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Morocco: Cities and Transportation with Virikson Morocco

Have you ever been in an energetic and vibrant country before? The North African country with a long history and cultural values, Morocco is now an expat destination for many visitors. Morocco’s top five cities are best known for their unique charms and mixture of cultures. All cities are a representation of old Arab values and architectural designs of buildings. The old medina’s of cities are surrounded by walls and initially were constructed with the intention of making residency places for armies of Morocco in ancient times.

Morocco is now developed in every aspect and ranked as the 58th country in the list of World County’s list. In your cheap Morocco holidays, a breathtaking visit to Morocco will develop a wave of happiness and adventure in you and make you comfortable to live and explore here more.

Casablanca:

A beautiful largest city of Morocco with the population more than 3.6 million, Casablanca is still representing its old history which stretches back to 12th century when Spanish merchants came in this land to settle down. Nowadays, Casablanca is an industrial and commercial center of Morocco and known as the heart of Morocco industries. Leading industries include electronics, textiles, leather works and food processing. Jobs are available in this city in the industrial sectors and export industry, as well as in the manufacture and supply fields and the financial sector. CNN has announced in 2014 that Casablanca will appear as a finance hub of the future. The government of Morocco is still struggling for increasing the technology infrastructure and refining legal procedures in this city.

Casablanca

Rabat:

Under the French rulers in the 12th century, Rabat was declared the administrative capital. Rabat and nearby Salé were combined upon Independence Day in 1956 and these two cities were united as an urban region with a total population of 1.9 million. For the production of blankets, carpet, leather handicrafts and its work, it is a central point of the textile industry. Many members of the political staff work here because Rabat is the capital of city as well as people employed with NGOs and international organizations.

Rabat

Tangier:

Divided from the European continent by the Strait of Gibraltar and lies 27 km from the southernmost land slope of Spain, Tangier is known the state of being the country’s second-most significant economic heart after the largest Casablanca. As such, it fascinates lots of people, who work in trade and the shipping sectors of the country at national and international levels.

Tangier

Marrakech:

Marrakech also known as the Red city of morocco (or Marrakesh) is the main city of central Morocco. In the mid-11th century, the red city was founded and now it is a popular center for winter sports and tourism. Marrakesh attracts a lot of people searching for a new life, new work and residence, but at the same time not wanting to change their work location too far from home.

Marrakech

Fez:

In the 8th century, Fez (or Fes) was founded and known as the oldest city of Morocco among the Morocco’s four imperial cities. With the population of 1.1 million, Fez is an enjoyable city with the heights as the center of commerce and learning in the 14th century. In Fez, Tourism is a major industry for natives and also for Government and also most of the crafts produced which are sold in the winding streets of the souk. In 1981, UNESCO declared this old town as a World Heritage Site. In these days, it is recognized as a trade hub and for its production of old-fashioned crafts.

Standing on the rooftop of any morocco resort with a cup of delicious mint tea in Morocco holidays 2018, enjoying the sunset of the evening, taking down the sun like sinking in the ocean, these amazing sights will definitely unseen for you in most visitors life.  Mostly travels stay in Sahara camps to have a tasty food in the deserts of Morocco in their Morocco holidays.

Fez

Planes and Ferries:

In Morocco’s major cities are developed with international and national airports. The Rabat-Salé Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, the Mohammed V International Airport outside of Casablanca and other airports are in Agadir, Nador, and Tangier. Worldwide tourism flights land in Morocco through these advanced international airports. For entering into the land of Spain, expats use the ferry transportation system. A number of private companies in Morocco offer their frequent services to Tarifa, Algeciras, and Gibraltar to Tangier or Ceuta.

Trains and buses:

In morocco, ONCF is the train company that offers its services while traveling among most of Morocco’s largest cities. Generally reliable and safe but usually can be crowded because of tourist’s majority. The trains are the safest and most comfortable way of traveling in the whole morocco cities.

Most of the people make sure that they get a first-class or second-class ticket because only in these train classes you will be able to get a reserved seat. These train cars will usually be clean and air-conditioned.  By paying 200 MAD for an eight-hour trip, you can reach from Fes to Marrakech in second class. Not more than 300 MAD will be spent for a train ticket and does not cost too much than this generally.

Trains and buses:

Among major cities, buses are another form of a transportation system which can be used easily. To get a taste of local culture, traveling by bus is a good way but they are usually congested and overcrowded. Tickets for intercity destinations are quite cheap than other city tickets and can be purchased only at the station. CTM (Compagnie de Transports Marocains) is a great company with excellent services of transportation and also conveniently connected with the train services. Another company is Supratours that operates along the southwestern and northern coasts. Fes to Marrakech, it usually costs around 160 MAD for a nine-hour trip but a Premium ticket can be got in a 350 MAD.

Taxis and Cars:

Another public transportation system for traveling is grand and petit taxis. A group of six people can easily tighten up in a grand taxis while traveling between cities. Holding up to three passengers, petit taxis are inter-city transport services with proper negotiation. Grand taxis get a reasonable fare at the before traveling to the destination while Petit taxis usually receive their bill with respect to distance meters then charge to the passenger for the fare.

Traveling within the city, petit taxis usually charge 20 MAD maximum. For a grand taxi, the fare is not fixed but all that passengers can do is that they show their negotiation skills and deal with the grand taxi driver.

Taxis and Cars

Having your own car either you rented it or personally owned, it will be more mobile and flexible for you. This can be a dangerous transport option, however, as the driving style is often quite disordered. Freeways link the cities like Fez, Tangier, Marrakech, Casablanca, and Rabat, all links are quite modern and good to drive but in the ruler areas, the condition of roads are very poor.  For up to one year, foreign driver’s licenses are legal in Morocco and for permanent application, after one-year expats can apply.

Visitors get taxis and their own rented cars in cheap Morocco holidays while traveling among different linked cities. To get the enjoyment of the cultural cities of morocco, all you need to go there and have great amusement in Morocco holidays, nearly in cool spring season.

Author Bio:

Mariabela

I am Maria, a travel blogger from the UK. Writing is my ultimate passion and nowadays, I am into the mission of providing creative and unique blogs on Morocco’s lively culture and traditions. I can help people in planning their journey by sharing my amazing experience to Morocco.