Only three months after Norwegian Maren Ueland and Danish Louisa Vesterager Jespersen were savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists while hiking in Morocco, a British paper, The Independent, has issued a travel guide for single women recommending they “travel solo” to Morocco in honor of “International Women’s Day.”
Voice of Europe The article entitled “International Women’s Day: 10 of the best female-only trips for solo travellers,” listed “Hike in Morocco” as their first recommendation.
IndependentAll hail adventurous women: solo female travel is on the rise, according to new research.
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.
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.” (You can say that again)
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.
The original article contained an affiliate link to Intrepid Travel’s 675-pound “Morocco Women’s Expedition” package, meaning The Independent will make additional money off every woman who signs up for their package on top of the money they’re already making off advertising.
The article doesn’t give any safety advice whatsoever, or urge travellers to take precautions before or when visiting the area.
More information on the girls and the beheaders here: UPDATED! MOROCCO: Graphic Video has emerged of one of the two Scandinavian female tourists being ‘beheaded’ by Muslims at popular tourist hiking trail
The beheading videos can still be seen here:
DING! DING! DING! Perhaps this is why The Independent is recommending women hikers travel to Morocco?