10 Tips for Women Visiting Morocco

One of the most common questions I get is about women visiting Morocco alone and with friends. It can seem really intimidating to visit a Muslim country for those who have never been before.

Before you dig into this post I really encourage you to explore what you mean when you say safe. Is it a question of physical harm? Is it a risk of kidnapping?  This post will go a little bit deeper and hopefully answer some of your questions.

Morocco is as safe for a woman to visit as any other country. There are some general precautions to keep in mind but if you traveled anywhere in the world you will be facing similar issues.

You’re not the first woman to visit Morocco.

Every day thousands of women visit and millions more live here. Traveling in Morocco as a woman is not a new thing. Morocco is safe for female tourists. But it is important to be aware of cultural norms.

Keep your wits about you when you’re alone. Generally, it’s not a good idea to walk down streets alone late at night. Don’t carry large sums of cash. Don’t befriend people and hope for the best.

Be Aware.

A smile means more than a smile here, it’s an invitation to continue (or start) a conversation, which then often leads to other assumptions. I think it’s easier to just avoid altogether.

Keep Your Smiles to a Minimum

If I’m being honest then you need to know you’re going to hear comments. Some are innocent, perhaps complimenting you or exclaiming how beautiful you are. Flattering isn’t it? I’ve found the best way to deal with this is to just ignore it.

Ignore the Comments

In Morocco you CAN wear whatever you want. This is especially true in big cities. BUT, you also should be aware that the less you wear, the more attention you’ll draw.

Consider What You Wear

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