Island Hopping in Paradise

Company : Secret Paradise Maldives
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Activity Holidays / Tours / Cultural Tours
Country: Maldives
Location : Kaafu Atoll
Duration: 1 week to 1 week
Approx Costs: 1250 to 1750 $ Dollars (US)
Tour Code : OW365/001

Coconut palm fringed islands, sparkling white beaches, tranquil lagoons, turquoise blue waters studded with coloured corals and an abundance of marinelife all combine to form breathtaking beauty that is the Maldives and sets the backdrop to our adventure packages.

The best way to experience this natural beauty and to gain an insight into the culture and tradition of Maldivian life is to travel to an inhabited island. This provides the opportunity to combine local island life with watersports and a little relaxation. Travel to local islands and stay in local guesthouses; visit family homes, mosques and boat yards, All combined with SCUBA diving and snorkeling, allowing discovery of the underwater beauty of the Maldives.

Itinerary

DAY ONE:
Upon arrival at Male International Airport 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.

DAY TWO:
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 on the beach or on the terrace of your guesthouse to watch the sun go down, followed by dinner freshly cooked at the guesthouse.

DAY THREE:
Breakfast this morning is taken with a local family allowing you true access to Maldivian local life before exploring Guraidhoo. You will have the opportunity to learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque, perhaps participate in a lesson at the school and at the boatyard learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built. The afternoon is at your leisure before being taken to a deserted sandbank where you will be able to swim and snorkel before enjoying dinner served Robinson Crusoe style!

DAY FOUR:
Your day is spent on an uninhabited island where you have the opportunity to swim, snorkel or just lie back and relax before enjoying a BBQ lunch and then more of the same! 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!

DAY FIVE:
Transfer by local ferry to the local island of Maafushi before a half day snorkeling excursion takes you to some of the best reefs to discover this underwater world for yourself. Exotic colourful fish will be in abundance and if you lucky you may spot a turtle, reef shark or eagle ray. Following an afternoon at your leisure, visit a local cafe to sample traditional ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet snacks served with black tea.

DAY SIX:
Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers. Just before sunset you will board a traditional Maldivian fishing dhoni in order to cruise the Indian Ocean and weather permitting enjoy a Maldivian sunset with the possibility to catch a glimpse of schools of dolphins. You can also try your hand at fishing Maldivian style. The Maldives is unique in that its history depends on tuna fishing and the locals are excellent fishermen using pole and line and are happy to share their line fishing skills with you. Your catch will be freshly prepared for you to enjoy as a BBQ.

DAY SEVEN:
Following breakfast served at the guest house today is a day of relaxation on the beach. Choose to visit a resort for the day or enjoy many of the water sport activities that are on offer. Dinner will be a selection of local dishes accompanied by traditional dancing and the beat of the cultural ‘bodu beru’.

DAY EIGHT:
Following breakfast you are transferred back to Male by the 07:30 public ferry and on to Male airport.

Travel

  • Airport Pickup
  • Boat / Ferry

Accomodation

  • Accomodation Included
  • Guesthouse

Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Tour Price

INCLUDED: 7 Night Standard room 2* guesthouse accommodation based on double/twin share 5 Dinners including local dinner and cultural dinner 1 BBQ Lunch Airport and domestic transfer assistance Local Island Return transfer by public ferry Hedika Experience Sunset Cruise Evening Fishing trip Snorkeling Trip Picnic Island visit Sandbank visit Male Tour and Local island tour Services of local tour leader Local Tax EXCLUDED: International Flight Travel Insurance Personal expenditure ( souvenirs, tips, snacks, beverages)

Start Dates

Every Sunday all year round

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