The Spice Tour is one of the most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island. It got its nick name as a result of being one of the world’s leading producers of spices such as clove, nutmeg and cinnamon in the 19th century. Spices and herbs were originally introduced to Zanzibar by Portuguese traders in the 16th century, brought from their colonies in South America and India. This tour is a walking tour in a spice farm (shamba). While there, you shall see how the spices, herbs and fruits grow and are cultivated. Your tour guide will describe how the crops can be used. You will be smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as clove, lemongrass, nutmeg, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla, coconuts, papaya, chili, black pepper, jackfruit, cardamom, cassava and oranges.
After the tour you will enjoy a traditional swahili lunch at the farm. Here is when you can really taste the different ways of using spices. On request we can also take you to an essential oil distillery where you can also create your own fragrance! The tour finishes with a stop at a spice stall selling fresh packaged spices (cash only). The tour price already includes tips for farm workers, so you don’t need to worry about it.
Half Day Trip (AM)
Low rate deposit non-refundable
Duration 5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM to 1;00 PM
Pickup and drop off at your hotel
English tour guide
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
Book with 20% deposit, pay the rest on the day of the trip
When the captain confirms your trip, we will charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the tour operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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.
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