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Huaraz, Departamento de Ancash, Peru

How much does it cost to travel to Huaraz?

You should plan to spend around $50 (S/.184) per day on your vacation in Huaraz. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (S/.64) on meals
  • $10 (S/.38) on local transportation
  • $40 (S/.148) on hotels

A one week trip to Huaraz for two people costs, on average, $701 (S/.2,581). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $50
    S/.184
  • One Week Per person
    $350
    S/.1,291
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $701
    S/.2,581
  • One Month Per person
    $1,502
    S/.5,532
  • One Week For a couple
    $701
    S/.2,581
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,402
    S/.5,163
  • One Month For a couple
    $3,003
    S/.11,063
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Huaraz cost?

A one week trip to Huaraz usually costs around $350 (S/.1,291) for one person and $701 (S/.2,581) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Huaraz on average costs around $701 (S/.2,581) for one person and $1,402 (S/.5,163) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Huaraz will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Huaraz on average costs around $1,502 (S/.5,532) for one person and $3,003 (S/.11,063) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Huaraz has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Huaraz expensive to visit?

Huaraz is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Peru, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Huaraz is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Tena or Cusco.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Huaraz Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Huaraz?

The average Huaraz trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Huaraz travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) S/.148 ($40)
Local Transportation 1 S/.38 ($10)
Food 2 S/.64 ($18)
Entertainment 1 S/.72 ($19)
Tips and Handouts 1 S/.3 - 9 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 S/.28 - 84 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Huaraz is $20 (S/.74). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Huaraz is $40 (S/.148). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $20
    S/.74
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $40
    S/.148

Hotel Prices in Huaraz

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Huaraz based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $51. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Huaraz is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $10 (S/.38) per person, per day, on local transportation in Huaraz.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $10
    S/.38


Flights to Huaraz
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Rental Cars in Huaraz
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Huaraz?

Typical prices for Transportation in Huaraz are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Huaraz, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Taxi Ride
    S/.8.00


Food Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Huaraz can vary, the average cost of food in Huaraz is $18 (S/.64) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Huaraz should cost around $7.00 (S/.26) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Huaraz is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $18
    S/.64

What did other people spend on Food in Huaraz?

Typical prices for Food in Huaraz are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Huaraz, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Lunch
    S/.22
  • Chips
    S/.5.50


Entertainment Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Huaraz typically cost an average of $19 (S/.72) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $19
    S/.72

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Huaraz?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Huaraz are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Huaraz, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Climbing Gear
    S/.62


Tips and Handouts Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Huaraz is $1.61 (S/.5.93) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Huaraz is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.61
    S/.5.93


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Huaraz is $17 (S/.63), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $17
    S/.63


Alcohol Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $15 (S/.56) on alcoholic beverages in Huaraz per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $15
    S/.56


Water Budget in Huaraz
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.88 (S/.6.94) on bottled water in Huaraz per day. The public water in Huaraz is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.88
    S/.6.94


Huaraz On a Budget
Huaraz Huaraz, Peru
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.
Sights
Huaraz sits at more than 3000m, so if you've just crossed the border from Ecuador or have been relaxing on the beaches of northern Peru, you will need to acclimate yourself to the altitude and take it easy for the first day or two before you are in condition to hike all day. Explore this traditional little town and its local markets. Most of you aren't going to leave Peru without at least one llama themed jumper or a ridiculous hat. Instead of buying them in Cusco, get exactly the same products from one of the many street sellers in Huaraz for a cheaper price.

Hang out in one of the many small parks, practice your Spanish or go taste delicious traditional Peruvian food. If you have time, visit Chavín de Huántar, an archaeological site from the pre-Incan Chavin culture containing 3000-year-old ruins and other artifacts. The site is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and opens from Tuesday to Sunday, 9h to 16h. The entrance fee is USD$3 for adults and USD$1.50 for students. The access point for trips to Chavin de Huantar is Huaraz, 3 hours away on a rather poorly maintained, unpaved road on the side of a mountain. Several bus companies located on Mariscal Caceres avenue offer regular departures throughout the day to Chavin for USD$5 and some agencies offer a package transportation with a guide for USD $12. Several buses to destinations further afield does stop at Chavin around midnight, but then you'll need to have accommodation sorted out ahead. You might also be able to find shared taxis and combis. Another option is to go for a beautiful three-day hike, on an Inca trail, between Olleros, south of Huaraz and Chavin, but make sure you hire a guide, from one of the many tour agencies.

Activities
The gateway to the spectacular Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz has become northern Peru's epicentre for adrenaline fuelled activities and outdoor lovers' dreams. For hiking lovers, this place simply has to be on your Peru itinerary. Whether you fancy a one day hike to Laguna 69, or a multi-day trek through the Cordillera Blanca, all can be arranged or started from here. Huascaran National Park, covering nearly 340,000 hectares, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site home to some of South America's most breathtaking scenery and glaciers with 25 trekking routes and 102 mountaineering spots, which you can do on your own or with a tour, and many of these are achievable for anyone with a decent level of fitness. You will need to pay a 10 sole entry fee (USD$3) for one day visitors or a 21-day pass for 65 soles (USD$19). It is not possible to buy multiple day passes, so if you are doing the 4-day Santa Cruz trek for example, you will need to buy the 21-day pass. These are of extremely good value when compared to the costs associated with hiking in Chile's Torres Del Paine, another famous hiking spot in South America. Easier hikes whilst acclimatizing include Rajucolta Valley and Llaca Valley whilst Laguna Churup, Laguna Paron and the Laguna 69 are more challenging. For the truly adventurous, consider then hikes through the gorgeous Cordillera Huayhuash, the Santa Cruz Trek or the Quilcayhuanca & Cojup Valleys. These hikes last anywhere from 5-14 days so take precautions and find a good guide or tour provider. If you want to explore the area differently, there are various places in town that can rent you a bike - either for a single day cruise or a 12-day cycling marathon through villages and over mountains.
Food and Dining
No trip would be complete without getting to know the local cuisine and a trip to Peru would definitely not be complete without a few bottles of Inca Kola. This mouth wateringly sweet Peruvian classic was actually created by a British immigrant and launched in 1935 to mark the 100th anniversary of Peruvian independence. The nation has been enamoured since then. Huaraz is jam-packed full of local restaurants and eateries and if you know where to head you will get some fantastic, filling, authentic cuisine, all at extremely good value for money. If you want to eat well for not too much look out for the 'Menu del Dia' signs in the local restaurants around town. In Huaraz things are closer to the English tipping culture, rather than the American. A service charge is never included so a 10% tip seems reasonable if the service was good.

Transportation
Huaraz is an 8 hours coach drive from Lima with a simple and a reasonably cheap and reliable service. As of November 2016, only one airline (LC PERU) flies to the Huaraz area. It flies once per day only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The airport is located in Anta, approximately 24 km north of Huaraz town centre, requiring you to take a combi or 30 minute taxi ride. In Huaraz, taxis are cheap and fast for getting about the town. If you need to rent a car to go out of the city or to start an amazing adventure, there are a variety of companies that make this service in Huaraz.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.