The Spice Tour
A visit to the ‘Spice Isle' would be incomplete without taking in the famous ‘Spice Tour' around some of the spice farms of the area. Cloves are the most widely-grown spice as well as nutmeg, lemon grass, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon, all of which can be seen growing in the spice plantations alongside numerous exotic tropical fruits. The organized tour stops to see and smell and taste the tropical fruits and spices, plus offers information on what they may be used for. It usually ends with ginger tea in the afternoon. Visitors can also purchase spices and spice oils at very economic prices.
The tour also takes in a visit to the Persian Baths built in 1850 by Seyyid Said bin Sultan (First Sultan of Zanzibar) for his wife Princes Shehrzad (grand-daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia).