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Combining Culture, Fun And Relaxation In Paradise

The best way to experience the natural beauty of the Maldives and gain an insight into the culture and tradition of Maldivian life is to travel to an inhabited island. Our 7 night tour provides the opportunity to combine local life with excursions, watersports and a little relaxation. Accompanied by your Maldivian guide travel to three local islands in South Male Atoll; Hulhumale, Guraidhoo and Maafushi. Staying in guesthouses you will have the chance to visit local homes and share meals and stories with the family. Discover how the local dhoni boat is built and learn the art of the Bodu Beru dance. Add in snorkeling, sandbanks, breathtaking sunsets and great company and you have the perfect Maldives local experience.

Tour Details

  • When 

    Departs every Sunday (Day One) 

  • Start 

    Check-in available on day one from Midday
    Early check-in available subject to availability

  • Meeting Place 

    Velana International Airport (MLE)

  • Duration 

    7Nights/8Days

  • Inclusions 

    Standard guesthouse accommodation with 4 dinners and 1 picnic lunch, airport assistance, return transfer by public ferry, Hedikaa experience, snorkeling trips, sandbank visit, dolphin cruise, Male tour, local island tour, tour leader and all local tax ($3 Green tax per person per night, 10% service charge and 12% GST)

  • Group Size 

    Scheduled tours 2-8 people

Important Note 

The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening visits to resorts can be arranged. Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however all of our guesthouses offer either private gardens/balconies or private (non-chargeable) beach areas for guests

Tour Itinerary

1

Velana International Airport to Hulhumale

Upon arrival at Velana International Airport (MLE) you will be greeted and transferred to your guesthouse on Hulhumale. Settle in after your flight before taking your first steps on the sands of this tropical urban paradise.

2

Male tour and local family dinner

This morning your guide will accompany you on a tour of the capital city before transferring by local ferry to the local island of Guraidhoo, South Male. Visit the fish market and local market, Presidents Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking the water front before boarding the afternoon ferry. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before either relaxing in the garden at the guesthouse or on the local beach to watch the sun go down. Dinner this evening is spent with a local family just don’t expect silver service as traditionally meals are eaten without the aid of a knife and fork!

3

Discover the underwater world

Following breakfast you will be taken by speedboat to nearby coral reefs for your first underwater encounter! The coral reefs of the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colourful fish and corals. Keep your eyes open for turtles, sharks and rays you never know what may be in the blue! On return to Guraidhoo the afternoon is free for you to participate in optional watersports, diving or surfing. This evening enjoy a relaxed beach BBQ dinner.

4

Discover island life and traditions

Breakfast this morning is taken with a local family allowing you true access to Maldivian local life. 
You will then have free time at your leisure to relax on the beach or enjoy optional watersport activities.
As the afternoon cools down, accompanied by your guide, time is spent exploring Guraidhoo with the opportunity to learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque, visit the boatyard learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built, stop and chat with children playing in the street and watch the ladies of the community begin their evening meal preparations. Stop by a local cafe to sample traditional ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet short eats served with black tea.
This evening enjoy a beach dinner under the stars accompanied by traditional dancing and the beat of the ‘bodu beru’ where a group of men sit around the ‘bodu beru’ – big drum and sing to a rhythmical beat until they reach a crescendo.

5

Snorkeling, sandbank picnic and dolphin cruise

Start early today for breakfast and then a transfer by local ferry to the local island of Maafushi. After checking into the guesthouse, we head out snorkeling where you will have the chance to enjoy the underwater beauty of the Maldives. The coral reefs of the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colourful fish and corals. We stop at a sandbank for a picnic lunch with time to swim or lie back and relax. Heading back to Maafushi we will cruise the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins. Dinner this evening taken at your guesthouse.
 

6

Free day

With so many activities and excursions available from Maafushi we leave today for you to enjoy as you please. Relax on the bikini beach, choose to visit a resort for the day or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers.

7

Enjoy water sport activities or a resort visit

With so many activities and excursions available from Maafushi we leave today for you to enjoy as you please. Relax on the bikini beach, choose to visit a resort for the day or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers.

8

Transfer to Male International Airport

Following breakfast you are transferred back to Male by public ferry arriving Velana airport (MLE) by 10:00.


Policy & Terms


Days : 8 | Nights : 7


Inclusions


  • Cab Facilities
  • Local tax
  • Playground Nearby
  • Return Ferry Tickets
  • Bike equipment
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Collision Coverage
  • Transportation
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Deluxe Coach
  • Central Air/Heat
  • Parking
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Live entertainment
  • Dinner
  • Cruise
  • Room service and meals
  • Professional tour escort
  • Beach Access
  • Roundtrip Hotel Transfers
  • Suitable for Children
  • Historic Area Nearby
  • Snowcat ride
  • Admission to park(s)
  • Driver
  • Diving Nearby
  • Service fee for tour guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Amusement Park Nearby
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lunch
  • wheelchair
  • Jetski Tours Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Deck Furniture
  • Security System
  • State/National Park Nearby

Exclusions


  •     Extra stay pre/post tour    
  •     Extra water bottle charges    
  •     Medicines required if any    
  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Visa charges    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Passport costs    
  •     All meals and drinks    
  •     Tips to coach drivers    
  •     Tips and Gratuities    
  •     Return Airport Transfer    
  •     Any optional tours    
  •     Any airport arrival/departure tax    
  •     Alcoholic beverages    
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7 Night South Male Island Hopping
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