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Half-Day Walking Tour of Malé

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  • Half-day walking tour of Malé
  • Explore Malé on a leisurely walk around the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Half-Day Walking Tour of Malé
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4 Hour Morning Male TourMost Popular
Discover the key points of interest in Male including the fish market and local market, Presidents Palace, Sultan Park and Friday Mosque.Stop for a drink at Royal Garden Café, frequented by locals.
US$40.00
4 Hour Afternoon Male Tour
Discover the key points of interest in Male including the fish market, local market, Presidents Palace and Sultan Park. Stop for a drink at Royal Garden Café, frequented by locals.
US$40.00
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.
What to Expect
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 Café, a popular spot for locals. Housed in a rare example of a ‘ganduvaru’ a nobleman’s 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!
Write a ReviewReviews (21)

1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice time in Male

The guide MAHI was so friendly a and knew all about history, foods and lots of interesting things of Male that we had a wonderful time there. Strongly recommend.More

Thank jaqueslamac
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Jaques Thank you for taking time to write your review. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon exploring Male with Maahee, appreciate your recommendation. I will be sure also to share your comments with Maahee and the team. Enjoy your week of diving....More

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Male

Very good experience see the Mosch in the middle very slim like allys very cramped and take a look at the boats they live in towards the market place its an eye opener. thats for sure.More

Thank christine s
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christine, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to learn you had a good experience with Maahee exploring Male, both the key tourist sights and those areas that lie off the beaten track. You are right in it sometimes being an eye opener...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Another great experience on Maldives

We were spent the Eid Mubarak holiday on Maldives. Got spent the whole days on resort and local island. And we’ve got 8 hours before our flight back home, so my wife planned to have a tour in Male’ the capital of Maldives. Shoe booked...More

1  Thank millyas w
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi Fatma and Millyas, Many thanks you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with Kamey and that he not only looked after you but engaged your children in the sights, sounds and stories of Male and the Maldives. I trust you...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Half-Day Walking Tour of Male

I had about six hours before my flight so I thought I'd take a tour of Male. As a solo traveler and female at that, I was a little nervous but Mashir immediately put me at ease and was very accommodating. It was a good...More

1  Thank Kay O
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear Catherine, Thank you for writing your review, you must have completed it whilst at the airport! Delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon with Mashir and you were able to depart with additional positive memories of your Maldives holiday. Having traveled myself as a solo...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018
What a pleasent surprise - Walking tour of Male

My family and I had a domestic flight from Hannimadhoo to Male, and had 5 hours until the departure of our connecting flight out of Male on our way back home. 5 hours is a long time! We were thinking of finding a way to...More

Thank Søren B
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Dear Soren, Thank you for your review. Unlike many other tour companies, not only do we like to meet our guests upon arrival, we also ensure we assist with departure. As you experienced yourself, it is good to have someone on hand for advice or...More

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