Soak up the atmosphere of the heavenly scented Zanzibar

With its picturesque beaches and beautiful blue waters, there are few more delectable places to unwind than the exotic 'Spice Island' of Zanzibar. Snorkel or scuba dive in crystal-clear reef waters, taste exotic tropical fruits, meet friendly locals and simply let your cares melt away as you laze at a resort. This is a colourful, engaging and relaxing seaside break.

Start
Stone Town, Tanzania
Finish
Stone Town, Tanzania
Countries
Tanzania
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
YGAZ
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
222kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Admire the historic architecture of this former trading hub
  • Observe colourful fish cavorting in coral reefs
  • Trawl through Zanzibar's exuberant market places
  • Savour the smell of exotic Zanzibar spices
  • Soak up the sun on white sand Zanzibar beaches
  • Tour through a spice plantation
  • Experience the sultry waters of the Indian Ocean

Itinerary

Arrive and be instantly enchanted by the exotic allure of the 'Spice Island'. Travel to the north-east part of the island, where your beach resort awaits. If arriving early enough, there’ll be time to laze on the beach or take a dip in the idyllic waters before a first taste of Zanzibar’s spice-laden cuisine.
Explore the island and its hidden treasures at a relaxed pace. Travel deep into the interior to see the fragrant spice plantations. Discover how pods, bark, buds and berries are harvested and dried. The intoxicating aromas of fresh cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg will delight the senses and stimulate appetites, so be sure to sample the sweet tropical fruits, fresh seafood and zesty curries Zanzibar is famous for. Enjoy free time to relax on the beaches and swim, snorkel or dive in the clear, warm waters. A cocktail and a golden sunset go hand in hand, so be sure to indulge as the sun melts away and day turns to night. In the evening, wander the streets and choose a restaurant in which to kick back and enjoy good company and delicious cuisine.
Pick up some silver jewellery, fragrant spices or colourful clothing at the markets, or perhaps take a final swim in the tropical waters before saying goodbye to the unique island of Zanzibar.
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Inclusions

Meals
4 breakfasts
Transport
Minivan
Accommodation
Hotel (4 nights)
Included activites
  • Zanzibar Spice tour

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Notes

TRIP CHANGE 2014

In 2014 this trip will be 1 day longer. Nights 1 & 2 will be spent in Stone Town. Nights 3, 4 & 5 will be spent at a beach resort on the east coast. The rest of the itinerary remains the same.

Important notes

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