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 on the beach or on the terrace of your guesthouse to watch the sun go down, followed by dinner freshly cooked at the guesthouse.
Breakfast this morning is taken with a local family allowing you true access to Maldivian local life before exploring Guraidhoo. You will have the opportunity to learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque, perhaps participate in a lesson at the school and at the boatyard learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built.
The afternoon is at your leisure before being taken to a deserted sandbank where you will be able to swim and snorkel before enjoying dinner served Robinson Crusoe style.
Your day is spent on an uninhabited island where you have the opportunity to swim, snorkel or just lie back and relax before enjoying a BBQ lunch and then more of the same! 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.
Transfer by local ferry to the local island of Maafushi before a half day snorkeling excursion takes you to some of the best reefs to discover this underwater world for yourself. Exotic colourful fish will be in abundance and if you lucky you may spot a turtle, reef shark or eagle ray.
Following an afternoon at your leisure, visit a local cafe to sample traditional ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet snacks served with black tea.
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