Maldives activity holiday

“For those who love the idea of staying on a paradise island, but prefer not to spend all their time the beach, this Maldives activity holiday should offer the perfect mix of fun, culture and idyllic scenery.”

Highlights

Maldives | Male | Internal flight to Gan Island | Sea kayaking safari | Watersports | Jeep safari | Hedika tasting experience | PADI scuba diving |

Description of Maldives activity holiday

The Maldives have long held a reputation as a tropical paradise among luxury holidaymakers, professional sunseekers and honeymooners. But there is another way to experience these stunning coral islands, their white sand beaches, reefs and turquoise waters, and that is with an action-packed activity holiday that keeps you entertained throughout while still leaving time to embrace the scenery.

Dive into eight days of sunsplashed revelry, with organised excursions by sea kayaks, catamarans and jeeps. Picnic on romantic deserted islands, explore underwater with PADI-certified scuba diving lessons, and enjoy the amenities of a luxurious guesthouse on Gan Island in the Laamu atoll, which for any Stars Wars buffs among you, was used as a location in ‘Rogue One’.

Tour leaders and guides are drawn from the local Maldives community, helping to provide a more immersive, authentic holiday than you might find in a typical resort. What’s more, during a thrilling jeep safari around Gan, you’ll be able to enjoy some interesting cultural stops too. Visit the famous ‘Red Lake’ that some believe to be bottomless, and some nearby Buddhist ruins. Tour a fish factory and local vegetable farm. And finish with a session of Hedika tasting – traditional Maldivian savoury and sweet treats served with black tea – a delicious highlight of the trip.

Free time is built into the itinerary too – after all when you’re in the Maldives you want at least a day to relax and absorb the incredible views. But if you do prefer to stay active, there is the option of more scuba diving, or lessons in windsurfing and catamaran sailing.

Now when someone asks if you know the Maldives, you can say not only have you been, but you’ve seen a whole different side to it than most people do.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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Date
Price
Basis
02 Dec 2018
£ 1429
excluding flights
Full
 
23 Dec 2018
£ 1499
excluding flights
Available
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Maldives activity holiday

Environment

How our company is making a difference:
We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.

We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner.

The fresh water supply in the Maldives is one of the biggest environmental concerns. We encourage our travelers not to take excessively long showers. More importantly, we encourage them to not pick or break parts of the coral reefs while snorkeling.

For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.

Community

Throughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.

We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.

We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.

We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.

The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tour.

We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.

Tour guides, tour leaders and drivers are all native to the Maldives. We encourage this as it is a form of job creation and puts money directly into the pockets of the people of the islands.

Currently the Maldives is experiencing uncertainty about their president. We encourage travelers to not speak of politics to the locals as this may spark confrontations. We also attempt to establish contact with charities that support the children of the islands. By doing this, travelers may wish to donate money to these charities. These usually include organizations that act as middle goers for accepting school supplies, clothing and food on behalf of the nation and then distribute them where needed.

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