Your day-by-day itinerary

View from the top on Barefoot Eco Resort on Hanimadhoo island, Maldives

Day 1

Arrival in Paradise

It takes just 1.5 hours to fly from Colombo to Male, the capital of the Maldives. When you arrive, you’ll transfer on to a short domestic flight taking you to the tropical island that you’ll be calling home for the next few days. When you step onto the powder white sands and feel the warm sea lapping at your feet, you’ll really feel like you’ve found paradise. You’ll stay in a charming eco-resort right by the beach – simply step out onto the sands and wade into the turquoise waters that surround you.

Cycling trip at the Barefott Eco resort in the Maldives

Days 2-4

Local Cycling Trip and Free Time

The next day you will wake up to the blissful sounds of the ocean right by your window. Enjoy a complimentary yoga session or simply plunge into the crystal waters of the ocean before breakfast! Later today, you will join a small group led by the hotel’s Conservation Team and head on a mini-expedition through the jungle and into a local village. On your way, your guides will tell you everything about the lush tropical vegetation and wildlife common to the island. When you reach the village, dive into the local community life, enjoy traditional snacks and spend some time with the welcoming local people until it’s time to pedal back to your hotel.

Customers snorkeling in the sea

There’s nothing planned for you for the next few days, so feel free to relax and soak up your tropical surroundings. If you fancy doing something a little more active you can snorkel and dive to your heart’s content or join one of the conservation trips offered by your hotel – we particularly like the manta monitoring adventure! If that sounds too much like hard work, simply put your feet up, unwind and reflect on all of the memorable experiences from your Sri Lanka trip. This picture-postcard island is just the place to take it easy and refuel before heading back home.

Footsteps in the sand

Day 5

Departure from the Maldives

Today it’s time to say goodbye to this tropical haven and head back to the airport for your journey home. You can enjoy one last breakfast looking out to sea and take a final dip in the crystal clear water before, depending on your international flight time, you’ll be taken back to Male.
Remember to keep some cash back for your departure as an airport tax of $25 is charged per person on departure from Male.

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“There’s nowhere like Sri Lanka. Having travelled all over the country, it wasn’t long before I fell completely in love with its beaches, tea hills, wild rainforest and national parks. Oh, and did I mention the spicy curries? They knocked my socks off!”

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