Packing the right things for winter travel in Morocco can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your vacation.Pack According to Your Winter Travel PlansWhen building your packing list for Morocco, think about the places you plan to go and the things you dream of doing.
If you plan to spend your days by the pool at your resort hotel on the Mediterranean coast, you may not need much more than your favorite swimwear. But if you plan to spend any time exploring Morocco, you want to make sure you pack accordingly. While it may be balmy on the coast, you will likely run into snow and/or rain in the mountains. And while the sun can still feel very warm in the Sahara during the daytime, winter nights in the desert get cold.Be Prepared for Surprises
No matter what your plans are for Winter travel in Morocco – things change. You may plan to spend your whole time on the Meditteranean coast, but then get a sudden hankering to see the beautiful city of Chefchaouen. And even though the “Blue Pearl” is only an hour or so from the coastline, it is also nestled in the Rif Atlas mountains. Daytime temperatures may get up to 15°C. But they can also be a lot colder, and rain or snow can start falling at any moment. If you pack some warm sweaters or a comfortable jacket, you’ll thank yourself.The following is a list of items you may wish to consider for your Winter vacation to Morocco.
- Thermal underwear – for cold nights or activities in the mountains
- Warm hats – beanie or slouch types
- Sweaters – light and heavy
- Lightweight jackets – or heavier if spending time in the mountains
- T-shirts – loose-fitting – for men or women
- Jeans – for men or women. If figure-hugging on women, consider pairing with a shirt long enough to cover your bottom.
- Trousers – for men or women
- Scarves – women are not required to wear these, although some do. But even if you don’t plan to cover your hair every day, it is a good idea to pack a few. There are times you may wish to cover out of respect. And they are a practical way to keep sand out of your face when spending time in the desert.
- Lots of socks – more than you think you’ll need. Seriously.
- Warm boots – if spending time in the mountains
- Warm Pajamas – in case of cold rooms
- Backpack – for personal items when exploring the country
- Imodium or similar anti-diarrhea medicine – just in case
- Electrolyte tablets – helps keep your minerals up if you get dehydrated for any reason.
- Sunscreen – even in the Winter
- Appropriate shoes – Athletic shoes for walking. Boots if hiking in the snow. Slippers to keep feet warm in cold rooms.