Morocco Help!

Old May 15th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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Morocco Help!

Hi all, would like some help with trip planning for Morocco next year. I am going to be in Spain and plan on taking a flight from Madrid to Marrakech (or maybe casablanca, can't decide).

I am a single female on a budget, I have no real time limit, but not to sure where to go. Because of budget concerns, I am thinking of just visiting Marrakech also for saftey reasons feel unsafe traveling alone throughout the country.

Would like to know how long to spend in Marrakech and am trying to find some kind of tour, either a day or two, would like to see the area and ride a camel.

I am open to any suggestions for a travel itinerary of the country but have found most tours to be no less than $1000, would like budget accomadation and spend no more than $500 to tour the area. Please help
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:57 AM
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My husband, 24 year old daughter and I just returned from a trip to Morocco. We used Rachid Ouargaga as a tour guide based on the recommendations on this message board. Cora, I would suggest that you contact him to get some information about a tour within your budget. He is excellent and prices are reasonable. [email protected]
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Old May 31st, 2007, 03:56 PM
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Also you might want to look at Morocco Explored it has 3 ,4 5 days trips to the sahara desert from Marrakech and day trips.
More people cost less.
Good luck
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Hi Cora

My family just returned from a wonderful trip to Morocco...We selected for our trip and we were very very happy with this tour company....Morocco is really not a place you can do it on your own....We were glad everything was planned for us because given the language barrier and the difficulties of getting yourself around would have caused more headache than anything....Not sure if your budget will get you a trip with them but you should check them out and give them a ring....their guides were excellent and very nice to us......they also all kind of tours...good luck to you. Chris
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I beg to differ with the opinion that Morocco isn't a place that one could do on one's own. People have different needs and some will want tours and others will find them unnecessary. But plenty of travellers, solo or otherwise, come to Morocco and have gratifying experiences, and in many cases, spend less for services and accommodation. What's the point of coming to Morocco if you aren't up for a bit of adventure?
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Hi Cora,

Didn't do it solo but was in Morocco this past Jan. and loved it. There are actually 3 extensive trip reports including mine posted on the Europe board I'll post the links.

Hopefully these will help
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Hello Cora,
For several years, I lived in and travelled around Morocco as a single female (still live here - just no longer single). It is perfectly safe for lone females. I've rented cars and driven myself around the country - small villages, big cities, etc, with no problems, no scary situations - and the first time around, I didnt even speak the language.

So, if time is unlimited, but your budget is, consider going solo - no tours. Tours are not a great way to see Morocco - they're expensive and well, I cant think of a good thing about them (this opinion may make me a bit unpopular on this forum).

With 500 USD, you could stay in clean safe accommodation in Marrakech for 4 nights (at usd 30 per night, somewhere like Jnane Mogador or any of the other budget hotels), grab a shared taxi or bus to the desert, stay there a for a couple days and come back. You could also go over to Essaouira - a great place for single female travellers because the atmosphere is very relaxed.

Good luck with your travel plans!
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