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Maldives Uncovered - Encounters Travel
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8 days

Maldives Uncovered

Start and end in Male
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
14
Age range:
6 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
36212
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $1,535
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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

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start and end in Male! With the Adventure tour Maldives Uncovered, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Male, Maldives and 3 other destinations in Maldives. Maldives Uncovered includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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: Snorkelling trip, free time, Beach BBQ
  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, snorkelling, island tour and dinner
  8. Day 8: Transfer to Malé airport for departure
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2012 Tour of the Year Winner
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Guesthouse
7 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • A
    · March 5th, 2020
    I don’t think I got my money’s worth, the only good thing was our guide, reefs and warm ocean. Let’s talk about hotels that we had to stay in four different islands they all were miserable cheap hotels some of them we had to get in from a dark alley,... Show more
    Trip date: February 2020
  • Maldives Uncovered reviewer 2
    · January 23rd, 2018
    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... Show more
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Hi Maria, thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your feedback. We are happy you enjoyed our Maldives on a Shoestring tour and we hope that you'll join us again in the future!
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    Trip date: January 2018
  • A
    · January 2nd, 2014
    A great way to see a more "real" side of the Maldives. It's not all picture postcards.
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Maldives holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: January 2014
    Review collected by Encounters Travel
  • Maldives Uncovered reviewer 4
    · August 31st, 2013
    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... Show 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?
    Trip date: March 2013
  • A
    · June 12th, 2013
    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!
    Encounters Travel commented on this review
    Thanks for taking the time to get back to us with your tour feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your Maldives holiday. We hope that you'll join us again in the future!
    Trip date: June 2013
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Dates & Availability

8 days
Maldives Uncovered
From Male to Male
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
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    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types D, M, L, J, G, K. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, D, M, L, J, K. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, D, M, L, J, G, K. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, L, J, G, K.

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    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 15th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 15th, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 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 prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • 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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