- Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
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Begin your private tour in Stone Town, a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying Swahili culture, giving a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
Start by exploring the Old Slave Market site and Anglican Church, before strolling through the narrow streets towards the City Market. Marvel at the fresh products and fruits and watch how locals buy and sell anything here. Observe the hustle and bustle of the fish auction. After this, take a sightseeing tour of the main buildings in Stone Town including the Palace Museum and the House of Wonder, which is the largest and tallest building in the town, also known as Bait-al-ajab. Continue on to see the Old Fort, Tippu Tip, and of course, the most famous, Freddie Mercury’s House. Also visit the Peace Memorial and Natural History Museum, amongst other attractions.
Next, learn about one of the main industries in the region: spices. Discover how the islands produce cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and black pepper. For this reason, the Zanzibar Archipelago, together with Tanzania’s Mafia Island, is sometimes called the “Spice Islands”. There are many spice farms in Zanzibar and for the next portion of the tour, you will visit a real organic spice farm.
When you arrive, the spice farm guide will describe how the spices are grown and used as medication and flavor in dishes. See spices like vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg, and many more. It will be possible to touch, smell and taste the spices and herbs directly from plants. Later, take the opportunity to join a cassava leaf harvest, make coconut milk, and practice some cooking. Even more, a coconut tree climber will pick some fresh young coconut fruits for you to try. End the trip with lunch at the spice farm and the opportunity to purchase spices from the shop (cash only).
HALF DAY TRIP SPICE TOUR AND STONE TOWN TOUR DETAILS
- Pickup details We pick up from any Hotel/ Accommodation in Zanzibar
- Pickup point: Please let us know where are you staying?
- Tour Duration: 5 Hours.
- Morning Times: 8:00am – 1pm.
- afternoon times: 12:20pm to 6pm
- Hotel Transfers
- Tour guide
- Entrance fees
|number of guests
|4 guests +
|Price per person
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest on your trip date.
When you confirm your trip, Zanzibar star tours will charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Ways You Can Pay
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.
- When to book? You can book up until 1 hour before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.