The average price of a 7-day trip to El Chalten is $1,648 for a solo traveler, $2,960 for a couple, and $5,549 for a family of 4. El Chalten hotels range from $46 to $210 per night with an average of $81, while most vacation rentals will cost $110 to $1060 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to El Calafate Airport (FTE) are between $1,092 and $1,744 per person for economy flights and $3,427 to $5,473 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $40 to $60 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit El Chalten, AR

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to FTE and stay in a El Chalten hotel:

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • April 2nd to July 15th (except the weeks of May 7th and June 25th)
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the weeks of October 29th and November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in El Chalten is usually early October.

 

Average El Chalten Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit El Chalten for a week is $1,233-$2,295($176-$328 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $40 to $60 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $647 to $1,413 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $77 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $51 to $62 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit El Chalten for a week is $3,050-$4,790($436-$684 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $120 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,294 to $2,826 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $77 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $51 to $62 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit El Chalten for a week is $4,170-$8,256($596-$1,179 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $240 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,588 to $5,652 for economy

Lodging: $116 to $154 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $77 to $87 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to El Chalten

How cheap can you make a vacation to El Chalten? The cheapest trip to El Chalten is about $143 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $106 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $39.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit El Chalten for a week is $1,000-$2,474($143-$353 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $35 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $647 to $1,413 for economy

Lodging: $39 to $46 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $136 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit El Chalten for a week is $1,766-$4,132($252-$590 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $70 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,294 to $2,826 for economy

Lodging: $39 to $46 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $106 to $136 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit El Chalten for a week is $3,532-$7,856($505-$1,122 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $140 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,588 to $5,652 for economy

Lodging: $78 to $92 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $159 to $204 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to El Chalten cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury El Chalten Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in El Chalten.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit El Chalten for a week is $2,575-$15,340($368-$2,191 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $80 to $126 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,391 to $3,010 for first class

Lodging: $104 to $210 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,060 to $1,908 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit El Chalten for a week is $4,526-$19,232($647-$2,747 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $160 to $252 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,782 to $6,020 for first class

Lodging: $104 to $210 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,060 to $1,908 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit El Chalten for a week is $9,052-$31,594($1,293-$4,513 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $320 to $504 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,564 to $12,040 for first class

Lodging: $208 to $420 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,696 to $2,671 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

El Chalten Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in El Chalten is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in El Chalten due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

El Chalten Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on El Chalten hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in El Chalten.

 

Flight Costs to El Chalten

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,744 average in late December to a low of $1,092 in early October. Median flight price is $1,291. These prices are based on millions of flights. For El Chalten our data includes 22 originating airports, and 26 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to El Chalten from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,840 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Ambrosio L. V. Taravella (COR) in Cordoba (Argentina) at an average of just $201.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In El Chalten, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $652, so you can easily save about 60% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around El Chalten can easily cost $260 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $524 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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