Full Day Male' Walking Tour

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From $95.00

18 reviews   (4.94)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: maldives, maldives

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


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, as well as discovering a few points off the beaten track!

We respect the communities who open their home to our guests. 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.

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 and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.

During Ramadan 22 March - 20 April 2023 we are unable to offer refreshments.

Private tours available upon request.

What's Included

Donation to Save the Beach NGO

Local guide

Local Tax

Lunch & snacks from local market

Map of Male

What's Not Included


Personal expenditure eg. souvenirs

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

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 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. * Emergency First Responder Certified * Level Three International Life Guard Certified
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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 and Maldives Safe T
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.

What To Expect

Discover the background to Maldives politics.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Male Fish Market
Discover why fishing is considered the life blood of the Maldives.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Male Local Market
Discover the smells and taste of tropical fruits and vegetables.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
Our guides will share the story of the first mosque in Male.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Friday Mosque
Learn how Islam underpins daily life in the Maldives

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sultan Park
Recently, re-landscaped this is the park of kings and queens, access subject to opening times.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

National Museum
Our guides will provide a briefing on what can be viewed should you decide to visit following the tour.

• Admission Ticket Free

The above are just a few highlights of our walking tour. Our aim is to allow you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Maldives and there are many locations not listed on TripAdvisor's attraction points that are there to discover!

• Admission Ticket Free


Relaxing time in Male
UriRV, 20-04-2022
I took their 4-hour walking tour around Male Island, instead of staying at the airport waiting. It was a very informative walking tour, taking the time to share about local history, daily life in Maldives and local traditions. The guide was very open to questions and he spoke perfectly English. The highlight of the tour was the market place, tasting local foods and seeing the people interacting. It was a wonderful time learn about culture and local customs.
Great introduction to culture
anthonysC2621KH, 27-03-2022
This was a wonderful experience. We had two guides (one was on his first day and the other was training/support) for just my wife and I. The walking tour provided a great in-depth experienced of local history and culture. The guides were very personable and shared their own views on everything from Islam, local politics, education, food, and just about anything you could want to ask them. We saw schools, mosques, a beautiful park, a nice coffee pit-stop, sampling local snacks, and finished the day on top of one of the taller buildings for a sunset view. If you have time in Malé, do this! Walking in the sunny daytime helped with the jetlag too.
Well paced tour, informal and informative.
pyjamam, 14-12-2021
This tour was an excellent way to explore Male in company and be able to ask questions and learn about the city. My guide paced the tour well, allowing for plenty of rest and refreshment throughout the day. We were able to discuss more general aspects of living in Male, as well as taking in the more historical and touristy points. I saw a lot, learnt a lot, and had a few new food and drink experiences typical of the region. I really enjoyed my day. Based on my experience, I expect the Secret Paradise guides would tailor the experience to each group or individual, giving you the pace and level of information you would like.
Marvellous in Male
mfoni2022, 29-03-2022
Well done guys! It was a great day, good way of getting a real idea of life on Male - outside of all the Resorts. I had two guides - Sheik and Mash (Apologises - I'm sure I've spelt the names wrong) but I felt very VIP. Learnt about the culture, some history, the schools, major events that have happened and are happening to the islands. Enjoyed visiting the markets, found my favourite new snack (foni-roshi), had lunch and roof top view of island from Salt. Took a local ferry, appreciated meeting 'Big Brother on Villingili, having a little wonder around the island and hearing about all the amazing work he has done & is doing on battling climate change and its effects. It was highlight of my short trip.

Bravo guys keep up the good work. Peace!
You get what you paid for!
thundermikey, 04-09-2022
Mash is very knowledgeable and considerate. We met at the hotel and went on an eye-opening tour! He explained each place of interest and allowed time for me to ask questions.

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