Asilah is charmingly unique, astonishingly tranquil, beautifully located and alluringly exotic. The day trip to Asilah from Tangier offers a great opportunity to escape the hassle and bustle you may encounter in Spain or Tangier and therefore enjoy the utmost tranquility this little gem of a town offers.
In the morning, your expert English speaking tour guide will meet you at the port of Tangier upon arrival or pick you up from your accommodation. We will begin with a nice drive by the wild Atlantic coastline before embarking for a nice walking tour through the Kasbah and Medina of Asilah. The intact ramparts, which provided fortification and safe haven, were constructed by the Portuguese in the 15 th century on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, offering picturesque and panoramic views. The first foundations of the city can be traced back to 1500 BC, when a Phoenician Port called Zili was established on the site. The Medina’s white washed painted houses with blue and green shutters make it a remarkable spot for an artistic eye and a dreamy soul.
Our day trip to Asilah include a visit the Palais Raisouli (depending on its opening days). The pirate Pasha Raisouli or Raisuni was a prominent Riffian Bandit, who became the governor over the northwestern Morocco. He was known for his kidnappings while asking for ransoms to numerous wealthy foreigners including Ion Perdicaris and Walter Burton Harris.
Enjoy a fish based or typically Moroccan lunch served at one of the local restaurants before driving back to Tangier. Upon arrival, your tour guide will escort you to the port or will drop you off at your convenient location in Tangier.
- 9.00 am : Pick up from the hotel
- 10.30 am - 11.20 am : Drive from Tangier to Asilah
- 11.20 am : Arrive to Asilah and start the walking tour
- 1.00 pm : Explore the port of Asilah
- 1.30 pm : Lunch
- 3.00 pm : Drive back to Tangier
What’s included :
– English speaking private guide
– Entrance fees to museums
– Air Conditioned Transportation with driver
– Local taxes
What’s not included :
– All amenities that aren’t mentioned in the above itinerary
– Guide and driver tips
– Round trip ferry tickets
– Sunday market visit
– Lunch and drinks
– Assistance and transfers at airport