The Best Morocco Packing List for Women (and Men)

If you’re wondering what to pack for Morocco, here is your Morocco packing list with photos! My girlfriend just asked for my packing list for Morocco, so thanks to Joanne’s nudgings, I decided to publish it for her–and you!— here!

Summary

Be forewarned: I packing light! I like the simplicity of carrying little when jetting around the world! Lightweight packing is a large part of the strategy behind this Morocco packing list.

Another strategy is to pack culturally appropriate clothes. Since Morocco is a Muslim country, you’ll want to cover your shoulders, knees and chest more than you would in the US.

I read the book Morocco – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture before I started considering what to pack for Morocco. I recommend that you buy it, too!

Author Jillian C. York, who lived and worked in Meknes, gave me insight into what should female tourists wear in Morocco.

What’s cool about the following packing list for Morocco is the photos of me in Morroco wearing the clothing items. So you can get an idea of the weather and topography in Morocco.

To make it easy for you, I’ve even included links to places where you can buy similar items.

So, let’s get this show on the road! Read on for the best Morocco packing list:

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What to bring to Morocco? This Was in My Suitcase:

Since I pack light, I reuse clothing items throughout the trip. That includes the comfortable clothes that I wear on the flight.

Packing tip: Save suitcase space by wearing chunky shoes or boots during your flight.

Since I was visiting Morocco for two trips in one (a tour of the country and then, afterward, an Atlas Mountains backpacking trip), I wore my hiking boots on the airplane.

Comfortable Travel Clothes for the Flight

Smart Jacket, Stretchy Pants, Comfy T

I always dress for comfort on Trans-Atlantic flights. I love these soft, loose-fitting casual pants because they look stylish under a smart jacket. 

My medium-weight travel jacket, similar to this cute canvas jacket, was perfect for Morroco.

For a traveling shirt to wear on the flight, I try to find one with a pattern so it hides spills that could occur while eating on the plane.

I always carry a lightweight scarf in my shoulder bag that I plop under the seat in front of me. If I get cold at night, need eye covering while sleeping or head covering for a Mosque or Cathedral, I’ve got it close at hand.

I’m re-wearing my inflight travel outfit in the accompanying picture captured on a tour of Volpulis, a fascinating Roman ruin in Morocco. The hat was an unexpected gift from my tour organizer, Jack Witt.

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UNSTOPPABLE Stacey wearing her inflight travel attire later in Volpulis, Morocco

What to Bring to Morocco in Your Suitcase or Backpack

Long, Gauzy Tunic with Black Travel T

I’ve had this long, gauzy tunic in my closet for over 25 years. It is comfortable and easy to move in. Cotton breathes and is cool for the hot Moroccan climate. The black T that went under it is long gone, so I paired it with a black Merino wool T for this trip.

It looks good outdoors with a wide-brimmed sun hat, but put on some long earrings, and it dresses up nicely for a sophisticated dinner event.

The dark color is why it can be worn for an elegant evening. Try this long dress! Maybe buy it one size larger so you could stitch up the side slit.

And add the T-shirt underneath to suit the Moroccan culture.

Westerners needn’t wear head coverings in Morocco, a Muslim nation, but covering the rest of your body is culturally appropriate.

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UNSTOPPABLE Stacey at Rick's Cafe in Casablanca models her tunic with T-shirt

Long, Baggy Jumpsuit with Modest T-Shirt

I bought this jumpsuit just for my Morocco trip. I thought the bright pink, mauve color would photograph great in the dunes. Let me know in the comments below if you think it did!

Because the neckline was open, I purchased a lightweight T-shirt in an enhancing color to wear under it.

Double Duty

After playing tourist, I could also wear the T-shirts on my hiking trip to the Atlas Mountains!

This must have been one of my favorite items on my Morocco packing list because I wore it almost every other day during my 10-day tour of the country.  After the cultural tour, the hiking trip added another six days to my Morocco visit.

Check out a similar jumpsuit here on Amazon. You can even get it in hot pink! Just remember to find a modest T-shirt to wear underneath it when you are in Morocco.

The scarf was a giveaway when I volunteered to “Climb to Conquer Cancer” in Flagstaff over ten years ago. The cotton scarf worked great as a head covering in the Sahara Desert.

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Camel tenders and UNSTOPPABLE Stacey having fun during camel safari in the Sahara

Modest Cotton T-Shirt and Moroccan Pants

100% cotton T-shirts without imprints can be dressed up or down. Just make sure that it has a crew neck for modesty sake and to protect you from the hot Morocco sun.

