Camp Maldives – 10 Day Program

Duration

10 Days

Runs from

July to August

Cost

£1,299 £1,099

Payment plans available, secure your place with just a £49 deposit!

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LOOKING FOR A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CULTURAL EXCHANGE HOLIDAY?

Wanting to tick another epic location off the bucket list? Embark on our ‘10-Days in Paradise’ itinerary for the trip of a lifetime in Maldivian Paradise.

Looking to make a real difference this summer whilst ticking another destination off the bucket list? Experience world-famous snorkelling, dolphins in their natural habitat, coral reef preservation, sandbank picnics and city tours whilst rivalling in true Maldivian culture! World renowned for its unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and underwater marine haven, join us on our journey through the country’s capital of Male, Hulhumale and the beautiful islands of Guraidhoo, Maafushi and Gulhi.

Nothing quite screams the Maldives like sunny skies, crystal blue tranquil waters and palm fringed beaches! Experience all of this and much more on this world’s most exclusive summer camp experience…

See our epic ’10-Days in Paradise’ itinerary below…

  • All Accommodation
  • Airport Pickup & Transfer
  • All internal transfers from location to location.
  • Male Day Tour
  • Gauraidhoo Island Tour & Snorkelling Trip
  • Palm Tree Planting
  • Island Clean up
  • Sandbank Picnic & Dolphin Watching Cruise
  • Coral Planting Day
  • Gulhi Beach Visit
  • Save The Beach Introduction
  • Villimale Tour
  • 9 x Breakfast, 2 x Dinner
  • Rep Service Throughout
  • Camp Maldives T-Shirt

  • Flights
  • DBS
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extra Excursions
  • Vaccinations

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Male

Welcome to Paradise! Upon arrival at Male International Airport, you will be greeted by our local rep and transferred across to your guesthouse on Villimale. Relax after your flight before meeting the rest of your group and starting to explore the local area.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 – Meet ‘Save The Beach’ & Make a Difference

Today we will start with walking tour of Villimale, discovering the quieter side of Island life by exploring the smaller island of Villimale’, located south-west of the capital. We will meet and learn about the outstanding work of ‘Save the Beach.”

Wander the quiet streets, learn the names of local trees and learn more about the marine conservation work being carried out.

In the afternoon snorkel the house reef to view the coral nursery, and enjoy your first glimpse of the Maldives incredible marine life. Afterwards, sample traditional ‘hedika’ snacks at a local café on the beachfront. There may also be some time at the end of the day to head for a swim, or relax on the beach.

Learn more about our partners ‘Save the Beach’ here.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Male Tour & Transfer to Guraidhoo

Rise and Shine – you woke up in the Maldives! Today we’ll head out on a Male City Tour! Marvel at bustling local markets, the world-renowned President’s Palace, Friday Mosque; your first glimpse of Maldivian culture.

After lunch, we’ll jump aboard the ferry to the beautiful island of Guraidhoo, our magical home for the next few days.

Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Day 4 – Snorkelling, Island Tour & Tree Planting – Impact

This morning, head down to the beach and into the ocean to explore the house reef of Guraidhoo for another underwater encounter! Discover an abundance of beautiful marine life within the world’s clearest waters! If you’re lucky, you could see schools of rare fish, giant clams, Hawks-bill turtles and possibly even whitetip reef sharks! Your guide will give a safety briefing on responsible snorkelling and act as your ‘spotter’ pointing out incredible marine life as you explore.

In the afternoon, explore Guraidhoo with the opportunity to learn about the local way of life!

Visit the local Mosque, learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built and take some time to leave your mark on the island by planting your very own coconut palm tree!

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Impact & Beach Day

We all know the impact we face everyday dealing with plastic, so today is the day to make a real difference. We’ll join forces with members of the local community to complete a beach clean-up. This will include sorting, preparing for collection and recording findings before rewarding ourselves with an ocean swim and an afternoon at the beach – time to top up that tan!

Here at Camp Maldives we think it’s essential to do our bit to help the communities we visit, and once you see the beauty of the islands, you’ll want to help keep them that way too.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Transfer to Maafushi – Snorkelling, Sandbank & Dolphin Cruise

Prepare for an early start this morning as we transfer by ferry to the local island of Maafushi.

After checking into the guesthouse you will have another opportunity to explore the underwater beauty of the Maldives and a brand new island! We will stop at a sandbank for a picnic lunch with time to swim and snorkel in the crystal blue lagoon or just lie back and relax (crucial tanning time!).

