On foot / Walking, Marrakesh

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  • Djemaa el-fna, Marrakesh
    Djemaa el-fna, Marrakesh
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    by tini58de
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    Wall painting, Marrakesh
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    The cheapest way to get to Medina (Riad)

    by keibunkin Written Jan 20, 2012

    The petit taxi and the grand taxi outside of Airport are usually charge 2 or 3 times more. I asked the reason why, they said Tourist has more money and it is affordable for them.

    If you do not want to ripped off. Please take a petit taxi outside of Airport which is only 5 min walk. Normally they have to use the meter.

    I appointed LOST in Marrakech (lostinmarrakech@yahoo.com) who arranged an interpeter (acutally transportation service) for tourists. A woman came to airport and pick us up, walk to outside of airport and negotiate with taxi driver. We paid the exact amount shows on taxi meter (no tips) and get to Jamaa el fna. From there, she walked with us all the way to the door of our riad.

    It was night and we don't speak neither French and Arabic. We paid 100DH + Actual Taxi cost but it was worth to pay.

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    Walking the medina and souks

    by dutchboycalledjan Updated May 3, 2011

    Our Riad, Ma'ab, arranged a guide for us for a walk through the souks. We agreed a price of 40 dirham. However, we were very dissatisfied with his knowledge and attitude. After about 30 minutes, we renegogiated his fee to 20. In the end his attitude recovered and we gave him 25. The Riad took it up with the guide organizer.

    We lost our way once, found a small cab, called the Riad and asked them to instruct the driver to bring us back. Before we left I negotiated the price from 60 to 25. Of course the driver had no 5 dirham change, ;-). but it did take us longer than we expected. Many times people proposed to show us the way, but we always declined. If nothing works, try the Arab no thank you: "la, shakram". Usually worked for us. We were told that you can also threathen to call the tourists police.

    Meknes and Tingehir is much more relaxed than Marrakech.

    A guide on a 4 hour trek in Tingehir asked 30 dirham. He carried our back pack and was very attentive. We gave him 40.

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    Walking the medina and souks

    by dutchboycalledjan Updated May 3, 2011

    Our Riad, Ma'ab, arranged a guide for us for a walk through the souks. We agreed a price of 40 dirham. However, we were very dissatisfied with his knowledge and attitude. After about 30 minutes, we renegogiated his fee to 20. In the end his attitude recovered and we gave him 25. The Riad took it up with the guide organizer.

    We lost our way once, found a small cab, called the Riad and asked them to instruct the driver to bring us back. Before we left I negotiated the price from 60 to 25. Of course the driver had no 5 dirham change, ;-). but it did take us longer than we expected. Many times people proposed to show us the way, but we always declined. If nothing works, try the Arab no thank you: "la, sharkram". We were told that you can also threathen to call the tourists police.

    Meknes and Tingehir is much more relaxed than Marrakech.

    A guide on a 4 hour trek in Tingehir asked 30 dirham. He carried our back pack and was very attentive. We gave him 40.

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    Go by foot

    by earthflyer Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    Best way to get around Marrakesh and it's sites are by foot, don't do all the sites in one day as there is too much to see. Break it up and spread it over a couple of days, have some long spells in the cafes and just watch the world go by while drinking mint tea.

    Everything is within walking distance if you don't mind walking for the majority part of the day, unless things you want to see are further afield.

    Getting around by foot is a great way to get those good shots that happen at the spare of the moment if you are in the right place at the right time.

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    Walk!

    by tini58de Updated Feb 10, 2006

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    Most of the time we walked through Marrakesh. Distances in the city are not that far and in order to really enjoy the sounds and smells and sights of the city, there is no other way but walk!

    Especially in the suuqs you just have to walk, but be careful: there are a lot of people on bicycles and motorcycles who don't seem to ever use their brakes..... So you better watch out and jump!

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    On foot around Marrakesh.

    by suvanki Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    Wall painting, Marrakesh
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    On foot is the best way to get around Marrakesh's centre. Through the Souks, Medina, Mellah area, your walking tour will find many hidden corners and sights that you can't reach by taxi or car, or that you'd miss as you whizzed past!

    So, comfy shoes on and just lose yourself in the labrynth of the many alleyways and roads of Marrakesh!

    Don't forget to look up as well as straight in front- there are lots of 'hidden treasures'

    Don't get worried that You'll not find your way out- theres always someone to direct you to 'the square' or the nearest landmark.

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