Stone Town + Prison island + Spice tour, Zanzibar
From: 57,09 €
3 in 1. Stone Town, Prison island and Spice tour. Very early in the morning we will start this tour, picking you up at your hotel from Stone Town. We will discover the important heritage of the historic city, the exotic turtles of Prison Island and we’ll learn about the world of spices grown on the island. It includes typical Swahili food from the Tangawizi farm.
- Specialized guide.
- Pick up and transfer from the lodging hotel.
- Typical food of the area
- 1 person: 149,30 €/pp
- 2 people: 105,39 €/pp
- 3 people: 87,82 €/pp
- 4 people: 74,65 €/pp
- 5 people: 65,87 €/pp
- 6 people: 57,09 €/pp
Stone Town is the cultural heart of the island and the old town of the city of Zanzibar, located on the west coast. The city is named after the numerous multi-storey buildings made of stone that form the landscape of the old part of the city. These buildings are not made of stone, but of mortar and coral. Although corals were a good and easily accessible building material, they are also easily damaged. Some of the houses are in poor condition and the Stone Town Conservation Authority coordinates the restorations of these houses to maintain the original glory of the city.
Zanzibar has an international reputation as the island of spices. With this guided tour, you will discover various spices from Zanzibar visiting some of the most important spice production sites. On this tour you will be in contact with various spices from Zanzibar that are used in almost every kitchen, such as cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, garlic, coconut, lemon grass, turmeric, ginger, vanilla and nutmeg.
On the other hand, the island of Prison is one of the most interesting of the coast, was once used by an Arab for rebellious slaves. General Mathews later turned it into a prison, although it was never used as such. The boat is the most common way to move to the island, in 25 minutes it’s possible to reach the port. During this visit we will see the large territory of the turtles that inhabit the island, which were imported from the Seychelles to Zanzibar. We will also visit the prison where the slaves were locked up back then.