Thoughts of Maldives holidays evoke pictures of beautiful palm-fringed islands with great beaches, stunning coral reefs, hot sunshine and warm turquoise seas; and high prices! Well, we've devised a program of Maldives tours that see and experience a lot more of this beautiful island nation than most holiday makers ever do, and at much cheaper prices as well.
Instead of staying in one resort, our Maldives tours visit various different local islands and stay in comfortable friendly guesthouses or on board safari boats. We include a wide range of activities so you see the best of the Maldives' classic attractions as well as gaining an insight into the local way of life. These include several snorkelling trips; day trips to beautiful palm-fringed picnic islands; beach BBQs; a sunset picnic meal on a deserted sandbar; several meals with local families where you can try the local cuisine; evening fishing trips with local fishermen where you can try some traditional hand and line fishing and cook your catch afterwards; and tours of Male city and various inhabited local islands.
You also have plenty of free time to relax on the beach or try some more watersports activities including a wide range of scuba-diving options, more snorkelling, sea kayaking, surfing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. Various extension options are available to add more days on the local islands, or to visit one of the Maldives' famous luxury resort islands.
All in all, our small group tours to the Maldives offer you an interesting, fun and exciting alternative to the average beach holiday at a much lower cost, and at the same time give you plenty of time to unwind and relax in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
These tours are also available to book privately, and don't forget to also check out our Maldives on a Shoestring tour (formerly Maldives Magic).
|Tour name||Tour type||Days||Start Date||Offer Price|
|Maldives on a Shoestring||Shoestring||8||20th of Dec 2020||
|Maldives on a Shoestring||Shoestring||8||22nd of Nov 2020||
|Maldives on a Shoestring||Shoestring||8||25th of Oct 2020||
|Maldives on a Shoestring||Shoestring||8||27th of Sep 2020||
|Maldives on a Shoestring||Shoestring||8||30th of Aug 2020||
|Maldives Active Adventure||Small Group||8||22nd of Dec 2019||
|Maldives Active Adventure||Small Group||8||10th of Nov 2019||
|Maldives Active Adventure||Small Group||8||6th of Oct 2019||
|Maldives Active Adventure||Small Group||8||8th of Sep 2019||
|Maldives Active Adventure||Small Group||8||9th of Jun 2019||
This multi-activity tour stays on the beautiful local island of Gan in Laamu Atol and combines a wide range of local experiences with plenty of watersports options, making it well suited to the active and adventurous traveller.
This 8-day Maldives sailing cruise takes you island hopping on board a deluxe safari boat, stopping at local islands, deserted beaches and sandbars with plenty of snorkelling & swimming. Private charters available for 2-14 people.
Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.
A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.
If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.
Ant provided excellent service. He always responded as quickly as he could, attending to the questions I had for him. He was also very patient and pleasant. I depended on his knowledge and service to make the trip.
I liked the service and the tour guide & driver on the tour. They were professional and provided very good service. I thought 1-2 hotels on the trip were not quite 4-star. It also happened that this group of people was always late for schedule and our walk pace was too slow. It really needs the guide to make people on schedule and be punctual for the activity. Overall I think the time management of this tour needs improvement.
My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.
Anthony has been a pleasure to work with and when he is not available, other members of the team respond in a timely manner. I have booked a total of 6 trips since December 2013 and plan to book more to fill my bucket list.
I had an amazing time on the trip. Everything was incredibly well organized and planned out to a tee. Our tour guide, Big Mo, was amazing and super knowledgeable. I couldn't have imagined a better trip to Egypt!
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
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