Welcome to Asilah
The tortilla, paella and rioja (Spanish wine) served in most of Asilah's restaurants are reminders that this compact town was Spanish territory for a long time. Today, it's an easy introduction to Morocco, offering a good selection of budget and midrange accommodation and an extremely pretty medina to explore. There are also plenty of clean swimming and surf beaches close by.The town is sleepy for most of the year,... Read More
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South Spain and Morocco Discovery Tour: 8-Nights Guided Tour from Malaga
Day 1. Málaga, “the capital of the Costa del Sol”, has much more than beaches to offerStroll through the beautiful city of Málaga and discover the city’s historical old town, its Arab past, and its many museums. Enjoy its lively atmosphere in the evening and the many dining options.Day 2. “Ruta del Toro”, a tour of the Cádiz province and bull-rearing cultureVisit the little towns in the Cádiz province, discover how bulls are reared, and the meadows where they live. Finish the day at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, hometown of the delicious manzanilla wine!Day 3. Boat crossing through the Doñana marshes towards the city of CádizExplore Doñana National Park by boat and jeep, and enjoy this natural treasure and its wildlife. Discover Cádiz city, which has interesting and rich history, and fantastic food all around!Day 4. Beach and sun by the Atlantic coast and the charm of TarifaA day focused on enjoying the beach and sun that Andalusia’s Atlantic coast has to offer. Visit the quaint town of Conil de la Frontera and get to know one of Spain’s top surf destinations, Tarifa.Day 5. Ride a ferry across the Gibraltar Strait towards TangierCross the Gibraltar Strait towards Morocco and visit Tangier, the big capital of the north, a cosmopolitan port city that lies on the Mediterranean coast and connects two continents.Day 6. A day in Asilah, a popular seaside resort and artists’ townSpend a day in Asilah, a pretty seaside town full of urban art and artists, the perfect place to take a break and get inspired.Day 7. A visit to Tetouan and an afternoon trip to the Rif MountainsDiscover the city of Tetouan and the Spanish and Andalusian roots that are still present around the city. Then head towards the Rif Mountains, home to Morocco’s Berbers, and the town of Chefchaouen.Day 8. A day in Fez, Morocco’s imperial city and its cultural centreVisit the imperial city of Fez, enjoy a guided tour around the medina, and discover why it has been granted a UNESCO World Heritage Site title. Explore the city on your own and relax at a traditional riad.Day 9. A final day in Fez Enjoy a final day in Fez taking in all its rich history before heading out to the airport. If time allows, explore the city's old medina.
Day Trip to Asilah from Tangier
A quick 45 kilometers away is Asilah, one of Morrocco’s oldest cities. And on this private day trip, you will experience that rich history. Discover the ramparts, built by the Portuguese in the last 15th and early 16th centuries. Climb to the top for a picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean. Trek over to the Portuguese-built El-Kamra tower, the tallest building in the town. Learn about the sordid past of the looming tower that was once part of the ancient defense structure, and home to a prominent Riffian bandit back in the 19th and 20th centuries when Asilah served as a base for pirates. Take a break from history to appreciate Asilah as a current active cultural center. The tourist-oriented Summer Arts Festival runs during the warmer months. Whereas nearby San Bathrolome, a church built by Franciscan priests from Northwest Spain, is a nice place to visit year round. Leave your hotel around 10 am when your driver and guide pick you up and see all these places, and still be back before dinner, around 5 pm.