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Full Day Male' Walking Tour provided by Secret Paradise Maldives

Full Day Male' Walking Tour
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Full Day Male' Walking Tour
By Secret Paradise Maldives
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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from
HK$764.20
per adult

Ages 0-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:
8h
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9221P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Round-trip shared transfer from Male to Villimale
  • Local guide
  • Water and snacks from local market
  • Donation to Save the Beach NGO
  • Map of Male
  • Local Tax
  • Entry/Admission - Sultan Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenditure eg. souvenirs
  • Return transfer to and from Airport or Hulhumale by taxi ($30 for 2 persons)
  • Local hedikaa during Ramadan
  • Local Cafe refreshment stop during Ramadan
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Jetty Number 5, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives Jetty, Number 5,opposite Bank of Ceylon, Male
  • Airports:
  • Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives
  • Ports:
  • Male
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • 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 and loose shorts/trousers. Should you wish to enter the mosques particularly on the Male City Walking tour long trousers are required by both male and female guests.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Round-trip shared transfer from Male to Villimale
  • Local guide
  • Water and snacks from local market
  • Donation to Save the Beach NGO
  • Map of Male
  • Local Tax
  • Entry/Admission - Sultan Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenditure eg. souvenirs
  • Return transfer to and from Airport or Hulhumale by taxi ($30 for 2 persons)
  • Local hedikaa during Ramadan
  • Local Cafe refreshment stop during Ramadan
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Jetty Number 5, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives Jetty, Number 5,opposite Bank of Ceylon, Male
  • Airports:
  • Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives
  • Ports:
  • Male
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • 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 and loose shorts/trousers. Should you wish to enter the mosques particularly on the Male City Walking tour long trousers are required by both male and female guests.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
A note from Full Day Male' Walking Tour
All our guide team are: * Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations. * Emergency First Responder Certified * Level Three International Life Guard Certified
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jetty Number 5
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The President's Office
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Male Fish Market
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Male Local Market
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque)
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Grand Friday Mosque
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Sultan Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    National Museum
  • 7
    Villingili
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Male
    Male
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Uri
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador244 contributions
I took their 4-hour walking tour around Male Island, instead of staying at the airport waiting. It was a very informative walking tour, taking the time to share about local history, daily life in Maldives and local traditions. The guide was very open to questions and he spoke perfectly English. The highlight of the tour was the market place, tasting local foods and seeing the people interacting. It was a wonderful time learn about culture and local customs.
Written 20 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Uri Thank you for taking a moment out of your holiday to write your review, it is apprecaited. Great to hear you enjoyed exploring Male and Villimale with UB and Shaffaf and hope you packed some local snacks to enjoy during the remainder of your stay. Wishing you great diving in Fuvahmulah! Kind Regards Ruth
Written 21 April 2022
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Mcfonzie
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Well done guys! It was a great day, good way of getting a real idea of life on Male - outside of all the Resorts. I had two guides - Sheik and Mash (Apologises - I'm sure I've spelt the names wrong) but I felt very VIP. Learnt about the culture, some history, the schools, major events that have happened and are happening to the islands. Enjoyed visiting the markets, found my favourite new snack (foni-roshi), had lunch and roof top view of island from Salt. Took a local ferry, appreciated meeting 'Big Brother on Villingili, having a little wonder around the island and hearing about all the amazing work he has done & is doing on battling climate change and its effects. It was highlight of my short trip.

