A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Marrakech vs. Agadir for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Marrakech or Agadir?

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

Should I visit Marrakech or Agadir? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Marrakech or Agadir?

Marrakech

Marrakech is on of the most popular travel destinations in Morocco. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat and is located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a few hours from the Sahara Desert. It's a beautiful city that is often referred to as the "Pink City" because of the pale pink color of many of the city's buildings. These striking colors make the city particularly beautiful during the evening hours when the low sun creates a very dramatic lighting.

Agadir

Agadir is a city with a long and tragic past. In 1960 the city suffered from an earthquake, destroying the city including the ancient Kasbah. Approximately 15,000 people were killed, 12,000 were injured and around 35,000 people were left homeless. They began rebuilding the city center on a grid system, making it easy for today's visitors to navigate and get around this city. The new city is full of boulevards with cafes and a mix of 1960s and classic Moroccan architecture. Today, the city is still growing and welcomes European vacationers to its resort destinations. Visitors appreciate the clean beaches, outstanding golf courses and luxurious health and beauty spas.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Morocco, The Best 2-Week Tours in Morocco, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Agadir or Marrakech?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Marrakech is $69, while the average daily cost in Agadir is $59. 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 Marrakech and Agadir in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Marrakech $47
    Agadir $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Marrakech $94
    Agadir $82
Compare Hotels in Marrakech and Agadir

Looking for a hotel in Marrakech or Agadir? 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 Marrakech


Hotels in Agadir


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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: Marrakech Hotel Prices and Agadir Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Marrakech $6.34
    Agadir $4.22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marrakech

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

  • Marrakech Airport Transfer: $5.01
  • Transfer from Al Madina Airport: $5.83
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer ( ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $6.55
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer (ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $6.55
  • Marrakech airport transfer to Hotel: $6.55
  • To or From Marrakech Airport (RAK) Transfer: $6.87
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer ( ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $7.09
  • Marrakech : Private Transfer to/from RAK Airport: $7.49
  • Marrakesh: 1-Way Private Transfer to Menara Airport: $7.49
  • Marrakech : Transfer privé vers ou depuis l'aéroport de Rak: $7.49
  • Private transfer from airport Menara Marrakech To Riad/Hotel or Opposite way: $7.64
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer : $8.18

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Agadir

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


  • CTM bus from Eassaouira to Agadir
    $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Agadir

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Agadir:

  • private transfer agadir taroudant or transfer agadir taroudant one way : $49
  • airport transfers Agadir: $29
  • Transfers from Agadir airport to or from Taghazout : $53
  • Transfer from Agadir to the beautiful town Tafraoute: $95
  • Transfer from Agadir to Tarfaya: $156
  • Transfer from Agadir to Mirleft: $173
  • Transfer from Agadir Al Massira Airport to Taghazout hotels: $47
  • Transfer Agadir to Taghazout: $45
  • Transfer Agadir to Casablanca: $285
  • Transfer : Agadir airport to/from any hotel with bacha way: $32
  • Taghazoute Quad, one hour transfer included: $38
  • Sunset Camel Ride in Agadir or Taghazout With Transfers: $17

Is it cheaper to fly into Marrakech or Agadir?

Prices for flights to both Agadir and Marrakech 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Marrakech $13
    Agadir $13
Typical Food Prices in Marrakech

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


  • Orange Juice on the Square
    $0.30
  • Breakfast
    $1.20
  • Dates
    $0.60
  • Olives
    $0.90
  • Sandwich
    $1.30
  • Souvenir Spices
    $6.22

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marrakech

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

  • Dinner In Agafay Desert & Camel Ride with lovely Sunset : $12
  • Agafay Desert Sunset, Camel Ride and Dinner from Marrakech: $15
  • Agafay Desert Sunset Camel Ride with Dinner in Camp: $16
  • Online Moroccan Cooking Class: $17
  • Cooking Lesson at the Ouirgane Ecolodge with Lunch: $19
  • Dinner in Agafay desert from Marrakech & camel riding: $19
  • Restaurant Dinner Experience with Hotel Pickup: $21
  • Highlights Agafay Desert Sunset Dinner & Show: $22
  • Dinner Show in Agafay Desert with Quad Bike & Camels: $22
  • Quad Bike & Camel Ride On Sunset and Romantic Dinner with show : $22
  • Sunset in Agafay: Dinner, Camel, Quad-Book Adventure with Viator: $22
  • From Marrakech:Agafay Desert Dinner Show & Sunset Camel Ride: $22

Typical Food Prices in Agadir

Some typical examples of dining costs in Agadir are as follows:


  • Dinner
    $23
  • Dinner
    $7.53

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Agadir

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Agadir.

