The ‘real’ Maldives with Secret Paradise

Who knew that there’s far more to the Maldives Islands than mirror clear ocean waters and palm tree lined beaches? Travelling with a local guide in this tropical destination allows for the discovery of the ‘real’ Maldives, all whilst basking in the natural beauty of these paradise island surroundings.
Travel on a Secret Paradise Tour with your own personal Maldivian guide to ensure your trip is fun, authentic and provides a real insight into local Maldivian life. Certainly one of the best elements of Secret Paradise tours is without doubt the opportunities for cultural immersion. Gain exceptional insight into local Maldivian life, culture, history, traditions, food and language from the perspective of your local guide, fused with the exploration of picturesque islands. Tours include privileges such as being welcomed inside a local family’s home for a traditional dining experience, trying ‘hedhikaa’ at a local cafe (local afternoon tea snacks) and spending time with local NGOs such as Save The Beach – experiences that are generally missed if travelling independently or staying at a Maldives resort. Their  group tours also provide great opportunities to meet and travel with like-minded travellers, all with the comfort of a local guide.

Secret Paradise local guides have years of local knowledge and expertise to share about their island home. They are passionate in sharing their country’s culture, history as well as personal experiences with guests and offer perceptions and insights that travellers simply cannot gain from a reading guidebook, researching online or from travelling independently. Secret Paradise believes that a great guide is the difference between a good holiday and a memorable one so travel in the Maldives with one of their local guide team and you are bound to experience so much more than other travellers that journey there.
Another great point is that Responsible Tourism plays a very large part in all tours offered. This innovative local tour company is mindful of ensuring local tourism is promoted in line with Maldivian culture and beliefs and through education of both guests and locals Secret Paradise aims to protect the environment and limit wherever possible any negative impact to local life. By staying in local island guest houses you will already be contributing to the local economy and increasing local employment, but interested guests can also become actively involved in conservation programs and projects in conjunction with NGOs partnered by Secret Paradise.

Secret Paradise guiding tours since 2012. Based in the Maldives we complete annual audits of all our partners properties and facilities to ensure safety and standards are maintained as well as sourcing feedback from our guests. Our local guides all complete an in house training program as well as the Lead Amazing Tours program ensuring our clients receive only the best service and experience. As you would expect from a professional tour company we have robust SOPs, Health and Safety practices and conduct regular risk assessments of all our tours. Our guides hold both first aid certificates and Lifeguard Certification.
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