Multi-Day Maldives Island Hopping Tour

8 days
Free cancellation
1 - 6
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This Maldives island-hopping tour offered by TripAdvisor's leading Hulhumale based tour company since 2012, allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of the Maldives. Travel privately or as part of a small group by public ferry and stay in local island guesthouses. Engage with the local community and discover local life. Snorkel beautiful reefs and encounter colorful marine life, turtles and reef sharks. With plenty of time just to sit back and relax this is the perfect tour for discovering the real Maldives.


Day 1:

Upon arrival at Male International Airport you will be greeted and transferred to your guesthouse on Hulhumale. 

Day 2: (B, D)

This morning your guide will accompany you on a tour of the capital city before transferring by local ferry to the local island of Guraidhoo, South Male Atoll. Dinner this evening is spent with a local family just don’t expect silver service as traditionally meals are eaten without the aid of a knife and fork!

Day 3: (B, D)

Following breakfast you will be taken by speedboat to nearby coral reefs for your first underwater encounter! The coral reefs of the Maldives are inhabited by diverse marine life and are teaming with colorful fish and corals. Keep your eyes open for turtles, sharks and rays you never know what may be in the blue! On return to Guraidhoo the afternoon is free for you to participate in optional water sports, diving or surfing. This evening enjoy a relaxed beach BBQ dinner.

Day 4: (B, L, )

Breakfast this morning is taken with a local family allowing you true access to Maldivian local life. You will then have free time at your leisure to relax on the beach or enjoy optional water sport activities.As the afternoon cools down accompanied by your guide time is spent exploring Guraidhoo, chat with children playing in the street and watch the ladies of the community begin their evening meal preparations. Stop by a local cafe to sample traditional ‘hedika’ - Maldivian savory and sweet short eats served with black tea.

Day 5: (B, L, )

Start early today for breakfast and then a transfer by local ferry  to the local island of Maafushi, just 20 minutes away. After checking into the guesthouse, this morning you will have the chance to once again enjoy the underwater beauty of the Maldives. We stop at a sandbank for lunch with time to swim or lie back and relax. Heading back to Maafushi we will cruise the Indian Ocean in search of dolphins. 

Day 6: (B)

Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic participate in the various optional water sport activities on offer. Optional diving trips can be organized for certified divers.

Day 7: (B, D)

Following an early breakfast we take a short public ferry journey to the quiet local island of Gulhi. Here you guide will accompany you on a tour of the island. Ready for relaxation you can choose to head to the bikini beach or for the more energetic snorkel from the island beach. Optional water sports and diving trips can be organized for certified divers. This evening we head out to soak up the atmosphere at a traditional local café for dinner.

Day 8: (B)

Following breakfast you are transferred back to Male by public ferry arriving at Male International airport by 10am.


  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Experienced & Certified Tour Guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • All activities mentioned in itinerary
  • Local Tax


  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands. Subject to availability day/evening, visits to resorts can be arranged.
  • Bikinis are also not allowed to be worn on local island beaches; however our guesthouses offer private gardens or private beach areas for guests.
  • 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, loose shorts or sarongs. Whilst the islands we visit are more tolerant of guests wearing traditional beachwear, females should avoid wearing bikinis and swimwear unless on an uninhabited island, picnic island, sandbank, screened off tourist beach, dive boat or resort island.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions
  • No prior visa arrangements are required. Tourists are issued a 30-day visa on arrival. A passport valid for 1 month and travel documents (flight tickets) are necessary
  • 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. Private tours available upon request.
  • The online travelerh declaration form IMUGA must also be completed within the 96 hour period prior to arrival in the Maldives
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

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If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

February 2022

5/5 This turned out to be an amazing trip. The trip didn’t start out good the first island resort would not let us come after arriving at the airport in MLE due to covid this was not part of the tour we did not booked with Secret Paradise. Everything was closed but Ruth from Secret Paradise call...

February 2022

We had the most incredible time with secret paradise on our recent trip to the Maldives across new year and to celebrate my 30th. I would recommend going with secret paradise to anyone I meet - our guide Kamay made our trip incredible, giving us so much confidence in the water swimming with shark...

sara f
February 2022

I was hesitant to go to Maldives as I am not a "island resort" type but then I came across "Secrete Paradise" and I decided to jump in, and this us exactly what happened. The service was amazing, I discuss openly with Ruth what I liked and what not, exchange on different options and itinerary. T...

January 2022

Maldives is one of the VTL countries with Singapore hence we planned for a revisit! I found Secret Paradise Maldives on trip advisor with the great reviews. As usual, as a backpacker myself i normally contact few agents…. Probably 10 different agents this time :) Ruth was very responsive and h...

January 2022

I booked a private island hopping tour for mid December 2021 staying on islands in South Male atoll - Hulhumale, Guraidhoo, Maafushi and Gulhi. I was met at the airport by UB my guide who helped immediately with guidance on money exchange (with the trip including all accommodation, tours, most me...

Justin B
December 2021

Secret Paradise Maldives helped show me the true beauty of the Maldives beyond the all-inclusive luxury resorts on private islands. I had been planning my trip for months, but due to changing global circumstances, it kept getting postponed. Communication with Ruth was an absolute pleasure. She w...

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