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Marrakech Travel Guide

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For the organized, logical traveler, Marrakech may seem like a nightmare. Its labyrinth of twisty alleyways are almost impossible to navigate, not that its array of snake-charmers, monkey-tamers, and spice sellers will let you go anywhere fast. The problem here isn't the city: It's your state-of-mind. Leave your structured daily routine behind, and let the ebb and flow of Marrakech draw you deeper into its colorful chaos. continue»

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When to Visit Marrakech

The best times to visit Marrakech are from March through May and from October through November. The spring and fall shoulder seasons boast the most desirable weather and the smallest crowds. The only exception is Easter, which sees a spike in tourism and hotel rates. Despite brutally hot temperatures, summer is the most popular time to visit Marrakech. From June through August, you'll have to contend with throngs of tourists and sky-high room rates. The winter months see another spike in tourism with visitors heading to the Red City in search of warm temps. But don't underestimate the weather: Temperatures have been known to drop below freezing once the sun sets in the wintertime.

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Getting Around Marrakech

The best way to get around Marrakech is on foot. Sure, this is a big city, but most of the main attractions are clustered at or within walking distance of the Medina. Alternatively, if you're looking for a fun way to get from the Medina into the Ville Nouvelle, consider taking a calèche (horse-drawn carriage). Upon arriving at Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK), located about two and a half miles southwest of the city center, you can either take a taxi or the ALSA public bus. Many hotels also offer airport shuttle services.

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