Is Morocco Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Morocco is generally safe but requires the traveler to exercise a certain degree of caution and awareness, especially in crowded markets and streets where pickpocketing or harassment could occur. It is suggested to dress modestly and abide by the cultural norms. Avoid walking alone in isolated areas at night and always make sure someone knows your plans.

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How safe is Morocco?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Unsafe

Morocco, like any other place, has areas that are safer than others. Generally, if you stay within the busy, well-lit areas and avoid walking alone late at night in unfamiliar locations or quiet streets, you should be fine. However, it's always important to remain alert and cautious, especially in the more remote areas or less tourist-friendly regions. It is also advised for solo female travelers to align their activities with day times.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Moderate

Public transportation in Morocco is quite diverse, ranging from buses, taxis to trains. It's generally considered reliable and wallet-friendly. However, due to heavy crowds during peak hours and occasional inconvenience associated with longer distance travels, it's advisable to maintain a cautious approach. Always keep an eye on your belongings and try to avoid traveling alone late at night for added security. It's common and preferred to hire registered cabs or use trusted taxi apps for night travel.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:High

Morocco is generally a safe country, but street harassment, particularly in the form of verbal comments, can be somewhat prevalent in touristy areas. While it usually does not escalate beyond this, it's crucial to dress modestly and be aware of your surroundings. Paying little attention to the harassers usually discourages them. Always remember to respect the local culture and customs.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Moderate

As a popular tourist destination, Morocco generally maintains a moderately safe environment. However, petty crimes, like pickpocketing and purse-snatching, are prevalent, particularly in crowded markets, streets, and public transport. Thus, vigilance is advised. Keep personal items secure and avoid flaunting valuable possessions to reduce the risk of these incidents.
Tap water:

Tap water:Unsafe

While the tap water in Morocco is mostly treated, it still posses the risk of containing certain contaminants and is not consistently safe to drink. Many locals do drink it, but it's advisable for travelers to opt for bottled water to avoid any potential gastrointestinal distress.

Is Morocco safe to travel?

3.7 /5

Based on 78 experiences

Aya

Aya

Kazakhstan

Solo travel experience

Morocco is so far from my country and I haven’t new a lot, so it was my first self trip and a haven not felt safe, I was looking for safe expensive hotels, and searching a lot of information about places and it took a lot of time. During my trip I visited 10 cities and one waterfall village in the mountain. I recommend visiting Marrakesh and Essaouira first, cities in the South of Morocco. Transport is actually modern and popular. You can travel by car, buses, trains. Buses and trains have the same cost -19€. Planes are also available, but not for all cities. Food is delicious. Good quality tasty meat, big variety of fruits and vegetables. I like species, so Moroccan use it always, what is perfect for me. I like so much moroccan bread, traditional pancakes, kuskus, tajine with vegetables or plums.

Posted: April 21, 2024
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Victoria

Victoria

United States

Solo travel experience

Great food, kind hearted people, and beautiful scenery! So much to see when visiting and such a peaceful country. Safe and welcoming. Visited Casablanca, Chefchoen, Tangier, and Rabat. Used Airbnb for all locations and rented a car to get around the country. Great experience.

Posted: February 18, 2024
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Group travel experience

I was in Morocco for a week with two friends. We stayed in a Camp and through that had a really safe surrounding. We had the chance to go surfing every day and visited the souks. If you go to Morocco, make sure to visit those if you have the chance to. I wouldn’t do it much often, but wouldn’t miss out on it either. The locals are incredible friendly. Even though as a woman you will receive a lot of comments, nobody ever really wanted something from us. The food was amazing. We got to eat local food every day and I really miss it. There are really good vegetarian options. If you stay in a camp or volunteer in one, it is possible to stay there for a lower budget. The shops aren’t as expensive and food is easy to get as well. Overall, I would go there again in a heartbeat if I would have the chance to do so. The nature surrounding the city’s is amazing and the city’s are really pretty to visit.

Posted: February 16, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I spent 2 weeks there myself and had a great time. As in any country, you just have to be sensible, but I felt quite safe there. I was in Marrakech for 4 days, then I took a desert tour and met a few people who were also there on their own, and then I went to Taghazout, which was beautiful, and there were also a lot of solo travelers there. I highly recommend visiting Morocco.

