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4 Hour Highlights of Male Walking Tour

Malé, Maldives

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the history and culture of Malé on a half-day walking tour with a local guide. Head to the fish market to see the catch from the Indian Ocean, view landmarks such as the President's Palace, Sultan Park, and Friday Mosque. Head up a tall building for views over the city, and visit the Royal Garden Cafe for snacks and a break from the action. Includes light refreshments at Royal Garden Cafe and commentary from your guide.
  • Half-day walking tour of Malé
  • Explore Malé on a leisurely walk around the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Get a thorough orientation to the landmarks
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Includes guide, walking tour, and snacks

What's Included

  • Secret Paradise Local guide
  • Safety Briefings and Screening
  • Map of Male
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel/Airport pick up service
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Jetty Number 5
    Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives

    Jetty 5 us located opposite the Bank of Ceylon

Pickup Details

  • Velana International Airport
    Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives

  • Male

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

Rates are reflective of guests joining at Male meeting point. For guest’s joining from Hulhumale or Male International Airport who require to be met by a guide for return transfer to and from Airport or Hulhumale by taxi there is an additional charge. Due to the Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines we are currently unable to offer day tours to guest's staying on other local islands or private resorts islands. The guidelines also prevent guests who are staying in the Greater Male area from visiting resorts or other local islands for day visits.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The Maldives is a Muslim country therefore we would request female guests to dress with modesty in mind.
  • For cruise ship passengers: at time of booking, passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name & docking time.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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. Full details of our Travel Safely policy can be found on our website.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 4 Hour Highlights of Male Walking Tour ?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during 4 Hour Highlights of Male Walking Tour ?

