TANZANIA

4-Day Zanzibar Extension

Zanzibar is the best place in East Africa for a luxurious beach vacation. Enjoy days of lounging next to crystal-clear waters, or hours of the best beach activities, from scuba diving to Dhow cruises. But if you want to stimulate your mind and your senses as well, take a Spice Tour and view the delicious variety of spices grown there, and tours of the spice farms are bound to stimulate your mind and your senses. And don't forget the bustling marketplaces of Stone Town, the island's capital, which is a World Heritage Site and boasts breathtaking mosques, and magnificent Arab residences.

Major Destination:

Zanzibar

Activities:

Beach Safari and Cultural Visits.

DAY 1: STONE TOWN

Fly from Arusha to Zanzibar. In the afternoon, tour Stone Town, Zanzibar's old quarter. Stone Town is a fascinating maze of narrow streets and alleyways which lead you past numerous old houses and mosques, ornate palaces, shops and bazaars, and the slave quarters next to the Anglican Church. Arrive to the east coast of Zanzibar for dinner and overnight your lodge, luxury accommodations typical of Zanzibar excursions.

DAYS 2 & 3: BEACH ACTIVITIES

Enjoy a full day at the beach. For those still feeling dust-clogged after their safari, relaxing on one of the many pristine beaches for a few days is a fine antidote. Activities available a la carte include scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, kite surfing, Dhow cruises, reef trips and, of course, relaxing and sunbathing!

DAY 4: SPICE TOUR

Altitude: 11,841' to 12,628'; Hike time: 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, undertake a spice tour to stimulate your senses. Over the centuries spices such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and many other spices that made Zanzibar an international trading center. The tour also includes a visit to the Kidichi Persian Baths, built in 1832 and the Maruhubi Palace ruins. After the tour, fly to Dar es Salaam to catch your return flight out.

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