A trip to Marrakech is the ultimate tourist experience. This lively Moroccan city is alive with cultures from east to west. Imperialism has turned Marrakech into a melting pot of European and African tradition and it hosts a wide variety of religious and cultural traditions.
Marrakech is determined that it will not be outdone by its neighbour, the famous city of Casablanca. In Marrakech, there is always something to do. Travellers will go home with arm loads of goodies and treasures collected from market vendors. And the liveliness of the town square almost never ends. Marrakech is a bustling city that never fails to stimulate the senses.
So if you're ready for a non-stop experience in a lively city, you have found the perfect destination in Marrakech. Come prepared for a colourful city with an endless supply of attractions and experiences.
Getting in and around Marrakech
When flying to Marrakech, travellers will fly in to the local international airport, Marrakech-Menara International Airport. Marrakech-Menara is located about fifteen minutes outside of the city. Several Moroccan-based airlines, such as Ryanair and Royal Air Morocco, offer affordable flights from major European and African cities. Many flights will land in Casablanca where you can then take a 45 minute flight to Marrakech. However, it is more economical to take the line 19 bus to Marrakech.
When you arrive in Marrakech, you can take a petit taxi to your accommodation unless your hotel has been able to arrange a taxi to pick you up. However, be sure to agree on a price with your driver or ask them to use the meter.
The best way to get around Marrakech is on foot. However, there are other alternatives. Taxis and buses in Marrakech are reliable and relatively affordable. But if you're looking for a more whimsical mode of transportation, try a caleche, or a small horse-drawn carriage. As with taxis, it's best to agree on a price with the driver before you begin your journey.Marrakech Car Hire
You will find your well known car hire companies in Marrakech such as Avis, Hertz and Europcar.^ Back to top
Marrakech hotels are traditional and are available in every price range. However, riads are another popular accommodation in Marrakech. Riads are grand old houses that have been converted into hotels. They are more expensive than your average hotel but a great way to experience the essence of Marrakech.
Things to do in Marrakech
There is never a dull moment in Marrakech and the people of this vibrant city never sit still either. The humming energy is sure to keep you on the move, whether you're going sight-seeing or shopping in Marrakech.