9 Reasons Why You Should Solo Travel to Morocco

Last Updated on January 8, 2023

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Morocco is one of the most rewarding countries to visit, and solo travel to Morocco is an especially satisfying and worthwhile experience.

From the sprawling cities and bustling markets to the wide open spaces and sweeping scenery, there’s something for every solo traveller to enjoy here.

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When you visit Morocco you will come across the friendliest and warmth of the locals as well as great food, UNESCO sites, ancient cities and more!

So without further ado, here are 9 great reasons why you should and NEED to solo travel to Morocco!

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Top Reasons Why you should Solo Travel to Morocco

1. The FOod

When people ask themselves “why should i visit Morocco” one of the best ways to answer it is by talking about the food.

The tasteful tagines, fresh olives, fresh mint tea and beautiful flavours, there’s no wonder why people come to this country just to enjoy the culinary experience.

Yes, Moroccan food is one of the best reasons why you should solo travel to Morocco!

One of the best ways to experience the food is from a local by taking one of the guided tours in Marrakesh that is available. Your taste buds will go crazy!

One of the best things I tasted was Maakouda which is the fluffiest potato filled with parsley, garlic and deep fried. Not the healthiest thing to have but truly the best!

You may also come across camel meat, snails and many other interesting foods!

2. The Ancient City of Fes

The ancient city of Fes was one of my main reasons to visit Morocco, and it did not disappoint: it was my favourite place that I visited in Morocco!

It’s home to the oldest university in the world, the world-famous UNESCO site of the Tannery and the worlds largest medina (more on those later).

The history of this city is phenomenal and one that must be enjoyed when you solo travel to Morocco.

3. People are Warm and Welcoming

The people are really friendly in Morocco. I stayed in a homestay during my time in Fes and was overwhelmed by the willingness to help and immerse me into the local culture.

Travelling as a solo female can be intimidating and if it’s your first time it can be overwhelming but once you get used to the way of Moroccan life you will enjoy it much more!

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4. The Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are one of the best reasons why you should solo travel to Morocco. It’s only a 90km drive from Marrakesh.

You can opt to do some off-roading or challenge yourself by taking a more challenging hike to experience the remote beauty of this area.

Outdoor activities in the Atlas Mountains are why travel to Morocco is so popular for solo adventurers every year.

The highest point in North Africa, Mount Toubkal, can be a great option for a keen hiker!

5. The Blue City

The city of Chefchaouen is definitely a part of must see Morocco. You may recognise this place from many articles and Instagram posts because the entire city is…blue!

You can visit this city by doing a day trip from Fes which is a 3-and-a-half-hour drive. I recommend staying there for at least one night to explore the city deeper though.

You may be wondering why the city is blue? Well, there’s not really just one answer.

One reason is that apparently, the colour blue keeps mosquitos away, another reason could be that it keeps the city cool in the heat, and another reason people believe is from Jewish tradition.

Whatever the reason is, it sure brings in a load of tourism to the city! Plenty of people doing solo travel in Morocco make sure to come to Chefchaouen.

6. Film Locations

One of the many reasons why Morocco is famous across the world is because you’ve probably seen it in more than one movie, maybe even without realising it.

Did you know over 20 famous movies were filmed in Morocco? It’s one of the lesser known Morocco facts!

These movies include The Mummy, Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile, Sex and the City 2, Prince of Persia and even the popular series The Game of Thrones. 

One of the famous locations is Ait Ben Haddon, a fortified city which you might recognize in a few films/series.

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7. Stay in the Moroccan Sahara Desert

One of the cool facts about Morocco is that part of it lies in the Sahara desert – the largest desert in the world!

Many people who solo travel to Morocco opt for a camping trip to the desert, which is a fantastic way to learn more about the Bedouins.

Not only that but you can take a ride on the dunes, pat a camel, watch the stars and enjoy the peace that is the desert.

The clear skies over the Sahara are perfect for stargazing – one of the main reasons to go to Morocco.

It’s a nice change to get away from the hustle that is urban Morocco and get out to enjoy the nature first-hand.

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8. The Winding Medinas

The medinas are the old streets of the city met with beautiful market stalls, food and winding paths.

You can find the oldest medina in Fes which includes the oldest university and it is protected by UNESCO. You will find some great souvenirs within the medinas – they are not to be missed!

The best way is to take a tour a local there so they can show you all the little parts that you probably wouldn’t have even noticed!

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9. Incredibly Beaufitul Riads

The accommodation options in Morocco are endless but if I have one recommendation on where you should stay, it definitely should be one of the beautiful riads.

A riad is a house which has a courtroom (usually with a pool) in the middle. Once you find a good one you may never want to leave!

How to Get to Morocco

There are cheap flights flying to Marrakesh as well as Tangier (in the north).

I highly recommend flying into Tangier (or catching the ferry from Portugal) and then spend the next 2-3 weeks exploring the country from north to south.

Where to Stay in Morocco

You can find a number of great properties through booking.com as well as Airbnb.

My recommendation is to stay at least a couple of weeks, so you get to see some amazing locations.

I would recommend visiting Marrakesh, Rabat, Fez, Tangier, Chefchaouen and Essaouira.

Frequently Asked Questions

✅ Is Morocco safe for solo female travellers?

Overall, solo female travel in Morocco is very safe, though you should still take the usual precautions you would follow with all international travel, such as keeping an eye out for pickpockets in larger cities.

✅ Is 2 weeks in Morocco enough?

2 weeks in Morocco is enough time to get a good feel for the country. If you want to really get to know some of the many cities, 3-4 weeks is also a reasonable amount of time to stay.

✅ Can I drink alcohol in Morocco?

Yes you can! Alcohol is available in Morocco in licensed restaurants, bars, hotels, supermarkets and other areas.

Those are just some of the best reasons why you should solo travel to Morocco but there are many more.

There are many incredible and historic places to visit in Morocco. Have you recently been to some? Let me know in the comments!

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