Morocco is one of the most beautiful and exciting places you can travel to, but it might be difficult to know what to pack. While it is accommodating of Westerners, it is still a conservative country, and it is important to keep that in mind in order to stay respectful while traveling around the country. Here are the essential things you need to pack for your trip to Morocco.
If you’re planning a trip to Morocco, the best time of year to do so is during the spring between the months of March and May. This way you’ll beat the intense heat of summer but still be able to enjoy warm weather while sightseeing.
It can sometimes be tough to plan out what to wear in a conservative country. It is always best to be extra cautious, as some countries and even areas within countries can vary. It’s always better to be overly cautious and avoid the chance of unwanted attention or causing unintentional offense.
While traveling in Morocco, it’s best to keep your shoulders and knees covered. As a woman, you are not required to wear a headscarf, but wearing one will help prevent any unwanted attention.
While packing, there are some items you absolutely have to pack.
Sun hat – choose a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun out of your face. Try to make sure that it is not too thick and won’t make you uncomfortably hot. Of course, make sure to bring sunglasses too.
Light scarf – this is perfect to cover your head, shoulders, and chest when necessary. This is also a chance to show off your personal style!
Sandals – definitely bring comfortable walking sandals since you’ll be walking a lot. Make sure they are supportive and breathable.
Day bag – bring a day bag to keep on your person at all times that can also fit everything you need without being too bulky.
Long sleeve blouse – choose a thin and soft material that will allow you to layer and also keep your shoulders and chest covered.
Kimono – a kimono is perfect for layering and keeping your look conservative but still stylish. They’re super easy to just throw on.
Maxi dress – bring a maxi dress or two that are lightweight and effortless. Solid colors are great for mixing and matching.
Flowy pants – these are perfect as they are modest but still comfortable and stylish.
Swimsuit – many Marakech hotels offer up gorgeous pools. Since they are usually private, two pieces like bikinis are usually okay, but bring a one piece suit as a backup, just n case.