2 days in Zanzibar beach holiday tour to Stonetown, spice farms and Prison island

Spice farm, Stonetown, prison island, Zanzibar

  • 2 Days
  • Max People : 12
  • Type of Tour: Private/group

2 days Zanzibar beach holiday tour : Overview

Escaping on 2 days in Zanzibar island beach tour offers a captivating blend of cultural exploration and tropical relaxation. 2 days Zanzibar beach tour begins in the enchanting Stone Town, where narrow winding streets reveal a rich tapestry of Swahili, Arab, Persian, and European influences. Spend 2 days in Zanzibar in the historical significance of sites like the Old Fort and the House of Wonders, and wander through the bustling markets filled with vibrant spices, textiles, and local crafts. As the sun sets, the waterfront comes alive with the rhythmic beats of traditional music, creating an atmospheric backdrop for an evening stroll along the picturesque Forodhani Gardens.

On the second day in Zanzibar island, the adventure takes a savory turn with a visit to the spice farms of Zanzibar. Engage your senses as you walk in the lush plantations, discovering the origins of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla. Delight in the aromas of exotic spices and learn about their cultural and medicinal uses. Afterward, a trip to Prison Island awaits, where you can unwind on pristine sandy beaches and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters teeming with colorful marine life. The historic prison, now a tortoise sanctuary, adds a unique layer to the experience, blending tales of the island's past with the natural beauty of its surroundings. This two-day exploration promises a harmonious balance between Zanzibar's rich history, aromatic spice culture, and the tranquil allure of its stunning beaches.

2 days in Zanzibar beach holiday tour : Itinerary

Day 1 :Stone town walking tour - cultural diversity

Day 1 of the 2 days in Zanzibar island begins with a fascinating exploration of Stone Town, Zanzibar's historic heart. Start the morning at the House of Wonders, an iconic structure embodying the island's cultural and historical significance. The Old Fort, a short walk away, reveals the architectural remnants of Portuguese and Omani rule. Spend the afternoon winding through the labyrinthine alleys of Stone Town, where the vibrant markets showcase Zanzibar's diverse cultural influences. Delight in the sensory experience of the Darajani Market, filled with the aroma of spices, fresh produce, and local delicacies. Visit the Sultan's Palace Museum to delve into the island's royal history. As the day transitions to evening, head to Forodhani Gardens along the waterfront, where local vendors set up food stalls offering a variety of delectable dishes. The evening atmosphere is enriched by traditional music, creating a perfect setting for a leisurely stroll. This full-day immersion in Stone Town's charm provides a deep understanding of Zanzibar's cultural tapestry.

Day 2 : Spice farms - Prison island with snorkelling

On Day 2 of the 2 days Zanzibar beach tour, you will venture into the lush countryside for a visit to Zanzibar's renowned spice farms. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes by car. Upon arrival, engage in a guided tour that unveils the secrets of spice cultivation. Discover the origins and uses of cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and vanilla, as well as their cultural and medicinal significance. The aromatic experience is complemented by the lush greenery of the plantations. This educational and sensory-rich excursion typically takes around 2 to 3 hours.

Following the spice tour, go on a boat ride to Prison Island, also known as Changuu Island, accessible from Stone Town by a short boat trip. The island houses the historical Prison Island, originally intended for rebellious slaves but later transformed into a quarantine station for yellow fever. Spend the afternoon unwinding on the pristine beaches, and engage in snorkelling to explore the vibrant underwater life surrounding the island. The highlight of Prison Island is the tortoise sanctuary, home to giant Aldabra tortoises, some over a century old. A visit to the island, including the boat ride and snorkelling, it takes around 4 to 5 hours, making it a perfect afternoon adventure. The combination of spice farm exploration and the unique experience on Prison Island provides a well-rounded, culturally enriching, and relaxing 2 days in Zanzibar beach tour.

2 days in Zanzibar Price Include

  • Accommodation if mentioned
  • Transport during excursions
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All Taxes and VAT
  • Drinking water while on excursions

2 days in Zanzibar Price Exclude

  • Visa and Insurances charges
  • Any other meals than mentioned
  • Any other tours other than mentioned above
  • Personal nature like laundry, telephone calls
  • International Airlines
  • Any tipping

2 days in Zanzibar beach holiday tour : Expectation

2 days in Zanzibar island tour promises a rich tapestry of cultural immersion, spice-laden exploration, and enchanting marine adventures. In Stone Town, historic sites like the House of Wonders and the Old Fort unravel the island's diverse influences, blending Swahili, Arab, Persian, and European histories. Wander through bustling markets, where the air is filled with the scent of exotic spices, creating an immersive experience in the heart of Zanzibar's cultural heritage. A visit to the spice farms reveals the secrets behind the island's aromatic treasures, offering insights into the cultivation and uses of cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla. The 2 days Zanzibar trip continues to Prison Island, where the historical prison-turned-tortoise sanctuary provides a unique blend of history and nature. Spend leisurely hours on pristine beaches, indulging in snorkelling amidst vibrant marine life. The culmination of these experiences crafts a harmonious narrative, showcasing Zanzibar's historical richness, aromatic allure, and the tranquil beauty of its coastal landscapes.

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