Maldives Explorer: Feb 6th to 11th' 2024
When we embark on our Maldives trips, a picture-perfect paradise of white sands, blue skies, and crystal-clear waters awaits. With cyan seas stretching out to the horizon in every direction, scattered with 1,190 sparkling white-sand islands and coral cays, the Maldives is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind. Awake to the sun rising over the azure Indian Ocean and snorkel in areas of stunning beauty to see exciting creatures such as manta rays and whale sharks; green, hawksbill, and olive ridley turtles; and bottlenose and spinner dolphins. Surrounding the atolls, you’ll also find incredible coral reefs home to diverse wildlife. Aside from snorkelling – which is a magical underworld experience, we explore the villages and the pristine beaches, go island hopping, see the dolphins play in the sea, savor some of the fresh seafood and Maldivian cuisine and explore the town of Male the Islands capital.
Cost: Rs 59500/- per person
Start Date: 6th Feb’ 2024
End Date: 11th Feb’ 2024
Duration: 6 Days
Group Size : Min 5 | Max 15
Theme: Leisure, Adventure, Offbeat
– Explore the Islands of Maldives
– Snorkeling trip to see the underwater world
– Explore the many pristine beaches
– Walking tour of Male City
– Island hopping on local ferry
– Dolphin-watching tour and cruise
– Savour delicious seafood and Maldivian food
– Experience two of the most beautiful islands in the
Kaafu Atoll – Dhiffushi and Thulusdhoo
Day 1: Feb 6th – Tuesday: Male – Dhiffushi
Arrive at Male airport and transfer to Dhiffushi island which is about 35 kms from Male by speedboat. Relax and time permitting see the sunset from the beach. Overnight at Dhiffushi.
Day 2: Feb 7th – Wednesday: Dhiffushi
After breakfast explore the island and the beaches. Dhiffushi has three beautiful beaches. We walk around the island and explore the beaches. You can snorkel right out of the beach at Dhiffushi. Later after lunch we go for a sandbank and snorkeling tour for about 2 hours . Dhiffushi has some of the best sandbanks in the Kaaffu Atoll. Back to Dhiffusi in the evening for the sunset. Overnight at Dhiffushi.
Day 3: Feb 8th – Thursday : Dhiffushi – Thulusdhoo
After breakfast relax and later transfer to Thulusdhoo Island. Thulusdhoo is a slightly bigger island than Dhiffushi but equally beautiful with white sand beaches. Afternoon rest or go swimming/ lazing on the beach and later in the evening go for a Dolphin Cruise. Watch the dolphins play in the sea as the sun sets. Overnight at Thulusdhoo.
Day 4: Feb 9th – Friday: Thulusdhoo
After breakfast full day to explore the island. Swim at the two beautiful beaches, wander the colourful village streets & immerse yourself in Maldivian life and culture, visit the nation’s Coca Cola Factory which is located in Thulusdhoo Island. After lunch and some rest evening see the sunset.
Many optional activities are available at Thulusdhoo like snorkeling, surfing and diving apart from watersports like Jetski, wakeboard, stand up paddle, kayaking, banana boat etc. Also if you are lucky you can see dolphins play in the islands lagoon. Overnight at Thulusdhoo.
Day 5: Feb 10th – Saturday: Thulusdhoo – Male
After breakfast around 7.30 a.m. we take the ferry from Thulusdhoo to Male which takes about 1.30 hours. Reach Male and go for a 4 hour walking tour of Male. Passing by the oldest school in the city, learn about the education system and why the Maldives has a 98% literacy rate. Visit Hukuru Miskiiy – Old Friday Mosque and the tomb of Abu -al – Barakaath. Stop for a refreshing cup of traditional black tea at Royal Garden Café, a popular spot for locals. Housed in a rare example of a ‘ganduvaru’ a nobleman’s house, it provides a great example of traditional dark carved wood interiors. Stop at the November 3rd Memorial and wander through Sultan Park. Anyone interested can visit the National Museum. Walking back towards the harbour area, pass by the Grand Friday Mosque and the Islamic Centre, Male’s famous architectural landmark and onto Jumhooree Maiden – Independence Square. Heading west along the harbour, visit the bustling fish market and the local market, where the sights, sounds and smells will fill your senses. After lunch and rest and evening free to explore the town. Overnight in Male.
Day 6: Feb 11th – Sunday : Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport. End of tour.
– 2 nights stay at Dhiffushi, 2 nights stay at Thulusdhoo, 1 night stay at Male ( Double Sharing )
– Breakfast on all days
– Speedboat transfer from Male to Dhiffushi
– Private Speedboat transfer from Dhiffushi to Thulusdhoo
– Ferry transfer from Thulusdhoo to Male
– Airport transfers and land transportation in Male.
– Sandbank and Snorkeling Tour, Village walk, Dolphin Cruise.
– Half day walking tour of Male city.
– Service charges
– Flight Charges ( To Male and return )
– Any extra excursions and tours other than those mentioned
– Entry tickets & Camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable )
– Dinner & Lunch
– Other than mentioned
- Rs 2000/- Discount ( For repeat travelers )
- Rs 1500/- Discount ( For 2 to 3 person booking together )
- Rs 2500/- Discount ( For 4 or more people booking together )
- Stay will be in Standard category hotels and Bed n Breakfast places with good reviews on double/twin sharing basis.
- Maldivian, Continental, Indian food available at all places.
- Breakfast ( Included ) will mostly be Western/Local breakfast at most places.
- Land Transportation and transfers will be in SUV / Car
- Island transportation will be in slow boat ferry and speed ferry.
For this trip
Our Maldives Island tour is designed for travelers to experience not only the popular destinations but some less popular ones on a slightly economical way while having more local experiences.
For all our trips
Our small group tours also allow enough time for yourself ( mostly in the evenings ) and the group leaders will assist you too if you need to do your own thing.
Stay and the food is a big part of the travel and we make sure you are made comfortable and therefore we choose some of the best-reviewed places to stay and eat.
We try to incorporate more local experiences on our tours with the help of our experienced tour leader and local guides to make your experience even more memorable.
Our tours are not standard sightseeing package tours, it’s more experience-oriented so as to give a real travel value to the guests.
Who are we?
Exotic Expeditions is an experiential based travel company founded in 2010. We are based out of Bangalore and Mumbai and we create uniquely designed tours that have high travel value. We include activities, local interactions, and offbeat destinations so that the guests go back with experiences to remember for a long time.
What are all included in our tours?
A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned on the respective trip page, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, good accommodation, unique experiences,
expert guides and an experienced trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.
Are flights & visas included in your costs?
No.We don’t include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will help you with booking flights and getting the visa done.
What is the typical group size?
We believe that a small group is can enjoy the journey better and have closer interactions with the group members, therefore, we restrict our group size to a maximum of 15. Group size typically between 5 and 15. Our travelers are
friendly, open-minded, well traveled and we have a good gender mix on our tours.
Who can join this trip?
Anyone above 18 years of age can join our trips. Participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an elder.
Which cities do travelers come from?
Our travelers come from all over India. Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Calcutta are represented the most.
What are the payment options?
You can make payments through credit and debit cards, net-banking, cash or cheque. Installment options are also available.
Can solo travelers join one of the tours?
Yes. On most of our tours, we have a high turnout of solo travelers seeking a different travel experience. Many of them even end up becoming friends after the tour.
How safe is it to travel with you?
Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind.
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