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

Should you visit Fez 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 Fez 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: Fez or Ait Ben Haddou?


Fez is the historical capital of Morocco and has one of the country's most impressive and elaborate medinas. It's authentic and traditional atmosphere attracts travelers from all over the world. It's fun to wander the city's elaborate alleyways, sample the food, and soak up the sights and smells. In Fez's medina you'll find donkeys, carts, spices, and pottery. You'll find traditional foods, locals bartering for goods, and religious buildings that date back hundreds of years. The medina is also the world's largest car free urban zone.

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 Fez?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Fez is $53, 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 Fez and Ait Ben Haddou in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Fez $28
    Ait Ben Haddou $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Fez $56
    Ait Ben Haddou $50
Compare Hotels in Fez and Ait Ben Haddou

Looking for a hotel in Fez 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 Fez

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: Fez Hotel Prices and Ait Ben Haddou Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Fez $4.96
    Ait Ben Haddou $29
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Fez

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Fez:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fez

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

  • Private Arrival Transfer Fez Sais Airport : $12
  • Private Transfer From Chefchaouen To Fez: $110
  • 2-Day Transfer to Chefchaouen from Fez: $55
  • Airport Transfers FES Airport - Hotel - Airport: $39
  • Airport Transfers in Fes: $14
  • Airport Transfers in Fes (private service): $12
  • Airport transfers in Fez (Door to Door): $14
  • Airport transfers in Fez (private transfers) from or to the Airport: $14
  • Casablanca Transfer from Fes to via Meknes and Rabat: $165
  • Fes Airport (FEZ) to Fes City Private Transfer (FREE SIM Card): $64
  • Fes Airport Transfer: $80
  • Fes Airport Transfer and vice Versa: $18

Is it cheaper to fly into Fez or Ait Ben Haddou?

Prices for flights to both Ait Ben Haddou and Fez 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
    Fez $18
    Ait Ben Haddou $23
Typical Food Prices in Fez

For Fez, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Yogurt
  • Dinner for 2

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fez

For Fez, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Lunch/Dinner with Moroccan family : $13
  • Moroccan Romantic Dinner in Fez: $22
  • Fez Culinary Delight - Moroccan Cooking Class: $32
  • Baking Class at Fez Cooking School: $38
  • Baking Workshops at Fez Cooking School at Palais Amani: $42
  • Fez Souk 4-Hour Traditional Home Cooking: $43
  • Cooking Class - Moroccan cuisine: $44
  • Cooking Class with Bread Workshop and Pastry in Fes: $44
  • cooking classe in fes with ouliya: $44
  • Unforgettable Cooking Class in Fez : $46
  • Moroccan Cuisine Fez Cooking Class : $50
  • Moroccan Henna Party fez Lunch or Dinner: $50

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Fez $6.22
    Ait Ben Haddou $28
Typical Entertainment Prices in Fez

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Fez's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Granary Fee

Tours and Activities in Fez

For Fez, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Tour around the Ramparts of the Medina of Fez: $8.00
  • Private Full-Day Tour of the Authentic City of Fez: $8.82
  • 6 Hours Shared Guided Tour of Fes medina and Ramparts : $13
  • Half Day Fez Guided Cultural Tour at the Heart of Morocco: $14
  • Half-Day Guided Tour in Fes : $16
  • Shared Group Day Tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech: $16
  • Fez guided Tour Group Tour Half Day: $17
  • 4 Hours Private Guided Tour in Fez: $17
  • Private Shopping Tour in the Souks of the Old Medina: $17
  • Shared Guided tour in Fes Medina: $17
  • Half Day Private Guided Fes Tour with Local Guide: $18
  • Fez Rampart Tour Including Chouara Tannery: $18

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Fez -
    Ait Ben Haddou $6.13

Sample the Local Flavors in Fez

Also in Fez, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Full-Day Boutique Winery and Wine Tasting Tour from Fez: $254

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Fez and Ait Ben Haddou, we can see that Ait Ben Haddou is more expensive. And not only is Fez much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Fez would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Fez 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 Fez.

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