Morocco, Marrakech Guide (B): Marrakech Travel Guide
Marrakech has emerged as one of Morocco’s major financial and tourist centres fairly recently, experiencing exponential growth and making for an intense experience. The manic atmosphere, sights, sounds and smells can be overwhelming, but embrace them and you will fall in love with a city where it can seem like anything is possible.
Marrakech has become the go-to place in Morocco, beating out even Casablanca, and so getting there is very easy from anywhere. Direct flights, trains and buses all service the city regularly, among any other method you could imagine. Fancy transport by donkey? Anyways, we arrived in a car courtesy of our tour guide (see Merzouga blog), who dropped us off in the main square and tourist hub; Jemaa El Fna.
Flights from London Stansted with Ryan Air start from around 920MAD (£65) return, and probably get even cheaper if you time it right. It’s 17km from the airport to the Jemaa El Fna so you will need to jump in a taxi or wait for a bus to get into town. A petit taxi might set you back 80-120MAD (£5.50-£8.50) for the journey, and the number 19 bus will cost you 30 dirhams (£2.10) and stops in the main square. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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