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T+L's Definitive Guide to Marrakesh


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Getting Around

The only way to navigate the medina is on foot. The lanes get crowded, so pay attention to valuables.

Petits taxis are perfect for short trips. Flagging one on the street is better than negotiating at a hotel queue, where drivers prefer to charge a set fee.

Grands taxis (usually Mercedes-Benzes) are better for longer journeys—out to the Palmeraie, say—and best booked in advance by your hotel. For half-day or day tours, Akaman employs multilingual drivers with a fleet of new vehicles, from Minis to Range Rovers.

Getting There: Royal Air Maroc flies direct from New York and Los Angeles to Casablanca. From there, catch a 40-minute flight to Marrakesh Menara Airport.


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