What to pack for a trip to Morocco

Make it loose, keep it cool and come prepared. Keep these tips in mind when you’re packing for your Moroccan adventure...

Clothing

Coverage is key when it comes to respecting the culture in a predominantly Muslim country like Morocco. Not only it is respectful to their customs, but it will also help you blend in more with the locals.

Clothing should be, if possible:

  • Loose
  • Light and breathable (fabrics like linen and cotton are ideal)
  • Modest (covering the shoulders, knees and cleavage for the ladies)

Recommendations for Girls

  • Flowing skirts, at least knee-length
  • T Shirts or thicker strapped tanks
  • Sleeveless dresses and shirts paired with cardigans, scarves or open-front sweaters
  • Scarves and shawls to cover up more if necessary (ie. When entering a mosque, you may be asked to cover your head)

Recommendations for Guys

The knee and shoulder rules apply to guys too, so be sure to pack:

  • Shorts at or below the knee
  • T-shirts and button ups
  • Light and loose pants (cargo, linen etc.)

Plus, don’t forget your bathing suit! Trust us, there’s’ no better way to cool down than in the pool.

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If you’re stressing about not having enough to wear, don’t! One of the best things to do in Morocco is barter at the souks, and you’ll find a million clothing options that’ll make fab souvenirs from your trip, and perfect additions to your wardrobe while you’re there. Look out for some of our favourites, such as:

  • Djellabas/ caftans (long beautiful robes / dresses for men and women)
  • Leather babouche slippers and shoes
  • Harem pants
  • Scarves

Dressing the part in Fes #fes #morocco #contiki #spainmoroccoportugal #contikiareti #travel

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Toiletries

Because it’s always better to be prepared than not. Make sure to pack:

  • Toilet paper (because it isn’t always available in pubic bathrooms)
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medication for upset stomach (tums, Imodium etc.)

Extras

Morocco is usually hot – ranging from hot to super-hot – so all of the appropriate sun protection is necessary:

  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • A portable fan if you’re really looking to up the cool factor

Plus, don’t forget these:

  • A cross body bag to hold all of your new treasures, and WATER
  • Snacks (especially during Muslim holidays where fasting is common during the day)

 

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