A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Chefchaouen vs. Ait Ben Haddou for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Chefchaouen or Ait Ben Haddou?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Chefchaouen and Ait Ben Haddou can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Chefchaouen or Ait Ben Haddou?


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 place 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 $57, while the average daily cost in Ait Ben Haddou is $70. 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Chefchaouen and Ait Ben Haddou in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Chefchaouen $24
    Ait Ben Haddou $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Chefchaouen $48
    Ait Ben Haddou $50
Compare Hotels in Chefchaouen and Ait Ben Haddou

Looking for a hotel in Chefchaouen or Ait Ben Haddou? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Chefchaouen

Hotels in Ait Ben Haddou

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Chefchaouen Hotel Prices and Ait Ben Haddou Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Chefchaouen $15
    Ait Ben Haddou $29
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Chefchaouen

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Chefchaouen:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

Also for Chefchaouen, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • One-Way Transfer from Tangier to Fez via chefchaouen : $299
  • Chefchaouen to Fes Private Transfer: $127
  • Chefchaouen to Fes Private Transfer - Luxury Car - or Fez to Chefchaouen: $176
  • Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $244
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier private transfer: $120
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier private transfer: $83
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $276
  • Chefchaouen to the city of Casablanca Private Transfer: $175
  • Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City": $27
  • Fes: Transfer to Tangier via Chefchaouen: $186
  • From Fes:2-Day Transfers to Chefchaouen & back to Fez/Tanger: $76
  • One way transfer Chefchaouen to Fes or vice versa: $118

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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Chefchaouen $18
    Ait Ben Haddou $23
Typical Food Prices in Chefchaouen

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Chefchaouen:

  • Lunch for Two
  • Dinner for Two
  • Cupcake
  • 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:

  • Funny Family Cooking Class in Blue City: $28
  • Best Cooking Class in Chefchaouen: $42
  • Vegetarian food Cooking Class in Chefchaouen: $44
  • Cooking Class in Mountain From Chefchaouen: $44
  • Cooking class of the medditeranean diet: $47
  • 3-Hour Cooking Class overlooking the Blue City: $55
  • 4 hours Private Cooking Class With Family in Chefchaouen: $61
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $66
  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class : $66
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $68
  • Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops: $69
  • Discovery more Chefchaouen evening food tour with locals: $71

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Chefchaouen $17
    Ait Ben Haddou $28

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Chefchaouen.

  • Tour by local guide : $17
  • Chefchaouen Tour with Aman: $20
  • Chefchaouen tour guide: $22
  • Best Experience Fes to Chefchaouen Day Tour multi languages: $24
  • Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert: $26
  • From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen: $27
  • Chefchaouen with Local Eyes Guided Walking Tour: $30
  • chefchaouen tours : $33
  • Private Tour In Chefchaouen and Its Nature: $33
  • 2 Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $35
  • From Fez: Chefchaouen Guided Day Tour: $35
  • 3-Hour Private Legacy Tour in Chefchaouen: $35

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Chefchaouen $14
    Ait Ben Haddou $6.13

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.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Chefchaouen Expensive? and Is Ait Ben Haddou Expensive?.