A Travel Price Comparison for Argentina Rosario vs. Humahuaca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rosario or Humahuaca?

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 Rosario and Humahuaca can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Rosario or Humahuaca?

Rosario

Rosario is the third largest city in Argentina. Located at the Parana river and known for its rich architectural heritage and beautiful riverside scenery, Rosario is the birthplace of the Argentinian flag as well as two of the nation's most famous icons, Che Guevara and Lionel Messi. Rosario is still an important river port but has done a great job of regenerating its center, which now has a vibrant cultural and night life. The abandoned buildings of the long riverbank have been converted into galleries, restaurants, skateparks and river beaches, which buzz with life in summer. Dynamic and confident without being showy, culturally rich and the best urban location to cool off in the boiling summers, Rosario is easily overlooked but not to be missed.

Humahuaca

Located in the northwest region of Argentina, Humahuaca is a town nearly 3000m high in elevation, found on the border of the rio Grande. It is the largest settlement with the biggest population along the famous quebrada de Humahuaca gorge, but it has managed to keep its authenticity with its cobblestoned streets, adobe houses, quaint plazas filled with inhabitants of Andean traits and handicraft shops. If you have the chance to visit Humahuaca in February, during the carnival, you will appreciate how traditions are kept alive in this part of Argentina. Humahuaca has become a popular tourist destination in Argentina because of its beautiful setting next to the spectacular SerranĂ­a de Hornocal (colored mountains). While most visitors rapidly make their way through Humahuaca before continuing to the other two main Quebrada towns, Pumamarca and Tilcara, some enjoy spending a night or two there. Indeed, the town offers a perfect starting point to visit the region and has a few interesting landmarks not to miss, such as the historic church and Soto Avendano's Independence Monument. If you decide to stay in Humahuaca, remember that nights get chilly and ask the tourist office for any information (in the Cabildo, on the main square, opened Monday to Friday from 7h to 21h and Saturday from 9h to 12h and 13h to 16h and only Sunday mornings).

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Argentina, The Best Adventure Tours to Argentina, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Argentina, and The Best Wildlife Tours to Argentina.


Which place is cheaper, Humahuaca or Rosario?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rosario is $8.79, while the average daily cost in Humahuaca is $6.53. 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 Rosario and Humahuaca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rosario $3.02
    Humahuaca $2.34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rosario $6.04
    Humahuaca $4.68
Compare Hotels in Rosario and Humahuaca

Looking for a hotel in Rosario or Humahuaca? 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 Rosario


Hotels in Humahuaca


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rosario $2.59
    Humahuaca $2.02

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Humahuaca

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

  • From Salta: 2-Day Cachi and Humahuaca Tour with Transfer: $66

Is it cheaper to fly into Rosario or Humahuaca?

Prices for flights to both Humahuaca and Rosario 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
    Rosario $3.73
    Humahuaca $2.56

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rosario $3.00
    Humahuaca $2.48

Tours and Activities in Humahuaca

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

  • Hornocal: Full-Day Tour to the Hill of Seven Colors: $70

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rosario $1.72
    Humahuaca $1.13


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

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


Which is Bigger, Rosario or Humahuaca?

Rosario has a larger population, and is about 100 times larger than the population of Humahuaca. When comparing the sizes of Rosario and Humahuaca, 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.