8 day tailor-made tour cruise on Zanzibar & Pemba Island
8-day tailor-made tour cruise on Zanzibar coupled with Pemba Island offers historical and cultural experience while enjoying diving and sailing activities.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Zanzibar Airport, meet and greet and transfer to Stone Town of Zanzibar, upon arrival at the Hotel in Stone Town. Welcome drink and check in at your respective Hotel and start to enjoy your big time in the Spice Island of Zanzibar. Accommodation based on Bed & Breakfast basis. (Dhow Palace Hotel & Spa) or similar
Day 2: Half day Spice tour & Mangapwan
After breakfast, depart from the hotel for a rare experience that proves why Zanzibar is also known as the “SPICE ISLAND OF THE INDIAN OCEAN). This involves visiting the spice growing areas to see different spices and tropical fruits. In fact, it is a Spice Educational Tour. Guests will taste, smell some of fresh tropical fruits and spices right on the spot depending on the fruits season. In addition, this tour will include a visit to the famous spices producing area where you can see cosmetics, medicinal, ornamental plants, and rare herbs. Most of the interesting items are cloves, nutmeg, rambutan, lipstick, iodine plant, lemongrass, vanilla, henna bush, shampoo plant etc. You will have the unique opportunity to purchase these exclusive spices straight from the source. 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 Maruhubi 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 (Concubine). Swahili delicious lunch will be served at Serena Restaurant or similar restaurant at Mangapwani Fishing Village. This is followed by a visit to the Slave caves (Chamber) before proceeding back to Stone Town for rest. Dinner will be served at a cozy restaurant in Stone Town before overnight.
Day 3 : Cultural tour -Sunset Cruise
After breakfast, depart for a cultural tour. Today you will get a first glimpse and learn about the lifestyle and traditions of the Zanzibari people through a visit to two separate and very special villages. This will take you through coconut palms, thatching, baskets, weaving, pottery, grinding Millets, rice, coconut rope making, coconut palm climbing, local cuisine cooking, Zanzibar aroma and incense burning, construction of local homes, bread making among – guests are welcome to enjoy and try the activities. In the evening, depart from the hotel for a sunset cruise along Stone Town waterfront, Dhow Sunset Cruise. This romantic local dhow cruise, the most exciting sea safaris, starts from stone town sailing along the Indian Ocean and formerly Azania long Beach. Clients will get a good glimpse of wonderful scenes of the Indian Ocean along the Stone Town shoreline which will make your evening memorable and unforgettable, on soothing light with sea breeze while our sea professional staff will serve you varieties of aperitifs, experienced Swahili singers will entertain you with their traditional live music on board. The cruise takes you between Prison Island, Green Snakes Island, Grave ISLAND etc. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 4: Pemba Island visit
After breakfast, transfer to Zanzibar Airport for 2-night stay on Pemba Island. Arrival in Pemba and overland transfer to Shamiani Village. Check in at Pemba Island Lodge. You will enjoy free sea excursions offered by resort and overnight based on half board accommodation
Day 5: Pemba Island beach relaxation & diving
After breakfast, you will for a double diving experience at MISALI ISLAND before dinner and overnight at Pemba Island Lodge.
Day 6: Pemba Island- Zanzibar
After breakfast, you will take a flight to Zanzibar Island. Arrival and check in at Amaan Beach Bungalows and Spa on the northern coast beach. Overnight on half board basis.
Day 7: Zanzibar beach relaxation- Ngezi Forest hike
After breakfast, you will have a free day at the Resort for typical beach relaxation. Optional activity: Visit of Ngezi Forest, Misali Island, and the Pemba Flying fox before overnight.
Day 8: Airport transfer
After breakfast, shopping tour around Stone Town of Zanzibar, in the narrow streets of Zanzibar, bazaars, souvenirs and antique shops. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport. End of tour.
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary where indicated Return flight Zanzibar/Pemba
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