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The Maldives

Welcome to the Maldives

Sunny, unique and unspoiled, the Maldives is a sovereign archipelagic nation that needs little introduction! Pure paradise awaits you in the form of stunning beach front resort accommodation, a secluded island resort, fascinating local culture and beautiful marine life. Oh, and don’t forget the action packed day full of water activities.

Currency

Maldivian Rufiyaa

Say Hello

Assalaamu alaikum

Timezone

GMT+5:00

Major Airports

Velana International Airport: MLE

Dialling Code

+960

Famous Dish

Hedika – Maldivian treat filled with caramelised young coconut flesh, coconut syrup and flavoured with pandan

Gulha – Deepfried pastry stuffed with smoked fish

pier leading from the ocean to the sand on an island in the Maldives

Currency

Maldivian Rufiyaa BUT bring US Dollars

Say Hello

Assalaamu alaikum

Famous Dish

Hedika – Maldivian treat filled with caramelised young coconut flesh, coconut syrup and flavoured with pandan

Gulha – Deepfried pastry stuffed with smoked fish

Major Airports

Velana International Airport: MLE

Dialling Code

+960

Sri Lanka Add-on

Days in the Maldives

5

Twin/ Double Room

*From: $1550 pp (min 2)
Currency

$1009 (US)
£799
1009

Single Room

*From: $1699 pp

Maldives Overview

Relax on the beach, enjoy activities in the crystal waters, experience the rich culture and learn about local conservation

Stays

4 nights of accommodation

Meals

4x Breakfasts, 1x Lunch

Transport

Transport for the duration of your package
*All flights excluded

Activities

4 included and 6 optional extras

*Note: Rates can vary with the seasons. View the ‘Optional Extras’ section of the Sri Lanka 12 Day Tour booking page for a full breakdown of price options

Itinerary

Day 1 – Head to the Maldives! (Day 12 of Sri Lanka Tour)

Today you’ll head to the Maldives (flight not included). Check in & after you get settled your local guide will give you a tour of Male, get acquainted with the history and tradition of Maldivians as you see the capital!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Newtown Inn Hulhumale (or similar)
Activities: Male City Tour
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 2 – Villimale Island: snorkelling with conservationists, then on to Maafushi Island

After breakfast in the hotel, you will head to Villimale island and snorkel with local conservationists and gain an understanding of the Maldivian ecosystems and conservation challenges. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Maafushi island. After your check-in it is time to go local with a Hedika Experience.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Stingray Beach, Maafushi (or similar)
Activities: Villimale Snorkeling Tour, Hedika Experience
Optional Extras: Massage
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Medium/High

Day 3 – Maafushi Island: Free Day

Today you get to relax by the beach, go diving, shop for souvenirs or simply explore the stunning surrounding area that is Maafushi. There are a multitude of activities that you can take advantage of on your day off.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Stingray Beach, Maafushi (or similar)
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: Water Sports, Diving, Beach Dinner, Fishing, Resort visit
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low-High

Day 4 – Maafushi Island: Half day snorkel

This morning enjoy the underwater beauty of the Maldives. We stop at a sandbank for a picnic lunch with time to swim and snorkel in the lagoon or just lie back and relax.

Heading back to Maafushi we will cruise the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins. Late afternoon there is the option to join a tree planting activity, helping to bring greenery back to the newly reclaimed area of the island.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Stingray Beach, Maafushi (or similar)
Activities:Half Day sandbank, snorkeling & dolphin tour
Optional Extras: Tree Planting
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Physical Rating: Medium/High

Day 5 - Depart

After breakfast we will take you back to Male airport via speedboat!

We hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Sri Lanka & the Maldives and we would love to see you on another One Life Adventures tour soon! Don’t forget to @onelifeadventures and #onelifeadventures in all your photos to be re posted on our Instagram!

Accommodation: N/A
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: N/A

Maldives 4 Day Add-on to Sri Lanka 12 Day Tour Itinerary Map, One Life Adventures

HOW TO BOOK?

Add on this package during your Sri Lanka Tour checkout process from the ‘Extras’ section.

Night Stays

For your first night, you’ll be staying at the Newtown Inn Guesthouse in Hulhumale. Enjoy a great location as well as access to an authentic Indian Resturant onsite with a roof terrace for dining. 

Next, and for the remainder of your Maldives stay, you will sleep at the Stingray Beach Inn. This boutique hotel is on Maafushi Island and you will have access to a restaurant and bar onsite.

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Single 0r Twin / Double Rooms

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Guesthouse & Boutique Hotel

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Onsite Restaurants

Girl travellers enjoy the jacuzzi at the Stingray Inn, Maldives
Double room accommodation example at the Newtoen Inn, Maldives
Entrance to the Stingray Inn Boutique Hotel in Maafushi, Maldives
An example of double room accommodation at the Stingray Inn in the Maldives when travelling on the One Life Adventures Sri Lanka add-on

FAQs

What is the age range of this add-on?

We have an age range of 18 – 45 years old for our tours. Most of our guests are aged between 21-35 years old, though this range varies to slightly older with certain destinations, and are looking to experience our adventurous “flashpacking” style of travel. Our tours are perfect for people of all different backgrounds to share travel experiences with like-minded conscious fellow travellers.

Do I need a visa?

The journey from Colombo to Male airport takes roughly one hour. Thankfully, entry into the Maldives does not require a prior visa and based on immigration requirements, entry permits will be granted on arrival.

Visitors of all nationalities are granted entry with a free 30 day visa provided you have proof of departure and a confirmed hotel reservation or $100 USD in cash.

How will I reach the hotel from the airport?

Your local tour guide will greet you at the airport. They will help you transfer to the hotel in Hulhumale for your first night.

The speedboat transfer will depart 3x daily at:
09:30 // 13:30 // 17:30 (departing from Jetty No.5). We recommend checking your flight arrival time in accordance with these departure times.

Can I get out spending money when I arrive in The Maldives?

The currency used in the Maldives is the Rufiyaa (Rf) however most visitors never even see rufiyaa, as US dollars are accepted everywhere. 

We highly recommend withdrawing USD prior to arriving in the Maldives as there is only 1 ATM on Maafushi Island which will only dispense Maldivian currency.

Alternatively, you will have time to withdraw money in Male at the airport.

How much spending money should I bring?

On average our travellers find that they spend around $30 USD a day. Some optional activities like water sports on day 3 can cost up to $50 USD per person.

Can I drink alcohol while I'm there?

The Maldives is an Islamic nation and alcohol can only be enjoyed in the privacy of a resort or at the airport. In some special circumstances it is allowed on tourist boats that operate.

Can I wear a bikini?

You are able to wear a bikini in the resorts and when out on a boat but not on the first night in Hulhumale.

What timezone is The Maldives?

The Maldives is GMT+5:00

Please note the Maldives is 30 minutes behind Sri Lanka.

Learn more and join the group!

If you’re still not sure about some questions that you have, join our One Life Family Facebook Group! Here you can ask questions to us and other travellers that have been on or are currently on our trips. Better still, you can connect with future travellers that will be on the same tour as you!

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