Maldives Tour Guide is an inbound travel and tour company, specializing in managing travel packages throughout the islands. Our packages vary from vacations in resorts, hotels, and local island guesthouses, depending on your budget, interests, and preferences. We strongly believe in continuous improvements of processes to provide the best travel services to our Guests and make us flexible in a dynamic environment to serve them better.
Covid-19: All travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior their departure. To Submit Your Form Visit Immigration
Tourists arriving at the Velana International Airport will be given a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival. Tourists entering the Maldives are not subjected to any quarantine measures. To stay in a certified tourist facility, tourists must have a hotel reservation confirmation.
Tourists and other visitors (traveling for short-term or official purposes and not subject to a 14-day quarantine) must show a COVID-19 Negative PCR Test Result when they arrive. The PCR result should be released no later than 96 hours before departure, allowing for continued reroutes to the Maldives from the first port of embarkation. The name and address of the facility, the result, the date of examination, and the name and signature of the issuing officer must all be clearly visible on the paper containing the result. The fact that a passenger has a PCR Negative result does not stop authorities from subjecting them to screening or other forms of surveillance at the airport.
The following categories of travelers must hold a negative COVID-19 PCR test result with a sample taken not more than 96 hours prior to their departure.
Tourists are required to follow guidelines in place by the Ministry of Tourism https://tourism.gov.mv
Travelers who develop COVID-19 signs and symptoms will be tested for COVID-19 and if the test result is positive, the traveler will be subject to isolation as per the Health Protection Agency protocols.
All departing passengers must meet all health standards for the country to which they will fly. When arriving at the departure Check-In Counter, departure passengers must have the appropriate test result with them.
All departing passengers must complete the online Health Declaration form, which must be completed prior to the departure time but not more than 24 hours before the departure time.
Passengers with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or a history of contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID 19 within the previous 14 days, are advised not to fly to the Maldives or present themselves at VIA, according to border health and aviation procedures.
The mere mention of Maldives brings to mind turquoise blue seas bordered by warm sandy beaches and potted palm trees and these Maldivian seas are filled with fun activities designed to thrill you and tickle your sense of adventure.
Make sure before you settle on the vacation, you obtain a map displaying the most popular attractions to visit. They make sure that you are seduced by the orchestration of delicate, subtle sounds accompanying nature's theatre. It wouldn't be the Maldives if diving didn't get a mention and in this respect, Kuramathi Island is no exception. Land sports of course get a look-in with beach volleyball and tennis (regular and table variety) amongst the favorite pastimes on the island. Get familiar with manta rays, turtles, sharks by doing snorkeling. Hundreds and thousands of turtles, lobsters, rays, dolphins, and sharks, provide a sea of tranquility unmatched anywhere else in the world. All in all, Maldives Toursim takes its CSR responsibilities seriously, and this, in all likelihood, is the major reason for its longevity as a top drawer tourist destination in this part of the world. Above the waves, a wide range of water sports activities for tourists can be accessed on just about all of the islands with windsurfing being a particular attraction.
The Maldives islands are the most dispersed country in the world. The country is divided into 26 areas called (atolls). Out of 1200 islands, people live in 200 islands. The local language is called (dhivehi) and currency is (Maldivian Rufiya) and the currency rates is 1USD=15.42Rufiya. The average population of an islands is 2000 people. Some islands are inhabited with very less people, but each every island is separated by ocean sea, which is why traveling between the islands has been always a challenge for us (locals) and visitors.
The Maldives Country was listed on the top 20 poorest countries of the world in the 1980s World bank report. In the past, the country was mostly depending on free donations. After the tourism started in 1972 slowly the country started growing and today the country is standing on its feet, but still, the dispersity of the country makes it hard for governing the country.
TransportationTransportation has been always a big challenge for Maldivians. To travel between each island a sea vessel is mostly used and during the bad weather the ocean waves cab get as high as 10 feet, Travelling by small boats are not very safe option if you dont wear a life jacket
EducationThe Maldivians holds one of the highest literacy rates in the world. 98% of the maldivians can read and write, but the problem is not all of the islands has higher education. Most of the islands including our homeland does not have good facilities and many schools are up to the secondary level, which mean for higher education people should leave the island and the poorest people cannot afford this movement. This is also the reason why more people are attracted to the main city.
MedicalSimilar to education, medical is also a challenge for the Maldivians. The biggest problem is dispersity because of that the government has to provide all facilities like (a powerhouse, hospital/clinic, school, etc..) for all the islands even for those islands with very less population, Thats why all tourist resorts has their own clinics incase you get injured or requires a medical attention
Transfers are one of the biggest challenges for visitors and locals, the dispersity of the country makes it impossible for the government to connect all islands in a singular network. since all the islands are surrounded by the ocean, the most common types of transfers used are sea transports. ferries and speedboats are operated between islands, a government ferries network are available to travel between local islands in each atoll, but to travel from one atoll to another atoll mostly requires privates transfer. At the airport there are no speedboats/ferries available too book, so you must arrange your transfer before you start your trip.
Maldives international airport is located next to Male city and it is an uninhabited island used only for airport. The airport is crowded and queues can be long especially during peak season. even though it's uninhabited, the airport provides all basic services required for travelers, such as ( ATM, Clinic, Food, Wifi, Lounge, Rooms Etc...) The Airport island is divided into 3 sections (International Terminal, Domestic Terminal, Seaplane Terminal ) All 3 of them are located at a close distance.