A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Manaus vs. Temuco for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Manaus or Temuco?

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

Should I visit Manaus or Temuco? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Manaus or Temuco?

Manaus

Manaus is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Amazonas, and is located on the Rio Negro a few miles before it meets the Rio Solimões to form the Amazon River. The city is a major departure point for those visiting the Amazon Rainforest, though there are a few sights worth seeing within the city itself as well.

Temuco

Temuco is a large and modern city found 680 km south of Santiago. While the city is dynamic, it does not have any particular charm with the exception of being a great point of departure for many excursions around the lake region and the many national parks found in the surrounding area. Temuco is also well known for its Mapuche culture, a proud and rebellious community of around 20 000 in the area today, who has fought continuously against every invaders in the past.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Brazil, The Best Wildlife Tours to Brazil, The Best Food and Culinary Tours in Chile, and The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Chile.


Which place is cheaper, Temuco or Manaus?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Manaus is $59, while the average daily cost in Temuco is $84. 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 Manaus and Temuco in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Manaus $42
    Temuco $46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Manaus $84
    Temuco $92
Compare Hotels in Manaus and Temuco

Looking for a hotel in Manaus or Temuco? 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 Manaus


Hotels in Temuco


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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: Manaus Hotel Prices and Temuco Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Manaus $7.86
    Temuco $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Manaus

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

  • Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Eduardo Gomes International Airport: $72
  • Manaus Airport(MAO) to Manaus hotels- Round-Trip Private Transfer: $49
  • Ponta Pelada Airport (PLL) to Manaus -Round-Trip Private Transfer: $46
  • Transfers from the airport to any place in Manaus City: $40
  • Transfer from Manaus Airport to Manaus City: $40
  • Private Transfer - Airport - Hotel / Hotel - Airport: $34
  • Transfer privado 24h Aeroporto -> hotel / Hotel -> Aeroporto: $30
  • Manaus private Airport transfer: $30
  • Manaus hotels to Manaus Airport(MAO) - Departure Private Transfer: $24
  • Manaus Airport (MAO) to Manaus hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $24
  • Manaus to Ponta Pelada Airport (PLL) - Departure Private Transfer: $23
  • Ponta Pelada Airport (PLL) to Manaus - Arrival Private Transfer: $23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Temuco

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

  • Transfers from or to Temuco - Araucanía Airport: $35
  • Transfer from Temuco Airport to Pucon: $140
  • Transfer Araucanía Airport - Temuco: $50
  • Temuco Airport (ZCO) to Pucon Thermal Resorts-Round-Trip Transfer: $99
  • Temuco Airport (ZCO) to Pucon Resorts - Arrival Private Transfer: $50

Is it cheaper to fly into Manaus or Temuco?

Prices for flights to both Temuco and Manaus 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
    Manaus $12
    Temuco $23

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Manaus

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

  • Folklore Amazonian Dinner Show: $42
  • Food Tour: $50

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Manaus -
    Temuco $8.24

Tours and Activities in Manaus

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

  • Adventure: 4-hour hike in the Amazon rainforest: $150
  • Amazon Adventure Wildlife Observation in a Night tour: $160
  • Amazon Experience: meet a native village and swim with porpoises: $80
  • Amazon Jungle Experience with Overnight: $300
  • Amazon Jungle: 3- or 4-Day Tour at Ipanema River Guest House: $200
  • Amazon Negro River Half-Day Expedition Tour: $55
  • Amazon Private Safari by Tuhiri Eco Tour - Leaving Manaus: $199
  • Amazon Safari Tour in Manaus (Shared): $75
  • Amazon and Negro Rivers Experience with Night Exploration Tour: $300
  • City Tour Plus Amazon River Tour: $100
  • City Tour in Manaus at Teatro Amazonas and Praça da Matriz: $50
  • City Tour no Centro Histórico de Manaus com um fotógrafo: $91

Tours and Activities in Temuco

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Temuco.

  • Tour Mapuche Community Araucanía: $582

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Manaus $2.81
    Temuco $5.39


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

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


Which is Bigger, Manaus or Temuco?

Manaus has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Temuco. When comparing the sizes of Manaus and Temuco, 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 Manaus or Temuco?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the southern hemisphere, summer is in January and winter is in July.

Should I visit Manaus or Temuco in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Manaus and Temuco.

In the summer, Manaus is much warmer than Temuco. Typically, the summer temperatures in Manaus in January average around 27°C (81°F), and Temuco averages at about 17°C (62°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Temuco this time of the year. Manaus usually receives less sunshine than Temuco during summer. Manaus gets 114 hours of sunny skies, while Temuco receives 290 hours of full sun in the summer.

Manaus gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Manaus usually receives more rain than Temuco. Manaus gets 264 mm (10.4 in) of rain, while Temuco receives 42 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures January
    Manaus 27°C (81°F) 
    Temuco 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Manaus or Temuco in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Manaus as well as Temuco.

In April, Manaus is generally much warmer than Temuco. Daily temperatures in Manaus average around 28°C (82°F), and Temuco fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In the autumn, Manaus often gets less sunshine than Temuco. Manaus gets 112 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Temuco receives 150 hours of full sun.

Manaus receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Manaus usually gets more rain in April than Temuco. Manaus gets 311 mm (12.3 in) of rain, while Temuco receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures April
    Manaus 28°C (82°F) 
    Temuco 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Manaus or Temuco in the Winter?

Both Temuco and Manaus are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

Manaus is much warmer than Temuco in the winter. The daily temperature in Manaus averages around 28°C (82°F) in July, and Temuco fluctuates around 8°C (46°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Manaus. Manaus usually receives more sunshine than Temuco during winter. Manaus gets 214 hours of sunny skies, while Temuco receives 78 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Temuco. In July, Manaus usually receives less rain than Temuco. Manaus gets 85 mm (3.4 in) of rain, while Temuco receives 169 mm (6.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures July
    Manaus 28°C (82°F) 
    Temuco 8°C (46°F)

Should I visit Manaus or Temuco in the Spring?

Both Temuco and Manaus during the spring are popular places to visit.

In the spring, Manaus is much warmer than Temuco. Typically, the spring temperatures in Manaus in October average around 29°C (84°F), and Temuco averages at about 12°C (54°F).

In the spring, Manaus often gets less sunshine than Temuco. Manaus gets 171 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Temuco receives 193 hours of full sun.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Manaus. Manaus usually gets more rain in October than Temuco. Manaus gets 113 mm (4.4 in) of rain, while Temuco receives 86 mm (3.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures October
    Manaus 29°C (84°F) 
    Temuco 12°C (54°F)

Typical Weather for Temuco and Manaus

Manaus Temuco
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 27°C (81°F) 264 mm (10.4 in) 17°C (62°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 27°C (81°F) 290 mm (11.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Mar 27°C (81°F) 335 mm (13.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Apr 28°C (82°F) 311 mm (12.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
May 27°C (81°F) 279 mm (11 in) 10°C (50°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 115 mm (4.5 in) 9°C (47°F) 177 mm (7 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 85 mm (3.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Aug 28°C (83°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 9°C (48°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Sep 29°C (84°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 10°C (50°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Oct 29°C (84°F) 113 mm (4.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 86 mm (3.4 in)
Nov 28°C (83°F) 174 mm (6.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 28°C (82°F) 220 mm (8.6 in) 16°C (61°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)