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

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


Welcome to the gateway to Africa. Sitting on the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier, Morocco has historically served as the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Africa.

After World War II, this city became a destination for eccentric foreigners, artists, spies and hippies. After that, the city was neglected and gained a horrible reputation for the hustlers cheating visitors left and right.

In 1999 Morocco saw the beginning of a new monarch who was more progressive with his vision for tourism. This message lit a fire under Tangier, helping the people see the amazing potential in their great city. They built a new port, a new business district and revamped the airport. The beaches and streets have been cleaned up of trash and hustlers and there's a sudden surge in cultural activities.

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.

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, Ait Ben Haddou or Tangier?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tangier is $61, 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 Tangier and Ait Ben Haddou in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tangier $23
    Ait Ben Haddou $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tangier $46
    Ait Ben Haddou $50
Compare Hotels in Tangier and Ait Ben Haddou

Looking for a hotel in Tangier 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 Tangier

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: Tangier Hotel Prices and Ait Ben Haddou Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tangier $23
    Ait Ben Haddou $29

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tangier

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

  • Private Transfer From Tangier To Fez: $125
  • Transfer from Tangier Airport to Chefchaouen: $87
  • "Fez to Marrakech: Enjoy a Private Transfer for a Smooth Journey": $205
  • Airport Transfer to Tanger City : $26
  • Best Private Transfer services: Tangier To Fez: $141
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival To Tanger Private Transfer: $219
  • From Fes: Transfer to Tangier passing by Chefchaouen: $107
  • Luxury door to door transfer in Tangier: $75
  • Luxury transfer from Tangier to Tamuda bay or vice versa: $195
  • One Way Transfer Tangier to Chefchaouen or Vice Versa: $70
  • One Way transfer from Fes to Tanger passing by chefchaouen: $84
  • One way Tangier Airport Transfer: $31

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

Prices for flights to both Ait Ben Haddou and Tangier 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
    Tangier $20
    Ait Ben Haddou $23
Typical Food Prices in Tangier

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

  • Fruit & Yogurt

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tangier

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

  • Tanger Local Street food tours: $60
  • Tangier Private Food Tour with Local Guide: $66
  • Tangier Private Cooking Class With a Local Family: $71
  • Tangier food tour with Rababe: $71
  • Morocco Food Cooking Class and Tangier City Tour: $71
  • Tangier food tour : $71
  • Tangier Food Tour with a certified foodie guide!: $76
  • Moroccan 3 in 1 Cooking Experience: $76
  • The Food tour of Tangier: $76
  • Inclusive Beach Camel Ride, Cap Spartel, Hercules & Full Dinner: $80
  • Sunset Camel Ride on Achakkar Beach including Traditional Dinner: $87
  • Inclusive Beach Camel Ride, Cap Spartel, Hercules & Full Dinner: $87

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tangier $20
    Ait Ben Haddou $28

Tours and Activities in Tangier

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

  • Alchemist Quest Experience in Tarifa: $6.00
  • Tangier City Tour Bus Hop On - Hop Off: $14
  • Private Tangier Shopping Tour with Local Guide: $15
  • Tangier Walking Tour: Discover the City on Foot: $16
  • Private Tour through Tarifa Know its History and Corners: $16
  • Private Mountain Bike Tours in Tangier : $20
  • From Costa del Sol to Tangier Full day tour and camel ride: $22
  • 3 Hours Tangier walking Tour in Old Medina,Kasbah & berber market: $27
  • Touristic guide: $28
  • 3 Hours Small Group Guided Tour of Tangier: $32
  • Private Walking Tour in Tangier old city & Colorful Maket: $33
  • Tangier Guided Walking Experience: $33

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tangier $11
    Ait Ben Haddou $6.13

When comparing the travel costs between Tangier and Ait Ben Haddou, we can see that Ait Ben Haddou 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 Tangier Expensive? and Is Ait Ben Haddou Expensive?.