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Half-Day Spice Walking Tour

By Alpha Travel Zanzibar
Price was undefined, price is now CA $53
Free cancellation available
4h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages

Highlights

  • Eye-opening & delicious tour of Zanzibar's spice plantations

  • Locals introduce you to harvesting & production processes

  • Chance to see, smell & taste a wide array of spices & fruits

  • Samples such as ginger tea, juicy mangos & coconut juice

  • Insight into the island's key connection to the spice trade

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Zanzibar spice plantations

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Fruit and spice samples

  • What's included

    Bottled water

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Zanzibar Island hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain for approximately 2 hours.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most Zanzibar Island hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Delve into Zanzibar's flavourful heritage as you discover the spice plantations that pepper Tanzania's largest “Spice Island.” See, smell, touch, and taste your way around farms producing everything from cardamom to ginger, and learn about the island's centuries-old connection to spices.

Meet your guide at your hotel and set out into the Zanzibar countryside. As you pass through small villages, stop to visit a series of spice plantations, where locals invite you to stroll through the fields and watch the harvesting process in action. Watch workers scale trees to pick tropical fruits, examine the barks of medicinal plants, and inhale the pungent aromas of the island's wealth of spices, which include cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, pepper, and vanilla. Indulge your taste buds with the delicious products of the plantation, from zesty ginger and pepper tea to ice-cold coconut juice and ripe, juicy mangos.

Along the way, learn about the origins of Zanzibar's spice trade, which dates back to the 16th century, and discover how spices have become an essential ingredient in everyday life on the island. If you like, purchase fresh spices to take home with you before your guide escorts you back to your hotel.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Spice Plantation
  • Kijichi
  • Zanzibar

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup (Stone Town)
  • Stone Town
  • Zanzibar Town Zanzibar Urban/West Region
  • Hotel Pickup (Other Coastal Areas)
  • Nungwi
  • Nungwi Zanzibar Central/South Region
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