Travel Budget for Meknes

Region de Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco

How much does it cost to travel to Meknes?

How much money will you need in Meknes? MAD370 ($38) is the average daily price for traveling in Meknes. The average price of meals in Meknes for one day is MAD115 ($12). The average price of a hotel in Meknes for a couple is MAD415 ($43). Additional pricing is in the table below. 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How expensive is Meknes?

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

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Flights to Meknes

How much does it cost to go to Meknes? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Meknes?

Typical travel prices in Meknes are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Meknes. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Meknes can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Popcorn
  • Water
  • Taxi Ride in Town
  • Fruit Shake
  • Spices
  • Bottle of Wine

Typical tour prices for Meknes

How much do tours to Meknes cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    5 days
    $ 710
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 1030
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    8 days
    $ 725
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    16 days
    $ 2000
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So you love a bustling nightlife with fine restaurants and meaningful historical buildings, but you hate all the tourists. Well, it maybe time to visit Meknes, Morocco. Since most travelers head straight to Fez, that leaves Meknes relatively untouched and remains free of the usual hassles that plague other major destinations.
For a glimpse into the grandeur of one of Meknes' greatest rulers of all time, Sultan Moulay Ismail, visit the Heri es-Sounai graineries and sit along the enormous, stone-lined Agdal Basin. This manmade lake is powered by a complex system of irrigation channels, and once served as a reservoir for the sultan's gardens and a pleasure lake for the royals.

Or take a trip to his final resting place. Because of his stature in Moroccan history, this sanctuary is open to non-Muslims, as well. Pass through a series of calm and peaceful courtyards to increase humility among visitors as they approach the tomb hall. This lavish showcase of Moroccan artistry is breathtaking, but keep in mind that non-Muslims are not allowed to approach the tomb itself.

Meknes is home to twenty-seven imperial and awe-inspiring gates, but none as stunning as the Bab el-Mansour. This is the largest of all of them, and has been well preserved. The lavish zellij and inscriptions along the top from 1732 when it was built by one of the greatest rulers of Meknes, Sultan Moulay Ismail's son, Moulay Abdallah. While you can't walk through the Bab itself, it still makes for an amazing photo opportunity.

Just south of the Bab el-Mansour is the mechouar, or the parade ground, known as Pl Lalla Aouda. This is where Moulay Ismail brought 16,000 slaves from sub-Sahara Africa thereby guaranteeing the continued existence of the elites by providing them with their own soldiers. The Sultan then provided them with women to produce more soldiers, and by the time he died, his Black Guard army had expanded tenfold.
Most Moroccan towns are divided into the ville nouvelle and the medina. Meknes' ville nouvelle, or new town, is known as Hamrya in Arabic, and is connected to the medina by a bridge running over the dried up Oued Boufekrane river. The new town section is complete with all the latest entertainment facilities while the medina is home to the historical monuments and buildings.

One exciting thing to do while visiting Meknes, is to take a trip to the many qissariat, or covered markets. Some are devoted to selling textiles and carpets. Arrive early and watch the noisy auctions on a Sunday morning. The Okchen Market is where you'll find the fine embroidery, and along the Rue Najjarine you'll see stalls of babouches, or leather slippers. If it's jewelry you're looking for, visit the Qissariat ad-Dahab, and just outside the city wall you'll see stalls selling spices, herbs, nuts and an energetic flea market.

If you're going to shop in the many markets, make sure you haggle. Never accept the shopkeeper's first price, bargaining is part of the Moroccan tradition. The easiest trick, especially if you don't speak French or Arabic, is to offer exactly half of what they're asking. From there, the shopkeeper will lower their price. This goes round and round and until you agree on a price. If you don't agree, try walking out. That will likely get the shopkeeper to come around.
Food and Dining
If you're looking to eat in the ville nouvelle, there are dozens of options to choose from. Walk along the Rue Antsirape to find traditional dishes like harira, tagine, couscous and rotisserie chicken. In the medina, on the other hand, there are plenty of restaurants and markets offering signature meals like pastille. The market near the Bab al-Mansour has amazingly fresh foods like olives, pickles and sweet treats.

Meknes Car Rental Prices
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Meknes is full of petit taxis – little blue Fiat Uno or Peugeot 205 brands. The minimum cost for one of these taxis is approximately five dirhams, but the bus is usually cheaper. These buses, while reliable and efficient, they can be difficult to navigate and are very crowded. They typically transport people between the suburbs, ville nouvelle and medina. Getting around both the ville nouvelle and the medina by foot is a convenient, efficient and probably your best option for getting around Meknes.


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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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