Connect with local life in the best way possible: through food! Get a true local experience with a home cooked meal in a family home, where you’ll be put to work in the kitchen before digging into a fresh lunch. Visit a neighbourhood market, see where locals live, and learn how to make typical Maldivian dishes.
• 4 hours
Slip on your snorkel mask and fins and jump into the aquamarine warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You’ll discover colourful corals, turtles, reef sharks, and stingrays… oh my! Then sit back and relax on a sandbank and enjoy a traditional Maldivian afternoon tea.
• 3 days
Join local conservationists 'Save the Beach' and discover the quieter, eco-friendly side of Maldives life. On this small group tour, travel by ferry to the small island of Vilimalé where you’ll wander the quiet streets, learn the names of local trees, indulge in traditional afternoon tea, and learn more about the conservation work being carried out by this local NGO.
• 3.5 hours
Wander the roads of Male, the capital of the Maldives and discover the history, religion and culture of the city that rises from the Indian Ocean. Experience a sensory overload at the fish market and local market, hear historical stories of the President's Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Rest your legs at Royal Garden Café, an oasis of tranquility within the hubbub of the city and take in the view from one of the city's tallest buildings.
• 4 hours
Discover the quieter side of city life by exploring the smaller island of Villimale, located south west of Male. Travel with your guide by public ferry from Male to Villimale. Wander the quiet streets, learn the names of local trees and spend time with an NGO conservation group to learn about the work they carry out. Sample traditional ‘hedika’ at a local café on the beach and enjoy the sunset before returning to Male.
• 4 hours
The reefs of the Maldives are famous for reef sharks, sea turtles, eagle rays, sting rays, and more. This 3-hour tour takes you to three snorkeling spots filled teeming with marine life and colorful coral — an ideal escape from the capital city of the Maldives. You'll transfer by speedboat from Hulhumale Jetty in Male.
• 3 hours