• Maldives Multi
  • Access for disabled
  • Groups allowed
  • Tour guides


Description

3 NIGHT CULTURE BREAK Start from $599

Our three night cultural break is designed to either work as a self-contained budget Maldives experience or as a start to a longer independent stay in the archipelago.

Staying on Guraidhoo in South Male Atoll, explore this quiet typical fishing island with sandy roads and palm trees. Discover locals going about their daily routine and carpenters at the local shipyard traditionally constructing typical local dhoni boats. Make friends with a local family over breakfast and dinner in their home. Relax on white sandy beaches, snorkel the aqua marine waters and for those feeling energetic participate in Scuba diving, surfing, kiting and windsurfing for which the conditions in this area are excellent in season.

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND EXPLORE GURAIDHOO

Arrive Velana International Airport (MLE) where you will be greeted by your guide who will assist you with your public ferry transfer. Taking 120 minutes to journey across the Indian Ocean to Guraidhoo you can choose to sit up top and view the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins. Or sit inside, amongst the fruit and vegetables, mattresses and electrical items that have been purchased that day and chat with the locals.

Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before either relaxing in the garden at the guesthouse or on the local public 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!

DAY 2: LOCAL FAMILY BREAKFAST AND SNORKEL TOUR

Arrive Velana International Airport (MLE) where you will be greeted by your guide who will assist you with your public ferry transfer. Taking 120 minutes to journey across the Indian Ocean to Guraidhoo you can choose to sit up top and view the beauty of the many Maldives islands that pass you by, keeping your eyes open for dolphins. Or sit inside, amongst the fruit and vegetables, mattresses and electrical items that have been purchased that day and chat with the locals.

Upon arrival you will have time to settle in before either relaxing in the garden at the guesthouse or on the local public 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!

DAY 3: SANDBANK PICNIC AND DINNER WITH A LOCAL FAMILY

Following breakfast at your guesthouse travel by speedboat to a a typical Maldives sandbank Here you can swim, snorkel or just lie back and relax before enjoying a picnic lunch and then enjoying more of the same!

This evening enjoy dinner with a local family at their home allowing you to true access to Maldives local life.

DAY 4: DEPARTURE

Following an early breakfast you will transfer by early morning public ferry to Male and on to Velana International Airport (MLE) or your onward destination arriving by 10:00. For those with late flight departures we offer a complimentary Male city walking tour.

Accommodation : Guraidhoo Palm Inn

Important Note: The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening visits to resorts can be arranged. Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however all of our guest houses offer either private gardens/balconies or private (non-chargeable) beach areas for guests

Tour Details:


  • Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days
  • Type         : group tours (1-8) people
    Private tours available upon request.
  • Run          : Every  Day 

What’s include:


  • Deluxe room accommodation .
  • 3 breakfasts & 3 Dinners .
  • Airport and domestic transfer assistance
  • Return transfer by public ferry
  • Public ferry transfers
  • Hedika Experience
  • Snorkeling and sandbank trip
  • Services of English Speaking Secret Paradise Guide
  • Local Tax ($3 Green tax per person per night, 10% service charge and 12% GST)


What’s Excluded:



  • International Airfare
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping




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