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Experience world-famous snorkelling, dolphins in their natural habitat, coral reef preservation, sandbank picnics and city tours whilst rivalling in true Maldivian culture! World renowned for its unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and underwater marine haven, join us on our journey through the country’s capital of Male, Hulhumale and the beautiful islands of Guraidhoo, Maafushi and Gulhi.
Nothing quite screams the Maldives like sunny skies, crystal blue tranquil waters and palm fringed beaches! Experience all of this and much more on this world’s most exclusive summer camp experience…
See our epic ’10-Days in Paradise’ itinerary below:
Welcome to Paradise! Upon arrival at Male International Airport you will be greeted by our local rep and transferred across to your guesthouse on Hulhumale. Relax after your flight before meeting the rest of your group and starting to explore the local area.
The centrepiece to the island of Hulhumale is its huge mosque – the golden glass dome of which is visible from all over the southern part of North Male Atoll! Feel free to explore the cultural hub at your own pace this afternoon, or lie by the sea on the golden sands of Hulhumale’s palm fringed beach! The Maldives is known as the home to the world’s best beaches…time to get your tan on!
Rise and Shine – you woke up in the Maldives! Today we’ll head out on a Male City Tour! Marvel at bustling local markets, the world renowned President’s Palace and experience traditional Maldivian Friday Mosque. After lunch, we’ll jump aboard the ferry to the beautiful island of Guraidhoo, our magical home for the next few days, another slice of paradise!
This morning, head down to the beach and into the ocean to explore the house reef of Guraidhoo for your first underwater encounter! Discover an abundance of beautiful marine life within the world’s clearest waters! Prepare to marvel at schools of rare fish, giant clams, Hawks-bill turtles and possibly even whitetip reef sharks! Your guide will give a safety briefing on responsible snorkeling and act as your ‘spotter’ pointing out incredible marine life as you explore.
In the afternoon, explore Guraidhoo with the opportunity to learn about the local way of life!
Visit the local Mosque, learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built and take some time to leave your mark on the island by planting your very own coconut palm tree!
It’s time to make a difference! Learn about waste management in the Maldives and the work we’re doing with plastic recycling as we join forces with locals to complete a beach clean-up. Make a real difference within the local community and to Maldivian marine life to help keep the island a magical paradise!
Prepare for an early start this morning as we transfer by ferry to the local island of
Maafushi, just 20 minutes away. After checking into the guesthouse you will have another opportunity to explore the underwater beauty of the Maldives and a brand new island! We will stop at a sandbank for a picnic lunch with time to swim and snorkel in the crystal blue lagoon or just lie back and relax (crucial tanning time!).
This afternoon, prepare for everyone’s favourite part of the trip! We’ll head back to Maafushi and will cruise the Indian Ocean at sundown, in search of wild Maldivian dolphins! Keep your eyes peeled and camera’s at the ready for dolphins swimming the ocean-top in their wild habitat… a truly unforgettable experience!*
*Please note, it is not guaranteed that dolphins will be seen on the dolphin cruise. This is dependent on time of year and various other factors.
Today we’ll learn the story of coral reef preservation and rehabilitation, as well as the importance of Maldivian seagrass. Get involved with planting and housekeeping in the ‘coral nursery’ to help preserve the diverse coral and precious marine life of the Maldives. Put on your snorkels and keep your eyes peeled throughout, as the coral nurseries are the home to some magnificent creatures! Go-Pro’s at the ready!
After breakfast, take a short 20 minute ferry journey to the peaceful local island of Gulhi, famous for its almost untouched land. Upon arrival, head to the beautiful ‘bikini beach’ for some relaxing downtime, or for the more energetic, join your guide for a boat trip and final snorkeling opportunity on the house reef of Gulhi! There’s no such thing as too much snorkelling, right?!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Today is yours to spend as you wish!
Spend the day topping up your tan at the local beach or get involved with some of our recommended optional tours! Your guide will be able to help you plan any extra
activities you want to get involved with such as reef diving, snorkelling or a trip to one of the Maldives world-renowned luxury resorts!
Did someone say stilt houses and infinity pools? Nothing screams the Maldives more than a luxury resort… which is why we’re giving you the opportunity to visit the beautiful resort for a full day of living like a true celeb! Cameras at the ready, as this place is 100% insta-worthy!*
*Resort trip comes at an extra cost of $120 – inclusive of all drinks, a luxury buffet lunch, club access and return transfers.
Prepare for an early start and a jam-packed day as we take the morning ferry to the capital city of Male and on to Villimale. Here we will meet and learn about the outstanding work of ‘Save the Beach’, whilst discovering the quieter side of city life by exploring the smaller island of Villimale’, located south west of the capital.
Wander the quiet streets, learn the names of local trees and learn more about the conservation
work being carried out. Snorkel the house reef to view the coral nursery and sample traditional
‘hedika’ snacks at a local café on the beachfront. There may also be some time at the end of the day to head for a swim, or top up the tan!
Your trip of a lifetime is officially over! If you’re planning on doing some onward travel, be sure to speak to our dedicated reps for some epic travel tips and tricks! After breakfast, transfer by vehicle to the airport for your departure. It’s been a real pleasure x
Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa
Top Attractions: Snorkelling trips, rooftop pool, coral planting, beach days, cooking classes
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