Packing List – Morocco Desert Tour


I- Clothing:

  • Windbreaker or light jacket

The sun can be unbearable during the day but at night it can get a bit chilly.  Take a windbreaker or light jacket just in case.

  • Comfortable jeans

Riding a camel will not be very enjoyable if you wear shorts!  The camel fur is rough and jeans will protect your legs.

  • Sneakers or hiking boots or sport sandals

Don’t take a new pair of shoes; you’ll get sand all on them and inside of them.

  • A hat, visor, or headscarf

A desert headscarf works wonders to block the sun and the dust.

  • Sunglasses

Don’t sit on them.

II- Electronics:

  • Digital Camera

A strap will help make sure you don’t lose it while trying to take picture as you’re bouncing around on a camel.

  • Extra batteries

Fully charge all your batteries at your hotel before you embark.  There are no facilities to charge your batteries in the desert!

  • Lens and camera brush

Get one such as the Nikon 7072 Lens Pen Cleaning System for dusting off all the dust that will get on your camera.  Your camera will love you.  It worked wonders on ours!

  • Tripod
  • Alarm clock

You can use your phone, but take a little alarm clock just in case your phone runs out of battery!


III- Medicines and Lotions:

  • Pain medicine

Just remember, any medical facility is miles of camel rides away.  It will take a while to get there.

For headaches use Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

For bites, scratches, anything that’s swollen, use Ibuprofen (Advil)

  • Band-aids

No need for a big box, just a few strips is good.

  • Antibiotic cream
  • Anti-Diarrhea medicine
  • Antacids
  • Antibiotics
  • Allergy medicine

IV- General Items:

  • Supplies
  • Swiss army knife
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face wipes
  • Napkins or tissue
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlights
  • Non-salty snacks
  • Overly salty snacks will make you thirsty, stay away from those.
  • A small, sealable plastic bag to protect phones and camera from desert dust;
  • Spare plastic bag to put garbage in (necessary on trek; papers can be burnt or transport your litter out of the desert).