Morocco is a safe place to travel, even as a woman alone. Common sense is all you need really to get by without problems. Below is a collection of useful information to help you get off on the right foot. We are always happy to discuss these matters in more detail with you by telephone or email. We have many years of experience and have lived in the country for over a decade and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.
Our Marrakech office opened in 1993 (managed by Souad and her team) is there to assist you with anything from organising of excursions, transfers, general help and assistance and even shopping advice! We also give you 24 hour email support during your trip which you can use to get a bit of advice whilst out and about with your iphone or blackberry.. just send any questions you may have for a QUICK RESPONSE to our email address on your travel wallet.
We have a large network of contacts in Morocco and will be happy to put you in touch with people who may be of use to you for specific needs.
*If you need a doctor during your trip, either call Souad in Marrakech or email direct to our offices 24/7 we will put you in touch with the best doctor wherever you are*.
Freelance travel journalist, Annabelle Thorpe, travelled to Fes with Lawrence of Morocco to research a piece for the Sunday Times Travel Magazine
When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.
The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.