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Ouarzazate, Region de Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco

How much does it cost to travel to Ouarzazate?

You should plan to spend around $42 (MAD424) per day on your vacation in Ouarzazate. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $16 (MAD161) on meals
  • $3.39 (MAD34) on local transportation
  • $43 (MAD427) on hotels

A one week trip to Ouarzazate for two people costs, on average, $593 (MAD5,938). 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
    $42
    MAD424
  • One Week Per person
    $296
    MAD2,969
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $593
    MAD5,938
  • One Month Per person
    $1,270
    MAD12,724
  • One Week For a couple
    $593
    MAD5,938
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $1,185
    MAD11,875
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,540
    MAD25,447
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ouarzazate cost?

A one week trip to Ouarzazate usually costs around $296 (MAD2,969) for one person and $593 (MAD5,938) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ouarzazate on average costs around $593 (MAD5,938) for one person and $1,185 (MAD11,875) 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 Ouarzazate will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ouarzazate on average costs around $1,270 (MAD12,724) for one person and $2,540 (MAD25,447) 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 Ouarzazate 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 Ouarzazate expensive to visit?

Ouarzazate is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Morocco, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Ouarzazate in depth.

Within Africa, Ouarzazate is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Africa for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Merzouga, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Dar es Salaam.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Ouarzazate?

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


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MAD427 ($43)
Local Transportation 1 MAD34 ($3)
Food 2 MAD161 ($16)
Entertainment 1 MAD106 ($11)
Accommodation Budget in Ouarzazate
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ouarzazate is $21 (MAD214). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ouarzazate is $43 (MAD427). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $21
    MAD214
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $43
    MAD427

Hotel Prices in Ouarzazate

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ouarzazate based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $55. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Ouarzazate
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ouarzazate is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $3.39 (MAD34) per person, per day, on local transportation in Ouarzazate.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $3.39
    MAD34

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Ouarzazate?

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


  • Taxi Ride
    MAD20


Food Budget in Ouarzazate
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ouarzazate can vary, the average cost of food in Ouarzazate is $16 (MAD161) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ouarzazate should cost around $6.42 (MAD64) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ouarzazate is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $16
    MAD161

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What did other people spend on Food in Ouarzazate?

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


  • Dinner for Two
    MAD110


Entertainment Budget in Ouarzazate
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Ouarzazate typically cost an average of $11 (MAD106) 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.
    $11
    MAD106

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Water Budget in Ouarzazate
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $0.44 (MAD4.38) on bottled water in Ouarzazate per day. The public water in Ouarzazate is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.44
    MAD4.38


Ouarzazate On a Budget
Ouarzazate Ourzazate, Morocco
Morocco can be quite an energetic country, but if you're looking for more of a quiet getaway, consider Ouarzazate. Small by Moroccan standards, this town is built up mostly around a main street – the Avenue Mohammad V. Ouarzazate. The name "Ouarzazate" comes from the Berber language meaning "without noise" or "without confusion." It was once a crossroad for a African traders traveling to northern cities in Morocco and Europe. Today, Ouarzazate is the largest town in the Moroccan Sahara, and its central location serves as a good home base touring the rest of Morocco.
Sights
Unlike many other Kasbahs, the Taourirt Kasbah was saved by Hollywood to be used as the set on many movies. With the help of Hollywood and UNESCO, small sections of the inner sanctum have been restored.

For a relaxing evening stroll, walk along the central square behind the Muhammad V street. Children play football on the square, and people socialize. Walk around and immerse yourself in the Ouarzazate culture.

For a closer peek into the history of Hollywood in this area, take a tour of the Atlas Film Corporation Studios. Established by Mohammed Belghimi in 1983, this is known as the first "Ouallywood" studio. This is where display sets and props from movies like Jewel of the Nile and The Mummy Returns. Guided tours of the studio run every 20 to 40 minutes and take you through the stages, sets and workshops.

Another movie tour option is CLA Studios. Also known as the Dino de Laurentis Cinecitta Studios, this studio is along the same road as the Atlas Film Corporation. This is where you'll see the Jerusalem set from Kingdom of Heaven and a collection of other props.

If you can't get to the larger studios outside of Ouarzazate, there's always the Musee de Cinema. Located across from the Taourirt Kasbah, the Musee de Cinema is a small, old museum in a former studio. The exhibits include a collection of old sets, props and cinematic equipment.

If you do have the time to get a bit out of town, make a half-day trip to the Oasis de Fint. This small, lush region is in the midst of the dry hills that surround the city. Just past the river into Tabount is a paradise waiting to be explored.

Activities
Taking the trek into the Sahara is a unique, and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Try walking, driving an ATV, riding a horse, or even a camel to this beautiful landscape. Ask your hotel for tours you can arrange. There are walking tours, camel treks, sand boarding, hiking and even camping excursions available – long and short in duration.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of restaurants along the Mohammad V street and in the central square markets. There are plenty of options depending on what you want. After several weeks of desert food, you may want to taste something a little different. The French Bistro, Accord Majeur, across from Berbere Palace offers comfy corners dimly lit from brass wall lamps. Take samples from the menu of foie gras, smoked salmon, beef carpaccio, duck confit and homemade ice creams.

And while you're in the mood for French, visit Brigitta Babolat's Moorish fantasy palace, La Kasbah des Sables. This collection of lounges and cozy corners surrounds a centerpiece of a shallow pool lit up by jewel-colored lights. Once you've dined on barbot and saffron, you can enjoy the cushion-lined cubbyholes decorated with locally made objets d'art.

Transportation
The area around Mohammad V is easily walk able, and that's probably the easiest and most convenient way to travel around the city center. For longer distances, the red petit taxis travel within Ouarzazate and offer relatively cheap rates. Take advantage of that, especially during the hot summer months. Beware of your driver asking you to "transfer taxis" or has a "friend to pick up on the way." This typically leads to a friendly English-speaking person pitching you outings. Politely tell them you're not interested, unless you think you can negotiate a good price. Then, go for it.

While the city is pretty safe, you may not want to wander into any alleys or corners at night. This region is generally safe, but its better to not take too many chances.


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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.