What To Pack And Wear In Morocco

October 30, 2018

Before your trip to Morocco, it is important that you are up-to-date with what sort of items and clothing you should be taking with you. Here is a guide on what to pack and wear in Morocco:

What to Wear

It is important that you aware of the types of clothing you can wear in Morocco. For men, there are not too many restrictions, so you can wear jeans and T-shirts without any problems. Long shorts and shirts are suitable in hotter areas, but be aware that some shorts may be viewed as underwear by locals, who will deem them unacceptable. As Morocco is mainly a Muslim country, this means that women will need to wear appropriate clothing to respect the culture of Morocco. Make sure that shoulders and knees are always covered to avoid getting into any trouble. There are plenty of Morocco travel packages that you can make use of, which will enable you to see all the sights and landmarks.

Packing by Season

The weather in Morocco can vary significantly, so it is important that you have a good idea on what to pack for your trip. Morocco’s coldest months tend to be between December and February, where you are likely to see snow on the top of the mountains. The Sahara can get incredibly cold at night so if you are planning to do a camel trek overnight, it is strongly advised to bring a thick layer of clothing to keep you warm. Just like with anywhere you travel to, make sure that you pack appropriate clothing to reflect the time of year to ensure you are comfortable throughout your trip.

Day Items

When traveling and exploring Morocco during the day, temperatures can get to sweltering levels, so having the right items in your daypack will help keep you comfortable. Some of the most important items that you should have in your daypack include sunscreen, water, a light wrap (used to block out sand and sun), as well as the address of the place that you are staying in (this should be written in Arabic, so locals will be able to help you should you get lost).

Outdoor Equipment

Many tourists head to Morocco to participate in a wide range of outdoor sports. If you are one of them, you will need to know what type of outdoor equipment you should bring with you. If you plan to go surfing, make sure that you bring your surfboard along with you or if you plan to go hiking or climbing, it is advised to bring your climbing shoes with you. Make sure that you weigh up to the pros and cons of any equipment you plan to bring with you, as you may have the option to rent out equipment instead, leaving you with more room to bring essential items.


If you plan to visit Morocco in the summer months, it is best to bring your swimwear with you. Whilst many riads and hotels in the country offer fantastic swimming pools for guests, it is advised to still try and dress as conservatively as possible. Having respect for the country and culture is incredibly important and the staff at the hotels will appreciate you doing so. Instead of bringing a bikini, opt for a tankini or one piece instead. With men, aim to wear swimming shorts rather than a pair of speedos. You will want to feel as comfortable as possible, so it is best to stick to the guidelines listed to avoid offending any of the locals.

Make a Checklist

Before you travel to Morocco, it is best to have a checklist in place which can help you document all of the essentials and equipment you will need. How long you plan to stay in Morocco should reflect in the amount of luggage you bring with you. If you are only staying for a few days, it is best to travel as light as possible. If you are staying for a week or longer, make sure to leave room in your suitcase for any purchases that you plan to make when in Morocco.

Before you head off to Morocco, make sure that you have a checklist in place which can help keep you organized and keep track of what items you are bringing with you on the trip.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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