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  2. Zanzibar Archipelago
  3. Zanzibar City
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From Stone Town: Spice Tour of Zanzibar

Product ID: 275157
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Discover spice plants, herbs, and all kinds tropical fruits on a small spice plantation. Learn why Zanzibar is known as "spice island" and buy spices to take home with you.
About this activity
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Valid 1 day
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel within Stone Town. Please wait at the hotel reception to be collected.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn what herbs and spices were originally used for
  • Explore the magic of the "coconut climber"
  • Discover and taste some fresh tropical fruits
Full description
On this 2.5-hour guided tour, immerse yourself in the heady world of the spices of Zanzibar. This tour will clarify for you why Zanzibar is called “spice island”: on this small plantation you’ll see where spices grow, among them cloves, nutmeg, vanilla, Zanzibar’s cardomoms, cinnamon, curry, menthol, pepper, tamarind, and ginger. You’ll also see tropical fruits such as papayas, mangoes, and jackfruit.  

You’ll also learn the origins of spice plants and herbs, as well as some uses they are put to. For example, the neem tree leaves were used locally as a traditional cure for malaria and indigestion, while the iodine tree is still used to fight infections in wounds. The tour ends with a visit to the spice shop on the farm, where you can buy fresh spices to use in your cooking at home.
Includes
  • Entrance fee
  • Guide
  • All government taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

From US$ 30 per person

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Product ID: 275157