How to discover Morocco on a budget

How to discover Morocco on a budget

Discovering Morocco on a tight budget is not easy. It requires planning and budgeting. Consider these tips for enjoying on a budget. Read here!


Discover Morocco on a budget

Morocco is one of the most beautiful countries in North Africa, with diverse cultures, mesmerizing landscapes, lush green fields, desert environments, high Atlas Mountains, traditional riads, majestic mosques, picturesque beaches, and fabulous buildings.

Although Morocco is a dream destination for tourists, you can lose money if you fail to spend wisely. On the other hand, if you are on a budget and still want to make the most out of your trip to Morocco, we recommend considering the following tips to discover your favorite destination in North Africa. Read on!

Travel In Low Season

It would help if you chose to travel in the low season because the tourist demand is lower, the lodgings will have a lower rate per night, and you will even have more cheap options.

Think carefully about what destination you want to travel to in Morocco because some cities require a larger budget. Start planning at least seven months in advance for your plane ticket, lodging, and more.

Pack Light

Traveling with little luggage means that you can travel cheaper, as airlines charge for luggage of more than ten kilos. Backpacking to any destination in Morocco will help you move faster and be more comfortable.

Therefore, it is crucial to pack wisely to save money on airline luggage charges. Remember, packing light does not mean bringing 2-3 shirts and pants. Perform thorough research to determine what clothes you need for Morocco.

Explore Moroccan Cities

In specific Moroccon destinations, you can rent a bike and explore the whole city, in others walking the town will not be such a bad idea, but if you choose a big city, you may need to take the metro or a tram.

To travel with little money, make your itinerary and see the distance; so you will realize how much you need to use transportation. Some companies in Morocco usually have discounts if you travel for a few days.

Find Hotel Discounts

Without a doubt, when traveling with little money, you should choose cheap accommodation, but don’t worry, there are thousands of alternatives. Some hostels can cost cheap a night, in a room with 2 or 3 beds.

However, if you think of an extended stay, you can stay in local riads. Many hotels in Morocco offer discounts. So, it is better to leverage the discounts and save money. That way, you can stay for a prolonged period.

Create a Food Budget

Traveling cheap does not mean starvation or not eating. To travel with little money, you need to organize your food budget. If you stay four days in Morocco, you can look for a hotel that includes breakfast.

Fortunately, there are discount supermarkets in Morocco where you can eat for an affordable price. You can pack a lunch and have a picnic anywhere in the diverse landscapes of Morocco.

Explore Affordable Attractions

In Morocco, there are free museums and tourist attractions, or there is the possibility of going free on some days. For example, in Marrakech, you can go for free after 5:00 PM or on the first Sunday of each month.

If you are a student, bring your card to receive more discounts. Keep in mind that several cities have free walks to know the most important attractions. Remember, cheap travel is possible in Morocco.

Avoid Overspending in Souks

If your budget is limited, you do not need to buy souvenirs or gifts to remember that trip. The photographs and experiences make your trip and what will make you remember it forever.

In addition, if you want to take something to your partner or family, avoid buying at airports, museums, tourist places, and souks as prices are usually higher. Therefore, it is crucial to stick to your budget and avoid unnecessary purchases in Morocco.

Final Words

Traveling cheaply in Morocco is possible if you have time to organize and thus accommodate your finances and fly to your favorite destination in North Africa. The tips and tricks given above are based on our personal experience, and they work well for everyone. Keep reading the Africa Blog for more information on Morocco and other countries. Read on!


  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.
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