Posted: December 19, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I was in Morocco for three weeks. However, I spent one week with another girl, and the rest of the time I was alone and felt completely safe. I had no problems. Everyone was extremely polite and helpful. I absolutely loved it there. If I asked for directions - they guided me. I asked which bus to take from the centre of Marrakech to the airport (public transport can be confusing) and they were so kind to walk me to the place where the bus stops. However, I must add that I am an experienced backpacker with confidence and a good knowledge of English and Spanish, as well as a little French. Perhaps this made my experience so good, but I simply loved being there, I would recommend it to all my (female) friends, and I will definitely return. The food was amazing. And all the colorful markets were astounding. It was also cheap. It really is an incredible country, but I recommend using common sense. I didn't walk around alone in the dark nor did I flaunt my money.

Posted: December 18, 2023
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Family travel experience

I was in Morocco with my 18-year-old daughter. We traveled for a month throughout the country, it was fantastic. We trekked through the Rif mountains, visited many cities, and also the Sahara desert. The people, culture, food, and landscapes are spectacular. Very safe.

Posted: December 4, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Morocco is great and I really felt safe there. I recommend dressing in loose clothing, it's better to cover up more than to reveal. In tourist places, they don't pay too much attention to this, but in places where there are fewer tourists, you can hear some intrusive comments. Also watch out for street hustlers, who under the pretext of showing you a place, later expect payment for it.

Posted: November 2, 2023
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Group travel experience

I went with a friend. Without headscarves, in shorts and with tattoos. We traveled all over Morocco. We ate and slept where locals did. We roamed their villages and places that are not visited by most tourists. Besides two or three peculiar, potentially dangerous situations, everything was fine. Moroccans are very welcoming and try to help - but one also needs to maintain distance and be able to distinguish genuine willingness to help from the risk that something might happen. Another thing is that they can be pushy (especially in the north), trying to sell you a carpet, even if you're traveling with just one backpack.

Posted: October 31, 2023
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Couple travel experience

I went to Marrakech and took a desert tour to Fes. At no point did I feel safe there, just as in Marrakesh, especially in the Medina. The Medina is full of people trying to trick and mislead you, only to demand money for bringing you back, and Google Maps doesn't work there very well. The only time I generally felt safe was the journey through the desert from Marrakech to Fes, because we had private transfers all the time and we were in a large group of people, so I highly recommend such group tours rather than traveling on your own.

Posted: October 19, 2023
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Group travel experience

I have been to Morocco twice, both times in female company (myself and a friend). The first time for a month, the second time for a shorter period. We felt relatively safe, but we encountered pushy men and a young man who was exposing himself. Marrakesh disappointed me with its excess of touts, but apart from that, I have only wonderful memories.

Posted: October 19, 2023
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Is Morocco safe for women?

Mariam

Mariam

Morocco is a safe country, but you should still exercise caution during your stay in some cities or areas. It is typically quite safe in the tourist areas and big cities. However, you should definitely do your research about the neighborhoods you're visiting within these large cities. Overall, traveling to Morocco is very safe. The local people are friendly and welcoming.✨😊

Posted: March 17, 2024
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Is Morocco safe right now?

Before your visit to Morocco, it's essential to check travel advisories for Morocco, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The United States government advises exercising increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 13, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Canadian Government advises exercising a high degree of caution in Morocco due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 10, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryExercise a high degree of caution

The Australian government advises exercising a high degree of caution overall in Morocco, due to the threat of terrorism. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 11, 2024

Is Morocco worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 78 experiences

Marina

Marina (37)

Spain

Solo travel experience

We were in Marrakech for two days and also in Essaouira for three days. We are having very good times. The food is very good, and we found some vegetarian places. The prices are cheaper than in other countries, and everything is fresh. We loved the markets in the streets.

Posted: January 19, 2024Experienced: December, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Went with a group tour but I didnt know anyone so I got the experience of both navigating the country with a guide and other people aaand roaming around the cities alone. Even with a group tour I didnt ever really feel too comfortable but it was fine. Walking around alone was unreal, Marrakesh specifically is the ninth circle of hell. Constant catcalling, pulling, approached by strange men who said terrible things to me (I was dressed appropriately, only my head and arms showing), followed around for ridiculous periods of time. If I went without an agency who booked all the activities and flights I wouldve gone home earlier. Fez and Casablance were similar. Chefchaouen and Essaouira were really pleasant. If you go alone stick to coastal towns and Chefchaouen, avoid Marrakesh like the plague.

Posted: January 17, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 2/5
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