Solo Female Travel in Marrakesh

Marrakesh, the beating heart of Morocco, is a vibrant city located at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Known as the "Red City" because of its sandstone buildings, Marrakesh is a sensory explosion characterized by vibrant souks, serene gardens, mesmerizing palaces, and beautiful mosques. The historic Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is packed with narrow winding streets, enchanting markets, and architectural masterpieces such as the Koutoubia Mosque and Bahia Palace. Don't miss out on the Jardin Majorelle, a lush garden and design haven created by French painter Jacques Majorelle and later owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. Finally, brace yourself for the lively spectacle that is Djemaa El-Fna, a square and marketplace teeming with storytellers, musicians, and vendors offering enticing Moroccan cuisine and crafts.

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Is Marrakesh good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Marrakesh is a fascinating city with much to explore. However, being a solo female traveler, it's crucial to note that there can be instances of harassment like stares, comments and catcalls, especially in crowded areas such as markets. While typically nonviolent, these can still be unnerving. Dressing modestly by local standards and avoiding secluded places at night can help reduce any unwanted attention. It is also advised to stay in reliable accommodations and use registered taxis for transportation. As always, keeping family and friends updated about your whereabouts is a good idea.
Transport:

Transport:Moderate

Navigating Marrakesh can be moderately challenging. While most of the central areas such as the Medina are walkable, public transport options are limited and may be difficult to decipher due to language barriers. Signage can be scarce and finding your way in the winding alleyways can be tough. It is also not unusual for people to give wrong directions intentionally, so it is best to rely on a reliable map or navigation app.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Marrakesh is a vibrant city with a distinct mix of traditional and modern influences. It's a heaven for lovers of history, culture, and architecture. Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, and the stunning Koutoubia Mosque are must-see spots. There are many souks where you will find traditional Moroccan arts, crafts, spices, and more. Additionally, Make sure you spend some time in the famous square Jemaa el-Fnaa, with its lively hub of food stalls, street performers, and henna tattoo artists. Though generally safe, as a solo female traveler, always be aware of your surroundings and use common sense to avoid petty crime.
Food:

Food:Excellent

The culinary scene in Marrakesh is incredibly diverse, providing a delightful fusion of traditional Moroccan and international flavors. There is an endless variety of dishes to try, like the tagines, couscous, or delicious sweet pastries. The city's street food culture is vibrant, offering tasty, inexpensive quick bites, while high-end restaurants serve innovative dishes. Furthermore, many places cater to dietary restrictions and preferences such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. The food scene resonates with Morocco’s rich cultural heritage and its openness to international influences.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Marrakesh is considered rather budget-friendly for solo female travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are reasonably priced. Hostels, guest houses, or riads offer affordable stays, while local markets and street vendors serve delicious and economical meals. Public transportation or walking is also a budget-friendly way to explore the city. However, be aware that tourist attractions and hiring guides might slightly increase your expenses.

Is Marrakesh worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 46 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

3.6/5

Food

4.6/5

Budget-friendly

4.1/5

Solo travel experience

Had a great time in Marrakech, the food is unrivalled and staying in the Medina you are close to everything you could ever want. I used the taxis with no problem too. Have been to Marrakech 4 times now

Posted: March 3, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip in Marrakesh and stayed in Riad. Joined some day trips via GetYourGuide and Viator. I felt very safe, the people were absolutely wonderful, and I’d definitely recommend visiting. Such a beautiful place.

Posted: February 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Marrakesh felt a little unsafe as a woman. Especially in Medina all the salesmen wanted our attention and called after us. So be prepared for that. However, the cheapest food we found was in Medina and Place Jemaa el fna. It helps if you know the language or walk with a man and it was more calm outside Medina. Otherwise everyone was really nice and helpful. They also charge tourist a lot more for taxi than locals so try to get to know the real prices and bargain. After all Marrakesh is full of different interesting places to visit and I really recommend you to go.

Posted: January 12, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 3/5
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I really enjoed the experience. Food is good and cheap. The views are incredible. The onlybthing is that in the Medina, being a solo female, you uave to know that a lot of guys will talk to you, a lot. Sadly you have to get used to that. Anyways, people arr kind and open to help if needed

Posted: January 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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The city is exciting, safe, and affordable. The people are amazing and polite. I felt safe as a woman: men might try to flirt with you, but they stop if you don't respond. My advice: - Haggle, they expect it - Don't wear heels, the streets are narrow - Instead of a chain hotel, try staying in a riad (a Moroccan house turned into accommodation): it's nicer and more authentic - Don't take directions from people on the streets: many will guide you, but then ask for payment - Too few ATMs and a big difference in charges

Posted: January 1, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I was alone in Marrakech and I loved it. I booked several day trips and had a guide for one of the days, but that did not matter to the "loud courtships" etc. Guys can tell you're a foreigner from a distance and some of them are just like that. I was there in August and although it was blisteringly hot, I did not dress in revealing clothes, yet I still attracted male attention. It did not matter where I went, it was the same everywhere. I just ignored it and had a great time.

Posted: December 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Group travel experience

I went with my friend, we traveled to Morocco for 8 days and we liked it in Marrakech. Nevertheless, we encountered a lot of whistles and shouts, which seemed quite normal to us, wherever we went in Morocco. We were dressed conservatively.

Posted: December 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Group travel experience

I went with two friends and I would not recommend going solo. Some parts were okay, more touristy places like the Saint Laurent house because there are armed guards stationed there. The markets did not seem safe at all, lots of intrusive people staring. We did not go out after dark, as the hotel advised not to do this. Marrakech is my least favorite place to visit, but this stems from differences in moral values that I encounter in many places.

Posted: December 23, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I traveled alone to Marrakech and I do not recommend traveling alone, not because it's not safe, but because it's not fun when you are constantly being followed, harassed, and insulted, being alone.

Posted: December 22, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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Solo travel experience

Marrakech is usually safe. However, there are pickpockets, so you have to be careful. In the Medina you will find people who will try to mislead you about the location of the main square and so on. Google Maps are very accurate, so buy a SIM card at the airport upon arrival and use data for navigation. Some kids will also tell you that roads are "closed" to non-Muslims and will try to propose an alternative route to your Riad, hoping that you will give them money. This can be quite tense, but not dangerous (though very annoying and you might feel uncomfortable). Don't drink the water and don't overly trust the local people, even those working at your hotel/Riad. On the plus side, the Medina is beautiful, shop owners really don't try to sell you anything and won't talk to you unless you talk to them first. In the market, people will shout prices, but they won't follow you. During the day, I didn't feel harassed at all. The food is great, but read reviews to make sure hygiene standards are high, as you can get food poisoning.

Posted: December 20, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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