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The Maldives Local Island Hopping in The Maldives

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Have you always dreamt of visiting the unique archipelagic nation of Maldives, but felt it was out of your reach? With this affordable local island hopping itinerary, we invite you for the ultimate holiday destination experience of Maldivian culture, nature, and culinary delights. Enjoy yoga on the pristine white sand beaches, diving in the turquoise water, snorkeling in the coral atolls, and so m...

Have you always dreamt of visiting the unique archipelagic nation of Maldives, but felt it was out of your reach? With this affordable local island hopping itinerary, we invite you for the ultimate holiday destination experience of Maldivian culture, nature, and culinary delights. Enjoy yoga on the pristine white sand beaches, diving in the turquoise water, snorkeling in the coral atolls, and so much more. Taste delicious culinary specialties and mingle with the locals in the busy market streets. You will need to keep in mind that visiting the local islands requires a more modest dress out of respect for the nation’s Islamic culture. Hop across two different atolls and experience the charm of this Indian Ocean paradise.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Island
    Island
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Immerse yourself in Local Life in Hulhumale Island

Upon arrival you will be greeted by our chauffeur and transferred to your hotel in Hulhumale, a local island 15 minutes’ drive from the Male International Airport. Your culture guide will introduce you to local customs, give you a tour of the busy market and suggest some excellent foodie hotspots known only to the locals. Enjoy your first sunset on the island of Hulhumale.

Visited:
Male Maldives
Accommodation
White Harp Beach Hotel 4* (Maldives)

Day 2: Get a taste of the original Dhivehi Maldivian Food

After your domestic transfer, settle into your eco hotel and enjoy a traditional “dhoni” boat outing on the crystalline lagoons. For your meals, opt for locally sourced ingredients and fresh garden vegetables. Maldivian cuisine is dominated by a variety of seafood dishes, mainly using wild organic tuna for delicious curries “mas riha” and “mas huni”, a coconut and fish salad normally served for breakfast. You will also find spicy seafood delicacies served with sticky sweetened rice “handulu bondibai” or specially prepared fish broth “garudiya”. For veggie lovers, a wide choice of tropical varieties is available from breadfruit, cassava, coconut, sweet potato and of course an endless serving of fresh tropical fruit.

Visited:
Maldives Hulhumale
Accommodation
Barefoot Eco Hotel (Maldives)

Day 3: Volunteer in Marine Life Conservation & Go Coral Garden Diving

Explore the rich marine biodiversity of the Maldives, with many ongoing conservation initiatives throughout the atolls. You can participate in a manta ray monitoring project or experience the magic of a coral garden on a snorkeling adventure. Water activities are an absolute “must” when visiting the Maldives, known for its unique underwater ecosystem and incredible coral reefs. Many resorts in the Maldives conduct educational programs on marine life conservation.

Visited:
Maldives
Accommodation
Barefoot Eco Hotel (Maldives)

Day 4: Go Environmental Cycling & Explore Rare Forest Trails

Explore the island beyond the resort on an environmentally friendly adventure by cycling through the well-preserved wilderness and local villages. The Maldives are well-known for their sandy beaches and crystaline shallow waters, but they are equally a mezmerizing greenery paradise. The island has one of few remaining original natural forests in the atolls. Explore this coastline with a rare glimpse into a different side of Maldives with low tide pools and friendly locals who will share a sumptuous meal with you.

Visited:
Maldives
Accommodation
Barefoot Eco Hotel (Maldives)

Day 5: Find Your Inner Bliss in the Indian Ocean Paradise

Enjoy blissful yoga and meditation to the sound of the tranquil turquoise waves. The therapeutic powers of the ocean soothe and de-stress. The endless shades-of-blue horizons promote inner peace and serenity. For a more relaxing experience in the Maldives, ask us to create a custom-made spa and rejuvenation itinerary. In time for your departure, transfer to Male International Airport.

Visited:
Maldives

Male Maldives Hulhumale

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $570 / 5 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax 4 Pax Single Supplement
Price per person $570 $570 $290

Included in price:

  • Private transfers with AC vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking chauffeur & guide
  • Accommodations in double room
  • Bed & Breakfast with the hotels
  • Combined return domestic flight and airport land transfers in Maldives
  • Morning yoga with the instructor
  • Government taxes
  • Male office assistance 24/7

Not included in price:

  • International Airfare & Visa fees (free on arrival)
  • Meals, unless otherwise specified
  • All beverages during meals, tips & expenses of personal nature
  • Credit card fees and bank transfer charges
  • Visits and activities not mentioned in the “inclusive” section
  • Photo / video camera permits

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