How To Travel In Morocco As A Woman

TRAVEL IN MOROCCO AS A WOMAN

I can personally confirm to my solo female travelers that you should have nothing to worry about while visiting Morocco. I felt safe and highly recommend adding this to your travel bucket list if you are a woman and even is you are a solo female traveler, like me. This pock-size guide will teach you how to travel in Morocco as a woman.

Morocco is a conservative country but tourism is a huge industry, so female travelers and solo female travelers is common.

Regardless of the city, regardless of gender, be respectful and accommodate to the culture to really experiencing the country.  

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What To Expect In Cities

Places such as Fes and Chefchaouen, a more conservative and covered dress code is expected and the norm for women.

Cities like Marrakesh are considered a moderate Islamic city. This means there is no set dress code for women to adhere too. I would still follow the below guideline for clothing.

Clothing

Keep shoulders (a scarf suffices) and knees covered at all times even in moderate Islamic Marrakesh will gain you respect with the locals.

Interactions With Men

Keep big smiles to a minimum when interacting with men and ask women for directions. It is important to not only adapt your dress but your behavior in Morocco.

Accommodation For Women

If you are nervous about heading onto the streets alone, consider staying in hostels which have female only dorms.

By staying in a hostel with a female only dorm, you are likely to meet other women who are travelling Morocco alone or in a group of females.

Find the perfect accommodation to meet other female travelers HERE.

Walking In Morocco

I found it perfectly safe to walk alone, walk with men or walk with other women. The most you can expect is the random cat call despite your conservative attire and vendors trying to sell you something.

Men Aren’t Scary

Don’t be afraid of the local men who want to befriend you, it’s most likely they just want to sell you something. Stop and take a look if you’re interested, or politely decline and continue on your way. 

Discover Morocco Using This 10-Day Itinerary

Morocco Backpacker Trail

See my Morocco travel guide HERE to learn how to get here, where to stay, eat and what to do in this culturally rich Islamic country.

Still Nervous To Travel In Morocco As A Woman

Consider these group tours. This will guarantee everything you had to plan on your own is included and you can guarantee a group to travel with.

2 DAY TOUR FROM FES: VOLUBILIS, MEKNES & CHEFCHAOUEN
FROM FES: 4-DAY TRIP TO MARRAKECH VIA MERZOUGA WITH LODGING
FROM MARRAKECH: 4-DAY/3-NIGHT DESERT ADVENTURE END UP IN FES
CASABLANCA: 3-DAY PRIVATE MARRAKECH AND ESSAOUIRA TOUR

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