Maldives Island Hopping

The Maldives has long been an underexplored tropical destination. Be among the first to discover its idyllic islands on this eight-day trip and hop around this archipelago. Head underwater to witness diverse marine life and extensive coral reefs, relax in the laid-back vibe of Dhiffushi's "bikini beach", and indulge in traditional meals with local families. Only recently has island hopping the Maldives been possible for tourists and this itinerary does it efficiently with your budget in mind.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AFML/238992
  • Starts: Hulhumale, Maldives
  • Finishes: Hulhumale, Maldives
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Hulhumale
  • Dhiffushi
  • Thulusdhoo
  • Huraa



Day 1: Hulhumale/Male

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer included.
You will be met by an airport representatives who will transfer you to the hotel. Settle in and relax before the welcome meeting later in the day.


Day 2: Hulhumale/Dhiffushi

Explore with some free time before boarding a ferry to Dhiffuhsi, a typical Maldivian island known for fishing. Head out fishing to catch dinner the traditional way with just a line. Return to the beach where the fish will be barbecued to be enjoyed under the stars.


Day 3: Dhiffushi

Embark on a morning snorkelling excursion, and try to spot sea turtles. This afternoon, relax on the beach or opt for water-sports.
This morning head out for 2 hours of snorkelling and visit a reef which offers a strong possibility of of turtle sightings. The reef is shallow but dense with corals which provide turtles with an abundant food source.


Day 4: Dhiffuhsi/Thulusdhoo

Catch an early ferry to Thulusdhoo island, known for surfing and its laidback vibe. Explore the island, sunbathe on the "bikini beach" or relax in a hammock by the water. Later take a walking tour of the Island and sample traditional tea.
There are a lot of dolphins in the waters around the island - keep yours eyes peeled as they can often be spotted from the surf or beach.


Day 5: Thulusdhoo

Enjoy the day to explore or relax as you like. Opt to take a surfing lesson or rent a stand up paddle board. Later enjoy a sunset kayak paddle across the lagoon to a nearby sandbank.
Thulusdhoo is a popular surfing Island, head to Cokes break to watch the pros or rent a board if you have experience. Beginners can also catch a wave on the inside lagoon with a surf lesson. Other popular surfe spots include; chickens, ninjas and sultans breaks.


Day 6: Thulusdhoo/Huraa

Continue to the island of Huraa, home to mangroves and a freshwater lake. Learn about local delicacies on an island tour before enjoying a traditional meal at the home of a local family.


Day 7: Huraa/Hulhumale

Travel to Malé, one of the world's most densely populated cities, and see highlights including the President's Palace, the fish market, and the Friday Mosque. This afternoon, tour the small island of Villimalé with a member of the Save the Beach NGO, and learn about the local eco-system and the conservation work being carried out to protect it. Return to Hulhumale for the night.


Day 8: Hulhumale (Male)

Depart at any time.

    • Your Hands-On Moment: Fishing, Dhiffushi
    • Dhiffushi island tour with evening tea
    • Snorkelling excursion
    • Sunset kayaking excursion
    • Huraa island tour with traditional meal
    • Malé city tour
    • Villimalé tour with Save the Beach
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    • Local ferry, dhoni, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Hop between the islands of the Maldives
  • Discover diverse marine life underwater
  • Unwind on white sand beaches
  • Catch your dinner fishing off the coast
  • Embark on a sunset paddle across a lagoon