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Ait Ben Haddou, Region de Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco

How much does it cost to travel to Ait Ben Haddou?

You should plan to spend around $70 (MAD703) per day on your vacation in Ait Ben Haddou. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $23 (MAD234) on meals
  • $29 (MAD290) on local transportation
  • $50 (MAD506) on hotels

A one week trip to Ait Ben Haddou for two people costs, on average, $981 (MAD9,837). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $70
    MAD703
  • One Week Per person
    $490
    MAD4,919
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $981
    MAD9,837
  • One Month Per person
    $2,102
    MAD21,080
  • One Week For a couple
    $981
    MAD9,837
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,961
    MAD19,675
  • One Month For a couple
    $4,203
    MAD42,160
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ait Ben Haddou cost?

A one week trip to Ait Ben Haddou usually costs around $490 (MAD4,919) for one person and $981 (MAD9,837) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ait Ben Haddou on average costs around $981 (MAD9,837) for one person and $1,961 (MAD19,675) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Ait Ben Haddou will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ait Ben Haddou on average costs around $2,102 (MAD21,080) for one person and $4,203 (MAD42,160) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Ait Ben Haddou has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Ait Ben Haddou expensive to visit?

Ait Ben Haddou is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Morocco, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Africa, Ait Ben Haddou is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Marrakech or Antananarivo.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Ait Ben Haddou Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Ait Ben Haddou?

The average Ait Ben Haddou trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Ait Ben Haddou travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MAD506 ($50)
Local Transportation 1 MAD290 ($29)
Food 2 MAD234 ($23)
Entertainment 1 MAD284 ($28)
Alcohol 2 MAD31 - 92 ($3 - 9)
Accommodation Budget in Ait Ben Haddou
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ait Ben Haddou is $25 (MAD253). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ait Ben Haddou is $50 (MAD506). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $25
    MAD253
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $50
    MAD506

Hotel Prices in Ait Ben Haddou

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ait Ben Haddou based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $50. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Ait Ben Haddou
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ait Ben Haddou is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $29 (MAD290) per person, per day, on local transportation in Ait Ben Haddou.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $29
    MAD290


Flights to Ait Ben Haddou
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Rental Cars in Ait Ben Haddou
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Food Budget in Ait Ben Haddou
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ait Ben Haddou can vary, the average cost of food in Ait Ben Haddou is $23 (MAD234) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ait Ben Haddou should cost around $9.31 (MAD93) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ait Ben Haddou is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $23
    MAD234


Entertainment Budget in Ait Ben Haddou
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Ait Ben Haddou typically cost an average of $28 (MAD284) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $28
    MAD284


Alcohol Budget in Ait Ben Haddou
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $6.12 (MAD61) on alcoholic beverages in Ait Ben Haddou per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $6.12
    MAD61


Ait Ben Haddou On a Budget
Ait Ben Haddou Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco
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.

Most people living in this city live in more modern houses in a nearby village, but there are four families that still live within the fortified, ancient city. The fortification is made of six Kasbahs, or place with high walls meant to defend the city from attack, and nearly fifty ksars, or individual Kasbahs.
Sights
The ksars of Ait Ben Haddou are the group of red brick earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. This traditional, pre-Saharan habitat is the biggest draw to Ait Ben Haddou. Reinforced by corner towers in the Ouarzazate province, the ksar is a shining example of southern Moroccan architecture. This gathering of buildings offers a complete view of pre-Saharan construction techniques and pise clay architecture.

This region was one of the many trading posts on the commercial route across ancient Sudan to Marrakesh. Historically, traders carried spices, slaves and gold on the Sahara Trade Route. Today, since the trade route has all but faded away so many of the Kasbahs along the route have become simple relics. Not Ait Ben Haddou, though. This site has been kept in pristine condition for the use of Hollywood and curious tourists.

The community areas of Ait Ben Haddou include a mosque, a public square, a fortification and a loft at the top of the village. There are two cemeteries – one Muslim, one Jewish – and a sanctuary.

The granary at the top of the hill is worth the trek to get up there. This impressive site is ready for your visit, but so are some eager "helpers." Many will offer a small bridge to climb up and as soon as you turn around the bridge is gone. Your new friend will likely only let you climb back down if you throw them some money.

For the best photo opportunity, you'll want to keep in mind that the sunrise is the best time of day to see golden rays stream across the Ait Ben Haddou village. Afternoon or sunset shots are nice, too, but nothing like the scene you'll capture at sunrise. Try to frame the shot to include the Kasbahs within the village, palm trees, decorative motifs, small streets full of donkeys, or storks nesting on top of the mud houses.
Neighborhoods
While the main Kasbah is right across the river from the small town, more hotels can be found up and down the main road. Also, hiking in either direction along the river (or the main road) will lead you to another town in each direction, each with its own Kasbah. The one up the river is in great condition and worth a hike if the weather is good.

Activities
There are several shops and markets within the town that sell kitschy souvenirs from all over the Sahara. Popular items include models of the ksar and wooden artifacts from the Dogon people in Mali. Be sure to haggle the price with the shopkeeper. It's very much expected in Moroccan tradition to negotiate price aggressively.
Food and Dining
Given that this is an ancient city, you might expect that there aren't many dining options. One choice for your meal is the Hotel-Restaurant Baraka. You'll likely find a traditional dish to your liking here. Sample treats like the a la carte couscous with chicken, vegetables and trade-route spices, or the tajine with meat simmered in smen (seasoned butter) and caramelized onions.

Transportation
Ait Ben Haddou is accessible from the cities of Ouarzazate and Marrakesh. Buses don't typically have a stop right at Ait Ben Haddou, but they will drop you off approximately 20 km away at a main intersection. From there, you will need to find a ride. Taxis and small buses are often found waiting at the intersection where buses drop off passengers. Negotiate for a better price if more than one vehicle is around.

If you have the money, however, then it will be better to arrange private transportation for your trip. Also, if you don't have much time, you might what to organize a private tour guide, as well.

Once you're inside the fortified city, you can only walk or climb. There are two main entrances – one is through the use of a new bridge, and the other requires crossing the river using stepping stones.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.