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Excursion from Tangier: Private Sightseeing Tour of Asilah

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Key Highlights

  • See original Portuguese walls that once guarded this beautiful city
  • Asilah is a Hispano-Moorish architectural jewel
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 4.5 hours

    Start time

    08:00am

    Meeting Point

    Pick-up is from centrally located hotels in Tangier.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel/closest drop-off point in Tangier

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This private excursion from Tangier will take you along the Atlantic Coast following wild beaches and fishermen villages to the Moroccan city of Asilah. This laid-back, artists’ town is dominated by pristine whitewashed houses and a lively cultural life.

    The medina of Asilah has restored streets bordered by white houses with green and blue shutters, making it a visual delight.

    The mixture of Roman, Spanish and Portuguese influence is evident everywhere in Asilah. Bastions, towers and imposing ramparts offer the setting for delightful seaside walks and restaurants famous for their seafood dishes.

    Itinerary

    8:00am: You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel or closest pick-up point in Tangier and taken in an air-conditioned minibus for a private sightseeing tour of Asilah. A bilingual guide (English and French-speaking) will accompany you on this tour.

    9:30am: Begin your city tour of Asilah, a charming artists’ town, whose stark, whitewashed buildings along the coast provide a stunning contrast against the blue sky and ocean.

    9:50am: Visit the Raissoul Palace, an early 20th century structure and actually the palace of the famed bandit Raisouli.

    10:00am: Stop at the medina, surrounded by the 15th century-built Portuguese ramparts. Whitewashed houses with blue and green shutters add to the charm of the place. Friendly shopkeepers and fairly priced goods make shopping its various souks an entertaining experience. Asilah sports a Mediterranean style promenade just outside the medina that comes right up to the sea.

    10:40am: There will be a refreshment stop (payable direct).

    11:00am: Departure from Asilah.

    12:30pm: Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Tangier.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel/closest point pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
    • Bilingual guide (English and French-speaking)
    • Entrance fee

    Exclusions

    • Meals
    • Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 2 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

    Identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

    The program can be modified in case of unpredictable events.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.