Relax on the legendary and exotic spice island of Zanzibar

Zanzibar. The name itself is steeped in exoticism, conjuring up images of a remote island paradise where the water is transparent and the air is filled with the heady scent of spices. Thankfully that picture is still right today, with the island almost the very definition of a beachside heaven – perfectly soft sands lying next to warm, turquoise waters that are brimming with vibrant coral and tropical fish. Discover the blend of cultures in the buildings of Stone Town and in the delicious food. Explore the plantations of this famed spice island, search for wildlife in Jozani Forest or simply sit back in a hammock and watch local women collect seaweed from the ocean as the sun sets. Enjoy East African paradise with this laid back Zanzibari break.


Start
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Finish
Zanzibar North Coast, Tanzania
Country
Tanzania
Style
Original
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
YGAB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Explore the atmospheric streets of Stone Town

  • Roam fragrant spice plantations on a guided tour

  • Relax on sun-kissed beaches of Zanzibar’s North Coast

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is one of our Short Breaks and is slightly different to our group tours. There is no group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania.
An arrival transfer is included. If you have confirmed your transfer by providing your flight details you will be met on arrival and transferred to your Stonetown hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your own pace.

If you arrive early there are plenty of things to do and see. We recommend you check out some of our Urban Adventures

http://www.urbanadventures.com
The old part of Zanzibar's main city is known as Stone Town. The best way to see this exotic port town is on foot, exploring the bazaars, shops, mosques, palaces, courtyards and myriad intricate alleyways. When the sun is setting, why not enjoy a sundowner from a bar overlooking the seafront before trying one of the island's local seafood curries at one of the town's many restaurants.
Accommodation
  • Apartment (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today you will be transferred to your beach resort located on the Northern Coast.

Stop along the way at spice plantations where you'll receive a guided tour and the opportunity to touch, smell and taste various spices such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger, as well as teas made with these spices. At the end of the day there will also be an opportunity to buy some of the locally grown spices.

Your accommodation for the next 2 nights will be on a half board basis ( breakfast and dinner ).
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Zanzibar Spice tour
Optional Activities
  • Zanzibar - Dhow Trip - USD60
  • Zanzibar - Snorkelling - USD60
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Today is free for you to explore or simply sit back, relax and take in the sight of traditional dhows sailing along the coast.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Zanzibar - Snorkelling - USD60
  • Zanzibar - Dhow Trip - USD60
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Transfer from the resort to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight and the end of your beach break.

You can easily extend your beach break by booking additional accommodation at the beach resort. This is highly recommended to really experience all Zanzibar has to offer!
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Car

Accommodation

Apartment (1 night), Hotel (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Zanzibar Spice tour

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Important notes

1. Transfers from Zanzibar Airport to Stone Town Accommodation and Northern Zanzibar to Zanzibar Airport (or Northern Zanzibar to Stone Town Accommodation) are included as part of this trip. Please provide us with your flight details at least 15 days prior to departure. If you purchase post tour accommodation in Stone Town, a transfer from this accommodation to Zanzibar Airport will be at additional cost.
2. This is a join-in trip, so if other travellers have booked on the same date you may share some activities.

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