A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Merzouga vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Merzouga or Casablanca?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Merzouga or Casablanca, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Merzouga or Casablanca?


Let's say you want to truly get away. I don't mean putting your ear buds in on some beach with a stronger on the next chair over. I mean really get away, and find yourself deserted. Merzouga, Morocco lets you do just that. This land of sand dune after sand dune is ideal for anyone yearning to ride a camel to the ends of civilization. And you'll find plenty of options to get here with a tour, or even on your own.


Casablanca is so much more than a classic Bogart movie with killer one-liners. It is also the largest, most cosmopolitan city in the country of Morocco. Sitting at the economic and industrial heart of this region, Casablanca has a population of approximately four million. Brush up on your high school French before visiting this lively city as it's the main language spoken by the locals. While this is the most liberal and progressive city in Morocco, remember to be cautious in this region of the world with your western views.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Merzouga?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Merzouga is $17, while the average daily cost in Casablanca 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 Merzouga and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Merzouga $10.00
    Casablanca $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Merzouga $20
    Casablanca $82
Compare Hotels in Merzouga and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Merzouga or Casablanca? 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 Merzouga

Hotels in Casablanca

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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: Merzouga Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Merzouga -
    Casablanca $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Merzouga

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Merzouga:

  • Private Transfer from Merzouga to Fes (FES) Airport : $614

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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

  • Train from Airport (for 2)
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Mohammed V Airport: Private 1-Way Transfer to Casablanca: $8.61
  • Private airport transfer to Casablanca and cities: $15
  • Private Transfer to Mohammed V Airport: $19
  • Mohammed V Airport to City Private Transfer: $19
  • Casablanca Private Transfer from Hotel Accommodation To Airport : $19
  • Casablanca Mohamed V Airport to Hotels Private Arrival transfer : $19
  • Private transfer from Casablanca Airport to hotels and cities: $19
  • Private airport transfer to Casablanca and cities: $20
  • Private transfer: from Casablanca to the airport: $20
  • Casablanca to Casablanca Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $21
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN) to Casablanca Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca Port to Mohammed V Airport (CMN) - Departure Private Transfer: $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Merzouga or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Merzouga 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
    Merzouga $5.79
    Casablanca $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Merzouga

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

  • Dinner In Merzouga Desert With Berber Music, Transport With 4WD : $54
  • Camel trek with 1 Night in Luxury desert camp with Dinner: $65
  • Day Trip By Camels In Erg Chebbi Dunes, Lunch With Berber Pizza: $76
  • One Night in Private Camp in the Sahara Desert in Merzouga with Dinner: $77
  • Magical Dinner and Camel Trek with 1 Night In Merzouga Luxury Desert Camp: $105
  • Visit The Nomads, Gnawa Music, Rally In Dunes, Berber Pizza : $108
  • 2 Nights Private Camp in Merzouga with Dinner and Camel Ride: $200

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $4.15
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $47
  • Moroccan Cooking Class with a Local Family: $59
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $65
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $66
  • Casablanca Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit: $66
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $82
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $94
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $95
  • Casablanca Private Night Tour with Traditional Dinner: $97
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $97
  • Private cooking Class in Casa by Traditional Lady +Free transport: $100

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Merzouga -
    Casablanca $8.71

Tours and Activities in Merzouga

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

  • 4 Days Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga: $26
  • Camel Ride Experience: $27
  • 1 Hour - Quad bike Adventure - Merzouga Desert: $43
  • merzouga Tours Biking ATV Quad Rental Erg Chebbi desert: $50
  • Merzouga 4x4 Desert Excursion - Sahara 4WD Adventure: $50
  • Merzouga 4x4 tour - Excursion around dunes: $54
  • Merzouga 4X4 Half-Day Tour with Lunch: $55
  • 1 Night Camel Trekking Tour in Merzouga Desert Camp : $60
  • Merzouga one hour Adventure Tour: $61
  • One Hour Sahara Desert ATV Quad Biking Tour: $61
  • 1 Hour Merzouga ATV Quad Biking Tour: $63
  • Magic Morocco tours : $65

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • Private Tour the Mosque Hassan II & Sacred Heart Cathedral: $2.53
  • The Backstage of Art: Private Guided Tour: $2.94
  • Casablanca's Art Scene: A Private Guided Tour: $4.15
  • HoplaPass 1 Day: Self-Guided Electric Scooter Tour: $17
  • casablanca Shopping Hidden Souks : Private guided Tour: $21
  • From Marrakech: Casablanca Day Tour: $30
  • Skip the line Hassan II mosque Premium Tour entry ticket included: $32
  • Private Driver service in Casablanca City- Customized Tour: $32
  • Hassan II Mosque Premium Tour with Entry Ticket: $34
  • Casablanca Unveiled: A Private Guided Tour: $34
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $38
  • Bike Tour in Lively Casablanca: $39

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Merzouga -
    Casablanca -

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

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Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.
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