7 days,Malé to Malé

Cruise through some of the world's most beautiful islands, uncover isolated beaches, explore small fishing villages, swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, savour local cuisine

White sands, blue skies and crystal-clear waters – cruise the extraordinary islands of the Maldives by traditional dhoni. Experience the turquoise lagoons and perfect beaches that make these islands famous. Learn the local way and dive the spectacular corals of the Indian Ocean. Every day offers relaxing sea breezes and countless photo opportunities. Indulge yourself in this tropical paradise.

What's Included

  • 7 days aboard a traditional dhoni boat
  • Arrival transfer on Day 1
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners. (Allow USD55-75 for meals not included.)
  • Traditional dhoni boat.
  • Skipper/CEO. Crew.
  • Small group experience; Max 8, avg 6.
  • Traditional dhoni boat (6 nts).
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Places Visited


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Day 1Male/South Malé Atoll(1L, 1D)

Arrive by 10:30 and transfer to the boat. Have lunch on board, settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.

Day 2South Malé Atoll/Ambara(1B, 1L, 1D)

After a relaxed start, continue to the southernmost point of South Malé Atoll before crossing the channel to Felidhoo Atoll. Reach the idyllic uninhabited island of Ambara by early afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day at the beach or snorkelling the crystal-clear waters around the island.

Day 3Ambara/Fenboa Finolhu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cruise across the Meemu Atoll and arrive to Fenboa Finolhu, another beautiful uninhabited island. Stay the night with plenty of time to enjoy the beach and snorkel amongst the reefs.

Day 4Fenboa Finolhu/Dhiggaru(1B, 1L, 1D)

Head east towards the island of Dhiggaru, stopping along the way to snorkel on a reef, arriving in the late afternoon. Spend the evening enjoying the laid back pace and traditional way of life of the locals. With some luck, get an invitation for an evening performance of Bodu Beru (Big Drum), the traditional folk music of the country.

Day 5Dhiggaru/Felidhu Atholhu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Head back to Felidhoo Atoll and its administrative centre, Felidhoo. Take time to wander through the village and learn something new about the lives of the islanders.

Day 6Felidhu Atholhu/Eboodhoofinolhu(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy the longest journey of the trip back through the islands of Felidhoo and South Malé atolls. There are plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel or to explore the islands en route. The day's destination is Emboodhu Finolhu, one of the northernmost islands of South Malé Atoll.

Day 7Eboodhoofinolhu/Male(1B)

In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at approximately 09:00.

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