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Maldives Tours & Trips

26 atolls located in the Indian Ocean form a beach paradise known to many as the Maldives. This small nation consists of 1,000 coral islands sheltering a diverse marine life that thrives in the clear warm waters where travellers often go snorkelling and diving. Male, the capital city, is famous for its mosques and vivid buildings and for the fish market and fresh fruit on offer.

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  • Stroll through the streets of Male and explore the National Museum, the Friday Mosque, the Presidential Palace and Sultan Park.
  • Sit in on a lesson at Guraidhoo's local school and visit the boatyard to learn how the wooden dhoni or boat is built.
  • Discover the colourful marine life and beautiful coral reefs off the coast of Maafushi.
  • Enjoy a Bodu Beru (big drum) performance on the island of Dhiggaru.
  • Snorkel, swim and then enjoy a scrumptious seafood barbeque on the uninhabited island of Vashugiri.
  • Take a an exciting jeep safari into the island of Gan, visit the fresh water Red Lake and then explore ancient Buddhist ruins.
  • Learn how to scuba dive from a PADI Certified instructor at the Reveries Dive Club.
  • Spend a lazy afternoon on the sundeck of your dhoni and enjoy a hedika, a Maldivian sweet and savory snack served with black tea.


  • The loud thundering roar during night time is due to coral reef waves, so don’t be alarmed.
  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed in Male except within the resort or hotel.
  • Dress modestly when touring the islands and remember that nude and topless sunbathing is not allowed.
  • During the month of Ramadan avoid eating, drinking and smoking in public.
  • When touring the capital, men should cover their legs and women should cover legs and shoulders. Your tour guide will let you know what’s appropriate.
  • Refrain from public displays of affection as it may offend the locals.
  • Avoid buying handicrafts made of coral or turtle shells as it is illegal to take these out of the country.
  • Wear footwear while on the beach as there may be broken coral on the sand.

Maldives Holiday and Vacation Packages Reviews

  • "The most relaxing week of my life was when I cruised through some of the world's most fascinating islands, explored beaches and fishing villages, met the local people and knew their culture. I also experienced snorkling the beautiful coral reefsof the Indian Ocean, saw some amazing sea creatures like turtles, sting rays, reef sharks, and a lot of colorful fish. I also enjoyed the sumptuous meal prepared by the chef on board. Maldives is a tropical paradise of white sands, blue skies and crystal clear waters."
    Maldives Dhoni Cruise
  • "We had a memorable holiday in Maldives. All activities were awesome, and the tour guide (Kamey) was fantastic. It was a trip worth remembering and we will definitely come back soon."
    Maldives Uncovered
  • "Our trip to Maldives last March 2013 was memorable and it was a great way to see the beauty of Maldives. The itinerary enabled us to experience Maldives in a whole new level. The crew were friendly and helpful and there were a variety of food that catered to everyone's palate. The places we visited were breathtaking and we saw some wonderful sea creatures like, sea turtles, sting rays, sharks and many species of fish. Our accommodation was in the Paradise Island Resort and it was a fantastic way to end the trip. Overall we had a great timend will and will definitely book another tour with Encounters Travel."
    Maldives Uncovered