Maldives Explorer Tour

Maldives Explorer Tour

This is an 8 days/7 night’s tour of the Maldives. This tour beginsand ends in Nairobi. The tour includes return flights from Nairobi, 7 nights’ accommodation, meals and transport within the mentioned cities.

Day1: Nairobi-Male

Depart Nairobi on time and upon arrival at Velana International Airport (MLE) you will be met and greeted by our representative then be transferred by domestic flight to the island of Gan, in the southern atoll of Laamu. You will be picked andtransferred to your guesthouse.

You will check in then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, taking your first steps on the sands of this tropical paradise, take a swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or just explore the facilities of the guesthouse.

Day 2:

After breakfast, you will spendthe day sea kayaking, providing an opportunity to explore the east side of the atoll. You will be coached on how to paddle and maneuver the kayak before heading off into the inner atoll. There will be plenty of time to stop off at isolated 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 and sunbathe before kayaking back to Gan.

You will have the afternoon afternoon at leisure to relax on the beach, snorkel the house reef or just chill in the plunge pool.

Day 3:

On this day, after breakfast you will have the morning free for you to hit the beach, snorkel the house reef or just chill in the peaceful guesthouse garden.

After lunch, you will be picked by your local guide on an exploration trip of the island of Gan by jeep. You will visit a number of historical places and learn more about the history of the Maldives and local life, even visiting a fish factory and a local vegetable farm. Keep an eye out for the local herd of goats that are often found hiding in the undergrowth! The trip includes a visit to a local café to sample traditional ‘hedika’ – Maldivian savory and sweet snacks served with black tea.

Day 4:

Today you have a chance for SCUBA diving. The dive center 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. For guests who would prefer not to dive we offer a guided snorkeling tour.

Day 5:

This morning you head out to the water for the opportunity to learn to windsurf or 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. Ride along the Link Road, a boulevard of palm trees connecting Gan to the islands of Fonadhoo, Kadhdhoo and Maandhoo, which together make up the largest local community settlement in the Maldives. At the end of your journey be rewarded with fresh coconut water known locally as ‘kurumba’.

On Day 6:

Breakfast is served at the guesthouse and the day is yours to enjoy as you please, relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic practice some of their new found skills. Optional diving trips can be organized for certified divers and a visit to the 5* resort of Six Senses can be organized (subject to availability).

Day 7:

Following breakfast served at the guesthouse we head to a Robinson Crusoe uninhabited island with your guide. Relax and sunbathe on the powder white beaches, swim or snorkel the beautiful azure waters and enjoy a freshly prepared BBQ lunch. After lunch enjoy more of the same before returning to Gan.

Day 8: Male-Nairobi

After breakfast on day eight you are transferred back to Velana International Airport (MLE) for your flight back to Nairobi.


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