A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cochabamba vs. Torres del Paine National Park for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cochabamba or Torres del Paine National Park?

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 Cochabamba and Torres del Paine National Park can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cochabamba or Torres del Paine National Park?

Cochabamba

With a population of about 630,000, Cochabamba is the fourth largest city in Bolivia. It's located about 240 kilometers from the capital city of La Paz and is surrounded by mountains, but sits within a valley.

The city is known for its gardens and has many sights to offer the visitor. Cochabamba offers a calming retreat that is a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of many South American cities. It's a great location to learn Spanish and there are plenty of activities and cultural events that you can enjoy in and around town.

Cochabamba's climate is semi-arid. There is an extended dry season between May and October and the wet season is from November to March. The days are warm and the nights are cool.

Torres del Paine National Park

The Torres del Paine National Park is located in the extreme south of Patagonian Chile. Situated in the southern part of the Andes, the National Park is full of stunning mountains, lakes, rock formations, and glaciers, making it a hiker's paradise. The best time to visit is between November and April, which is their spring and summer. Be prepared though, as weather can change dramatically when traveling through the park, no matter the season!

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Bolivia, The Best 2-Week Tours in Bolivia, The Best 2-Week Tours in Chile, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Chile.


Which place is cheaper, Torres del Paine National Park or Cochabamba?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cochabamba is $63, while the average daily cost in Torres del Paine National Park is $83. 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 Cochabamba and Torres del Paine National Park in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cochabamba $25
    Torres del Paine National Park $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cochabamba $50
    Torres del Paine National Park $64
Compare Hotels in Cochabamba and Torres del Paine National Park

Looking for a hotel in Cochabamba or Torres del Paine National Park? 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 Cochabamba


Hotels in Torres del Paine National Park


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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: Cochabamba Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cochabamba $16
    Torres del Paine National Park $34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cochabamba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cochabamba:

  • MiniVan or Bus Transfer from Cochabamba Airport CBB to Cochabamba: $28
  • Airport - Hotels transfer Service 24/7: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Cochabamba or Torres del Paine National Park?

Prices for flights to both Torres del Paine National Park and Cochabamba 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
    Cochabamba $22
    Torres del Paine National Park $25

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cochabamba $25
    Torres del Paine National Park $33

Tours and Activities in Cochabamba

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cochabamba are as follows:

  • Parque Nacional Torotoro Tour 2 Días y 1 Noche : $228
  • Tigre & Delta River Cruise - half day tour from Buenos Aires: $72
  • Tour to Valle Alto (Tarata): $38

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cochabamba $15
    Torres del Paine National Park $5.66


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cochabamba and Torres del Paine National Park, we can see that Torres del Paine National Park is more expensive. And not only is Cochabamba much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cochabamba would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cochabamba 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 Torres del Paine National Park would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Torres del Paine National Park than you might in Cochabamba.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cochabamba Expensive? and Is Torres del Paine National Park Expensive?.