Hi there single female travelers ! I personally have visited Morocco during late September of 2018. To be honest I was a bit terrified before arriving there about what should I expect regarding my safety etc. I have to say that all my fears have gone, once I was there. If someone gets the right precautions, and be enough confident protecting and caring about herself, then Morocco will be be a great memory by the end of your trip. Morocco is a very charming country, and you will gain unbelievable experience to remember for a lifetime. If I only had 3 words to describe, those would be unique, colorful and seductive.
MY 10 TIPS FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL IN MOROCCO BELOW:
- Respect the culture and the country
- Get dressed properly – that means that covering your body and head as much as you can. I found it very convenient to avoid many weird looks wearing a headscarf. The positive with that is that you don’t need to beautify your hair. Also if you avoid the months with the most heat, then you can easily get dressed up a bit more.
- Be and look confident – when you walk, looking straight and walking fast, gives you that exact confidence. Also if you know where you are going, or at least looking like this, you can avoid many uncomfortable situations. Also when visiting souks (shops) you have to be firm at your offering price and don’t care at all if at the end you buy that one, or another one thing that you will for sure find somewhere else in Morocco. In Marrakech city only, you can find 6000 souks!
- Agree for private taxis price, which are called petit taxis, before entering in one. Taxi drivers might ask a lot more money if you do not do that ahead.
- Pretend that you have friends in Morocco and you have come to visit them, and that they are around the corner waiting for you, when and if needed.
- Avoid eye contact and smiles in restaurants and public places if you do not want some stranger to start a talk , or even sit with you in a cafe.
- Try to get socialized and get around with other tourists you will find everywhere in Morocco.
- Night time is good to be spent enjoying your riad or hotel, having a dinner inside etc, instead of wandering in dark small and quiet roads of cities.
- Book and go on excursions out in nature and in small cities or villages, to avoid city hassle. Things and people there are all more relaxed and safe .
- Mae a travel & health insurance before your trip, in order to know that you will be covered in case anything happens.
AND ENJOY YOUR TRIP TO THE FULLEST YOU CAN!!
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