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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
+2
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
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Guesthouse
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Adventure, Beach, Multi-sport, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Encounters Travel
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.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  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

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

5 Reviews

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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... Read more

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  • 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.

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  • 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.... Read more

    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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  • 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!

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

    this is so in my wishlist

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

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Male.
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 20 November 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 November 2019, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    Cancellation policy
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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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