Beautiful sunset on a beach in Zanzibar

Legend of Zanzibar: Intimate One-Week Cultural Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Stone Town, Jambiani

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Ornate wooden doors lead you into traditional coral houses, and Persian and Omani designs meet with rich Swahili culture. Spice plantations tantalize the nostrils while slaving history provides poignant stories. Zanzibar is Africa’s most culturally diverse destination, an island with a myriad of influences and artistic obsessions. From its earliest trading days to the day to day life of today, this handcrafted tour offers an intimate journey into all the history and culture that Zanzibar can offer.

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Stone Town, where exotic influences create one of the world’s most vibrant cultural atmospheres
  • Ride a traditional wooden dhow to Prison Island, where history meets with a white beach and a tortoise colony
  • Follow the storyline through Zanzibar’s slave-trading history, from Tippu Tip’s House to the Mangapwani Slave Chamber
  • Discover traditional village life with a day at a small community near Jambiani
  • Meet with artisans and explore their crafts, notably the tradition of highly ornate wooden doors
  • Spend a full day lounging on the beach at Jambiani, feeling the island’s sense of escapism
  • Inhale the scents of spice plantations and track Zanzibar’s iconic spice trading history
  • Take intimate walking tours through Stone Town, connecting many periods of history while embracing the lively culture of today
  • Cruise towards the sunset on a wooden dhow, a historical vessel for traversing the oceans
  • Learn Zanzibari cuisine on an intimate cooking class, using spices plucked straight from a plantation

Starting Price

$4,883 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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