A:The policy on sanitisation is:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during 4 Hour Highlights of Male Walking Tour ?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 4 Hour Highlights of Male Walking Tour ?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Male sightseeing
DebbieAnne_W, Jul 2022
It was great to see how the locals live and experience the markets of Male. Plus historical sights. The guide was informative and provided a detailed and enjoyable walking tour of Male.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Debbie, Thanks for taking time out of your day to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed exploring Male with Shaffaf, I will share your feedback with him and the team! Hope we can welcome you again to explore other parts of our Secret Paradise! Kind Regards Ruth
Fresh perspectives on the paradise
Jothinee_D, May 2022
Eyeopening and informative tour of Male and, its lesser known gems and facts about the culture, people and history. All thanks to the wonderful guide, Zaffran.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Jothine Pleased to hear you enjoyed your walking tour with Zaff, our aim is always to provide insight into the world of the Maldives beyond the resorts and it sounds this is exactly what Zaff delivered! Thank you for taking the time to write your review, I will be sure to share with both Zaff and the team. Kind Regards Ruth
Great tour of Male!
Rudolph_O, Apr 2022
We had a great afternoon touring Male with Kamey! His knowledge of the city was amazing, and his enthusiasm for sharing it fantastic! We would recommend this tour as a great way to get to know the culture and history of Male.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hey Rudolph Great to hear you enjoyed your afternoon exploring Male with Kamey. I am sure your head must have been buzzing with information and trivia at the end of your afternoon, we know what Kamey is like when he is excited! Thank you for taking time to write a review it is appreciated and we will be sure to share with Kamey and the team. Kind Regards Ruth
very interesting tour
Cristiano, Mar 2022
The tour was really interesting and nice. We touched all the main spots in Malè ending up at the local market tasting several products including coconut and dry fish. A special thanks to Ahmed, our guide, that explained to us many things about Malè and Maldives. If you want to discover Malè, do not miss it!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Cristiano, Thank you for your review and recommendation. Great to hear you enjoyed exploring Male with Ahmed Mashir and that you felt it provided an insight into island life and the history of the Maldives, as well as the tastes and flavors of our island home. Thank you for travelling with us. Kind Regards Ruth
A necessary tour through the cultural wealth of the Maldivian people
Keiichi_N, Mar 2022
I would say that it is a necessary tour on a trip to Maldives to discover the cultural richness of a people that flourished from the difficulty of making a living on small isolated islands in the Indian Ocean. UB and Shark were two thoughtful guides doing a dedicated job of being the ambassadors of this country that is far more interesting than its fancy resorts might suggest.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hey Keiichi, Thank you so much for your review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with UB and Shark, I will be sure to let them know. We completely agree with you, there is so much more to the Maldives than first meets the eye. We are pleased you took the time to discover the story behind our island paradise beyond the luxury resorts for which the destination is well known. Thank you for travelling with us and we hope to meet you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Great tour
Elena_S, Mar 2022
It was a very interesting tour to learn about the history of the country and way of life of the Maldivians. Our guides were very kind and helpful. If you spend time in Male I definitely recommend this tour
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Elena, Thank you for taking a moment out of your day to write a review, it is appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed your Male tour with UB and Shakir and you felt it provided an insight into the history of the Maldives as well as everyday life. Thank you for travelling with Secret Paradise and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
We enjoyed learning about...
Angela_L, Nov 2021
We enjoyed learning about the history of Male and seeing the different Mosques and other buildings. Zaff was the best tour guide!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Angela Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon exploring Male with Zaff, I am sure he kept you entertained. I will be sure to share your feedback with him and the team. Thank you for travelling with us. Kind Regards Ruth
Thank you
Ebonie_W, Aug 2021
UB is amazing! This was the first of three tours that he guided me on. I learned more about Malé during my tour than I had researching on my own. I will certainly refer my friends and family to UB and Secret Paradise Maldives when they visit. I will also use you again when I visit.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Ammy Thanks for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your three days exploring the Maldives with UB. Delighted that we were able to extend your knowledge of Male, it's history and culture. Thank you in advance for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Walking tour
kimnewton10, Feb 2020
Archie was fantastic. It was a great tour with lots of information provided. I would highly recommend it. My one regret is I don’t think I gave an adequate tip.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Kim Thank you for taking time to write your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour exploring Male with Archie, I am sure you have many interesting facts and anecdotes to share! I am proud that our team are paid a very fair wage, well above the destination's average for locals within the tourism field with additional benefits and opportunities. I know that non of the guiding team expect tips, they love their job, they love sharing their home with guests and this I think is also demonstrated in the way all our tours are conducted. A tip however small will be seen as a token of your appreciation and Archie would not wish you to regret. He will be happy to know you enjoyed his time and company. Kind Regards Ruth
Good value
Debra_S, May 2019
Archie was an excellent guide. Not only was he personable and friendly, he was very informative. The walking tour was well worth doing. Fascinating city.
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This was an interesting and...
ThomasM_K, Mar 2018
This was an interesting and informative morning with our erudite and very politically aware guide, Maahee. I hope that spelling is close We learned much about the country and its turmoil, the state of emergency that was in effect at the time, and the hope that the young people have in their government. We also walked through both the old and the new of the city, as well as the great fish market! We saw a lot, learned a lot and enjoyed it all.
It is a small island with a lot of...
Gloria H, Jan 2018
It is a small island with a lot of history and without our guide Maahee we would have just walked around and had the visual but not the story. Maahee was excellent taking time to answer ever question and talk about what we were interested in. There are so many things to see in this tiny, crowded place. Highlights were the beautiful buildings, the park and of course the views from the top of Male's tallest building.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our plane was late arriving in Male...
MITCHELL L, Jan 2018
Our plane was late arriving in Male and our guide was very accommodating in waiting for us. Our guide, Maahee with Secret Paradise Maldives was very knowledgeable of the history and culture of the Maldives. The tour was exactly what we had expected - he took us to all the essential place in a sort period of time. The refreshment stop was also very good. We were a little late finishing the tour and Maahee paid for our taxi ride back tot he pier. The only thing we would change is the souvenir shop he took us to did not have the variety of items that we wanted - very limit selection.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I really loved this walking tour. My...
Aaron C, Mar 2017
I really loved this walking tour. My guide Koko was very knowledgeable. Male is a small and crowded city, but I found it fascinating to learn in depth about the Maldivian history and culture. Most tourists never set foot in Male as they are whisked to their isolated luxury resorts upon landing here. I was fortunate to have had a half day free upon my arrival to take this tour. I'd highly recommend it if you have the time.

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