Travel options in Marrakech

Marrakech is an incredible city that bursts with life. With its juxtaposing traditional attractions and its buzzing souks, you might end up being overwhelmed at first. There is no need to panic! Despite the city’s popularity, travel in Marrakech is relatively easy, convenient and quite cheap. You can travel in Marrakech by bus, on foot, by taxis, by horse-drawn carriages, bikes and vespas!

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Getting around Marrakech

On Foot

Without a doubt, the best way to get around Marrakech is by foot. Nothing connects you more with a city than walking through its streets and experiencing the culture first-hand. Some of the best attractions in Marrakech are also pedestrian-only zones, so sometimes you don’t even have a choice.

 Definitely consider having a local private guide with you to avoid getting lost! Walking will give you the most unique experience of Marrakech, guaranteed.

 

By Bus

There are public bus services in Marrakech, however, it’s important to know that they can sometimes be confusing and unreliable. The buses are usually late, but if you’re in no hurry they’re usually a good way to see the city. Most buses stop at Jemaa el Fna, the central square of the city and one of the top attractions in Marrakech, so you’ll get down right in the center of the city.

 

 Calèche

Travel back in time and experience one of the most unique ways of travel in Marrakech! It’s simply one of the most picturesque, romantic and fun ways of getting around and it’s actually fairly convenient! The calèches are horse-drawn carriages that can fit up to six people at the same time and they can take you to the most important attractions. Imagine showing up in front of an extravagant palace on your horse-drawn carriage as the sounds of the city echo in the background….Yes please!

 

Taxis

The thing about taxis is that, even though they are convenient, they’re not the best way to travel in Marrakech. There are two types of taxis: the petit and the grand taxis. A lot of taxi drivers charge a lot higher than the normal fares, and it takes a lot of haggling to get the price down.

 

Bikes

Hiring a bicycle, a motorbike or a vespa gives you an incredible experience when it comes to travel in Marrakech. It’s considered one of the most authentic ways of exploring the city, and you’ll blend right in with the thousands of whizzing bikes that zip their way through the snaking alleys of the souks.

Top day-trips tours in Marrakech

The Non-Touristy Day Trip to Ouarzazate & Ait Ben Haddou

from

€77.00 p.p.

The Charms of Essaouira Private Day Trip

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€48.00 p.p.

Best of Marrakech: Highlights and Hidden Gems tour

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€23.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Paulien Marrakech
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Best of Marrakech: Highlights and Hidden Gems tour

Wij hadden op maandag 9 july een toer met rachid afgesproken en waren heel blij met hem hij bracht ons op plekken waar we anders niet zouden komen en de bevolking is vriendelijk maar erg opdringerig waar wij ons niet echt op ons gemak voelde , daarom was het prettig om rachid bij ons te hebben .
Hij vertelde ook heel veel over marrakesch en de gewoontes en tradities , kortom een aanrader , alleen mischien niet in july of augustus , was erg heet
Gr van ton en paulien

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Avi Marrakech
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The Magic of Marrakech by Night tour

This was our very first experience in Morocco and our guide did not disappoint us at all. He is knowledgeable, easy to understand and very well mannered. His understanding and ability to describe the city, it’s people and the food were unmatched. I would highly recommend him and the food tour. It was all wonderful.

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Kristi Marrakech
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Atlas Mountains Day Trip: Ourika Valley & Berber Villages

On our last full day in Marrakech, we took the Atlas Mountain Day trip with Youssef. It was one of the best days we had in our trip there! Youssef and his driver Hassan came to our riad to pick us up and we headed out. On our drive to the mountains, we rode camels (not included in the fee and our choice to do). Along the way, we had an opportunity to see a local potter at work creating a tagine (amazing talent), an argon oil facility (got to taste "Moroccan nutella"), and then took a hike to a breathtaking waterfall. There were a few steep areas and Youssef and Hassan helped me along the way. We hung out at the waterfalls for a while, soaking our feet in the cool water and enjoying watching others playing in the water. Then we headed down to a local restaurant, where we had lunch along the river with our feet cooling just like a local in the river as we ate. On the way back in, we took a looped road high up into the mountains and saw many scenic vistas and had tea and sweets at a local home. We arrived back at our riad at the end of the day having had a once-in-a lifetime experience.

In addition to the amazing experiences of the physical landscape, our trip was great because of Youssef. He is so friendly and engaging! He was able to straddle the line of talking and sharing info with us and also allowing us to look out the window and stare at the breathtaking vistas in silence. That is a tricky line to walk, and he did it effortlessly. He took lots of pictures and videos for us, knew just when to get us out for a walk or a scenic view, and shared about his life. Hasson, our driver, was super-friendly and assisted in our trip. I would highly, highly recommend anyone to make this experience a part of your visit to Marrakech! You will not be disappointed!