Full Day Stone Town and Prison Island Tour in Zanzibar
Delve into the history of Stone Town, an atmospheric city that has served as the cultural heart of Zanzibar. Constructed from coral stone during the 19th and 20th centuries, it was later declared a World Heritage site. With your guide you’ll also visit Changuu, aka Prison Island, once used to accommodate?prisoners obtained from World War II and now home to giant tortoises.
What you can expect
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.
- Entrance fees
- All activities
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Lunch (meals range from USD $15-30)
- Gratuities (optional)