This afternoon, prepare for everyone’s favourite part of the trip! We’ll head back to Maafushi and will cruise the Indian Ocean in search of wild dolphins! Keep your eyes peeled and the camera’s at the ready for dolphins swimming the ocean-top in their wild habitat… a truly unforgettable experience!*

*Please note, it is not guaranteed that dolphins will be seen on the dolphin cruise. This is dependent on the time of year and various other factors.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Coral Planting – Impact Day

Learn the story of Renee’s Coral Garden, coral reef preservation and rehabilitation as well as the importance of sea grass.

Get involved with planting and housekeeping on the coral nursery depending on the requirements at the time.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Gulhi Beach Day

Following breakfast, we will take a short boat ride to the quiet local island of Gulhi. Head to the bikini beach or for the more energetic join your guide for a final snorkelling trip to the house reef of Gulhi.

This will be one of the best beaches you will see on your trip to the Maldives!

If you’re feeling energetic, rent yourself a kayak or get involved in water sports. Jet Ski?

Day 9 – Beach Day

Today is yours to spend as you wish!

Spend the day topping up your tan at the local beach or get involved with some of our recommended optional tours! Your guide will be able to help you plan any extra activities you want to get involved with such as reef diving, snorkelling or a trip to one of the Maldives world-renowned luxury resorts!

Did someone say stilt houses and infinity pools? Nothing screams the Maldives more than a luxury resort… which is why we’re giving you the opportunity to visit the beautiful resort for a full day of living like a true celeb! Cameras at the ready, as this place is 100% insta-worthy!*

*Resort trip comes at an extra cost of $120 -150 inclusive of drinks, a luxury buffet lunch, club access and return transfers. *Depends upon availability of resorts at the time that are allowing day guests and subject to change*

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – Departure Day 🙁

Your trip of a lifetime is officially over! If you’re planning on doing some onward travel, be sure to speak to our dedicated reps for some epic travel tips and tricks! After breakfast, transfer by boat to the airport for your departure. It’s been a real pleasure x

Meals: Breakfast

Camp Location

Camp Maldives is based in Male with various island stays/day trips to Gulhi, Maafushi, Villimale, and Guraidhoo

Population: 530,935

Currency: Maldivian Rufiyaa

Top Attractions: Snorkelling, Male Turtle Reef, Picnic Island, Community Projects, Unique Location

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Accommodation

You will be staying in Male, Maafushi, and Guraidhoo

Room sizes will vary from 2-4, All rooms are aircon/fan conditioned.

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Availability

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Not sure what dates you’d like to attend at Camp? Select our ‘Dateless Departure’ option then choose your preferred dates at a later time for extra flexibility!*

*Please note, dates must be selected at least 4 weeks prior to Camp departure & we cannot guarantee that your first choice of dates will be available at the time of booking.

2022 dates

01 Jul – 10 Jul
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12 Jul – 21 Jul
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22 Jul – 31 Jul
Available
02 Aug – 11 Aug
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12 Aug – 21 Aug
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Cultural Considerations

Here at Camp Maldives we provide local island experiences off the beaten track. Getting off the tourist trail isn’t for everyone, but In our opinion it’s the best way to travel and will provide you with a truly unique experience. With that comes certain cultural considerations that you need to be aware of.

So please take a read of the below and let us know if you have any questions. 

Alcohol

As an Islamic nation, Maldivians do not consume alcohol and it’s not readily available. It is found in a few Island hotels. However In short you probably won’t come across it on the local islands we visit, so please be respectful of the local culture around alcohol consumption and don’t make this the priority of your trip.

Culture & Dress Code

As a Muslim country, there are dress code considerations that need to be followed during your trip around local islands. When around water, the local community or out in public, please stick to the following: It’s acceptable for men to wear T Shirts and shorts or swim shorts. Females should avoid causing offence by having a conservative dress code to by wearing T Shirts, loose shorts or sarongs. Bikinis are not allowed to be worn on local island beaches or around the local community and we require our guests to dress with modesty on all LOCAL TOURS. You will be allowed to wear bikinis in certain areas on some of the activities and our reps will advise you along the way.

Accommodation

The accommodation used on our local island experience programs are chosen to provide a balance of good service, comfort and value for money and a local experience. We do go off the beaten track in our program and it’s not designed to be a luxury tour with resort stays.

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