19
  • Bogotá Bike Tour: $20

Typical Entertainment Prices in Huaraz

Here are a few typical costs in Huaraz for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Climbing Gear
    $17

Tours and Activities in Huaraz

Here are a few actual costs in Huaraz for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • "WAROMA eco tours peru" 10 day hike in the huayhuash mountain range.: $158
  • 69 Lake Tour of Peru: $26
  • Ancash: Adventure and Climbing to Mountain Alpamayo |6D-5N|: $3,303
  • Ancash: Nevado pastors and puyas Raymondi Tour | Full Day |: $40
  • Ancash: Trek and Adventure to Quillcayhuanca |3Days-2Nights|: $410
  • Ancash: Trekking and Adventure to Quillcayhuanca |3D-2N|: $410
  • From Ancash: Adventure and trekking in Huaraz |3Días-2Noche|: $136
  • From Ancash: Fantastic Tour in Huaraz : 2 Days - 1 Night: $92
  • From Ancash: Fantastic tour Huaraz/Nevado Pastoruri |4D-3N|: $192
  • From Ancash: Huaraz Adventure with meals |3Days-2Nights|: $142
  • From Ancash: Tour Huaraz with Puya Raymondi |4Days-3Nights|: $197
  • From Ancash: Tour fantastic in Huaraz |2Days-1Night|: $92

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bogota $14
    Huaraz $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Bogota

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Bogota:

  • Thursday Bar Crawl in Bogotá: $25
  • Friday Night Bar Crawl in Bogotá : $25


When comparing the travel costs between Bogota and Huaraz, we can see that Bogota is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in South America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Bogota Expensive? and Is Huaraz Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Bogota or Huaraz?

Bogota has a larger population, and is about 80 times larger than the population of Huaraz. When comparing the sizes of Bogota and Huaraz, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Bogota or Huaraz?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Bogota or Huaraz in the Summer?

Both Huaraz and Bogota during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Bogota because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Huaraz year-round.

Bogota usually gets less rain in July than Huaraz. Bogota gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Huaraz receives 61 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

The weather in Huaraz can be very cold. Bogota is much warmer than Huaraz in the summer. The daily temperature in Bogota averages around 14°C (57°F) in July, and Huaraz fluctuates around 3°C (37°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Huaraz 3°C (37°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Huaraz in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Bogota and Huaraz. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Bogota year-round. Huaraz attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Bogota gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Bogota usually receives more rain than Huaraz. Bogota gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Huaraz receives 85 mm (3.3 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

It's quite cold in Huaraz in the autumn. In the autumn, Bogota is much warmer than Huaraz. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Bogota in October average around 14°C (57°F), and Huaraz averages at about 4°C (39°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Huaraz 4°C (39°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Huaraz in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Bogota as well as Huaraz. Bogota attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Huaraz throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Huaraz. Bogota usually gets less rain in January than Huaraz. Bogota gets 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Huaraz receives 122 mm (4.8 in) of rain this time of the year.

In January, Bogota is generally much warmer than Huaraz. Daily temperatures in Bogota average around 14°C (57°F), and Huaraz fluctuates around 7°C (45°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Bogota 14°C (57°F) 
    Huaraz 7°C (45°F)

Should I visit Bogota or Huaraz in the Spring?

Both Huaraz and Bogota are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Bogota throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Huaraz because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In April, Bogota usually receives around the same amount of rain as Huaraz. Bogota gets 90 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Huaraz receives 93 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the spring.

Bogota is much warmer than Huaraz in the spring. The daily temperature in Bogota averages around 15°C (59°F) in April, and Huaraz fluctuates around 6°C (43°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Bogota 15°C (59°F) 
    Huaraz 6°C (43°F)

Typical Weather for Huaraz and Bogota

Bogota Huaraz
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 7°C (45°F) 122 mm (4.8 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 8°C (46°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 50 mm (2 in) 7°C (45°F) 126 mm (5 in)
Apr 15°C (59°F) 90 mm (3.5 in) 6°C (43°F) 93 mm (3.7 in)
May 15°C (59°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 5°C (41°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 4°C (39°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 3°C (37°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Aug 14°C (57°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 3°C (37°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Sep 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 3°C (37°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 14°C (57°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 4°C (39°F) 85 mm (3.3 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 5°C (41°F) 96 mm (3.8 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in) 6°C (43°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)