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1. Visas & Passports

2. Getting there
Casablanca | Agadir
Marrakech | Tangier
Ceuta | Figuig
La Gouera | Laayoune
Melilla | Oujda

3. Getting around

4. Distance finder

5. Eating & sleeping

6. About Hotels

7. Costs

8. Health

9. Safety

10. Climate

11. Communications

12. Shopping

13. Playing golf

14. Skiing

15. Travel costs

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Getting around

Highway in Morocco

The infrastructure of Morocco is fantastic. Getting around offers no other problem than deciding your means of transportation. Trains are connecting major cities, and many smaller places. These work well, but you won't get further south than Marrakech or Figuig. Otherwise, travelling is best done with a combination of buses and shared taxis, with shared taxis a bit more expensive than buses. Both have a tendency of getting crowded. These run almost on hours, and bring you to almost any place, small or big.
The most rewarding way of travelling in Morocco, especially in the south, is by car or motorcycle. You won't meet all the people you meet in buses and trains, but you can stop wherever you want. There are many nice villages along the roads where buses stop for just a couple of minutes, and there are many small roads, where ordinary transportation is rare, and where beautiful landscape can be discovered. Renting a car in Morocco is expensive, starting at 2500 dh for a Renault 4 for a week (free km and insurance included).
As Morocco is a long country, air flights can save you days of travelling. If you go north-south-north, one way overland, and the other with plane, is a good idea. One way Agadir- Laayoune costs around 800 dh.

By Tore Kjeilen