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

Should you visit Marrakech or Asilah?

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

Should I visit Marrakech or Asilah? 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 Asilah?

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.

Asilah

Spend your summers like the rich and famous with a trip to Asilah, Morocco. With pristine, white buildings and wrought-iron windows, this gorgeous city still holds the traditions from a time when it was under Spanish rule. The town remains rather quiet for most of the year, with a population surge in the summer months. Beaches are packed and there are tourists as far as the eye can see. If you're not a fan of crowds, consider visiting in the spring or fall when the weather is nice, but the tourists are gone.

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, Asilah 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 Asilah is $66. 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 Asilah in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Marrakech $46
    Asilah $29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Marrakech $92
    Asilah $58
Compare Hotels in Marrakech and Asilah

Looking for a hotel in Marrakech or Asilah? 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 Asilah


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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 Asilah Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Marrakech $6.31
    Asilah $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marrakech

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

  • Private Transfer From Marrakech To Fez: $448
  • One way transfer from Fes to Marrakech: $364
  • Private Transfer between Marrakech and Casablanca: $309
  • City to City Transfer - Marrakesh > Merzouga: $300
  • Agadir private transfer from Ouirgane to Agadir airport (AGA): $289
  • Agadir and Marrakech airport transfer : $289
  • Transfer Marrakech to Tangier: $285
  • Private Transfer From Casablanca to Marrakesh: $281
  • Private Premium Transfert From / To Marrakech To / From Meknes: $277
  • Private Premium Transfert From / To Marrakech To / From Merzouga: $272
  • Private Transfer From Marrakech To Agadir Or Agadir To Marrakech : $268
  • Transfert Departure Marrakech City to Casablanca Airport: $265

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah

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

  • Tangier: Private Transfer to Asilah: $72

Is it cheaper to fly into Marrakech or Asilah?

Prices for flights to both Asilah 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
    Asilah $24
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
    $1.29
  • Souvenir Spices
    $6.18

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
  • 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
  • Dinner at Sunset & Camel ride in Marrakech desert Agafa: $22
  • Sunset in Agafay: Dinner, Camel, Quad-Book Adventure with Viator: $22
  • From Marrakech:Agafay Desert Dinner Show & Sunset Camel Ride: $22
  • From Magical Dinner with Camel Ride in the Desert!: $23
  • From Dinner in Agafay Desert & Sunset Camel Ride: $23

Typical Food Prices in Asilah

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


  • Cookies
    $0.50
  • Breakfast for Two
    $4.99
  • Tagine Dinner for 2
    $7.48

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Marrakech $7.01
    Asilah $22
Typical Entertainment Prices in Marrakech

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


  • Palace Tickets
    $1.99
  • Golf at Atlas Golf
    $56

Tours and Activities in Marrakech

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

  • 10 Hours tour from marrakech to ouarzazate: $44
  • 4 Days Small Group Tour from Marrakech To Merzouga: $185
  • Agafay Desert: Three Valley Guided Tour From Marrakech : $21
  • Atlas Mountains &Berber family & berber village experience : $89
  • Atlas Mountains Horseback Ride Day Tour From Marrakech : $50
  • Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages & Waterfall Tour: $25
  • Best Marrakech Private walking tour: $44
  • Experience Spa Hammam Massage and Camel tour: $104
  • Food Tasting Tour in Marrakech medina : $70
  • Full Day Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains Tour With Camel Ride : $48
  • Historical and Cultural Tour.: $27
  • Majorelle Gardens,desert camel riding , lunch in a tent and Atlas private tour: $158

Tours and Activities in Asilah

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

  • Assilah tour on the atlantic coast: $91

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Marrakech $15
    Asilah $6.98

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 comparing the travel costs between Marrakech and Asilah, we can see that Marrakech is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Africa, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Marrakech or Asilah?

Marrakech has a larger population, and is about 30 times larger than the population of Asilah. When comparing the sizes of Marrakech and Asilah, 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.