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Full-Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar

Zanzibar City, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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US$121.40 US$ 129.00
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Adult(s) x (Age 12 To 99)
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  • Ideal choice for families
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Overview

After hotel pickup from your hotel, set out with your guide on a walking tour of UNESCO-listed Stone Town, Zanzibar's historical center. Explore some of the world's narrowest streets during your introduction to the cosmopolitan archipelago, which combines African traditions with cultural influences from around the world.

The Arab tradition is predominant in the urban design and architecture of Stone Town, where the most impressive residential structures are built around a central courtyard. Learn about the mix of mosques, churches, and Hindu temples alongside cinemas, banks, and shops, and view landmark buildings such as the Old Fort (Arab Fort), House of Wonder, former Sultan Palace and more.

You will be taken to a local restaurant where you can choose any a la carte menu (own expense).

Then board a motorized boat for Prison Island (originally called Changuu), once owned by a wealthy merchant who used it as detention center for disobedient slaves. Under the leadership of the third Sultan of Zanzibar, just after the abolition of the slave trade in 1873, it held recalcitrant prisoners. Later the site was a quarantine station following the outbreak of cholera in east Africa. With its white-sand beach and forest teeming with a variety of birds and giant tortoises, the island now attracts scuba divers and snorkelers to its plentiful wildlife. 
Finish the tour with a return transfer to your hotel, arriving by early evening.

Information

Includes:
  • Entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excludes:
  • Drinks
  • Lunch (meals range from USD $15-30)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • To avoid delays, please make sure you have selected the correct hotel, otherwise you will be asked to pay the difference upon pickup in cash
  • Please verify your hotel in the list below and select your package according to your hotel location:
    STONE TOWN HOTELS: Al Johari Hotel, Asmini Palace Hotel, Dhow Palace, Khole House, Kisiwa House, Maru Maru Hotel, Mashariki Palace, Park Hyatt, Tembo House, The Swahili House, The Zanzibar Grand Palace, Zanzibar Palace, Zanzibar Serena Inn, Africa House, Tausi Palace Hotel, Hiliki house, Double Tree by Hilton (stone town)
    NORTH HOTELS: African View, Amaan Bungalows, Diamond Gemma Del Est, Diamond Star of the East, Double Tree by Hilton Nungwi, Essque Zalu Zanzibar, Flame Tree Cottages, Gold Zanzibar, Hideaway of Nungwi, Kilindi, Nungwi Inn, Ras Nungwi, Royal Zanzibar, Tanzanite Beach Resort, The Z Hotel, The Zanzibari, Mnarani, Sun Set Kendwa
    NORTH EAST HOTELS: Bluebay Beach resorts, Che Che Vule, Dream Of Zanzibar, Kasha Boutique Hotel, Mapenzi Beach, Matemwe Beach House, Matemwe Logde, Matemwe Retreat, Melia Zanzibar, Neptune Pwani Beach Hotel, Ocean Paradise, Shooting Star, Sultan Sands, Villa Kiva, Azanzi
    SOUTH HOTELS
    : Swahili Beach Resorts, Karamba Beach Resorts, Unguja Lodge, Breezes Beach Club, Baraza, Arabian Nights, Arabian Nights Annex, Casa Del Mar, Kichanga Lodge, Dongwe Ocean View, The Palm, Bahari View Lodge, Spice Island Hotel, Ras Michamvi, The Residence, Karafuu Beach Resort, Kisiwa on the Beach, Konokono, Sea View Boutique, Dhow Inn
    CENTRAL HOTELS: Tamarind Hotel, Pongwe Beach Hotel, Pongwe Bay, Uroa Bay
    FUMBA & MANGAPWANI HOTELS: Fumba beach lodge, Sea Cliff Resort & Spa, Hakuna Matata

Meeting Point

Your Zanzibar accommodation; please specify location at time of booking:
To avoid delays and embarrassing incidences, please make sure you have selected the correct hotel otherwise you will be asked to pay the difference upon pick up in cash.
Departure Time:
9am
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point
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