Marrakech is easily explored on foot. The city consists of the Medina (old town) and the Ville Nouvelle (new city), approximately four kilometres apart. Beige-coloured petits taxis are cheap with metered fares and are a good form of transportation between the two destinations if it is too hot to walk. Taxis can be hailed on the streets. Public buses are a bit of a free-for-all, but they are cheap, frequent and cover the entire city. Driving in the city of Marrakech is difficult unless you know your way around and is not recommended, considering the narrow alleyways of the central urban medina area. The coach bus stations (CMS and Supratours) are situated in the new city and cover routes between cities and towns. Mercedes Benz sedans are called grands taxis and are another alternative for getting to neighbouring towns.
The Marrakech International airport is the gateway of the city for its international contacts. The airport also caters to many domestic airways as well. The airport renders all possible facilities to the passengers making each flight a comfortable one for them.
The Marrakech-Menara International Airport, (the International Airport is better known by this name) is located on a distance of 6 km from the main city in its southwestern front. The airport is connected with few International flights as most of the flights fly via Casablanca which is Morocco's main International Airport. It takes a 45 minutes flight from the Marrakech airport to reach Casablanca.
The Marrakech airport offers great facilities to their visitor which includes services like banks with ATM facilities, a post office, a restaurant matching the best of the standards including a snack bar, a general shop, a duty free shop and a medical center. It also houses a information center which caters to the different queries of the passengers about the city and the flights as well.
The transfer from the airport to the city is not an issue at all! Passengers can easily avail the taxis from the taxi stand which is just 15 minutes away from the airport. Other than these taxis the visitors can also avail the car rentals from the airport.
There is ample amount of parking place and no departure tax as well.
A ski resort in the desert! Indeed, thick snow envelops the Jebal Oukaimeden mountain peak during the winter months (usually January and February), just a 46-mile (74km) drive from Marrakech. The town of Oukaimeden, which can be reached by taxi or self-drive car, is well equipped for the skiers that seek restaurants, ski equipment to rent, and comfortable hotels, set in lush greenery backed by blue mountains. Skiers can ascend the mountain by donkey or camel, but there are also modern ski lifts.
The village of Ouirgane, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains about 90 minutes drive from Marrakech, stands at the centre of a popular resort area, where summers are cooler and winters less harsh than those experienced in the city. The surrounding Berber countryside offers picturesque villages and hamlets to explore, set in forests full of wildlife and groves of fruit trees, alongside streams cascading down from the High Atlas Mountains and fields of wild flowers. The area is also known for its extraordinarily beautiful rose gardens.