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Maldives Adventure tour
Adventure Educational/ learning Maldives Adventure package

Maldives Adventure

Encounters Travel
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
8 days
From: $ 2,399 $ 300 / day
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Overview

Short Description

This short multi-activity tour will show you a different side to the Maldives. With plenty of waters ports on offer, this unique tour is perfectly suited to the more active and adventurous traveller

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Trip Includes

  • 7 nights deluxe guesthouse accommodation
  • All transport and transfers including domestic flights
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Services of local representatives, boat crews and instructors
  • Free 30-day tourist visa on arrival to all nationalities
  • All activities as detailed in the itinerary with required equipment
  • Local taxes
  • Snorkelling gear during stay at Gan guesthouse

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Itinerary

Day 1, Arrive in Male, transfer to Gan
Upon arrival at Male International Airport you will be greeted by our representative and transferred by Domestic flight to the island of Gan, in the southern atoll of Laamu and onto Reveries Guesthouse which will be your base for the week. Approximately 35 minutes by domestic plane from Male International Airport, Gan Island in Laamu Atoll is the biggest island of the Maldivian Archipelago, with the longest beach existing in the Maldives (7.8km of white sandy beach). Lammu atoll was also used as the location for the planet Scarif in the recent Star Wars Rogue One film. Reveries is built in a unique contemporary Maldivian style nestled in a beautiful garden setting on a lovely beachfront location. This 4* property with 23 rooms has been welcoming guests from all parts of the world to explore the hidden treasure of untouched reefs, and discover the ancestral heritage of the locals islanders. Reveries offers full services and facilities for a great holiday experience and a comfortable, relaxing holiday destination. Complete with a restaurant, roof top mocktail bar, garden BBQ, Boutique, Gym, Entertainment area, plunge pool and wellness centre, Reveries offers a unique experience. Female guests are also able to sunbathe in bikinis within the confines of the hotels private beach/garden area. Settle in after your flight before taking your first steps on the sands of this tropical paradise or explore the facilities of the guesthouse. Pre -dinner group briefing.
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Dinner
| EXTRAS:
Single Room Supplement (payable if no same-sex room share available), Extra night in Hulhumalé

Day 2, Kayak safari, snorkeling and picnic lunch
Following breakfast served at the guesthouse the day will be spent sea kayaking, providing opportunity to explore the east side of the atoll. You will be coached on how to paddle and manoeuvre the kayak before heading off into the inner atoll. There will be plenty of time to stop off at sandbanks and uninhabited islands to snorkel and gain your first experience of the amazing underwater world of the Maldives. A picnic lunch will be eaten and there will be time to relax before heading back to Gan. The remainder of the afternoon is free for you relax on the beach, snorkel the house reef or just chill in the plunge pool.
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3, Jeep Discovery Safari & Hedika experience
Today the morning is free is free for you relax on the beach, snorkel the house reef or just chill in the plunge pool. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the island of Gan by jeep. Gan has some unique features such as a fresh water lake in its middle (the Red Lake, so-named because of its red colour water from the tree-leaves falling into it) that was believed to be bottomless, as well as some ancient Buddhist ruins. You will visit a number of historical place and learn more about the history of the Maldives and local life, even visiting a fish factory and a local vegetable farm. The trip will end with a visit to a local café to sample traditional ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savoury and sweet short eats served with black tea.
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4, Scuba Diving
Today is your chance to give SCUBA diving a go! Reveries dive club is a PADI registered dive school operated by Europeans and locals and was the first PADI scuba diving and water sports center on a local island in Laamu Atoll. For those who have not dived before we offer a Discover Scuba Diving Course where you learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. You will complete two dives from the shore. Qualified divers can take 2 dives by boat to explore this virtually untouched paradise. If you don't want to do any scuba-diving, then please advise us before you depart and an extra snorkelling boat trip can be provided instead at no extra cost.
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5, Stand up paddle board, explore the island by bicycle
This morning you head out to the water for the opportunity to learn to stand up paddle. With an instructor, learn and practice the skills required on land before testing them on the water. After lunch together with your guide we explore the northern parts of Gan by bicycle. You can also arrange further watersports activities to carry on what you started this morning if you wish (extra cost payable locally).
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6, Free Day
Following breakfast served at the guesthouse the day is yours to enjoy as you please, relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic practise some of their new found skills. Optional diving trips can be organised for certified divers and a visit to the resort of Six Senses can be organised (subject to availability).
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7, Picnic island and BBQ
Following breakfast served at the guesthouse we head to a private uninhabited island with a guide, where you can choose to relax, sunbathe, swim or snorkel the beautiful waters whilst a BBQ lunch is prepared. After lunch more of the same before returning to Gan. Fruit cocktails will be served at sunset before a farewell dinner.
| OVERNIGHT:
Gan Guesthouse - Reveries guesthouse or similar
| MEALS:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8, Transfer to Male airport for departure

After breakfast you are transferred back to Male by domestic flight (please arrange flights departing Male in the afternoon or evening). Those travellers booking a resort extension will transfer from Male airport on to their resort via the resort's own transfer boat. Our local representative will assist you with meeting this transfer though there may be a short wait depending on the resort boat's schedule. Extra nights' accommodation are available in Hulhumale if you need to catch a departure
flight tomorrow morning.
| OVERNIGHT:
N/A
| MEALS:
Breakfast
| EXTRAS:
Island resort extensions, Extra nights in Hulhumalé, Day-use room & airport transfers in Hulhumalé

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Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 10

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flights (available on request)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (eg. laundry)
  • Extra optional activities
  • Any other items not mentioned above

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