Zanzibar Cultural Tour Summary
6 days Zanzibar Cultural tour will take you to zanzibar the home for different culture. Zanzibar has lured travelers to its shores for centuries, some in search of trade, some in search of plunder and others in search of an idyllic home. The annals of Zanzibar read like a chapter of the “Thousand and One Nights”. The Sumerians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Indians, Chinese, Persians, Portuguese, Oman Arabs, Dutch and English have all been here at one time or other. Some, notably the Shiraz Persians and the Oman Arabs, stayed to settle and rule.Zanzibar’s people are a distillation of the nations of travelers, pilgrims, fishermen, explorers and merchants who stopped here in time’s passage. Islam is the dominant religion and practiced by most Zanzibarians , which is reflected in many aspects of the lives of the residents. The atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming.
Zanzibar Cultural Tour Details
Day 1 Pick up from Zanzibar Airport to Stone Town Hotel. Bed & Breakfast basis
Day 2 Depart for a guided town tour.
This tour takes you through narrow streets of the Old Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museums (Peoples Palace), Dr. Livingstone’s House and the Arab Forts among others. It is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and mosques! You will have free time in the afternoon for you to explore further on your own or to relax. In the evening, depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront. Stop at Forodhani gardens for a glance at the evening life. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Stone Town.
Day 3: Transfer to Kizimbani Village
Depart from the hotel and transfer to Kizimbani Village for a spice tour where you will have an opportunity to see spices like Cloves, Cinnamon, Black pepper, Nutmeg, Tumeric root actually growing in the plantations. Other tropical fruits such as jack fruit, custard, apple, Carambola,Rambutan can also be seen and tasted. Furthermore, you will see plants like Henna bushes, Lipstick tree and Lemon grass. Finally, you will visit the Kidichi Persian Baths that were built by the first Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Said bin Sultan in 1850 and Marubuhi Palace ruins built by the third Sultan of Zanzibar named Sultan Said Baraghash Bin Said in 1880 which were built especially for housing 99 of his harem. Lunch is included. After Lunch, you will be transferred to the beach hotel on the East Coast. Accommodation on half board basis is included.
Day 4 + 5: Spend days at leisure on the beaches
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 are available (at an additional cost) at most of the beach resorts in Zanzibar. Accommodation on Half Board basis is included.
Day 6: Transfer to the Airport
After breakfast transfer to the Airport for flight back home. End of our services.
End of the tour!!
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