Does packing stress you out?
It can be a bit overwhelming to know what to pack when you are going to a country that is very different than your own.
Traveling is such a joy, it really is – you get to meet people from different walks of life, experience different weather conditions, get a taste of the life people live outside your hometown or country. A vacation or visit will generally last more than just a few days of course, which is why you need to make sure everything is neatly organized, well kept and within reach when you need it the most.
Presented in this article is a comprehensive list of items to pack before setting out to Morocco.
It is recommended that you try to keep the luggage weight under 23 kilos (or your airline restrictions). You also need to factor in the weather conditions and time of year when you decide to travel.
Without further ado, let’s get to this list!
- Visas – if needed for the trip
- Vaccination records
- Flight tickets or e-ticket
- Voucher for trip confirmation
- Travel insurance – insurer details, policy number and your emergency contact number (24 hours). All this applies even if you’re traveling via credit card insurance
- Country information including the most recent trip notes
- International driving license – in case you plan on hiring a car
- Driving license
- Seniors card – availing travel discounts
- Spare set of passport photos
- Photocopies of vital documents – keep these separately (one at home and a copy emailed to yourself)
On most trips, you end up carrying your own luggage, though you probably won’t be walking long distances carrying it – likely less than 30 minutes. A lot of travelers conveniently carry their luggage in a backpack. An overnight bag sporting a shoulder strap is also ideal for light traveling.
Backpacks with wheels or smaller bags are also great, particularly if they have carry straps. Consider carrying a daypack for water and a camera. The list includes:
- Padlocks and keys
- Daypack / small backpack
- Soft luggage, bag with wheels and straps or backpack
On trips, particularly long ones, pack clothes that are easy to wash and dry up fast. Women ought to pack skirts that cover the knees completely, while packing scarves for visiting places of worship such as churches or mosques.
Military or ex-military style clothing and equipment is strictly not recommended in a lot of areas. Pack a couple of fancier clothes for those nights out. The list includes:
- Jeans, shorts or trousers
- Practical walking shoes
- T-shirts and cotton shirts
- Socks and underwear
- Washing line – if you are going rustic
- Washing detergent (Bio-degradable)
- Long trousers
- Sweater, warm anorak or microfleece
- Swimming Suit
- Dress Clothes – for nice restaurants
If you need more information about what clothes to pack in Morocco, check out our What To Wear In Morocco Guide.
Personal Health and Hygiene
- Contact lenses and solution
- Insect repellant
- Lip salve or lip balm
- Feminine hygiene products
- Sunscreen – high protection, rated over 25 (it can sometimes be difficult or expensive to find sunscreen in Morocco)
- Prescription glasses
- Personal prescriptions or medication
- Hat or wide brim hat
- After-sun moisturizer
- Paracetamol and/or aspirin
- Travel sickness tablets
- First aid kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills – always consult your doctor beforehand
Electronics / Cameras
- Extra Batteries
- Phone Charger
- Adapters for world plugs
- All cords
- Kindle – check out our recommended reads!
For Your Cash / Money
- Trip Kitty; in cash
- Pouch or money belt
- Money, in the form of cash or credit cards
- Travel pillow
- Inner sleep sheet
- Head torch or lamp
- Personal mattress or thermarest
- Warm sleeping bag that accommodates you well for at least 3 of the 4 seasons.
- Ground sheet/polythene sheet; if you prefer sleeping under the open sky
For Wet / Rainy Weather Conditions
- Small umbrella
- Waterproof bags ; rain protection while walking
- Waterproof trousers
- Rain coat
- Windproof and waterproof jacket
Slumber / Sleep Gear
- Eye mask
- Ear plugs
- Night clothes or sleepwear
- Bathing towel
- Small mirror
- Shaving equipment
- Mobile phone; make sure you have international roaming access
- Small sewing kit including safety pins
Ask us if you have any questions!
Always check the details of your trip while deciding what to pack. In addition, some items on this list may not be needed on your particular trip to Morocco. We have specific packing lists for the Sahara, if you will be visiting the desert.