Sightseeing tour offer a tightly scheduled and rich tourist program, to ensure a pleasant experience, it is essential to carefully review the tour schedule in the capital city of Male’ and prepare accordingly.
Your comfort throughout the entire sightseeing tour depends on choosing the right clothing, considering that the Maldives is a Muslim country. It is important to select proper attire not only for travel but also for excursions. Many holy places, mosques, and older citizens adhere to a dress code that prohibits women from exposing their shoulders, legs, and other parts of the body.
Here are some tips for choosing clothing:
- In the Maldives, it is best to wear comfortable, modest clothing such as jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, or sandals. The weather can sometimes be noticeably cool.
- Male’ city tours may involve transfers from the airport and walking tours. As you may need to cover a significant distance to explore historical sites, women are recommended to avoid high-heeled shoes.
- When visiting mosques, it is unacceptable to have exposed legs or shoulders. Women should wear jeans or long skirts and cover up with a jacket or a long scarf. Wearing a head covering is also recommended.
During the sightseeing tour, it is crucial to see the cultural norms of the Maldives, be prepared with the necessary items, be familiar with the meeting place and time with your group and take note of other key details.
Here are some useful tips before your trip:
- Sightseeing tours often supply free time for self-exploration. It can be helpful to carry a city map with you (you will receive one for Male’ city upon arrival from the airport). When parting ways with your guide, remember the designated location and time to meet again. Additionally, ensure you have the contact information of your guide in case of emergencies.
- Your guide should inform you about the location of the most favorable currency exchange office, which is often found at the airport. It is also recommended to bring a power bank, especially if your tour involves visiting multiple places or requires island hopping. This way, you can recharge your phone, camera, and other electronic devices when needed. While the types of electrical sockets may vary in different countries, most hotels can supply adapters upon request.