How Much Does An Adventure Holiday In Morocco Cost?

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Heading off on an adventure holiday is the sort of bucket list trip we’re all about… and if it’s high up on your list, then you’re in the right place.

There’s a bit of something for everyone in Morocco, from captivating ancient culture to glorious landscapes, thrilling landscapes, and tea that’s out of this world.

You do have the option of chilling out as well… but where’s’ the fun in that?!

We jest, but from treks through the Atlas Mountains to White Water Rafting in Morocco’s very own Grand Canyon, there’s something for every intrepid adventurer in this glorious part of North Africa. 

And yes, we even have a surf and yoga treat – and it’s every bit as blissful and joyous as you might imagine. 

But as you read this, you might be thinking that’s all good and well, but how much is it all going to set me back? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be covering…

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Flying To Morocco – What To Expect

The first step in your Moroccan adventure is planning and securing your flights (more on how we can help with that in a moment!) and depending on when you’re travelling, the cost of a round trip to Marrakech or Casablanca can vary from £150 to £500.

If you’re flying between June and August, expect that to be on the higher end of the scale, given Morocco’s reputation as warm summer holiday destination.

But if you want to keep costs down, checking flights for the remaining months of the year and looking to book in advance could be advantageous.

Spring and autumn are generally great times to travel and if you’re looking for a reputable place to book travel, we can recommend someone great for that! 

*Ahem* – okay, it’s us. 

Our small group travel packages mean that you always get the best possible prices while also maintaining a fun, tightknit group for your adventure.

How Expensive Is Accommodation In Morocco?

If flights are job number one, accommodation is following quickly behind.

Just because it’s an adventure holiday you’re after, doesn’t mean you need to go full Indiana Jones – there’s no wild camping necessary here.

Morocco is one of the most diverse countries you could imagine – from budget-friendly hostels to luxurious riads (traditional Moroccan houses with an interior courtyard), there’s something for everyone. There’s a hotel for every budget and every need, so wherever you’re heading, you’ll be well catered for. 

The average cost of a double room in Morocco is between £10-£50 for something basic, but your more pricey accommodation can be £100 per person or higher, depending on what you’re looking for.

As we said, there really is something for every budget! 

If you’re looking for a more immersive adventure, our 13-day Best of Morocco trip might just be the one for you – the sort of perfect match that would make Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman blush.

Yes, that was a Casablanca reference… and we can only apologise. 

You can find out a bit more about our Best of Morocco trip, which includes a camel ride under the stars in the Sahara Desert, heading through the Canyons, and even a cooking class in Marrakech, by clicking here.

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Getting Around In Morocco

This will come as no shock to you, I’m sure, but getting around Morocco can be an adventure in of itself. 

You’ve got all the usual travel options – local buses, trains, taxis, private transfers and if you’re really feeling adventurous, your own two feet.

If you’re anything like me, though, your own two feet will tend to direct you towards restaurants and shops, rather than towards any particular destination… so probably best to focus on more direct modes of transport.

Local taxis can be as cheap as £1-£2 depending on how far you’re travelling, while longer journeys via bus or train will set you back anything from £5 to £20 depending on the class of travel that you’re planning on taking and how far you’re heading.

If you’re heading to more remote areas such as the Sahara Desert or the High Atlas Mountains, it might be worth thinking about private transfers or joining a guided tour…

And if you’re thinking of joining a guided tour, we run plenty of those in Morocco! You can find out more about our trips to Morocco here.

How Much Does Food Cost In Morocco?

One of the greatest joys of Morocco is the rich culinary heritage that’s truly one of a kind. 

The combination of Mediterranean and African influences with a touch of middle eastern thrown in for good measure mean that the ingredients coupled with spices are out of this world.

Think fragrant tagines, gloriously freshly baked breads, lamb dishes that’ll knock your socks off and couscous that’ll ruin couscous forever for you (because you’ll never have it this good again). 

I may have lost a few moments daydreaming about Moroccan food there.

Cost wise, you’re looking at between £10-£20 per person if you’re heading to a local restaurant, while street markets and local eateries are more budget friendly and can set you back as little as £2-£5 (depending on what you’re ordering and how much you fancy, of course!). 

The souks (traditional marketplaces) are well worth a visit and the fresh produce, spices, bread and ingredients are worth it alone – even if you’re just browsing and taking in the sights and smells.

There’s a distinctly Spanish influence in many parts of Morocco, and you can sample that and loads of culture, food and more on any of our Moroccan adventures, including our Best of Morocco trip (find out more on that one here).

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Where’s The Adventure In Morocco?

Perhaps the real adventure is the friends you make on the trip to Morocco?

Or perhaps, in much more real sense, the adventure in Morocco is waiting to be found by you…

It’s one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in the world, pulling influence from Spain, Africa, the Middle East and half of the Mediterranean to deliver an adventure like no other.

From trekking in the Atlas Mountains to surfing the waves of the Atlantic coast, and even white water rafting through the country’s own “Grand Canyon,” there’s no shortage of thrilling pursuits to choose from.

And yes, you can do all of those with The Bucket List Company.

If trekking is your bag, a multi-day hike in the High Atlas Mountains should be top of the agenda, and that’ll cost anywhere from £20 to £50 per day. 

While if the Sahara Desert is a ‘must see’ for you, an overnight camping experience costs somewhere between £100 – £200, depending on your package and your plans.

How Much Does It Cost To Surf In Morocco?

Diving into the world of surfing in Morocco isn’t just an adventure, it’s surprisingly affordable too! Picture yourself riding the rolling waves under the Moroccan sun, with the stunning coastline stretching out beside you. The cost? Waaay less daunting than tackling those gnarly waves for the first time, err, dude. 

For beginners, you’re looking at around £20 to £50 for a group lesson, which often includes all the gear you need. If you’re keen on getting some one-on-one attention to perfect your pop-up, private lessons can set you back between £40 and £100, depending on the school and the duration of the session. 

Of course, the cost comes down when you learn to surf with an experienced, expert group travel company like…well, us! We’ve even thrown some yoga into the mix too, in our incredible Morocco Surf & Yoga Retreat itinerary – click here to check it out.

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What Other Costs Might I Have In Morocco?

Once you’ve considered all of your accommodation, flight, food, travel (including internal and local travel), and trip costs, what else is left?

Well, there might be entrance fees for attractions and museums, tips for guides, porters and service providers, travel insurance, souvenirs and gifts for friends and family members and any other purchases you want to make while you’re there. 

The more things you want to do, the more your trip will cost – the key is to strike the right balance between adventure and being kind on your wallet! 

At The Bucket List, our trips are designed to give you the best possible experience, delving into the culture, food, nature, and scenery of Morocco to deliver unique trips that scratch that Bucket List itch.

An Adventure holiday in Morocco is a rewarding experience, but balancing budgets can be incredibly tricky…

It’s a big part of the reason that we design all of our trips the way that we do. Our small group trips are the perfect blend of fun, achievement, camaraderie and relaxation (the surf and yoga retreat is seriously big on that, by the way!). With a maximum of 16 people on each trip, it’s the perfect way to get to know each other and enjoy a cost-effective adventure trip to Morocco! 

Check out everything we’ve got going to Morocco at the moment: 

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