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

Should you visit Zagora or Casablanca?

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

Should I visit Zagora or Casablanca? 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: Zagora or Casablanca?

Zagora

A small town in southern Morocco, Zagora is a popular base camp for excursions on foot, by camel, or four wheel drive vehicles into the surrounding desert. One of the most famous and historic treks is the ancient caravan route to Timbuktu, marked by a famous sign at the end of town - indicating a journey of "52 days" by camel.

Casablanca

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Morocco, The Best Cultural Tours in Morocco, The Best Budget Tours to Morocco, and The Best Luxury Tours to Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Zagora?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Zagora is $50, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $71. 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 Zagora and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Zagora $36
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Zagora $72
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Zagora and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Zagora 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 Zagora


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: Zagora Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Zagora $1.42
    Casablanca $11

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.98
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Best Private Transfer From Casablanca Airport To All Morocco: $17
  • Transfer from Mohammed V Airport to your hotel Casablanca: $18
  • Mohammed V Airport to City Private Transfer: $19
  • Private Transfer to Mohammed V Airport: $19
  • Casablanca Mohamed V Airport to Hotels Private Arrival transfer : $19
  • Private transfer from Casablanca Airport to hotels and cities: $20
  • Transfer from your hotel Casablanca to Mohammed V Airport: $20
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca Hotels to Casablanca Cruise Port: $21
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca Cruise Port to Casablanca hotels: $21
  • Casablanca Cruise Port to Casablanca hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (CMN) to Casablanca - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca hotels to Mohammed V Airport (CMN) - Departure Private Van Transfer: $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Zagora or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Zagora 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
    Zagora $13
    Casablanca $19

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.99
  • Lunch
    $8.98
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Street Food Tour by Night: $61
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $64
  • Authentic Moroccan Food Tour in Casablanca with Dinner: $64
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $68
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $72
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $97
  • Beach view cooking class: $105
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $106
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with a Local Expert: $145

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Zagora $2.85
    Casablanca $8.91

Tours and Activities in Zagora

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

  • Zagora to Erg chigaga desert tour & 4x4 and camel ride : $107
  • 2 days tour from Zagora to Erg Chegaga: $137
  • Zagora to Erg chigaga desert tour & 4x4 (All-inclusive) 2-Days: $164
  • Private Day Camel Trekking Tour in Draa Valley from Zagora: $215

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • Platinum Tour - Hassan II Mosque and cathedral: $13
  • Hassan II Mosque Skip-the-Line Guided Tour: $15
  • Hassan II Mosque Premium Tour with Entry Ticket: $15
  • Skip the line Hassan 2 mosque Premium Tour entry ticket included: $15
  • Skip the line Hassan II Mosque guided Tour entry tickets included: $15
  • Private Tour the Mosque Hassan II & Notre Damme Cathedral: $17
  • HoplaPass 1 Day: Self-Guided Electric Scooter Tour: $17
  • The Backstage of Art: Private Guided Tour: $21
  • Historical and Cultural Casablanca Half-Day Guided Tour: $21
  • City Tour with Hassan II Mosque Entry Ticket: $24
  • Traditional Souks Shopping Private Guided Tour: $24
  • casablanca Shopping Hidden Souks : Private guided Tour: $26

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Zagora -
    Casablanca -


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Zagora and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Zagora much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Zagora would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Zagora 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 Zagora.

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


Which is Bigger, Zagora or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 90 times larger than the population of Zagora. When comparing the sizes of Zagora and Casablanca, 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.