The Maldives has been added to TruTravels' portfolio, creating new opportunities for small group millennial and Gen Z travellers to embark on mind-blowing adventures in the exotic Indian Ocean destination.
"The pandemic has travellers looking to live out their best-life bucket list adventures in lesser-traversed locations," says the social adventure specialist, noting experiences such as sandbar parties, a barbecue dinner on a private island, spending time at a local conservation project and snorkelling with turtles.
Mark Pope, TruTravels co-founder, says the Maldives shouldn’t be a surprise given its combination of Instagram-worthy locations, all tucked away from the tourist hot-spots and available at an attractive TruTravels price.
“There’s so much more to the Maldives than white sand beaches and luxury resorts - it’s an incredible place for a young group of people to connect with the local culture, and with each other. Our travellers are starving for social connections right now, so we’re stoked to be able to bring them all that goodness in one of the most spectacular locations in the world,” said Pope.
The two new trips (one Classic land-based tour and one SailVentures water-based tour) depart from January, 2022 with many inclusions covered such as accommodation, some meals (all meals while sailing, some meals on land), included activities, and a dedicated “Tru Ninja” tour guide / best travel friend throughout the trip.
TruTravels was acquired by G Adventures in 2018 but runs as a separate entity, retaining its unique brand identity and social style of travel.
It launched to the Canadian trade in April this year and Pope is grateful for the welcome from agents keen to sell fun-focussed tours.
“We were thrilled to onboard so many awesome Canadian travel agents. Thank you - we’re going to keep bringing you fantastic experiences for younger Canadian travellers desperate to flex their passports and get back out there to see the world - these new Maldives trips are just the beginning,” says Pope.
TruTravels’ range of trips fall into four different styles of travel - the much-loved ‘Classic’ style of small-group social adventures, ‘FitVentures’ which caters to travellers seeking fitness-focused, wellbeing experiences, ‘Flashpacker’ for travellers looking to keep it rea’ with a splash of style and private accommodation, and ‘SailVentures’ that encourage travellers to live their best yacht life, combining exploration and action with ‘floatilla’ parties.
The two new Maldives trips join TruTravels’ current portfolio of 40 tours in 16 countries across Asia, South America and Europe.
- Maldives Island Hopper - Spend days immersed in Maldivian life learning about the culture and traditions while tingling those tastebuds with delicious cuisine. Encounter an array of unique and diverse wildlife, from dolphins to sea turtles and manta rays to whale sharks. Uh-huh, sounds incredible, right? Snorkel, swim and sunbathe all your troubles away while in the Maldives as we island-hop! Prices start from $2,330 per person for an eight-day trip departing from January 23, 2022.
- Maldives Sailing Adventure - Exceptional white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, views for days and of course, jaw dropping untouched marine life, are just a few things you’ll experience in the Maldives. Swim alongside manta rays, marvel at nurse sharks, spot wild dolphins, throw some shapes partying on the beach, and give back to the local community with a beach clean up. Priced from $3,410* per person for an eight-day adventure departing from January 16, 2022.
Prices are in Canadian and do not include flights. For inclusions, please see links above.
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