At a Moroccan market near Midelt, I purchased a pair of baggy cotton pants.

The navy striped pants were cool and perfect in the hot weather. I ended up wearing them throughout my travels, which later took me to Greece and Italy after my Moroccan trip.

In the photo, I am wearing comfortable Teva sandals. They have great arch support and are perfect for all the walking you do while in Morocco.

They come in many fun color combinations. In fact, they are my go-to footwear for traveling. Typically, I bring only my Tevas and a pair of hiking boots for my 6-8-week international journeys.

Tip: As you’re planning what to pack for Morocco, remember to leave room on your Morocco packing list for clothing items you might buy at your destination.

woman stands at threshold of doorway that is in the classic Moorish style - she wears white T-shirt and baggy long slacks
Westerners needn't wear head coverings in Morocco, a Muslim nation, but covering the rest of your body is culturally appropriate

Morocco Packing List for Hiking the Atlas Mountains

Long Hiking Pants, Hoodie and Those Ts

So after my stint as a tourist riding camels, shopping in the Moroccan markets, and rocking the Kasbah, I left my extra stuff at the hotel in Marakesh and headed off to the Atlas Mountains for a 6-day adventure.

Here’s what I packed for Atlas Mountains trekking:

Tip: You could bring your favorite trail snacks from home. All the meals were provided during this guided hiking trek.

woman in pink T-shirt, green hiking pants and straw hat stands overlooking village made of red adobe bricks
Wearing the hiking pants, which I packed for Atlas trekking, during sightseeing tours that entailed walking

What Should Female Tourists Wear in Morocco?

Here are more pictures of what was on my packing list for Morocco.  They will give you ideas about what should female tourists wear in Morocco.

The photos demonstrate, too, how I stretched my minimalist Morocco packing list to fit every occasion! If you’re interested, my cross-body travel purse is by Baggallini.

Long tunic at Hassan II Mosque - I'm wearing Mosque slippers that were given to me at the door
woman in long earrings sits at fancy dining room table with candle, rose pedals, fan-folded linen napkins and wine glasses
With long earrings, my casual jumper dressed up for elegant dinners nicely
woman stands at 2.5 story tall wooden door in a horseshoe Moorish doorway wearing long, rose-colored flowing pantsuit
My pink pantsuit with T-shirt underneath was appropriate for sightseeing at Rabat
Older woman with short white hair stands in long, cotton frock and scarf over chest with three young Muslim woman wearing head scarves demonstrating what should female tourist wear in Morocco
I felt totally comfortable in my pantsuit from my Morocco packing list at the Meknes market

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Morocco Packing List | Personal Items

I believe that most travelers to Morocco would know what to pack in terms of personal items. But I wanted to include some suggestions here for a complete packing list for Morocco.

It’s always a good idea to read through this list of what to bring to Morocco and make a note of what to pack.

But please add your own medications and must-take items to this general list.

Personal Items Packing Checklist for Travel

TRAVEL GEAR:

PAPERWORK AND DOCUMENTS:

  • Passport (must be valid through six months from the last day of tour)
  • Photocopy of Passport in your money belt
  • Visa(s) if required (not required for Morocco)
  • Credit cards and copies of credit cards in your money belt
  • Airline ticket, copy of flight itinerary
  • Travel Insurance Card/Documents
  • Copies of medical prescriptions and generic names

TRAVEL AIDS:

  • Plastic Ziplock bags for liquids
  • Travel laundry bag (for soiled and wet clothes)
  • Ear Plugs/Eye Mask
  • Hand Sanitizer / Alcohol Wipes
  • Small sewing kit
  • Restroom tissue paper

ACCESSORIES:

TRAVEL TECH ITEMS:

  • Types C and E plugs and adapters (same as France). Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz
  • Mini flashlight or headlamp
  • Cellphone, cords and charger
  • Backup phone battery

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/dental floss/mouthwash
  • Deodorant, travel size
  • Glasses with case/contact lenses with storage case (I always bring an extra pair)
  • Eye drops/contact lens solution
  • Shampoo and conditioner (provided at most accommodations)
  • Comb and brush
  • Shaving lotion and razor
  • Facial cleanser and lotion
  • Body lotion
  • Cotton pads /Q-tips
  • Feminine products
  • Travel laundry kit
  • Over-the-counter remedies, including cold medication and Imodium for traveler’s diarrhea
  • Bandaids and Neosporin for footcare
  • Small first-aid kit (your guide should have a comprehensive kit)

Thanks to Jack Witt’s Active World Journeys for this personal items packing list for Morocco.

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