Day trips & excursions

Historic Stone Town and Spice Plantation private tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Learn more about why Zanzibar is called the Spice Island
  • Take a stroll through the streets and become part of the city
  • Let the atmosphere of the city surround you as your guide takes you through the streets
What to expect

It's all sweet and spicy on this full day tour. You'll discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town in the morning, then get a flavour for everything to do with spices on an hour-long afternoon tour of the spice plantations. Your guide will lead you around historic Stone Town while pointing out landmarks such as Darajani Market, the main bazaar in Zanzibar, as well as the former slave market and Forodhani Gardens where you'll be greeted by views over the House of Wonders – a former sultan's palace.

Meanwhile you'll learn about popular inhabitants such as Princess Salme, Farrokh Bulsara and Bi Kidude. Last but not least, you'll pass by the Old Fort before finishing up with some craft and souvenir shopping. The afternoon will then be dedicated to finding out why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island. Once you arrive at the farms, you'll set off to see where pepper, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon are grown. Your guide will give you the lowdown on how spices are used in local dishes, medicine and ceremonies, too.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided walking tour
  • Private transportation
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-3): free
  • Child (4-11): reduced
Where

After booking, you will receive the local supplier's contact details to schedule your pick-up time

Meeting point:

Pick-up service available from different locations:

  • Stone Town hotels and Zanzibar Town
  • North West Coast hotels and South West Coast hotels (= Mangapwani, Fumba)
  • North East Coast hotels (= Pwani Mchangani, Kiwengwa, Uroa, Pongwe, Chwaka, Matemwe)
  • North Coast hotels (= Nungwi, Kendwa)
  • South Coast hotels and South East Coast hotels (= Kizimkazi, Pingwe, Paje, Jambiani, Michamvi, Makunduchi)

What to remember
  • We advice to wear loose-fitting, non-transparent clothing that covers your shoulders and legs
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When
  • Available every day
  • This is a full-day tour of 6-8 hours
  • Pick-up service available from Stone Town. Please refer to the Meeting point section for more details
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Provider
Fisherman Tours & Travel Ltd.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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