A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Brasilia vs. Paracas for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Brasilia or Paracas?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Brasilia and Paracas can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Brasilia or Paracas?


The capital city of Brazil, Brasilia is a uniquely-planned city that was constructed in four years from 1956-1960 in the shape of a large bird or airplane. Renowned for its modern architecture, the city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide.


Paracas, also known as El Chaco, is a resort town on the Southern coast of the country, about 150 miles south of Lima. The town in located in one of the oldest regions of Peru, with a history dating back to 900 BC and offers many pre-Inca cultural sites throughout the area. Paracas is possibly best known for being home to the Paracas National Reserve, a nature reserve boasting one of the most abundant and diverse ecosystems in the world.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Brazil, The Best 2-Week Tours in Brazil, The Best Eco Tours in Peru, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Peru.

Which place is cheaper, Paracas or Brasilia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Brasilia is $83, while the average daily cost in Paracas is $62. 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 Brasilia and Paracas in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Brasilia $35
    Paracas $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Brasilia $70
    Paracas $44
Compare Hotels in Brasilia and Paracas

Looking for a hotel in Brasilia or Paracas? 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 Brasilia

Hotels in Paracas

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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: Brasilia Hotel Prices and Paracas Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Brasilia $22
    Paracas $18

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Paracas

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Paracas:

  • Direct Private Transfer From Paracas to Lima, English Speaking Driver: $166
  • Lima: Private taxi transfer from Lima airport to Paracas: $129
  • Oneway Transfer from San Juan Airport, Hotel, Airbnb to Bayamon: $60
  • Bus Station Private Transfer: $16
  • Private Transfer From San Juan Airport (SJU) to /from San Juan: $44
  • Private Transfer from Pisco Cruise Port to Lima City Hotels: $80
  • Private Transfer from Pisco Cruise Port to Lima hotels: $89
  • Private Transfer from Pisco Port to Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM): $80
  • Private Transfer from Pisco Port to Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM): $89
  • Private Transfer from Pisko Cruise Port to Lima City Hotels: $89

Is it cheaper to fly into Brasilia or Paracas?

Prices for flights to both Paracas and Brasilia 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 Meals for one day
    Brasilia $32
    Paracas $23

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Brasilia $20
    Paracas $25

Tours and Activities in Brasilia

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

  • Brasilia Tour: $45

Tours and Activities in Paracas

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

  • 4-Hour Guided Tour Paracas National Reserve: $20
  • Ballestas Islands Morning Boat Tour: $20
  • From Ballestas Islands Guided Boat Tour: $20
  • Boat Tour of the Ballestas Islands in Paracas: $20
  • Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride from Paracas: $24
  • Ballestas Islands Tour: $24
  • Islas Ballestas Boat Tour - The Galapagos of Peru: $25
  • Ballestas Islands Tour - Paracas: $25
  • Paracas Boat Tour at Islas Ballestas The Galapagos of Peru: $25
  • From Scenic Boat Tour to Ballestas Island: $25
  • Ballestas Islands Group Tour from Paracas : $26
  • From Ballestas Islands Guided Tour: $26

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Brasilia $15
    Paracas $11

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Brasilia and Paracas, we can see that Brasilia is more expensive. And not only is Paracas much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Paracas would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Paracas and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Brasilia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Brasilia than you might in Paracas.

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

Which is Bigger, Brasilia or Paracas?

Brasilia has a larger population, and is about 1850 times larger than the population of Paracas. When comparing the sizes of Brasilia and Paracas, 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.