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Maldives on a Shoestring

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Maldives on a Shoestring - Encounters Travel
Maldives on a Shoestring - Encounters Travel
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5 reviews
Starts
Male
Destinations
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Ends
Male
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Highlights

  • Discover local restaurants and cafes
  • Have breakfast with a local family
  • Relax on an uninhabited island
  • Experience a snorkelling excursion
Age range
12 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Adventure, Beach, Multi-sport
Start and end in Male! With the adventure tour Maldives on a Shoestring, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Male, Maldives and 2 other destinations in Maldives. Maldives on a Shoestring includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Maldives on a Shoestring reviewer 1
    Written on January 23, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I loved this trip. Not just the fact that it was in the stunning Maldives but our guide Zaff was just amazing. He made everything run smoothly with his easy going and humorous personality. The activities that were included were all really well put together and the trip was good value. I would definitely recommend this trip to others. Can't wait to get back to the beautiful Maldives - I miss you...
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  • A
    Written on January 2, 2014
    3.0 - Average

    A great way to see a more "real" side of the Maldives. It's not all picture postcards.

  • Maldives on a Shoestring reviewer 3
    Written on August 31, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    We went on this trip in March 2013 and we had a wonderful time, as it was a great way to see such a beautiful place. The overall trip was excellent value and the itinerary enabled us to experience the Maldives in so many ways and also with a small group. We did both of the now optional extras and the crew on the boat were very friendly and helpful and the food was fabulous and in ample supply as well as variety to meet everyone’s taste’s. They also took us to great places for snorkeling which enabled us to see sea turtles, sting rays and even a shark not to mention the many species of beautifully coloured fish. We stayed at the Paradise Island resort and this was a lovely way to end the trip. We would not have thought to do such a trip and were glad that we took advantage of the discounts and booked it at the TNT Travel Show. We will definitely look to book a future trip with encounters travel.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for the great feedback! come and see us at the Sep TNT show for your next holiday?
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  • A
    Written on June 12, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had the most amazing holiday, all activities were awesome. Great tour guide - Kamey - we had lots of laughs. In short our trip to the Maldives with Encounter was one of the most memorable holidays we have ever had, we will most definitely be back!

  • Maldives on a Shoestring reviewer 5
    Written on August 19, 2012

    this is so in my wishlist

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive in Malé, transfer to hotel
  2. Day 2: Malé Tour, ferry to Guraidhoo and dinner with local family
  3. Day 3: Morning snorkelling trip. Free afternoon
  4. Day 4: Family breakfast, island tour, Hedika & optional Bodu Beru
  5. Day 5: Maafushi, snorkelling, sandbank and dolphin cruise boat trip
  6. Day 6: Maafushi, free time, various watersports options
  7. Day 7: Visit Gulhi for a change of pace
  8. Day 8: Transfer to Malé airport for departure

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • What is the group size?

      Our group size is minimum 2 and maximum 18 travellers.

    • What activities can I take on Days 5 and 7?

      On days 5 and 7, you can do one of the following, subject to availability and weather conditions:
      Full-day scuba-diving boat trip from Maafushi

    • Are all meals included in this tour?

      There are 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners included in the price of the tour. The rest of the meals you'd arrange locally, generally in the guest-house you're staying in, or in a local cafe or restaurant. You're not staying on the private luxury resort islands, so eating out is affordable.

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    About the countries

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Maldives. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Maldives. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Maldives. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Maldives. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Maldives. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Male.
    Trusted
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 September 2018 the full payment of $1,228 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1228 for Maldives on a Shoestring, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 62 km.
    • Male (Maldives)
    • 31 km
    • Guraidhoo (Maldives)
    • 5 km
    • Maafushi (Maldives)
    • 26 km
    • Male (Maldives)

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