Full Day Male Walking Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Maldives, Male, Malé
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  • 8 hours
  • Malé
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Spend the day exploring two of the capital islands with TripAdvisors' leading Hulhumale tour company. Your morning will be spent visiting key points of interest in the capital including the fish market, local market, Sultan Park, Presidents Palace, Friday Mosque with an optional museum visit  as well as discovering a few points off the beaten track! Stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants overlooking the water front before taking the public ferry to Villimale’ to discover the quieter side of city life. Before returning to Male’, sample traditional ‘hedika’ at a local café on the beach.

Your tour starts with an overview of Male and the harbour area, a very important aspect of any island nation.
Passing by the oldest school in the city, learn about the education system and why the Maldives has a 98% literacy rate. Visit Hukuru Miskiiy - Old Friday Mosque and the tomb of Abu -al - Barakaath and learn why the Maldives converted to Islam and how the Islamic faith underpins everyday life.
Stop for a refreshing cup of traditional black tea at Royal Garden Café, a popular spot for locals. Housed in a rare example of a ‘ganduvaru’ a nobleman’s house, it provides a great example of traditional dark carved wood interiors.
Stopping at the November 3rd Memorial, hear the story of how 8 brave military servicemen died in the protection of their country from a terrorist attack in 1988. Wander through Sultan Park, a reference to the time the Maldives was governed by a sultanate with an optional visit to the National Museum. (Note: Entrance fee not included.)
Walking back towards the harbour area, pass by the Grand Friday Mosque and the Islamic Centre, Male's famous architectural landmark and onto Jumhooree Maiden - Independence Square. From here, learn the meaning of the Maldives national flag and pick out key government buildings.
Heading west along the harbour, visit the bustling fish market and the local market, where the sights, sounds and smells will fill your senses. Chat with the local stall holders and taste tropical produce and homemade sweets.
Your guide will provide a selection of lunch time restaurant options based on your tastes.
Following lunch jump into a taxi with your guide in order to reach the terminal where your ferry departs to Villimale from.
The island, once a resort and also a prison, was 'developed' to assist with the ever growing population of Male. It offers the ideal escape from the ever busy capital city. Wide, open streets, an abundance of greenery so unlike Male, two local beaches and peaceful almost tranquil atmosphere.
Stepping off the ferry in Villimale, you may not be stepping back in time but you will be able to understand and visualise how the city islands would have been prior to urban modernisation. A 60-minute walking tour of the island will allow you to understand and appreciate the local way of 'city' life and learn how the local community work together to  protect their environment. 
Sample 'hedika' local savoury snacks served with black tea and allow your taste buds to discover Maldivian flavors. Before returning to the 'big city,' we take time to sit back and relax in true Maldivian style and watch the sunset colours fill the sky.

Inclusions
  • Round-trip shared transfer from Male to Villimale
  • Local guide
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Local taxes
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • The Maldives is a Muslim country and care needs to be taken in relation to the dress code on local islands. Whilst it is acceptable for men to wear T Shirts and shorts or swim shorts; females should avoid causing offence by maintaining a more conservative approach to clothes by wearing T Shirts and loose shorts/trousers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Jetty Number 5


Departure Time

10:00

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 31 May 2018 -

puayyork

My guide was excellent. He explained about Maldives, its history and culture to me. Had a very fulfilling experience!

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