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IVY TRAVEL:
Maldives
Feb 10-17, 2019

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IVY x Maldives, Indian Ocean Escape

February 10 - 17, 2019

With ocean atolls teeming with aquatic wildlife, the Maldives is renowned for its natural underwater beauty and widely regarded as being one of the world’s top diving destinations. Whether you’re an experience diver and want to add to your repertoire or are a beginner that wants to earn their diving certification, this will be the experience of a lifetime.

When you’re not out diving or for those who prefer the dry land, unforgettable experiences await you on a daily basis as we cruise from island to island in this tropical paradise, including beach barbecues, workshops with locals, and plenty of live entertainment!

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Featured Activities:

  • Unlimited Diving & Certification: Includes all gear & services of a qualified, experienced English speaking PADI Dive Instructor
  • Island hopping between local hot spots and desert oases
  • Unlimited snorkelling & Maldivian style fishing
  • On-board cooking class
  • Unlimited surfing & SUP usage with instructors
  • Exclusively coordinated on-board and island based events including island tours, beach barbecues, craft based workshops with locals, live entertainment and more!
     

Expect to See

  • Reefs
  • Reef sharks, moray eels, and a wide variety of rays: manta ray, stingray, and eagle ray land gecko, green turtle, hawksbill turtle, and leatherback turtle
  • Frigate birds, grey heron and the moorhen
  • Flying fox, whales, whale sharks, dolphins, and seals
  • Octopus, squid, giant clam, starfish, sea urchin
  • A wide array of tropical fish

 

About the Boat

  • Exclusive 125 foot long vessel, updated in 2018
  • Top deck Jacuzzi
  • Private Chef & On-Board Bar (bar package included in price)
  • Double and Single occupancy cabins, each with A/C and private bathrooms
  • WiFi available for purchase

 

    Payment Terms & Conditions

    PAYMENTS
    Deposit$999Charged Immediately
    Final Payment$6,300Charged the Friday following your RSVP
    Total Trip Cost$7,299 


    What's Included?

    • All guides and in-country transportation
    • Unlimited Diving & Certification: Includes all gear & services of a qualified, experienced English speaking PADI Dive Instructor
    • All meals and activities on the itinerary (unless otherwise specified)
    • Onboard drink package (additional beverages available for purchase)
    • Shared accommodations; a limited number of single rooms are available for an additional cost, please email maldives@ivy.com for more information.
    • Travel Insurance (including special diving insurance)

     

    Members are Responsible For:

    • Roundtrip airfare from your hometown to Velana International Airport. Please plan to arrive at Velana International Airport by 12:00 pm local time on Sunday, February 10 and depart after 12:00 pm local time on Sunday, February 17
    • Any meals, drinks, and activities outside of IVY offerings
    • Souvenirs
       

    *Accommodations are double occupancy unless a private single supplement is requested at an additional cost*

    IVY Travel Policies

    IVY Booking Policies

    • Your deposit must be paid immediately upon booking (refundable where canceled within 24 hours of booking)
    • 100% of the total cost of the booking must be paid by the first Friday following your reservation
    • All payments will be charged to the default card on your IVY account, any failed payments may result in your reservation being forfeited

     

    IVY Cancellation Policies

    • If canceling within 24 hours of placing your booking you will receive a full refund of your deposit
    • Cancellation after this period incurs cancellation fees
    • All payments are non-transferable

     

    Cancellation Fees (as a percentage of total trip cost)
    If you cancel...

    • Within the first 24 hours of RSVP – deposit is fully refundable
    • From 24 hours after RSVP until the final payment is charged – deposit is non-refundable
    • Thereafter, until 60 days before trip – the cancellation fee is 40%
    • Thereafter, until 30 days before trip – the cancellation fee is 70%
    • Thereafter, until trip departure - the cancellation fee is 100% (ie. non-refundable)



    *All room supplements are non-refundable once requested and paid*

     

    CANCELLATION FEE BREAKDOWN
    If Cancellation Date is...Within 24 Hrs of your RSVPUp until the first Friday following your RSVPUp until 60 days before trip departure
    12/12/2018
    Up until 30 days before trip departure
    1/11/2019
    Less than 30 days before trip departure
    1/12/2019
    Trip Start Date 2/10/2019
    Cancellation Fee
    (% of total trip cost)
    Deposit RefundableDeposit
    Non-Refundable
    40%70%100% 
    Total Amount Paid to Date:$999$999$7,299$7,299$7,299 
    Refundable Amount$999$0$4,379$2,190$0 
    *Cancellation fees are based on a % of total trip cost
    *All room supplements are non-refundable once requested and paid

    FAQs

    Are Guests Allowed?

