Maldives on a Shoestring

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Male, Maldives
  • Ends Male, Maldives
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  • Explore the Maldives with boat trips
  • Snorkelling over the coral reefs
  • Picnics on uninhabited islands & sand bars
  • Cultural shows
Start and end in Male, the Maldives On A Shoestring tour is a guided cruise trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Male, Maafushi and Guraidhoo in Maldives. Maldives On A Shoestring is a small group tour which includes accommodation in guesthouses, meals and others.

Our Maldives on a Shoestring tour (formerly Maldives Magic) gives you the chance to see the real Maldives and to discover the culture, beautiful scenery, friendly local people and atmosphere of this tropical paradise while staying in comfortable locally owned guesthouses. The itinerary starts with a tour of the modern capital of Male, before visiting both Guraidhoo and Maafushi local islands. Activities include beach barbeques, cultural shows, snorkelling trips, meals taken with local families, the chance to taste traditional Maldivian snacks and much, much more! Scuba-diving options are available and we also offer the option to extend your tour in the Maldives with an add on extension to one of the many amazing island resorts for some more luxurious relaxation.
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Malé, transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 : Malé Tour, ferry to Guraidhoo and dinner with local family
  • Day 3 : Morning snorkelling trip. Free afternoon
  • Day 4 : Snorkelling trip, free time, Beach BBQ
  • Day 5 : Maafushi, snorkelling, sandbank and dolphin cruise boat trip
  • Day 6 : Maafushi, free time, various watersports options
  • Day 7 : Visit Gulhi for a change of pace, snorkelling, island tour and dinner
  • Day 8 : Transfer to Malé airport for departure
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  • 7 night's comfortable guesthouse accommodation: 1 night Hulhumale, 3 nights Guraidhoo, 2 nights Maafushi, 1 night Gulhi
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • All transport and transfers including local ferries
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Local guides
  • Free 30-day tourist visa on arrival to all nationalities
  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Maldives on a Shoestring tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.


A deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 55 days before departure. For any departures within 04 June 2020 full payment is required.

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Maldives on a Shoestring tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Maldives on a Shoestring tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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