Take a break from reality on the Spice island of Zanzibar.

The Spice Island of Zanzibar exudes exoticism – a remote, pristine paradise where the water is transparent, the beaches are powder-white, and the air is filled with the heady scent of spices. The very definition of a beachside bliss, this archipelagic gem – with its perfectly soft sands lying next to warm, turquoise waters, brimming with vibrant coral and tropical fish – is the ideal spot to flop and drop for four fun-filled days. Discover the blend of cultures in the local cuisine, wander the winding alleyways of historic Stone Town, delight your senses on an optional guided spice tour, or simply lay back and relax on one of Zanzibar’s world-renowned beaches.

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Terms & Conditions

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

Why you'll love this trip

  • Savour the smell of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and more on an optional tour through one of the islands spice plantations. Learn the history behind this renowned trade and sip some delicious tea.

  • Watch orange and gold hues reflect off the glistening Indian Ocean as you witness an unforgettable sunset from the shore of one of the world’s best beaches.

  • Wind through Stone Towns narrow alleyways and discover a UNESCO World Heritage that’s steeped in centuries of history and a dark, but intriguing past.

  • Dine on sumptuous seafood or simply swing in a hammock, the choice is yours with a full day at leisure on Zanzibar’s Northern beaches.

  • Discover flawless beaches of powder-white sand and translucent waters on an island paradise that not even a postcard can do justice.

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 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019.
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Jambo! Welcome to Zanzibar, Tanzania – an archipelagic gem filled with idyllic beaches, vibrant markets and a varied, and sometimes dark, history. This is a place rooted in slavery, where Arabian sultans once lived and Swahili and Islamic influences blend together to create an exotic island paradise steeped in centuries of history. With no planned activities today, why not throw yourself into the midst of Stone Town’s maze of narrow streets – every twist and turn alive with an enticing mix of fragrant bazaars, enchanting mosques and charming ruins. Perhaps head to one of the bars on the seafront and soak up the salty ocean air with a cocktail in hand.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
An arrival transfer is included today. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking so that you will can met on arrival and transferred to your Stone Town hotel.
Venture out of Stone Town this morning and drive to the spice plantations for a guided tour to learn all about the history of this town's renowned spice trade. Take the opportunity to touch, smell and taste various spices – such as cinnamon, vanilla and ginger – then sample some delicious teas! After lunch, head to the northern beaches, where white sands and sparkling blue seas await. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure – this is the Indian Ocean at its best.
Accommodation
  • Bungalow (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Zanzibar - Spice tour
Optional Activities
  • Zanzibar - Dhow Trip - USD60
  • Zanzibar - Snorkelling - USD60
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Wake up in paradise and enjoy a full day of freedom to indulge in the beautiful island surrounds. Take the opportunity to snorkel in the transparent waters, walk the stretch of powder white sand and paddle in the bath-like Indian ocean, dine on freshly caught sumptuous seafood or simply relax in a hammock underneath a coconut tree with a good book. There are many ways you can spend your day – perhaps talk to your leader for any recommendations.
Accommodation
  • Bungalow (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.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
From Stone Town the easiest option is to fly out of Zanzibar Airport. However, if you have arranged to fly out of Dar es Salaam Airport ferries depart Zanzibar at 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm. It's important to allow enough time to get back to the mainland if you need to catch your departing flight from Dar es Salaam. Speak to your leader about the best way to do this.

If you wish to stay on in Zanzibar, post trip accommodation can be pre-booked at the north coast beach bungalow or in Stone Town.

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Car

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Bungalow (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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