    • YES! We are able to accommodate a limited number of guests for this trip. Please email us at maldives@ivy.com if you are interested in bringing a guest and we will be happy to expedite the membership process to get your guest on the list for the trip

     

    What is the Accommodation Situation?

    • Shared Occupancy: This trip includes double occupancy accommodations, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
    • Requesting a Roommate: Please indicate on your reservation or email us at iceland@ivy.cm if you would like to request a roommate
    • Single Room Supplements: A limited number of single rooms are available upon request, supplements are charged immediately and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please email maldives@ivy.com for more information.

     

    Why is Airfare not included?

    • Airfare is an added cost due to the varied home destinations of travelers. If you need help reserving a flight please reach out to the IVY Flight Concierge with your ideal dates, airports & departure times via concierge@ivy.com

     

    IVY Recommended Flights

      Summary Flight Time Airline Departure Time Arrival Time Cost* Link
    NYC 1 stop overnight flight on the way there, 2 stop overnight flight on return
    1 Stop: EWR to MLE (1h 20m layover in DXB) 18h 5m Emirates Saturday, Feb 9 10:50am Sunday Feb 10, 2:55pm Round Trip Economy $1247 Details
    2 Stops: MLE to EWR (with layovers in DXB and ATH) 32h 35m Emirates Sunday, Feb 17, 10:55pm Monday, Feb 18, 9:30pm
    BOS 1 stop, overnight flights with layovers in Dubai
    1 Stop: BOS to MLE (7h 20m layover in DXB) 23h 35m Emirates Friday, Feb 8, 10:15pm Sunday, Feb 10, 7:50am Round Trip Economy $1,516 Details
    1 Stop: MLE to BOS (6h 15m layover in DXB) 24h 40m Emirates Sunday, Feb 17, 10:55pm Monday, Feb 18, 1:35pm
    DC 1 stop, overnight flights with layovers in Dubai
    1 Stop: IAD to MLE (1h 30m layover in DXB) 18h 30m Emirates Saturday, Feb 9 10:25am Sunday, Feb 10, 2:55pm Round Trip Economy $1,482 Details
    1 Stop: MLE to IAD (24h 0m layover in DXB) 43h 15m Emirates Sunday, Feb 17, 10:55pm Tuesday, Feb 19, 8:10am
    CHI 1 stop, overnight flights with layovers in Istanbul
    1 Stop: ORD to MLE (9h 25m layover in IST) 27h 40m Turkish Airlines Friday, Feb 8, 9:30pm Sunday, Feb 10, 12:10pm Round Trip Economy $1,680 Details
    1 Stop: MLE to ORD (8h 35m layover in IST) 29h 10m Turkish Airlines Sunday, Feb 17, 11:45pm Monday, Feb 18, 5:55pm
    MIA 1 stop, overnight flights with layovers in Istanbul
    1 Stop: MIA to MLE (8h 55m layover in IST) 27h 55m Turkish Airlines Friday, Feb 8, 10:15pm Sunday, Feb 10, 12:10pm Round Trip Economy $1,141 Details
    1 Stop: MLE to MIA (24h 0m layover in IST) 30h 20m Turkish Airlines Sunday, Feb 17, 11:45pm Monday, Feb 18, 8:05pm
    SF Direct, Non-stop flights available!
    1 Stop: SFO to MLE (8h layover in IST) 28h 55m Turkish Airlines Friday, Feb 8, 6:15pm Sunday, Feb 10, 12:10pm Round Trip Economy $1,128 Details
    1 Stop: MLE to SFO (7h 30m layover in IST) 29h 50m Turkish Airlines Sunday, Feb 17, 11:45pm Monday, Feb 18, 4:35pm
    LA Direct, Non-stop flights available!
    1 Stop: LAX to MLE (7h 45m layover in IST) 28h 45m Turkish Airlines Friday, Feb 8, 6:25pm Sunday, Feb 10, 12:10pm Round Trip Economy $1,255 Details
    1 Stop: MLE to LAX (7h 25m layover in IST) 30h 0m Turkish Airlines Sunday, Feb 17, 11:45pm Monday, Feb 18, 4:45pm

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