How much does a trip to Merzouga Cost?

The Cost of a Trip to Merzouga

Typically, the daily expenses for a trip to Merzouga for one person fall between $12 and $25, while for two people, it can range from $23 to $50. These price ranges are based on the average daily cost of $17 (MAD173) which is calculated from the expenses of previous travelers. These numbers include expenses for food, accommodation, sightseeing, and local transportation. Keep in mind that prices can vary depending on your overall travel style, level of luxury, and the activities you choose. If you book standard hotels, eat at typical restaurants, and take in the main attractions, your budget should stay close to this average cost. Below, we provide a breakdown of travel expenses by category, as well as a general price range for accommodation and activities for your visit. Please bear in mind that individual attractions and hotels may vary in price, although they generally adhere to the price ranges discussed in this article.

How much money should you budget for your trip to Merzouga?

Budget travelers to Merzouga often spend around $12 per day. This usually includes a stay at a hostel and meals at affordable restaurants around town. Many budget travelers also prefer free activities over those that cost too much money. If you have a bit more money to spend, you should budget around $17 (MAD173) per day. This average includes a mid-range hotel and more meals in restaurants, along with a higher budget for entertainment and activities. Luxury travelers should plan to spend around $25 a day which includes higher-end accommodations, restaurants, tours, and activities. For more details, see our average travel costs for Merzouga here.

Average Daily Costs, Per Person, by Category
Budget Mid-Range Luxury
Accommodation1 $5 $10 $18
Food2 $6 $6 $6
Water2 $1 $1 $1

How much does a weekend trip to Merzouga cost?

Travelers spend, on average, $52 per person on a three-day trip to Merzouga. This includes sightseeing, hotels, food, and local transportation. You can stick close to this average price by staying at mid-range hotels and eating at mid-level restaurants, while also paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. If you wish to travel cheaper, it's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities. It's also common for many visitors to have a much higher travel budget, as many high-end hotels and restaurants can be found around town.


How much does a five day trip to Merzouga cost?

With five days in Merzouga, you can expect to spend about $86 total, not including transportation to and from the city. It's possible to stay close to this daily average by booking mid-range hotels, eating at normal restaurants, and paying for some entry tickets to popular attractions. It's possible to find lower-cost accommodations, eat at less expenive restaurants, and find more free activities if you want to spent less money.

How much does a one week trip to Merzouga cost?

Most visitors spend between $81 and $174 for a one week trip to Merzouga, with the average being $121. This includes sightseeing, local transportation, food, and hotels. One week is enough time to have a more in-depth experience in Merzouga. Also, one week allows you to be more flexible with your time and money, so you can potentially save money on some aspects of your trip while spending more on others.

Hostel Prices in Merzouga

With more than 10 hostels in Merzouga, the average price is $18 per night for a dorm bed. The cheapest hostel costs $6 and the most expensive is $38. Usually popular with younger travelers, hostels are a great way to save money while also being social. But not all hostels are the same, and we've analyzed the prices of both dorms and private rooms to find the average prices and best places to stay. You can see more details about the hostel prices in Merzouga here.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Merzouga.

  • $11 for a dorm bed at Le Gout Du Sahara (formerly Hostel Hassan) in Merzouga
  • $38 for a dorm bed at Merzouga Camp and Hostel in Merzouga

Hotel Prices in Merzouga

The average price for a hotel room in Merzouga is $62 per night. This average is based on our detailed analysis of available hotels in the area. If you want to save money, or if you're planning a more luxurious trip, it's important to look at hotel prices based on the overall star-rating as well as guest reviews. Also, prices can vary by location and amenities. You can see more details from our analysis of hotel prices in Merzouga here, and below is a breakdown of hotel prices by star-rating.

Hotels by star rating in Merzouga
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 1 $70
4 stars 3 $71
3 stars 43 $88
2 stars 20 $47
1 star 18 $49
No rating 5 $84

Ksar Merzouga BP 60, Merzouga
Overall Rating 9.0
Ksar Merzouga BP141, Merzouga
Overall Rating 9.8

Should you do a tour in Merzouga?

You'll find a wide range of guided tours in Merzouga and many visitors enjoy the convenience of having an expert guide leading them through the chosen activity. Tours range in price from $50 for the One way Trip to Fez from Merzouga in small Group to $195 for the Two Shared Days Tour From Fes To Merzouga Desert One Night Camp.

    • Merzouga one hour Adventure Tour: $61
    • 2 hours Merzouga ATV Rental - Desert Quad Biking Tour: $125
    • Merzouga 4x4 Desert Excursion - Sahara 4WD Adventure: $43
    • Merzouga 4x4 tour - Excursion around dunes: $54
    • Private Adventure to Merzouga Risani from Erfoud : $141
    • Private Camel Sunset Ride Experience in Merzouga Dunes: $92
    • Private Desert Tour and Visit to Nomadic Families: $98
    • Private Day Tour to chefchaouen from Fes: $119
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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.

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