Half-Day Walking Tour Of Malé - Male

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am or 2pm Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise portHotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Jetty Number 5, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé, Maldives
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can arrange pick up from all hotels in Male and Hulhumale.
    We can also arrange pick up from the jetty wher.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Wander the roads of Male, the capital of the Maldiveswith TripAdvisors' leadingHulhumaletour company and discover the history, religion and culture of the city that rises from the Indian Ocean. Accompanied by a local guide experience a sensory overload at the Fish market and local market. Hear historical stories of the President's Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque. Rest your legs at Royal Garden Caf, an oasis of tranquility within the hubbub of the city and take in the view from one of the city's tallest buildings.

Highlights

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Great overview and orientation of the city

Led by a local guide

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Your tour starts with an overview of Male and the harbour area, a very important aspect of any island nation.

Passing by the oldest school in the city, learn about the education system and why the Maldives has a 98% literacy rate. Visit Hukuru Miskiiy - Old Friday Mosque and the tomb of Abu -al - Barakaath and learn why the Maldives converted to Islam and how the Islamic faith underpins everyday life.

Stop for a refreshing cup of traditional black tea at Royal Garden Caf, a popular spot for locals. Housed in a rare example of a ganduvaru a noblemans house, it provides a great example of traditional dark carved wood interiors.

Stopping at the November 3rd Memorial, hear the story of how 8 brave military servicemen died in the protection of their country from a terrorist attack in 1988. Wander through Sultan Park, a reference to the time the Maldives was governed by a sultanate with an optional visit to the National Museum. (Note: Entrance fee not included.)

Walking back towards the harbour area, pass by the Grand friday mosque and the Islamic centre, Male's famous architectural landmark and onto Jumhooree Maiden - Independence Square. From here, learn the meaning of the Maldives national flag and pick out key government buildings.

Heading west along the harbour, visit the bustling Fish market and the local market, where the sights, sounds and smells will fill your senses. Chat with the local stall holders and taste tropical produce and homemade sweets.

The tour finishes at the top of one of the city's tallest buildings, providing a great back drop to your final tour photo image!

Inclusions

Light refreshments at Royal Garden Cafe

Local guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 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

Infants must sit on laps

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-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.

  • 28-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.

  • 26-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.

  • 12-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.

  • 26-Jul-2017

    A real quick tour.

  • 06-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.