6 Day Zanzibar Beach & Cultural Tour
This 6 Day Zanzibar Beach & Cultural Tour focuses strikes a balance between relaxing on a beach and submerging in the rich cultural and historical aspects that Zanzibar has. It includes time in Stonetown as well as on the spice plantations and beaches and this beautiful East African island country.
Day 1 – Arrive Stonetown, Zanzibar
Pick up from Zanzibar airport or harbor to Stone town hotel. Overnight in Stone Town at the Zanzibar Serena on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Zanzibar Serena is situated on the sea-front of the old Stone Town, and neighbors a number of former Sultan’s palaces. Being centrally located it makes and an ideal base to explore the history and culture of Stone Town.
Day 2 – Day tour of Stonetown, Zanzibar
This morning we depart on a guided town tour. This tour includes a visit to the local fresh produce market – very much a working market complete with the sounds and smells. The tour also takes the cathedral that dates back to 1874 and was built on this same section of land that the slave market operated from. From the cathedral and slave market we visit some of the residences of the late Sultans of Zanzibar, these include Tip Tip House, the Old Fort, Peoples Palace and the House of Wonders. After some time free to walk the narrow streets of Stonetown for shopping opportunities, we return to the hotel. Later this afternoon we depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Zanzibar Serena.
Day 03 – Tour to the Spice Plantations of Zanzibar
Today we head off on a tour of the famous spice plantations of Zanzibar. The tour allows guests to see the growing plants as well as to smell & taste some of the things. These may include nutmeg, rambutan, lipstick, iodine plant, lemongrass, vanilla, henna etc…Before our lunch break, we visit the Kidichi Persian Baths built by the Said Said bin Sultan of Zanzibar in 1850. We also visit the Maruhubi Palace Ruins constructed by another Sultan to house none other than his harem of 99.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the Blue Bay Beach Resort on the East coast. Accommodation on Half Board basis is included
Day 4 & 5 – Relax on the beach in Zanzibar
Spend days at leisure on the beaches of the East Coast or at the resort’s swimming pool. Scuba diving or diving course for beginners is available (at an additional cost) at most of the beach resorts in Zanzibar. Accommodation on Half Basis at Blue Bay Beach Resort is included
Day 6 – Tour ends in Stone Town
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight back home after your exciting African holiday.