In the Medina
The best way to get around the medina is on foot with a map of Marrakech in hand or a (paper) guide. Upon arrival at Riad Eloise, we will give you a detailed map and a simplified plan to show you the paths to take and the establishments where you can eat or refresh yourself in complete serenity.
The real official guides and the fake clandestine guides have as an accessory or essential mission to lead you in the shops of traders. If you get lost in the maze of alleys, ask for directions from an adult shopkeeper and never from a child who will make you diversions to his cousin's shop, where he will get a commission on your purchases. This is normal in Africa.
Outside the medina
To get out of the medina, small taxis (3 seats max) are practical and cheap if you ask to activate the meter. A trip from the medina to Gueliz costs no more than 12 dirhams including bakshich. Don't be impressed by those who ask you for Dh20 at the start.
Another pleasant way to get around is by horse-drawn carriage. Although the prices of the rides are displayed on each one, the negotiation is hard but less hard as you move up to the end of the queue: those who have just arrived. We recommend that you always negotiate the price before you leave, never on arrival.
The Alsa City buses from Marrakech are cheap and take you just about anywhere for Dh4/pers. Buses 1 and 16 go from "la place jemma el fna" to Gueliz.
The big red tourist buses (Hop-on Hop-off) follow a tourist route to discover Marrakech. A day pass will allow you to hop on and off at the various stops along the route to visit at your leisure.
To get out of Marrakech you can either take a large taxi (Mercedes max 5 people) without a meter (price to be negotiated) or a minibus with a driver or, as suggested in the transport section, a rental car.