Bravo guys keep up the good work. Peace!
Written 29 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Secret P
Hey there! Thank you for your upbeat review, we are all feeling your vibe! The guys enjoyed their day with you, as much as you enjoyed your day with them. Pleased to hear you had a great time exploring the capital area and also that you are now a convert to foni roshi! I hope you have packed some away to enjoy later! Thanks for travelling with us and we hope we can welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 30 March 2022
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anthony s
8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This was a wonderful experience. We had two guides (one was on his first day and the other was training/support) for just my wife and I. The walking tour provided a great in-depth experienced of local history and culture. The guides were very personable and shared their own views on everything from Islam, local politics, education, food, and just about anything you could want to ask them. We saw schools, mosques, a beautiful park, a nice coffee pit-stop, sampling local snacks, and finished the day on top of one of the taller buildings for a sunset view. If you have time in Malé, do this! Walking in the sunny daytime helped with the jetlag too.
Written 26 March 2022
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Secret P
Hi Anthony, Delighted to read you had a 'wonderful experience'. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and future guests. Two guides for the price of one LOL!! We have always taken the training and coaching of our team very seriously, not only to ensure our guests have a great experience but also to ensure the guides are prepared and equipped to fulfil their roles. I am sure after a full day of learning, walking and tasting you will have slept well and this too will have assisted with breaking the jet lag. Thank you for travelling us and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in the Maldives. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 27 March 2022
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P M
1 contribution
Dec 2021
This tour was an excellent way to explore Male in company and be able to ask questions and learn about the city. My guide paced the tour well, allowing for plenty of rest and refreshment throughout the day. We were able to discuss more general aspects of living in Male, as well as taking in the more historical and touristy points. I saw a lot, learnt a lot, and had a few new food and drink experiences typical of the region. I really enjoyed my day. Based on my experience, I expect the Secret Paradise guides would tailor the experience to each group or individual, giving you the pace and level of information you would like.
Written 14 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Good Morning! Great to hear you enjoyed your day exploring the capital area with Zaff. Our aim is always to allow guests to step behind the scenes of daily local life and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed this balance of history, environment and local experience. You are absolutely right, we are always happy to tailor make both day tours and multi day guided tours to the needs of our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your review and we look forward to welcoming you back for more local experiences! Kind Regards Ruth
Written 15 December 2021
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John Mathew
Pune, India4 contributions
Nov 2021
UB (Ubaidullah Waseem) made for a wonderful and charismatic guide in Mālé. What I really appreciated about him was his desire and willingness to learn as much as share through conversation, coupled with a wonderful sense of humour! Beybe was a revelation and inspiration for the work he has done and continues to do with 'Save the Beach' in Villingili/Vilimālé, both with local help and with international collaboration (meeting one of his co-workers in this regard was wonderful), with the seeding of coral beds in a quest to rewild. The snacks at the end were fantastic. In terms of other feedback, I recommend including lunch in the price of the day (already considerable at $95) for a full day trip, in addition to the offered beverage. The beverage for just a four hour trip, however, is fine. The place where UB took me (The Olive Garden) is a great choice! Altogeher, I am very pleased with what 'Secret Paradise' had to provide and I wish Ruth and her team the very best!
Written 19 November 2021
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Good Morning! Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated and I will share with Save the Beach and our team. Happy to hear you enjoyed your day, especially the opportunity to engage with locals and share learning. We operate on a first price is right price in order that all our guests receive great value for money. Our rates are reflective of our level of communication, service, safety standards and the experience every guest receives. We invest in our local guide team who are all certified in the care and safety of guests holding First Emergency Response and Lifeguard certification and are certified guides from the Lead Amazing Tours Academy. On this particular tour we offer refreshments in the morning and also evening tea, but will certainly consider your feedback regarding including lunch when we complete our next product review. Also don't forget that from the price of the tour we make a contribution to Save the Beach. Thanks again for travelling with us and we look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 20 November 2021
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden354 contributions
Feb 2020
I want to thank Ruth, Maahi, Archie and Bebe for an excellent experience in Male & Villimale. From having to reschedule the tour to a later date to including my requests during the tour, I had very enjoyable tour with Secret Paradise in Maldives.

I met with Maahi at Male Airport and the tour kickstarted thereafter. Archie joined us in Male proper, had a coffee and time flew by till the Friday prayer time. Foregoing lunch, I took a solo walk down the harbour till the tour continued after prayer. We soon ended up visiting Save the Beach NGO in Villimale. Bebe is very passionate about the initiative and very knowledgeable about the corals & other fauna of the Maldivian ecosystem. We had a traditional Maldivian tea break in the evening before heading back to Male.

