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Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

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Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

We have had excellent holidays on the AE under the old regime, and would like to return next year. Which companies are offering it, and which of these offers it as a package including flights? I am sure there was a post a few days ago listing some of these but I can't find it. Are the two week itineraries available all year round? We quite fancy that as it avoids the trip back to Male. Alternatively do all the agents offer the combo with Dhiggiri?

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1. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Sure Kuoni do the AE but you'd need a special to twin with Dhiggiri, have you asked Lesley?

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2. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

No but I will do, despite the fact that she must be heartily sick of my stressing over forthcoming holiday trivia.

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3. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

If she isn't sick of me yet, she won't be of you ;-)

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4. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Purely Maldives offer the AE. And can book your scheduled flights.

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5. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Thanks Lynphd, I was under the impression that Purely M couldn't book flights.

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6. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

The web site shows only accommodation/transfer prices but they will package your flight in if you ask.

We know which Emirates flights we prefer so they add these in for us.

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7. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Hi Cosmos holidays do AE too

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8. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Hi MissFitts

I have used Purely Maldives [not for AE though] and they booked the flights for us.

Just to answer your question re the 2 week itinerary - as far as I am aware this will operate all the time with effect from October 2013.

FF

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9. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Hi

Yes flights can be included to build an ATOL protected package.

Bear in mind that if choosing a 14 night AE trip, you will need to ensure you choose to start your holiday on the correct Monday (ie when it sails west from Male) rather than when it is down in South Ari (so as you would need a seaplane transfer in both directions).

MissFitts - even if not booking with us, let me know your dates and I can always check you are considering arriving on the correct Monday.

Best wishes

Richard from PurelyMaldives (currently PurelyBrittany)

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10. Re: Atoll Explorer - Who is offering it?

Thank you everyone, , and yes Richard, I will certainly be in touch when we know our dates.