Your flight is booked, your itinerary filled, and now, just one thing left to do. And that is pack. When preparing for your Moroccan adventure, preparing for the season is, but you must also follow the local culture and adhere to what is appropriate.
What to Wear?
This can be an easier task for men than women. In most cases, a t-shirt and jeans will suffice for the fellas. Long shorts and a t-shirt maybe okay in hotter regions but follow the social cues. Avoid any Aladdin type baggy pants or appearing to look like a bum, this could bring you unwanted attention.
While Morocco is primarily Muslim, it is more relaxed than some of its eastern neighbors, but you should still respect the culture. Ladies, it best to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Keep your shoulders covered, no strappy shirts.
- Make sure you covered to your knees or further.
- You don’t always have to keep your head covered but pack a scarf if you plan on visiting mosques.
Now depending on the season, your wardrobe may vary a little bit.
If you are visiting in the winter, be sure to pack:
- A jacket
- Closed-toe shoes
- Wool cap
For Fall or Spring travel include:
- A light jacket or windbreaker
- Loose-fitting pants
- Breathable t-shirts
Summer travelers may want to pack:
- A bathing suit
- Clothes that keep you cool
- A light jacket for after dark
- Floppy Hat
More Packing Tips for Your Moroccan Adventure
As far as the gear you will need, it’s important to think about the activities you plan on doing and if you are okay with renting the gear or bringing your own.
If you plan on hiking, consider bringing a tent, climbing shoes and the proper daypack. One made of durable material has a sturdy frame, and padded straps are best.
Other outdoor gear you should consider.
Surfboard, serious surfers may want to bring their own. Or you can choose to rent. Climbing gear, if you are a real adventure seeker, you probably have your own gear to bring. But if not, there are several gear outfitters you can find gear from. Depending on your plans you may want to bring camping gear and a sleeping bag. If you only plan hiking then you will need a daypack, water bottle, and sneakers.
Other essentials you may want to bring with you:
- Book or Kindle
Protip: Always keep snacks and toilet paper in your daypack. Also, no matter the time of year bring layers and be prepared to be both hot and cold. Now that you know what you should pack, you can be prepared to make the most out of your adventure in Morocco.