7 nights in Maldives
The Maldives has long been an underexplored tropical destination. Be among the first to discover its idyllic islands on this eight-day trip and hop around this archipelago. Head underwater to witness diverse marine life and extensive coral reefs, relax in the laid-back vibe of Dhiffushi's "bikini beach", and indulge in traditional meals with local families. Only recently has island hopping the Maldives been possible for tourists and this itinerary does it efficiently with your budget in mind.
|Hotels (7 nts).|
|7 breakfasts, 2 dinners|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
No optional activities
Public Ferries in the Maldives: This is the main mode of travel between the islands, and is the key way to travel the Maldives on a budget. Most of the ferry boats that are being used are called “Dhoni” which are local boats. Dhoni or Doni (pronounced Dōni) is a multi-purpose sail boat with a motor that is commonly used in the Maldives. It is handcrafted and its use within the multi-island nation has been very important. A dhoni resembles a dhow, a traditional Arab sailing vessel. The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest known sea vessels in the region. Many of these traditional sailing vessels were, of necessity, built using coconut palm timber. The sailing dhoni was used in earlier days by Maldivian fishermen. During the industrial revolution many fisherman changed to a motorized dhoni.
You will be met by an airport representatives who will transfer you to the hotel. Settle in and relax before the welcome meeting later in the day. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Explore with some free time before boarding a ferry to Dhiffuhsi, a typical Maldivian island known for fishing. Transport: Ferry (3.00 hour(s))
This morning head out for 2 hours of snorkelling and visit a reef which offers a strong possibility of of turtle sightings. The reef is shallow but dense with corals which provide turtles with an abundant food source. Included Activities: Snorkelling in the Maldives Fishing
There are a lot of dolphins in the waters around the island - keep yours eyes peeled as they can often be spotted from the surf or beach. Additional Notes: Please note that today's ferry departs Dhiffushi at 06.30am and arrives in Thulusdhoo at 07.30am (weather dependent) and this is the only ferry of the day. A packed breakfast to take on board will be provided. Please note, there are no facilities on board to buy anything extra. Included Activities: Thulusdhoo Walk Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Thulusdhoo is a popular surfing Island, head to Cokes break to watch the pros or rent a board if you have experience. Beginners can also catch a wave on the inside lagoon with a surf lesson. Other popular surfe spots include; chickens, ninjas and sultans breaks. Included Activities: Sunset kayak
Continue to the island of Huraa, home to mangroves and a seawater lake. Learn about local delicacies on an island tour before enjoying a traditional meal at the home of a local family. Included Activities: Huraa tour Huraa Local Home Dinner Transport: Ferry (0.75 hour(s))
Travel to Malé, one of the world's most densely populated cities, and see highlights including the President's Palace, the fish market, and the Friday Mosque. Included Activities: Male City Tour Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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