Upon arriving at the Zanzibar International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Al Johari hotel and transported to the hotel for a three-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
On the second day, you will go on a guided tour of Stone Town, a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2000 due to its historical and artistic significance. Stone Town is a part of Zanzibar City located on Ungula Island, which used to be the capital of the Sultanate and a hub for spice and slave trade in the 19th century. During the tour, you will discover the unique architecture of Stone Town, which was influenced by various cultures including Arab, European, Persian, and Indian. You will also see the ancient coral stone buildings, huge carved wooden doors, and narrow passageways that were once used for the trade of slaves, ivory, and gold. Your guide will provide information on the Zanzibar doors, which are a historical treasure and depict the occupation and status of their owners.
On the third day, you will go on a spice and fruit tour where you will learn about the various spices and fruits grown in Zanzibar. Spices are an integral part of daily life on the island, used for food, traditional medicine, spiritual and cultural practices, cosmetics, tourism, and export. You will visit spice farms and see a variety of fruits such as papayas, mangoes, pineapples, and bananas sold by vendors on the streets and in markets. You will also have the opportunity to try the Durian, a fruit known as the “king of fruits”, which has a unique taste depending on its ripeness. You may also watch locals climb coconut trees and taste coconut water and the inner pulp. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try climbing a coconut tree yourself.