The entire experience was very nice and I highly recommend touring Male with Secret Paradise team. Keep up the good work, guys! This tour ranks very high among my long and varied world travels.
Written 22 February 2020
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Good Morning! Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to be able to welcome you whilst you made a transit stop, you certainly made productive use of your time, especially as your onward flight turned out to be earlier than anticipated. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour with Maahee, Archie and Beybe, I will be sure to share your feedback with them. Thank you for travelling with us and we hope we can welcome you for longer on another occasion in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 22 February 2020
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Lisa
Duisburg, Germany7 contributions
Feb 2020
We did a full-day tour through Malé and Villingili. As it was a Friday we had a long lunch back on our cruise-ship as everything was closed from 11:30 to 14:00. We still managed to see all the 'sights' in Malé and took a nice stroll through Villimalé. Actually the best part was to talk about the daily life, history, culture and language and trying delicious snacks on a local beach. Totally recommend.
Written 19 February 2020
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Hi Harold Thank you for your review it is appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed your day with Archie exploring the capital and learning about Maldivian history and culture. You are quite right on Fridays shops and cafes close during Prayer 11:30-13:30, however, there are two that do remain open for tourists, but I can appreciate it made more sense for you to take advantage of the lunch service on board the cruise liner. I also gather it gave you the opportunity to freshen up after a morning in the sun! I will be sure to share your comments with Archie and who knows maybe we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 20 February 2020
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John Crane
Prague, Czech Republic445 contributions
Dec 2019
I had an excellent day in Male. The morning was spent walking the town center and my guide explained modern life in the Maldives. The sights are limited, but they helped create some context about the country beyond the resorts and snorkeling. Lunch was at a restaurant set in a lovely old Maldivian home. We then went to Villimale and met Bébé from Save the Beach, a Maldivian eco group that works to effect change - both legislatively and at the local level - to promote sustainable tourism and keep the Maldives clean. An impressive man who really was inspiring. It was good to see local people taking the initiative for change - and to be so optimistic while at the same time very much aware of the barriers to change. I highly recommend this tour. If you have a day in Male, I really believe that there is no better way to spend your time.
Written 31 December 2019
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Dear JC Thank you for your review, delighted to hear you enjoyed your day with UB exploring the capital. Sustainable tourism has always been an integral part of our philosophy and part of our mission statement. As we have grown we have looked for opportunities where we can support local initiatives and NGOs providing the opportunity for individuals such as Beybe to interact with guests and in so doing increase their exposure to a wider audience, so it is great to read your feedback, you are right he is truly inspirational. I will be sure to share your feedback with UB and Beybe. Thanks for travelling with us and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Maldives stay. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 2 January 2020
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Engr Yusuf
3 contributions
Oct 2019
My self and my wife had a grate time with your team, during our stay we had two tours, full day male walk and sandbank snockeling. We say a big thank you.
Written 27 October 2019
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Hi Guys Thank you for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. You were both certainly very photogenic during the Male tour and a lot of fun! I know Archie was disappointed he could not join you for the snorkelling and sandbank tour the following day, his loss but Shaa's gain! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 28 October 2019
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Maacita M
2 contributions
We had an amazing and great tour with the tour guide, Coco and the newbie, Yusan. Coco gave us the history of Maldives. He is very accommodating. Indeed, it was an unforgettable tour to remember.
Written 14 September 2019
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Good Morning Cita, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and glad to hear you enjoyed your Full Day Male City Walking Tour with Kokko and Ihsaan. I am sure Ihsaan learnt as much as you did and we appreciated that you were happy for him to join with you to shadow Kokko as part of his induction training program. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, who knows you may catch up with Kokko again in Maafushi when you head thee on Monday! Kind Regards Ruth
Written 15 September 2019
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Naazlene P
Naazlene P
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Best way to see and experience Male
Our guide was Mo Shark, he was very friendly and made the walking tour an extremely pleasant one. He made sure we g
jeanpelser
jeanpelser
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Transfers made easy
Secret Paradise helped make our honeymoon dream a reality. Secret Paradise organised all our transfers between isla
Traveler178987
Traveler178987
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Wonderfully cared for in Male
I was taking part on a Maldives Whale Shark Research Program. MWSRP has made arrangements with Secret Paradise Mal
ascemom
ascemom
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Wow there’s nothing like snorkeling in the Maldives
I had an amazing time seeing so many fish, whale sharks, sting rays and mantas. Kamal made sure I was safe at all t
D372IZmarkd
D372IZmarkd
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Great snorkeling options whan in Male area
I took two tours with Secret Paradise in June 2022 - 3 Points Snorkeling and Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise.
Miejon v
Miejon v
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Maldives smorkelling
I had such a wonderful time. The guide made me feel very safe and comfortable - as I was travelling alone. The skip
leilaaww
leilaaww
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Great experience!
My family and I had a wonderful time with Secret Paradise on the South Male Island Hopping Tour! Our guide, Mash, w
VinodChandra2709
VinodChandra2709
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Excellent
You start your day with a beautiful sunrise and blue ocean. You have your breakfast and then you go down the recept
Nofixedabode1289
Nofixedabode1289
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Flawless service
Ruth and the Secret Paradise team are seamless, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would not hesitate in
m1lalvar
m1lalvar
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You NEED to take it, if you come to Maldives
Had a tour with Zaff. He is a very friendly person, showed me different places and shared with me his love for his
Talanoa
Talanoa
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Perfect half day walking tour
A great personal tour by the very interesting & knowledgeable guide Shark. Loved the treats sampling in the markets
yann0507
yann0507
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Amazing team and half day
We had a great tour, sandbank and snorkeling Ruth was very responsive, all directions very clear. Our guide Mash h
ItalianFromFrance
ItalianFromFrance
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Perfect custom three-islands trip with a toddler (during Ramadan)
Thanks Ruth/Secret Paradise for the excellent support organising and following up on our custom trip! We had quite
DivyaK1105
DivyaK1105
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Highly recommend!
This was an amazing experience with a seasoned guide, and best of all locals were benefitting from my tourism doll
rhodac576
rhodac576
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Explore the unknown part of Maldives
Tour guide Shark was very detailed and shared alot of history of Male during the tour and even showed us some 'hidd
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