Maldives Gan Island 8-Day Multi-Activity Package from Male

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What To Expect

This tour offers a wide range of activities as well as plenty of time to relax! Try your hand at kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, surfing and scuba diving. No previous experience required as all the activities include a coaching session with your own instructor. Just bring along your sense of fun and adventure!

Highlights

  • Snorkel, dive, surf, kayak, fish and eat in this jam-packed, fun and interactive 8-day tour

  • Learn to scuba dive under the majestic waters of Maldives

  • Indulge in authentic local cuisine that will surely make you come back to the beautiful Maldives

Specifications

Type:
Multi-Day Tours from Male
Departs From:
Male
Meeting Point:
Airport pick-up
Duration:
8 days
Availability:
Sunday at upon request
Product Code:
12855
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Description

Start the tour on the island of Gan, approximately 35 minutes away by domestic plane from Male International Airport. Gan Island is in the southern atoll of Laamu. It is the biggest island of the Maldivian archipelago and it has the longest beach in the Maldives (7.8 kilometers of white sandy beach). Gan has some unique features such as a fresh water lake in its middle (the Red Lake, so-named because of its red water from the tree-leaves falling into it) and it is believed to be bottomless. Gan also boasts of ancient Buddhist ruins. Spend time exploring the island and have an insight into Maldivian life.

The guesthouse is built in a unique contemporary Maldivian style nestled in a beautiful garden setting on a lovely beachfront location. This 4-star property with 23 rooms has been welcoming guests from all parts of the world to explore the hidden treasure of untouched reefs, and discover the ancestral heritage of the locals islanders. Offering full services and facilities for a great holiday experience and a comfortable, relaxing holiday destination complete with an in-house restaurant, roof top mocktail bar, garden BBQ, Boutique, Gym, Entertainment area, plunge pool and wellness center. Female guests are also able to sunbathe in bikinis within the confines of the hotels private beach/garden area.

Day 01

Upon arrival at Male International Airport, be greeted by our representative and be transferred by domestic flight to the island of Gan, in the southern atoll of Laamu and onto your guesthouse which will be your home for the week.

Settle in after your flight before taking your first steps on the sands of this tropical paradise, take a swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or just explore the facilities of the guesthouse before a pre-dinner briefing and the chance to meet other members of your group.

Day 02

After breakfast is served at the guesthouse, spend the day on the sea kayaking, providing an opportunity to explore the east side of the atoll. Learn how to paddle and maneuver the kayak before heading off into the inner atoll. There will be plenty of time to stop off at isolated sandbanks and uninhabited islands to snorkel and gain your first experience of the amazing underwater world of the Maldives. enjoy a picnic styled lunch and have time to relax and sunbathe before kayaking back to Gan.

Relax on the beach, snorkel the house reef or just chill in the plunge pool for the rest of the afternoon.

Day 03

Enjoy free time to hit the beach, snorkel the house reef or just chill in the peaceful guesthouse garden.

After lunch, go on an exploration trip of the island of Gan by jeep with a local guide. Visit a number of historical places and learn more about the history of the Maldives and local life, even visit a fish factory and a local vegetable farm. Keep an eye out for the local herd of goats that are often found hiding in the undergrowth! Then visit a local café to sample traditional 'hedika' - Maldivian savory and sweet snacks served with black tea.

Day 04

Today is your chance to give SCUBA diving a go! Reveries dive club is a PADI registered dive school operated by Europeans and locals and was the first PADI scuba diving and water sports center on a local island in Laamu Atoll. For those who have not dived before, go on a Discover Scuba Diving Course and learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. Complete two dives from the shore. Qualified divers can take 2 dives by boat to explore this virtually untouched paradise.

Day 05

In the morning, head out to the waves for the opportunity to learn to windsurf, surf or sail a catamaran. With an instructor, learn and practice the skills required on land before testing them on the water. Following an energetic morning the afternoon is free for you to relax or choose from additional activities and excursions which include dolphin watching and evening fishing.

Day 06

After breakfast is served at the guesthouse, the day is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax on the beach or for those feeling energetic practice some of their new found skills. Optional diving trips can be organized for certified divers.

Day 07

After breakfast, head to a private uninhabited island with a guide where you can relax, sunbathe, swim or snorkel the beautiful waters whilst a BBQ lunch is prepared. After lunch more of the same before returning to Gan.

Fruit cocktails will be served on the beach at sunset before a farewell dinner.

Day 08

Be transferred back to Male International Airport where the tour ends.

Includes

  • 7 Night Deluxe room guesthouse accommodation based on double/twin share

  • 7 Buffet Dinners

  • 1 BBQ Lunch

  • 1 Picnic Lunch

  • Airport and domestic transfer assistance

  • Local Island Return transfer by domestic flight

  • Jeep local island safari and hedika Experience

  • Evening Fishing trip

  • Guided house reef snorkeling trip

  • Picnic Island visit

  • Catamaran half day course

  • Kayaking and snorkeling tour

  • Windsurfing or surfing half day course

  • Discover Scuba Course or 2 dives for certified divers

  • Guide

  • Local Tax

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • International transfers

Please Note

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Tour will be operated with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Day/Evening visit to resorts can be arranged subject to availability.

  • Domestic transfers will be aligned with guest's international flights whenever possible.

  • International flight information has to be advised at least 72 hours before the arrival date.

  • Any excess luggage of 20 kilograms will be charged at 1.00 USD per kilogram and may be subject to delay.

  • Tour is non-refundable during festive period (23 December to 07 January). For amendments of dates after the reservation has been confirmed and name changes an administration fee of USD 25 per person will be charged. This excludes departure date extension.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 62 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 47 to 61 days prior to date of activity.
  • 75% Cancellation Fee (25% reimbursement): between 9 to 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 8 days or less prior to date of activity.

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