Floating around the Maldives
A sailing adventure in paradise!
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Group Size: Max 8
Trip code: AFAN
Duration: 7 days
Cruise around the extraordinary islands of the Maldives aboard a traditional dhoni taking in sun, sand, and the clearest water you've ever seen. Turquoise lagoons and perfect beaches make for Insta-worthy island vacay content, while snorkelling amongst the spectacular corals of the Indian Ocean will give you taste of local life. Join like-minded travellers as you indulge yourself in this tropical paradise.
- Cruise through countless beautiful islands
- Spread out under the sun on isolated beaches
- Explore small fishing villages
- Swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean
- Savour local cuisine
Day 1 - Malé / South Malé Atoll. Transfer to the dhoni boat after a brief meeting with the group leader, settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.
Day 2 - South Malé Atoll / Felidhu Atholhu. Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way.
Day 3 - South Malé Atoll / Felidhu Atholhu. We will stop off on Fulidhu, where you can mingle with locals and experience a traditional drumming performance.
Day 4 - South Malé Atoll / Felidhu Atholhu. During the sailing, you will visit Bodu Moro Island which is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.
Day 5 - South Malé Atoll / Felidhu Atholhu. Whilst aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.
Day 6 - South Malé Atoll / Felidhu Atholhu. When off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.
Day 7 - South Malé Atoll / Malé. In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at Malé International Airport.
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The starting point of your tour on day 1 is at Male International Airport at 10am. If you arrive prior to day 1, you will need to return to the Male International Airport by no later than 10am on day 1 and proceed to the Voyage Maldives counter.
Your trip will finish on day 7 upon arrival back to Male airport. The journey time can vary and therefore you must book your onward flight no earlier than 1pm on day 7.
6 nights of accommodation onboard a traditional dhoni boat are included. Rooming for these boats is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be aware that as this is a traditional dhoni and not a cruise vessel, that the space on board is tight. You will be sharing a small room with one of your fellow passengers and sharing all the facilities onboard.
6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners are included. Food is a major part of this sailing adventure. You will enjoy many home cooked meals lovingly prepared by our on-board chef. Portions are generous and will include seafood, typical dishes and even the occasional breakfast fry up. Dietary needs can usually be accommodated, please inquire in advance. Drinking water is provided. Beer, wine, and soft drinks are available to purchase onboard.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old. This trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.
British passport holders can get a 30 day visa for the Maldives upon arrival. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your date of entry to the Maldives. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.