Morocco Packing List For Women | Tips For What To Pack And Wear In Morocco
Are you heading to Morocco and not sure what you should bring for your trip? In September of 2016, my siblings and I did a road trip for two weeks around the country. Before going to Morocco I did a lot of research about what I should pack since it is a Muslim country and weatherwise, it was going to be hot in September. In this post, I share exactly what I packed so that it could be a reference guide for your trip. Of course, everyone is different when it comes to style and preferences but I thought a Morocco packing list would be helpful in case you need some ideas.
Exploring the souks of Marrakech at night – black dress over leggings
Shopping for carpets in Essaouira
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My Morocco Packing List:
- white shirt
- black shirt
- grey shirt
- stripe shirt
- stripe shirt by Commes Des Garcon
- chambray button up by Levi’s
- white button-up by Steven Alan
- short sleeve button up –wear with a scarf as a shawl to cover up arms in busy places
- black cotton palazzo pants
- loose patterned pants
- cotton pants by Rag & Bone
- blue caftan – purchased in Marrakech
- white caftan purchased in Marrakech
- black pants by Steven Alan
- black accordion skirt
- simple black dress
- bathing suit
- Clare Vivier purse
- Bali sarong which works as a scarf and head covering
- black Nikes
- white Birkenstocks
- black Birkenstocks
- black Ray Bans
- underwear for 7 days – I would actually recommend more if you can because I did some hand washing while I was in Essaouira and even after 2 days it did not try fast enough. We ended up drying some of our clothes in the back seat of our car on the drive to the Sahara where it is drier.
- I used my Burton wheeled carry on luggage
- I used my DSPTCH Ruckpack to tote all of my tech and camera gear
- I always use packing cubes to make life easier when I’m on the road
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My Morocco packing list tech-wise:
- Unlocked iPhone (call your cell phone company to unlock your phone) – I bought a local Moroccan SIM card to use for calling riads and random internet needs. I have T-Mobile but Africa is not included in my free worldwide data
- I brought my MacBook Air because my iPhone 6 was being funny so I wanted to be sure I could communicate with the riads that we had booked plus taking so many photos I try to upload my images to my Dropbox
- Universal travel plug – Morocco uses similar plugs to Europe
- Travel power strip – always because I bring so much gear!
- Cameras: I brought my GoPro, my DSLR, and mirrorless Sony – I couldn’t take enough photos in Morocco!
- Don’t forget all of your charging cords!!!
- For the Sahara specific, check out my Sahara packing list by clicking here.
Morocco is a Muslim country so you will see women wearing hijabs. This, of course, is not expected of foreigners but I wanted to be respectful. September was quite hot still and I wanted to make sure my clothing was lightweight yet gave me full coverage. I did wear some short sleeve and a sleeveless top but I had my Balinese sarong which acted as a scarf/shawl when I felt like I should cover up.
You will see foreigners wearing tank tops, short dresses and skirts, which of course is fine, I’m not judging. But since I definitely look like a foreigner, I prefer to be a bit more incognito. I did not have any problems with being harassed and I know it is due to being properly dressed.
TRIP PLANNING STARTS HERE
- My Complete Morocco Travel Resource Page
- A Sahara Desert Packing List: What To Pack For Your Overnight In The Desert
- How to see Morocco in 2 weeks without a guide
- 48 Hours In Marrakech: A 2 Day Itinerary
- Taking A Cooking Class in Essaouira with Khadija’s Kuzina
- 48 Hours In Essaouira: A 2 Day Itinerary
- My Moroccan Hammam experience plus tips for the first-timer
- Taking the ferry from Spain to Morocco
- Where To Stay In Morocco
- To book with Europcar, the same rental car company we used in Morocco
- Arnette’s favourite gear and gadgets for travel and daily life
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HELPFUL GENERAL TRAVEL TIPS
- Flights: Find a cheap flight using Skyscanner or Momondo. I like these two booking sites because they both search all websites and airlines around the globe including budget airlines.
- Accommodations: I use Booking.com or Tripadvisor to find the best rates on hotels. Hotels.com offers a free night after booking 10 nights.
- Get up to $40 off your first Air Bnb stay by using this code!
- Travel Insurance: Having gotten sick on my travels in the past, I never travel without being insured. You never know when something may happen. For my round the world trip and extended long-term travel, I use World Nomads. For other trips, I have used Roam Right and they cover activities like extreme sports.
Here are more photos of what I wore during my trip for ideas:
In the mellah in Marrakech – sarong over my shoulders
At Bahia Palace in Marrakech
Let me know what you think of this Morocco Packing List in the comments!
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