  • Camel Ride With Tea & BBQ Dinner Option: $17
  • Flamingo River Camel Ride with Optional BBQ Dinner: $18
  • Camel Ride With Tea & BBQ Dinner Option: $19
  • Agadir Camel Ride Flamingo River & BBQ Dinner: $19
  • Camel Ride Tour with Tea and Dinner Option: $21
  • Camel Ride With Tea & BBQ Dinner Option: $21
  • From Agadir or Taghazout: Camel Ride BBQ Lunch or Dinner: $28
  • Agadir :Sunset Camel Ride with BBQ Dinner & Transfer: $31
  • Agadir Camel Riding +Sunset and Dinner( barbecue): $33
  • From Sunset Camel Ride with BBQ Dinner and Transfers: $36
  • Sunset Horse Ride With Dinner: $36
  • Sunset Camel Ride With Dinner: $37

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Marrakech $7.05
    Agadir $3.23
Typical Entertainment Prices in Marrakech

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


  • Palace Tickets
    $2.01
  • Golf at Atlas Golf
    $57

Tours and Activities in Marrakech

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

  • 7 Hours Ourika Valley Day Tour From Marrakech : $7.00
  • Marrakesh: Cactus Thiemann Entry Ticket: $8.32
  • Ourika Valley Day Trip From Marrakech Private Day Tour: $9.99
  • Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountain and Waterfalls Tour from Marrakech: $10
  • quad Adventure at the Dunes of the palmery desert: $12
  • Marrakech Guided Tour Atlas Mountains, Berber Village, Agafay : $12
  • 1/2 day Guided Medina Walking Tour & Souks : $13
  • From Marrakesh: Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains Day Tour: $14
  • Historical Marrakech Walking Tour: $15
  • guided Oriental city tour marrakech 1/2 day : $15
  • Marrakech activities: Camel ride tour Marrakech: $15
  • Marrakech & Souk Shopping Tour.: $16

Typical Entertainment Prices in Agadir

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Agadir are as follows:


  • Show Tickets
    $2.26

Tours and Activities in Agadir

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Agadir are as follows:

  • 1 Day tour in Essaouira from agadir & taghazoute bay ressorts: $34
  • 3 Days Desert Tours from Marrakech to Fes: $242
  • Agadir Crocodile Park Adventure: $33
  • Day tours to Mini Sahara Desert + Massa Tiznit: $71
  • National Park Privat safari Tour from Agadir and Taghazout: $109
  • Private Agadir City Tour : $17
  • 1 Day Guided Tour in Marrakech from Agadir: $44
  • 1 day guided tour to tiout tarodant from Agadir: $39
  • 2 Days 1 Night Tour in Tafraoute and Canyon of Ait Mansour: $274
  • 2 Hours Agadir Camel Riding Tour: $22
  • 2 Hours Camel Riding Experience in Agadir: $33
  • 2-Hour Sunset Camel Ride Adventure in Agadir Beach: $45

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Marrakech $15
    Agadir -

Sample the Local Flavors in Marrakech

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Marrakech:

  • Moroccan Wine tasting from Marrakech at Atlas Mountains & Desert and Camel ride: $109


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Marrakech and Agadir, we can see that Marrakech is more expensive. And not only is Agadir much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Agadir would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Agadir 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 Marrakech would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Marrakech than you might in Agadir.

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


Which is Bigger, Marrakech or Agadir?

Marrakech has a larger population, and is about 20% larger than the population of Agadir. When comparing the sizes of Marrakech and Agadir, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.