4 Hour Highlights of Male Walking Tour


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From $50.00

98 reviews   (4.88)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: maldives, maldives

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Wander the roads of Male, the capital of the Maldives with TripAdvisors' leading Hulhumale tour company and discover the history, religion and culture of the city that rises from the Indian Ocean.
Accompanied by your Secret Paradise local guide experience a sensory overload at the fish market and local market. Hear historical stories of the President's Palace, Sultan Park, Victory Monument and Friday Mosque. Rest your legs at a local café, an oasis of tranquility within the hubbub of the city and take in the view from one of the city's tallest buildings.

Through education of both guests and locals we strive to protect the environment in which we operate and limit wherever possible any negative impact preserving this country's unique location for generations to come.

Please note that during Ramadan 22 March - 20 April 2023 we are unable to include the refreshment stop at a local cafe.

Private tours available upon request.


What's Included

Local snacks during market visit

Map of Male

Safety Briefings and Screening

Secret Paradise Local guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Pick Up from airport, hotels in Hulhumale and Malé at a charge of $25 two pax.


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • All our guide team are: * Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations. * We offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Counc
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For cruise ship passengers: at time of booking, passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name & docking time.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Full details of ou
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The Maldives is a Muslim country therefore we would request female guests to dress with modesty in mind.
  • All our guide team are: * Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations. * We offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Counc
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For cruise ship passengers: at time of booking, passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name & docking time.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council. Full details of ou
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The Maldives is a Muslim country therefore we would request female guests to dress with modesty in mind.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Reviews

Lovely tour
xodimaox, 25-09-2022
Shark (Shakir) the tour guide was very pleasant and very knowledgable. He spoke very good English and was easy to follow. The tour exposed us to the highlights of the lovely city of Male and Shark provides history to every spot we visited. We could not catch an earlier boat from our island so we did the tour in 2 rather than 4 hours which we thought was just right (not too long nor too short). Our feeling is 4-hours might have been too long. Overall, the experience was excellent and we were extremely happy with what Shark provided.
Great tour and learning experience! Highly recommend!
acesfull333, 13-08-2022
We did this partly to help ourselves with jet lag. It was a good way to get out and stay awake. The tour itself was great! We got to see a large swath of the city while learning about the history and culture from Shaffaf and a trainee that joined us. They took us to the local market where we got to try local fruits and delicacies. Highly recommend you do this tour if you have a day in the city!
Not to be missed. Seriously.
ScenicPath, 28-08-2022
This all-too-brief tour is a gem!

In a few hours, walking through the streets in a corner of one of the densest cities on the plant, you get an introduction to Male and the Maldives, a little history, a little of the culture and the aspirations of the country and a taste of traditional (and modern) foods. Shaffaf is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, gracious and deeply devoted to sharing his country and culture with visitors. The day of my tour, he picked me up at my hotel in Hulhumale (they can also do pickups/returns to the airport) and started my education even before we met up with the rest of our group in Male. When two additional people joined our group (got their dates mixed up traveling), Shaffaf immediately arranged for another guide to join our group (still only 5 people) so that everyone could hear and have individualized attention. What great service!

Highly recommended - not to be missed.

A little more about Secret Paradise, as I had the good fortune to go on several tours and to benefit from Ruth's assistance with arranging ferry travel between islands. Based on this experience, I strongly recommend Secret Paradise to anyone planning a trip to the Maldives. You will receive excellent service, connect with local people and contribute to the sustainable well-being of the people and environment of the Maldives. Even if you're planning to go to a resort or a liveaboard, add on a day or two through Secret Paradise to enrich your experience of the Maldives. It's well worth it.
Excellent, personal, packed full of information
J7467AAoliviat, 15-09-2022
This tour was excellent !! The two Secret Paradise guides picked me up from my hotel in Hulhumalé and we took a taxi to Malé. I thought it was really lovely and personal that I had two guides for a one person tour. Mashir and Rumey were so lovely and knowledgeable about the island, they both made me feel very comfortable.

I saw some local schools, the royal graveyard where the king’s and queen’s coffins were made out of coral. We also saw a Sultan park which was beautiful, we saw the palace and the Military base from outside. Throughout all this both guides gave me lots of facts and stories about the Male and the Maldives.

We had a break at a coffee shop where I had an ice chocolate and chatted more with the guides about the local marine life. This was a really lovely break in the tour and allowed me to learn lots more about the island. We also visited the local market and I tried lots of local snacks some spicy but most delicious!! We also got to see some mosques which were very beautiful.

Secret Paradise have been so lovely during my stay in the Maldives, they picked me up and dropped me at the airport and also collected me after my trip on the MV Felicity.

I would recommend using them for any tours during your stay in the Maldives for personalised authentic tours of the Maldives.
Interesting and informative
Sandrageordie, 21-08-2022
It was a hot day and the walk was tailored to include lots of shade and refreshments. Very knowledgeable and interesting guide, a great day out in Male.




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