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Zanzibar Beach Break

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

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
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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.

Trip overview

Map of Zanzibar Beach Break including Tanzania, United Republic Of
Start
Zanzibar, Africa
Finish
Zanzibar North Coast, Tanzania
Theme
Short Breaks
Destinations
Tanzania
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
YGAB
This trip generates 13.65 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

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?
  • On Short Breaks, you maintain a good level of independence and freedom, with the added bonus of having the details sorted out for you. You’ll have lots of free time and you won’t be accompanied by a Trip Leader. This means that all included activities and tours will be run by different local Intrepid partners, and these may operate independently from each other. The included activities and transfers will operate on a join-in basis, which means that you could have your Adventure all to yourself, or others may join you along the way. If you would prefer to travel in a group with a dedicated Trip Leader, just get in touch with your booking agent and they will take you through some alternatives.

Itinerary

Map of Zanzibar Beach Break including Tanzania, United Republic Of

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Car

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Bungalow (2 nights)

Activities
  • Zanzibar - Spice tour
Add on activities
  • Zanzibar - Dhow Trip - USD60
  • Zanzibar - Snorkelling - USD50

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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 travelers have booked on the same date you may share some activities.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Stacy · Traveled June 2023
Visit Zanzibar! The people are kind and friendly, and the landscape is truly a tropical paradise. Both our city guides and spice farm guides were excellent, and our family was moved by the beautiful meal prepared for us by a local cooperative family. We all learned some Kiswahili and about Stone Town's meaningful and fascinating history. We even caught a modern taarab concert during an Eid celebration. Unforgettable family trip!
Review submitted 13 Jul 2023

Christina · Traveled March 2022
The Zanzibar beach break was wonderful. If I had known how fabulous it is, I would have gone for longer! I loved the spice tour and the beaches at Nungwi were paradise. I plan to go again and spend longer.
Review submitted 14 Mar 2022
Zanzibar Beach Break
From
USD $730