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Indian Ocean

Maldives Sailing Holiday

From €2126pp
Depart From
Fly from Cork, Dublin or Shannon
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
7 Days
Destination
Maldives
Price
From €2126pp
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Fly from Dublin, Cork or Shannon and embark on a week-long sailing trip to the Maldives.

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.

Travel Style: Marine

  • Small-ship adventures on the world’s great seas, rivers, and other places only accessible by boat.

Service Level: Standard

  • Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

  • Small group experience; Max 10, avg 8.

Age requirement: 12+

  • All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Malé/ South Malé Atoll

Transfer to the Dhoni Boat after a brief meeting with the CEO, settle in, and set sail on a voyage of discovery.

Meals included: Lunch | Dinner

Day 2: South Malé Atoll/ Ambara

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3: Ambara/ Fenboa Finolhu

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4: Fenboa Finolhu/ Dhiggaru

Head east towards the island of Djiggaru, 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5: Dhiggaru/ Felidhu Atholhu

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6: Felidhu Atholhu/ Eboodhoofinolhu

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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7: Eboodhoofinolhu/ Malé

In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at Malé International Airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price is per person sharing and includes:

  • Flights and charges from Ireland
  • Arrival transfer
  • Dhiggaru Bodu Beru Performance
  • Snorkelling in the Maldives
  • Seven day sailing trip aboard a traditional dhoni boat
  • Accommodation: Traditional dhoni boat (6 nights)
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Transportation: Traditional dhoni boat
  • Staff & experts: Skipper/ CEO and Crew

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. 

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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