Travel Budget for Chefchaouen

Region de Tanger-Tetouan, Morocco

How much does it cost to travel to Chefchaouen?

How much money will you need for your trip to Chefchaouen? You should plan to spend around MAD292 ($32) per day on your vacation in Chefchaouen, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, MAD91 ($10) on meals for one day and MAD36 ($3.92) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Chefchaouen for a couple is MAD242 ($27). So, a trip to Chefchaouen for two people for one week costs on average MAD4,086 ($448). 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
    MAD292
  • One Week Per person
    MAD2,043
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    MAD4,086
  • One Month Per person
    MAD8,755
  • One Week For a couple
    MAD4,086
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    MAD8,172
  • One Month For a couple
    MAD17,511
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A vacation to Chefchaouen for one week usually costs around MAD2,043 for one person. So, a trip to Chefchaouen for two people costs around MAD4,086 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs MAD8,172 in Chefchaouen. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Chefchaouen can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Chefchaouen? How much money do I need for Chefchaouen?

How much does a trip to Chefchaouen cost? Is Chefchaouen expensive? The average Chefchaouen trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Chefchaouen prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Chefchaouen
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Chefchaouen is MAD121. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Chefchaouen is MAD242.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    MAD121
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    MAD242

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Food Budget in Chefchaouen
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Chefchaouen can vary, the average cost of food in Chefchaouen is MAD91 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Chefchaouen should cost around MAD36 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Chefchaouen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    MAD91

What did other people spend on Food in Chefchaouen?

Typical prices for Food in Chefchaouen are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Chefchaouen, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Lunch for Two
    MAD90
  • Dinner for Two
    MAD100
  • Cupcake
    MAD3.00
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    MAD20


Transportation Budget in Chefchaouen
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Chefchaouen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent MAD36 per person, per day, on local transportation in Chefchaouen.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    MAD36

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Chefchaouen?

Typical prices for Transportation in Chefchaouen are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Chefchaouen, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Taxi Ride
    MAD10


Entertainment Budget in Chefchaouen
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Chefchaouen typically cost an average of MAD131 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    MAD131


Tips and Handouts Budget in Chefchaouen
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Chefchaouen is MAD24 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Chefchaouen is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    MAD24


Alcohol Budget in Chefchaouen
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  • The average person spends about MAD47 on alcoholic beverages in Chefchaouen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    MAD47


Water Budget in Chefchaouen
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  • On average, people spend MAD18 on bottled water in Chefchaouen per day. The public water in Chefchaouen is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    MAD18

What did other people spend on Water in Chefchaouen?

Typical prices for Water in Chefchaouen are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Chefchaouen, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Two Coffees
    MAD40


Chefchaouen On a Budget
Chefchaouen Blue Door, Chefchaouen, Morocco
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.

Some of that peace and serenity, however, might be attributed to the fact that Chefchaouen is located on the edge of Morocco's marijuana growing region. The use of marijuana, while illegal, is widespread and tolerated, but the touts attempting to sell to you can be quite aggressive. They may be persistent or even threaten you, but if you simply smile, remain calm and repeatedly refuse politely, you'll usually walk away without a problem. On the flip side, some tourists hiking too near marijuana plantations have reported having stones thrown at them to scare them away. The best way to avoid this situation might be hiring a personal tour guide.
Sights
Like in many Moroccan cities, the medina, or old town, is the main attraction for most visitors of Chefchaouen. Originally decorated by Jewish immigrants, the whitewashed walls of the town instantly calm tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the larger cities in the country.

The waterfall, known as Ras el Maa, on the east side of the medina is a spot to witness the local culture and life of those who live in Chefchaouen. Many of them will meet here to cool off, chat and do their laundry.

If the tourists in Chefchaouen are getting to be too much, find an escape in the gorgeous Kasbah. This heavily restored fortress is surrounded by giant walls, and contains a small garden, Ethnographic Museum and a tiny art gallery showing the work of local artists. Have a look even it's just to see the lush green garden against the mountain setting.

For a stunning view of the whole medina, visit the ruins of the Jemaa Bouzafar mosque. On a hill just behind the waterfall, this mosque was restored in 2013, and offers a breathtaking view that's worth the hike.

But if that's not enough to quench your thirst for stunning photos, visit the hill of the Hotel Atlas. This outlook gives visitors a fantastic view of the town and valley - especially during sunsets. With plenty to see and do, you'll have no trouble filling your time here, even if you just wander around the town. Here's more things to do in Chefchaouen on a 2-day itinerary.

Activities
Being situated right in the middle of the Rif Mountains makes Chefchaouen the perfect destination for any hiker. There is a popular backpacker path leading into mountains located just behind the waterfall. Just ignore the vast amounts of marijuana plantations and the farmers trying to sell it to you.

If you're feeling ambitious, you can attempt the challenging hike up Jebel al-Kalaa - the peak overlooking the whole city. It's a fun trip, but can take up to 9 hours round trip. You'll also be walking through large marijuana plantations. Maybe that's a good thing? The route is also not well marked so you may have to find your own path back to the trail at times. Pack plenty of water and snacks for this strenuous and "high" journey.
Food and Dining
The local specialty in Chefchaouen is baissara, but unfortunately, many restaurants don't serve this dish. So if you see it, take advantage. You'll also find Moroccan staples like the vegetable stew with goat or sheep known as tajine, the tomato soup known as harira, the kofte meatballs and the fish called tagras. When touring the city, you won't want to miss olives, olive oil and goat cheese sold in most shops around town.

If you find yourself searching for food in the medina, avoid restaurants in the Kasbah square. Many are overpriced and rather low quality kofte or harira.

Transportation
Getting around Chefchaouen's two halves - the medina and the new city- is walk able. Most attractions will be friendly to those on foot, but if you're planning on traveling outside, you may want to consider hiring a guide and/or a car.

Bear in mind, con artists are also a problem in Morocco. Some are in it for the long con – spending days with you, showing you the city, gaining your trust and then stealing from you once you finally trust them.
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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.

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Travel Tips

Hike to the Spanish Mosque

By Bryan in Entertainment
A great way to see the town and all of its blue walls is to hike up to the old Spanish Mosque on the hill to the east of town. It's only about a 20 minute walk outside of the town but take your time, the surrounding scenery is amazing. On the way you'll pass through local farms and by a school after leaving the town by crossing the stream. Next to the stream you will find some interesting clothes washing basins that use gravity and the water from the stream to let the people wash their clothes. The view from the top of the old mosque is stunning, and you can sit on the surrounding land and have a picnic. It's a great place for sunset, too, just bring a flashlight.

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