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

Should you visit Merzouga or Chefchaouen?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Merzouga or Chefchaouen, 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 Chefchaouen?


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.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to Morocco, The Best Luxury Tours to Morocco, The Best Sightseeing Tours in Morocco, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Marrakesh.

Which place is cheaper, Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen is $58. 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 Chefchaouen in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Merzouga $10
    Chefchaouen $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Merzouga $20
    Chefchaouen $48
Compare Hotels in Merzouga and Chefchaouen

Looking for a hotel in Merzouga or Chefchaouen? 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 Chefchaouen

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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 Chefchaouen Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Merzouga -
    Chefchaouen $16

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 Chefchaouen to Fes : $25
  • Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City": $27
  • Transfer from Fez to Chefchaouen with small group (one way): $34
  • From Fes:2-Day Transfers to Chefchaouen & back to Fez/Tanger: $62
  • Vice versa transfer to chefchaouen with optional tour guide: $65
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Tangier: $74
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier private transfer: $82
  • Tangier to Chefchaouen private transfer: $82
  • One way transfer Chefchaouen to Fes or vice versa: $117
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier private transfer: $120
  • Chefchaouen to Fes Private Transfer: $126
  • Private Transfer: Tanger MED Port ⇆ Chefchaouen: $127

Is it cheaper to fly into Merzouga or Chefchaouen?

Prices for flights to both Chefchaouen 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 $5.96
    Chefchaouen $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Merzouga

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

  • Camel trek with 1 Night in Luxury camp with Dinner+ Sundbording: $44
  • Sunset With Dinner And Berber Music in Merzouga Desert With 4WD : $63
  • Merzouga Orange Dunes ATV Sandsurf Camels with 5 Stars Dinner: $85
  • From Fes: 2-Day Merzouga Desert Trip(Luxury Tent & Dinner): $115
  • From Fes: 2-Day Merzouga Desert Trip w/Luxury Tent & Dinner: $117
  • 2 Nights Private Camp in Merzouga with Dinner and Camel Ride: $200
  • One Night in Private Camp in the Sahara Desert in Merzouga with Dinner: $274

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
  • Chefchaouen Private Cooking Class with Mountain View: $54
  • 3-Hour Cooking Class overlooking the Blue City: $55
  • 4 hours Private Cooking Class With Family in Chefchaouen: $60
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $66
  • Cooking Class in Mountain From Chefchaouen: $66
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $68
  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class : $77
  • Chefchaouen Traditional Cooking Class: $80
  • 4 Hours Gourmet Cooking Class in Chefchaouen: $88
  • Private Tagine Cooking Class in Chefchaouen with Lunch: $100
  • Day trip to chefchaouen and cooking class in the berber village: $166

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Merzouga -
    Chefchaouen $17

Tours and Activities in Merzouga

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

  • Berber Experience Private Sahara Desert Day Trip: $81
  • Overnight Sahara Tours luxury camp : $66
  • Overnight in Desert Camp Berber Experience in Merzouga Desert & Camel Ride: $83
  • Private Adventure to Merzouga Risani from Erfoud : $142
  • Private Desert Tour and Visit to Nomadic Families: $99
  • 1 Hour Merzouga Desert Buggy Experience: $140
  • 1 Night Camel Trekking Tour in Merzouga Desert Camp : $48
  • 2 hours Merzouga Dunes ATV Rental - Desert Quad Biking Tour: $113
  • 2-Day Desert Tour with Return to Marrakech: $147
  • 3 Days Tour From Marrakech To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga: $109
  • 3-Day Best Desert Tour from Fez to Marrakech via Merzouga: $274

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

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

  • Tour by local guide : $16
  • Walking Tour in Chefchaouen: $17
  • From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouenf: $25
  • From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen: $26
  • Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert: $28
  • Chefchaouen with Local Eyes Guided Walking Tour: $30
  • chefchaouen tours : $33
  • Private Tour In Chefchaouen and Its Nature: $33
  • Best Experience Fes to Chefchaouen Day Tour multi languages: $35
  • 3-Hour Private Legacy Tour in Chefchaouen: $35
  • From Fez: Chefchaouen Guided Day Tour: $35
  • Private walking tour of Chefchaouen (The blue city): $38

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Merzouga -
    Chefchaouen $14

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Merzouga and Chefchaouen, we can see that Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Chefchaouen than you might in Merzouga.

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