Is Ouarzazate Expensive?

Is Ouarzazate expensive to visit?

Ouarzazate is a very affordable travel destination with an average daily cost of $42. Compared to the rest of Africa, it is a reasonably affordable place to visit. It's ranked in the top 25% of cities in Africa for its affordability, comparable to places like Cairo and Rabat.



Ourzazate, Morocco

How expensive is Ouarzazate?

The average cost of traveling to Ouarzazate can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $42 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Ouarzazate here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Ouarzazate?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Ouarzazate will cost around $127 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $254.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Ouarzazate?

On average, a one week trip to Ouarzazate costs about $296 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $592.

Is it expensive to backpack in Ouarzazate?

Ouarzazate is a fairly common backpacker destination with more than 4 hostels in the area. Dorm beds in hostels average about $13 per night. (See hostel prices in Ouarzazate here.) Keep in mind that you'll find a wide range in prices here, too. The most expensive beds are priced around $17 and the cheapest around $10 per night.

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

  • $13 for a dorm bed at Cinema Riad
  • $17 for a dorm bed at Dar Widad
  • $10 for a dorm bed at Afgo Hostel

Are hotels expensive in Ouarzazate?

Hotel prices in Ouarzazate are somewhat more affordable compared to hotels in other cities. You can expect to spend about $55 per night for a room on average. There are around 2 five star hotels in the city and they average $211 per night. Three star hotels average $47 a night and two star hotels average $49 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Ouarzazate
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 2 $211
4 stars 10 $65
3 stars 20 $47
2 stars 12 $49
1 star 3 $40

Royal Golf BP 448, Ouarzazate
Overall Rating 8.7
Av Mohamede 5, Ouarzazate
Overall Rating 9.7

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Ouarzazate?

Activities and things to do in Ouarzazate can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $11 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is more than the country's average of $10.

    • 3 days group tour from Marrakech to Merzouga desert: $127
    • Private One Day Tour AIT BENHADDOU and TELOUET via Ouarzazate: $111
    • Private Quad Experience in the Ouarzazate Desert: $55
    • 1 Hour Horse Riding Adventure in Ait Ben Haddou: $26
    • Ouarzazate ‘Hollywood of Morocco’ Private Full-Day Tour with Ait Ben Haddou: $210
    • Private tour Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate. Lunch included.: $121
    • Private Full-Day Tour of Ouarzazate and Oasis Fint: $150
    • Ait-Ben-Haddou - City Tour: $22

    Is food expensive in Ouarzazate?

    Food in Ouarzazate can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $16 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $17. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Oases Fint Tour With Dinner: $66

    Is transportation expensive in Ouarzazate?

    Local transportation in Ouarzazate can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $3 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $9. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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