We are going to Marrakech at the beginning of Jan 2014. We want a proper experience and not just what a tour/package operator would give you (if that makes sense)
We've never done anything like this before
We have been looking at package deals but are thinking of just booking flights and going with the flow.
How easy is it to find hotel rooms (Riads?) by just turning up?
Would anyone advise it?
We were told not to take suitcases but pack some backpacks so as not to look over touristy
I can understand a bit of French (day to day stuff and menu stuff) would that be enough for getting a room/something to eat.
I have been told to do an All Inclusive package so I know what we're eating
I know we need to dress respectfully - not a problem as we aren't skimpy shorts and hanky size tops people
The other thing is transport from the airport to where accommodation is.
Are taxis available in abundance at the hotel?
How far is it into the main part of Marrakech and what should we expect to pay for a taxi?
Should we pre-book one to return to the airport for coming home or are they widely available and reliable?
Am I worrying for nothing?
Having only every been to Spain and France (and Kenya 20yrs ago) we aren't experienced travellers (but are in the over 40's age group) so any help or advice gratefully accepted
Thanks in advance.