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The tropical paradise of the Maldives has always seemed like it was reserved for honeymooners and the rich and famous. This is no longer the case as Encounters Travel is opening up this world to adventure travellers with the first ever group tour of this magical archipelago.
With the first tour set to run in September this unique opportunity should now make your short list of must see destinations.
This tour offers all the same features as other Encounters Travel tours, with a maximum group size of 18, local guides and guaranteed adventure!
This trip will give you a true insight into the beauty and culture of the Maldives. You spend one night in the capital city of Male before boarding your luxury yacht for a 3-night sea safari with ample opportunity for snorkelling, diving and exploring deserted islands.
You then get to experience true Maldivian culture by spending two nights in a Guesthouse on a local island. Here you will see how people from these tiny islands live day to day. One afternoon will be spent on an uninhabited island, swimming and snorkelling in the crystal warm waters, in the evening enjoy a beach barbecue with local cultural show including singing, drumming and dancing.
Now the only thing that is missing so far from this tropical experience is what most people think of when you picture the Maldives, this incredible tour is finished off with 3 nights in a 5-star luxury beach resort! The Royal Island Resort and Spa is a series of beachfront bungalows with all of the mod cons. There is a reef in front of the hotel for you to enjoy and your snorkelling equipment is included for spontaneous dips in the ocean.
This tour gives you a real taste of the real Maldives, it is for people who want a bit more than just lying on the same beach for a week. It gives you the culture, relaxation and luxury of the Maldives with a spirit of adventure.
This is the first group tour of the Maldives and will become popular quickly, the first 4 departures are discounted to an unbelievable £699 per person, but be fast, we won’t keep it that cheap for long!