Should you visit Chefchaouen or Ait Ben Haddou?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Chefchaouen and Ait Ben Haddou can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
To feel like you've really stepped back in time to the glory days of Morocco, you're going to want to spend time in Chefchaouen. This town's beautiful medina is filled with white washed buildings with blue highlights. The wandering alleyways provide a fairy tale setting where you can relax for a few days. This mountainous region is a humble example of the classic picture of this area. Set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains, the white and powder blue accented buildings and call to calls to prayer throughout the day let every visitor know they've arrived in a relaxing spot of peace and serenity.
Ait Ben Haddou
Think of a time when you've seen Jerusalem in a movie. Chances are what you're really looking at is the traditional, mud brick city of Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco. This city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, and has also been seen in movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Orson Welles' Sodom and Gomorrah, Jesus of Nazareth, the French version of Cleopatra, Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, Scorsese's Kundun, Gillies MacKannon's Hideous Kinky, Ridley Scott's Gladiator, Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great, and in some scenes from Game of Thrones.
Which city is cheaper, Ait Ben Haddou or Chefchaouen?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Chefchaouen is $51, while the average daily cost in Ait Ben Haddou is $62. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Chefchaouen and Ait Ben Haddou in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $42 for a double occupancy room in Chefchaouen If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Ait Ben Haddou's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $44. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $22.
In Chefchaouen travelers spend around $16 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Ait Ben Haddou food costs typically run travelers around $21 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Meals for one day
Ait Ben Haddou $21
Typical Food prices in Chefchaouen
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Chefchaouen:
Lunch for Two
Dinner for Two
Nutella and Yogurt
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen
For Chefchaouen, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Chefchaouen Food Tour:
Chefchaouen Cooking Class:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Private Tagine Cooking Class in Chefchaouen with Lunch:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ait Ben Haddou
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Ait Ben Haddou.
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Chefchaouen's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $14 per person, per day on transportation in Chefchaouen.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $26 per day to get around in Ait Ben Haddou.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Chefchaouen
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Chefchaouen:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen
Also for Chefchaouen, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Chefchaouen to Asilah: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Chefchaouen to Casablanca: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Chefchaouen to Fes Private Transfer:
Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Chefchaouen to Rabat private transfer:
Chefchaouen to Rabat: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Chefchaouen to Tangier: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Chefchaouen to the Casablanca Airport CMN Private Transfer:
Chefchaouen to the city of Casablanca Private Transfer:
One way transfer Chefchaouen to Fes or vice versa:
One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen Fez:
Private Transfer : Tanger MED ⇆ Chefchaouen:
Is it cheaper to fly into Chefchaouen or Ait Ben Haddou?
Prices for flights to both Ait Ben Haddou and Chefchaouen 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Chefchaouen can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $15 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $25 per person, per day in Ait Ben Haddou. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Chefchaouen.
Morocco: CTM Bus Ticket (Chefchaouen - Fes):
3-Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour:
Chefchaouen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Chefchaouen Food Walking Tour:
Akchour's waterfalls tours:
Tour from Chefchaouen to (optional) Tangier, Tetuan and Asilah:
Private Day Tour from Chefchaouen to Talassemtane Park:
Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Chefchaouen:
2-Days Private Tour from Fes to Tangier:
4 Days Private Desert Tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech:
5 Days sahara tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech:
Desert tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: 3 days Morocco Sahara Tour:
Tours and Activities in Ait Ben Haddou
Here are a few actual costs in Ait Ben Haddou for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3 Days - Desert Experience Merzouga from Marrakech:
3 Days Guided tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert:
3 days Private Tour Sahara and Atlas Chegaga Desert Experience Camel Ride and Desert Camp:
3-Days Tour from Marrakech to Zagora including a trekking in imlil:
Day tour to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech:
Desert Experience Tour:
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Half-Day Tour:
Marrakech Desert Tour To Casablanca:
Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech 3 Days:
Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes 4 days:
Overnight Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Chefchaouen, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $12.
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Ait Ben Haddou may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $5.42 per day on alcoholic beverages.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Chefchaouen and Ait Ben Haddou, we can see that Ait Ben Haddou is more expensive. And not only is Chefchaouen much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Chefchaouen would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Chefchaouen 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 Ait Ben Haddou would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Ait Ben Haddou than you might in Chefchaouen.
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