Is Huaraz Expensive?

Is Huaraz expensive to visit?

Huaraz is a fairly affordable travel destination with an average daily cost of $50. Compared to the rest of South America, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in South America for its travel costs, comparable to places like Cartagena and Cusco.



Huaraz, Peru

How expensive is Huaraz?

The average cost of traveling to Huaraz can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $50 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Huaraz here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Huaraz?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Huaraz will cost around $149 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $297.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Huaraz?

On average, a one week trip to Huaraz costs about $347 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $693.

Is it expensive to backpack in Huaraz?

With more than 30 hostels around town, Huaraz is a very popular backpacker destination. Hostels usually cost around $7 per night. There's a wide range in prices though, with the cheapest beds costing about $4 and the most expensive rooms costing about $23. (See hostel prices in Huaraz here.)

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Huaraz.

  • $9 for a dorm bed at Alpes Huaraz
  • $5 for a dorm bed at Aldos Guest House
  • $6 for a dorm bed at Big Mountain Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Huaraz?

Hotel prices in Huaraz are somewhat more affordable compared to hotels in other cities. You can expect to spend about $51 per night for a room on average. There are around [5_STAR_COUNT] five star hotels in the city and they average [5_STAR_PRICE] per night. Three star hotels average $49 a night and two star hotels average $22 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Huaraz
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
4 stars 1 $274
3 stars 10 $49
2 stars 7 $22
1 star 4 $40

Jr. Francisco de Zela 210, Huaraz
Overall Rating 8.8
Av. Mariscal Luzuriaga 915, Huaraz
Overall Rating 8.8

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Huaraz?

Activities and things to do in Huaraz can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $19 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $0.

    • "WAROMA eco tours peru" 10 day hike in the huayhuash mountain range.: $158
    • 69 Lake Tour of Peru: $26
    • Lake 69 Full-Day Hiking Tour from Huaraz: $40
    • Traditional Picante de Cuy Gastronomy Tour in Huaraz: $15
    • Glacier Pastoruri and Puya Raimondi Full Day Tour: $28
    • Lake 69 Trek Day Tour - White Mountain Range: $30
    • From Huaraz: Chavín de Huantar fullday tour: $56
    • From Huaraz: Llanganuco Lagoon fullday tour: $65

    Is food expensive in Huaraz?

    Food in Huaraz can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $17 on food per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $16. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    Is transportation expensive in Huaraz?

    Local transportation in Huaraz can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $10 on local transportation per person per day, which is more than the country's average of $8. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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    We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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