The Independent has a listicle up for International Women’s Day on the 10 best “female-only trips for solo travelers.”
“Get inspired by these holidays aimed at adventurous women,” the article starts out:
10 of the best female-only trips for solo travellers https://t.co/iMikMWNdER
— The Independent (@Independent) March 6, 2019
And the first suggested trip is a hike in Morocco:
Hike in Morocco
Intrepid Travel has launched new limited edition women’s expeditions, which are all about “breaking down barriers, fostering discussion and creating immersive local experiences for women that are ordinarily off limits on our regular group departures”.
Its Morocco Women’s Expedition is an off-map hiking adventure starting in Marrakech and going via the Bougmez Valley and the foothills of Azourki, before travellers get the chance to visit a women’s rug-weaving co-op in Talsanant. An eight-day tour costs £675pp, including seven nights’ B&B accommodation, four lunches, five dinners, transfers and a range of activities, from a local folklore workshop to a Berber makeup workshop.
Maybe they don’t read their own paper? Because a women-only solo hike through Morocco might not really be on the top of anyone’s list right now:
Gruesome murder of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco seen as 'act of terror' https://t.co/EWUKyVia0t
— The Independent (@Independent) December 20, 2018
How much extra is the armed security on the trip?
'Pure evil': Murder and sexual assault of Scandinavian hikers in Morocco linked to ISIS terrorists https://t.co/46bFeREkrK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 20, 2018