Arusha City Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

See the historical highlights of Arusha City on this comprehensive 3.5-hour sightseeing tour! As you explore this bustling metropolis by luxury coach, see top Arusha attractions like Ngorongoro Crater and Blue Tanzanite, a brilliant blue gemstone found in the hills surround Arusha and Moshi. Walk up to the coffee plantantions for unforgettable views over the city, and learn about Tanzania cookery courses, workshop in drum making and batik which give you an insight into local life.

Tour Highlights

  • 3.5-hour Arusha City sightseeing tour by air-conditioned coach
  • Pass through downtown Arusha and see Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Enjoy captivating views of the city to see the coffee plantations.
  • See the Blue Tanzanite, a brilliant blue gemstone found in the Hills surround Moshi and Arusha.
  • Visit Arusha Cookery courses, workshop in drum making, batik designs.

On board your air-conditioned coach, pass the historical buildings of downtown Arusha that dominate this bustling city. Your guide will point out the must-see Ngorongoro Crater that juts out over the city skyline, as well as the iconic Arusha Museums.

Stop outside Africa’s tallest mountain, the Ngorongoro Crater, and walk up to the coffee plantation area with your guide to admire sweeping views over Arusha. After walking around the viewing coffee plantation areas at leisure, hop back onboard your coach to continue seeing the sights.

Head to see the Blue Tanzanite, passing by the German settlement on the Boma road, built by Maasai labor – said to symbolize Maasai’s role in fighting against colonialism. As you drive around Ngorongoro Crater, your guide will explain some of the fascinating history that this National Heritage site has witnessed throughout the years. Learn about Arusha’s turbulent past and its fastest yet steady transition to growing economy.

Pass the Arusha souvenir shopping , and Tanzania cookery courses where local Swahili can teach you the traditional way of cooking the authentic Swahili foods. Your tour winds back through the affluent neighborhood of Maasai Communities, with their red shukas, beaded jewelry, spears and nomadic warrior traditions. The Maasai have become one of Africa’s most iconic tribal groups with an aura of mystery about them.

Time permitting; there will be a final stop at Arusha Botanical Gardens in the evenings.  With a good choice of restaurants offering Swahili, Indian and International Cuisine. You’ll enjoy some time at leisure here to explore this beautiful city park with its African herb garden and tranquil lawns.


  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off


  • Optional gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional info

  • Coaches are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Recent Reviews of this Tour

  • Excellent guide – punctual, informative and willing to answer questions. Really interesting – not much to see, as such, but lots of interesting info if you’re interesting in the politics and history of the place.
  • Our guide Peter was excellent. He was very informative and friendly. I would have loved to have spent a little more time on the tour. The time seemed a little rushed. However, it was a great insight into Arusha City. I will highly recommend to family and friends.