Travel Budget for Salto

Departamento de Salto, Uruguay

How much does it cost to travel to Salto?

How much money will you need for your trip to Salto? You should plan to spend around $U772 ($18) per day on your vacation in Salto, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $U295 ($6.96) on meals for one day and $U28 ($0.66) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Salto for a couple is $U860 ($20). So, a trip to Salto for two people for one week costs on average $U10,812 ($255). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Salto for one week usually costs around $U5,406 for one person. So, a trip to Salto for two people costs around $U10,812 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs $U21,624 in Salto. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Salto can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Salto?

How much does a trip to Salto cost? Is Salto expensive? The average Salto trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Salto prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Salto can vary, the average cost of food in Salto is $U295 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Salto should cost around $U118 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Salto is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Salto is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $U28 per person, per day, on local transportation in Salto.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
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Typical tour prices for Salto

How much do tours to Salto cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    10 days
    $ 1900
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    17 days
    $ 1990
  • Expedia Vacation options for all
    1 days
    $ 110
Flights to Salto

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Salto On a Budget
Salto is in the citrus growing region of Northern Interior Uruguay, on the east bank of the Rio Uruguay. It is closely connected to the neighboring Argentinian city of Concordia that lies across the river on the western bank. Salto is Uruguay's second-largest city and the most northerly crossing point to Argentina. Salto is a very picturesque city that has a relaxing feel the entire year. However, people mostly come here for the nearby hot springs and the recreation area above the enormous Salto Grande hydroelectric dam.
The Represa Salto Grande is a source of national pride in Uruguay. This massive hydroelectric dam 14 km north of Salto, about a 20 minute drive, provides over 50% of Uruguay's electricity. You can visit both the Uruguayan and Argentine sides of the hydroelectric dam with free 90-minute guided tours. A taxi from Salto to the dam will cost you about USD$20. On the way, check out the stands selling homemade empanadas and freshly squeezed local orange juice. If at some point of your visit to Salto you wish to get to know a bit more about the history of the city, join the city's free walking tour on Plaza Artigas. If you need to ask locals where it is, don't be surprised if they know it as "18 de Julio" or "Plaza Nueva", its older name.

The most popular activity around Salto is to spend a day or more in the Termas del Arapey, which similar to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, maintain an excellent temperature and have therapeutic properties. These hot springs were the first ones to be set up in the Salto region and they are still running their waters for visitors looking to have a relaxing time. It's a little bit far from the city, but the travel is worth it for the beautiful nature surrounding the park and the opportunity to get to know the area better. Other waterparks and spas in the region include The Dayman Hot Springs, the Acuamania Waterpark, the The Salto Grande Hot Springs and the Horacio Quiroga Complex. You can also visit the Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia. Housed in a historic market building, this museum features excellent displays on local cultural development and history upstairs, and a small archaeological section downstairs. The Museo de Bellas Artes y Artes Decorativas is a real haven for art-lovers. You will find a nice collection of Uruguayan painting and sculpture in a historic two-story mansion with a grand staircase, stained glass and a back garden. Head to the wild zoo of the city of Salto, which has over 150 different species. It's a beautiful place to be out in the nature too, with extensive vegetation and green areas.

You also probably know that Uruguay is a great country for fishing and Salto is not left behind. Right on the Uruguay River is one of the best regions to go fishing.
Food and Dining
Uruguayan cuisine may not be as well known as that of other South American countries, but that just makes discovering the country's dishes even more exciting. Both the indigenous Charrua people and those of several European countries influence the cuisine of Uruguay, which features many meaty-heavy dishes. Alongside a large selection of grilled meats, you will also find great snacks including gnocchi and empanadas, both popular foods in Uruguay.

There are regular buses from the Tres Cruces terminal in Montevideo that provide a direct service (6 hours) and costs USD$23 per person. The bus from Salto to Concordia in Argentina is about 1 hour, costs USD$3 and the border crossing is quick and straightforward. You can also reach salto by boat. The crossing of the Rio Uruguay from Concordia, Argentina takes just a few minutes and the fare is USD$5, with 50% discounts for children under age 8. There are several departures each way every day. Taxis between the the boat terminal in Concordia and the bus station take about 20 minutes. The boat terminal in Salto is close to the center but far from the bus station. There are also regular scheduled flights, up to two per day in peak periods, from Montevideo by BQB Lineas Aereas. There are also charter flights from Argentina bringing tourists to the nearby airport.
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.

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