Private Half-Day Local Experience of Malé

Cultural & Theme Tours in Maldives

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This 2.0-2.5 hour private tour gives you a unique view and personal interaction with the local side of the Maldives. Enjoy workshops, local food and walks with your licensed and experienced guide. Deepen your knowledge of the Maldivian local culture and history in just half a day.*This is a walking tour.*Tour duration depend on the progress, such as walking speed of customer.
Choose a morning or afternoon departure and meet your private guide at Jetty No. 5 in the Maldives capital city of Male. Over one hundred and thirty thousand people live here which makes it the world's most densely populated island. First, take about five minute walk to a local cafe where you will experience a Maldivian tea time. You will not find this stop in a guide book. Enjoy delicious snacks and tea with explanations about the local food and culture. Relax here for approximately 20-30 minutes before your walking tour begins.*No service of experience a Maldivian tea time during Ramadan (Estimated 5th May 2019 for one month).Next, your guide takes you on a one hour walking tour through local markets and historical sightseeing spots in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere.  The streets are lined with local houses and stores with an Islamic atmosphere. After walking about Male, you will go to a workshop. Enjoy painting a coconut, wooden plate or other material (depend on the day) with a local artist who will give you one-to-one guidance (The painting materials will depend on the day).Spend about 45 min-1 hours here and bring home your craft as a souvenir.At the tours end, you will return to Jetty No.5 in Male.*The order of sight seeing point will depend on the situation.

What’s included

  • Snacks and tea *No service during Ramadan (Estimated 5th May- 5th Jun 2019)
  • Professional guide
  • Workshop
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private tour

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fee of National Museum if you would like to enter
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions, this is a walking tour
  • Gratuities


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly