Spice Tour

A visit to Zanzibar – the Spice Island – would not be complete without smelling and tasting spices, herbs and tropical fruits such as lemongrass, clove ,cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, vanilla, coconuts, jackfruit, papaya, chili, black pepper, cardamon, cassava, passion fruit and exotic ingredients such as the star fruit.

the connection of the islands of Zanzibar with Spices dates back to the 16th century. The sultan of oman based its capital in stonetown because of the wealth provided by this trade, made possible also by the trade winds.

This is a great opportunity to see the countryside and rural interior of the island, well as connecting with with local people, and will lead you to the plantations just outside the capital. .

During the Spice Tour you will be given many information not only about the spices, but also about the variety of available herbs along detailed descriptions about their uses in traditional dishes, as medicine and for dyeing traditional ceremonial outfits for weddings and festivals. Smelling, tasting and touching is a fundamental part of this interactive excursions which makes it suitable for the entire family.

Our guide (and trainer of other guides on the island) is an experienced historian that comes from a family of herbalists..
The tour passes through villages and spice plantations, a walk through the farms as spice farms workers climbs trees, seek out specific plants and cuts off various barks, letting you see, feel and taste everything.
You will be decorated with palm-leaf accessories such as ties, rings, bracelets and glasses. At the Spice farms you will have an opportunity to taste some of the exotic fruits of Zanzibar.
At the Spice farms is the best place to buy fresh spices directly from the source.
The half-day trip includes transport, guide, entrance fees and if you would like a special lunch and on request we can also take you to an essential oil distillery where you can also create your own fragrance!.

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