Looking to explore the natural beauty and diverse culture of the Maldives? Join us on an island hopping tour that will take you to the best spots in this stunning country.
During this trip, you'll have the opportunity to visit sparkling white beaches, tranquil lagoons, and diverse marine life. You'll take ferries and speedboats from island to island, giving you the chance to explore the Maldives at your own pace. You'll have the opportunity to go diving, eat with local families, and soak up the sun in between your adventures.
Our expert local guides will ensure that you have a safe and exciting adventure. Don't miss out on the chance to explore the Maldives. Book your island hopping tour today and discover the beauty and culture of this amazing country.
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.
This morning your guide will accompany you on a tour of the capital city before transferring by local ferry to the local island of Guraidhoo, South Male. Visit the fish market and local market, Presidents Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking the water front before boarding the afternoon ferry. Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before either relaxing in the garden at the guesthouse or on the beach to watch the sun go down. Dinner this evening is spent with a local family - just don’t expect silver service as traditionally meals are eaten without the aid of a knife and fork!
Following breakfast you will be taken by speedboat to nearby coral reefs for your first underwater encounter! The coral reefs of the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colourful fish and corals. Keep your eyes open for turtles, sharks and rays you never know what may be in the blue! On return to Guraidhoo the afternoon is free for you to participate in optional watersports, diving or surfing. This evening enjoy a relaxed beach BBQ dinner.
Breakfast this morning is taken with a local family allowing you true access to Maldivian local life. You will then have free time at your leisure to relax on the beach or enjoy optional watersport activities. As the afternoon cools down accompanied by your guide time is spent exploring Guraidhoo with the opportunity to learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque, visit the boatyard learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built, stop and chat with children playing in the street and watch the ladies of the community begin their evening meal preparations. Stop by a local cafe to sample traditional ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet short eats served with black tea.
Start early today for breakfast and then a transfer by local ferry (07.00) to the local island of Maafushi, just 20 minutes away. After checking into the guesthouse, this morning you will have the chance to once again enjoy the underwater beauty of the Maldives. We stop at a sandbank for lunch with time to swim or lie back and relax. Heading back to Maafushi we will cruise the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins. This evening a dinner comprised of local dishes is taken at your guesthouse.
With so many activities and excursions available from Maafushi we leave today for you to enjoy as you please. Relax on the bikini beach, choose to visit a resort for the day or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional watersport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers.
Following an early breakfast we take a short 20 minute public ferry journey to the quiet local island of Gulhi. Here you guide will accompany you on a tour of the island. Visit the boat yard to stand in awe at the size of the boats under renovation, chat with the ladies sweeping the streets and finally refresh yourself with a cool Kurumba (coconut) watching the comings and goings at the harbour. Ready for relaxation you can choose to head to the bikini beach or for the more energetic snorkel from the island beach. Optional watersports and diving trips can be organised for certified divers. Dinner taken at guesthouse.
Following breakfast you are transferred back to Male by public ferry and on to Male airport arriving by 10:30.
7 Nights South Male tour
Local/Foreign Owned Tour Operator
From conservation reef dives to multi-day island hopping tours, Secret Paradise experiences combine adventure with cultural and sustainable travel. The basis of all their tours has always been to allow guests to learn about the Maldives, its culture, beliefs, and traditions through the eyes of a local. You'll experience daily life by travelling by public ferry, staying on a locally inhabited island where the local community benefit directly, sharing breakfast with a family in their home, exchanging stories of daily life or relaxing with a coffee in a local café with their local host.