Getting There

By Bus -- Buses depart daily for Tinerhir from Casablanca (11 hr.; 170dh), Er Rachidia (3 hr.; 55dh-70dh), Erfoud (4 hr.; 65dh), Marrakech (10 hr.; 100dh), and Ouarzazate (5 hr.; 70dh). They operate on, or across the road from, place Principale, on the west side of the gardens in the center of town.

By Grand Taxi -- Grands taxis operate throughout the day to Tinerhir from Ouarzazate (4 hr.; 65dh) via Boulmalne du Dadès (1 hr.; 25dh), Erfoud (3 hr.; 55dh), and Er Rachidia (3 hr.; 55dh). Grands taxis park on the east side of the gardens. From here you can also catch a grand taxi heading up the Todra Palmerie to the gorge (30 min.; 20dh). Chartering one for the return journey to Todra Gorge will cost around 200dh for a couple of hours.

Fast Facts

In the bustling town center of Tinerhir, you'll find most services within .5km (1/3 mile) along avenue Mohammed V, the main Ouarzazate-Er Rachidia road.

At the west end of this stretch are branches of the banks BMCE (tel. 0524/870694), Credit du Maroc (tel. 0524/803562), and Banque Populaire (tel. 0524/894138), all with ATMs and bureaux de change, open Monday to Friday 8:15am to 3:45pm.

Tinerhir's post office is in the grand taxi parking lot on the east side of the gardens. It's open Monday to Friday 8am to 4:15pm and Saturday 8 to 11:45am.

Pharmacie Todgha (tel. 0524/834166) is at the east end of avenue Mohammed V, open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm and 3:30 to 7:30pm, and Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Internet can be accessed at Fecom, in the small square off avenue Mohammed V, opposite the gardens. The store also sells computer accessories and blank CDs, and is open daily 8:30am to noon and 3 to 8pm. There's also a small Internet cafe above the Teléboutique in the grands taxi park, open daily 9am to 9pm.

Labo Photo al Fath, next to Pharmacie Todgha, sells and processes film and has a small stock of memory cards, batteries, and battery chargers. It's open daily 9am to noon and 2:30 to 8pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.