Maldives Island Hopping on a Budget

Company : Secret Paradise Maldives
Location : Alif Atoll
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1000 $ Dollars (US)
Tour Code : OW365/003

Our North Ari island hopping tour is designed to allow guests more flexibility and choice, you do what you want to do when you want to do it!

Part of the excitement of travelling is arriving at a new destination and exploring. We are also aware that on some days you may wake up and decide today I fancy doing nothing. With this tour we will do the groundwork for you. We will book all accommodation and breakfast, organise and assist with your public ferry transfers and ensure there is always a guide on hand.

This leaves you the responsibility of deciding what you want to do and when you want to do it. All of which can be organised during your trip or in advance if you prefer a more scheduled itinerary. There are plenty of activities for you to select from including but not limited to discover SCUBA diving, diving, sunset cruises, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, evening fishing trips, sandbank visits, resort day visits and beach BBQs. We are also happy to tailor-make your tour should you wish to shorten or extend your trip.


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. For those arriving early there is an optional walking tour to the island of Vilingili situated on the west side of Male which is often described as the ‘quieter side of Male’.

This morning your tour leader will accompany you to Male to transfer by early morning local ferry to the local island of Rasdhoo, North Ari Atoll. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before taking lunch. Following a briefing on the island and activities available the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Complimentary island tour for any guests wishing to join. Rasdhoo is close to some of the best dive sites in the Maldives so if you’re a diver get yourself signed up at the local dive centre. Divers may wish for an early start tomorrow and opt to join a dive to Hammerhead Point.

Following breakfast the day is yours to do as you please. There are regular snorkeling excursions giving non divers the opportunity to discover the colorful marine life and coral reefs in this area. Alternatively, join the catamaran sailing excursion (subject to availability) and spend the day cruising, sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming.

Today transfer by public ferry late morning to the next local island destination of Ukulhas. You will arrive just in time for lunch. Following a briefing on the island and activities available, the rest of the day is yours once more to do as you please. Complimentary island tour for any guests wishing to join. Not only does Ukulhas have some beautiful beaches the local community here are particularly friendly and will be delighted to engage in conversation with you and show off their home island.

Following breakfast the day is yours to do as you please. For the energetic enjoy the many excursions available including diving, snorkeling and a variety of watersports. For those less active perhaps an excursion with a picnic lunch to a nearby sandbank or uninhabited desert island suits.

Today the morning is yours to enjoy as you please. Lunch will be taken before boarding the local ferry to head to our third island destination of Mathiveri. Once again you will be provided with a briefing on the island and activities available. Spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the island, browse the souvenir shops. Stop for a refreshing drink at a local café or just relax by the ocean listening to the gentle lap of the waves on the shore. Complimentary island tour for any guests wishing to join.

Following breakfast the day is yours to do as you please. Perhaps visit Mathiveri Finolhu, a private uninhabited island fringed with a white sandy beach and surrounded by crystal clear water. As this is an uninhabited island, it is possible to wear a bikini. DAY EIGHT: Following an early breakfast join the public ferry for the return journey to Male. Arriving back in Male at 14:00 your tour leader will assist with your transfer onto Male International Airport where your tour ends.


  • Airport Pickup
  • Boat / Ferry


  • Accomodation Included
  • Guesthouse


  • Breakfast

Tour Price

INCLUDED: 7 Night Standard accommodation including breakfast Airport and domestic transfer assistance Local Island Return transfer by speedboat Inter-Island Transfers by public ferry Local island tours and Hedika Experience Guided house reef snorkeling including equipment Dolphin cruise 1 Hour Guided Sunset Kayak Secret Paradise Tour Leader All Local Tax (10% Service Charge, 12% GST and $3 Green Tax per person per night) EXCLUDED: All meals and activities not detailed under inclusions International Flight Travel Insurance Personal expenditure ( souvenirs, tips, snacks, beverages)

Start Dates

Departs fourth Sunday of every month all year round

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